Background & Bio
Jennie Munthali is the Title V Director for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) where she has worked for thirteen years. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic direction of the programs and initiatives that support the CYSHCN and Child/Adolescent populations. Her oversight includes medical home policy and systems-building efforts in collaboration with Medicaid, early childhood coordination and alignment with the Department of Education and Department of Human Services, and efforts aimed at improving the social-emotional well-being of school-age children. Jennie also oversees the contract with Parent to Parent of Colorado for the Title V Family Leader role. Prior to joining the maternal and child health (MCH) team, Jennie worked at the Department as a fiscal manager overseeing large federal and state funding and then as the Tobacco Program Manager overseeing the start-up of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Tobacco Inspection Program in Colorado. She is the proud parent of two young men, ages 14 and 22, one of whom has special needs.
Prior to joining CDPHE, Jennie worked with the MCH population in the Southern Region of Africa integrating treatment into Community-Based Systems of Care. She holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration and Biological Science and received a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Services Management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.