Rachele C. Espiritu

Rachele C. Espiritu, Ph.D is a Founding Partner of Change Matrix, LLC, a minority- and women-owned designated small business that motivates, manages and measures change to support systems that improve lives. She provides tools, processes and content expertise for individuals, organizations and systems as they define, create, measure and sustain change. Dr. Espiritu brings substantive experience in the areas of children’s behavioral health, disparities and equity, cultural and linguistic competence, program evaluation, a public health approach to mental health, change management, workforce development and systems collaboration. As a skilled facilitator, trainer and evaluator, she has supported federal, state and community representatives to build capacity for children’s behavioral health care services and collaborating systems.

Appointed in May 2016, Dr. Espiritu is represented northeast Denver until the fall of 2017 to finish the remaining term of former board member Landri Taylor, who resigned in February 2016. She is active in her children’s schools and in our community and was appointed to serve as a commissioner on the Asian-American Pacific Islander Commission by Mayor Michael Hancock in 2015.

Dr. Espiritu received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She currently lives in Northeast Denver with her husband Alexander Vo, PhD and two sons, who are both DPS students.