CCMU staff are experts on a variety of topics and are available to help improve health in your community.

Our experts travel around the state and country providing strategic consulting, expert facilitation, and thoughtful commentary on top issues in health and health care.

  • Consulting Services: We have decades of experience in a variety of fields, including community and resident engagement, health care policy, strategic communications, and more.
  • Facilitation Services: Finding common ground, moving a group toward action, and navigating difficult relationships and issues come naturally to us. We can help you collaborate better.
  • Speaking Engagements: Our experts are engaging, informative speakers, and they’re available to present at your conference, meeting, or other event–whether it’s in town or in the furthest corners of Colorado.

Whatever your needs, we can help! CCMU has led strategic planning for local alliancesfacilitated complex public policy topics, and initiated important collaborative efforts. We have expertise on a wide range of topics, from the social determinants of health to the power of storytelling to anti-oppression and anti-racism.

Our fees are based on a sliding scale, starting at $250-$1000 for preparation and a one-hour presentation, and increase depending on the type and scope of work. Contact Sarah McAfee at for more information and pricing.

Our Experts

Joe Sammen is CCMU’s executive director. His background in public health and biology, and over a decade of experience as a relationship-builder, collaborator, and researcher in Colorado’s health sector, has made him an expert in engaging and mobilizing leaders and community residents. He is a leading expert and speaker in the areas of community health, collaboration, health equity, health care systems change, the state of health coverage and access in Colorado, the impact of health reform on Colorado, social determinants of health, storytelling, and more.

Maggie Gomez is CCMU’s director of community initiatives. She has dedicated nearly a decade to grassroots community organizing with women and communities of color to build deep power for collective action. She is a leading expert and speaker in areas of workers’ rights, community building, sexual harassment, voting rights, conflict resolution, anti-oppression, resident engagement, and more.

Aubrey Hill is CCMU’s director of health systems change. Her deep understanding of health policy and the legislative process has made her an effective advocate for Colorado’s underserved. She is a leading expert and speaker in areas of health coverage, health systems transformation, health care policy, Medicaid, CHP+, health equity, social determinants of health, empathy in health care, policymaking, and more.

Dana Kennedy is CCMU’s community network manager. She is an experienced public health leader who has built many programs that help increase access to health coverage and care for low-income Coloradans. She is a leading expert and speaker in areas of health coverage, Medicaid, community engagement, program development, health equity, the social determinants of health, and more.

Sarah McAfee is CCMU’s director of communications. She has extensive experience in health care communications and nonprofit fundraising, increasing awareness and engagement of individuals and communities to drive towards a healthier Colorado. She is a leading expert on communicating through data and design, storytelling, health equity, access to care, health data, DIY graphic design, social media, and more.

Aditi Ramaswami is CCMU’s public policy specialist. She applies her deep sociology and policy understanding to health policy and legislative advocacy work. She is a leading expert on health equity, the social determinants of health, health systems transformation, health care policy, the state of health coverage and access in Colorado, the legislative process, and more.

Learn more about our experts in their full bios. Interested in booking one or more of our experts for your event or community group? Contact Sarah McAfee at

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