Who We Are
The Center for Organizational Effectiveness exists to provide high value, high impact training and development opportunities to all State employees, supervisors, and leaders in order to increase individual and team effectiveness that will advance the careers of dedicated public servants and establish the State of Colorado as an equitable, diverse, and inclusive employer of choice.
What We Do
Your COE Team
Chelsea Winegar is proud to lead the Center for Organizational Effectiveness as its Director. Chelsea comes to COE from CDHS where she served as the Career Pathing Program Manager. Before joining the State, Chelsea worked as a retail manager for Starbucks where her skills in customer service, time management, leadership, and process improvement flourished. With a bachelor’s in Philosophy of Law, Social Justice, and Global Conflict, and a master’s in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Organizational Development & Learning Development, Chelsea is thrilled to assist State agencies and departments with their educational and developmental goals. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, children, and dog, and hopes to add fainting goats to her regenerative Colfax farm!
Eric Bragazzi serves as the Training & Organizational Development Specialist for the Center for Organizational Effectiveness. Eric brings a passion for creating, implementing, and delivering training that is impactful and meaningful to the development of a successful workforce. His drive is to grow and expand the careers of those he trains. Stemming from a unique background in Public Safety, Eric began his career training as an Adjunct Instructor for the Community College of Aurora and Field Training Officer in the Aurora 911 system. In recent years, Eric transitioned to the private sector where he helped to reform, create, and manage the Store Management Training Program for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. As a Colorado native, Eric is excited to serve the people of Colorado and the great people that help govern it.
Socrates Mouskos serves as the Center for Organizational Effectiveness Work Lead & Training Specialist. Socrates has over 20 years experience in facilitation, adult education, training design, performance management, and eLearning development, with a focus on leadership, customer service, sales, and technical skills. He has trained thousands of people and launched new business operations in Canada, India, The Philippines, and throughout America. Prior to joining the State, he was the Director of Training & Quality at a tech startup for three years. Socrates loves working for the State and helping to elevate the performance of our amazing public servants!
Scott serves as the Senior Development & Training Specialist for the Center for Organizational Effectiveness. Before coming to the State, Scott has been an elementary school teacher, public school administrator, and a learning and development consultant. For the past ten years he has been with COE; first as a contractor for five years and the past five years a Training Specialist. He has a BA in education from MSU and an MA in Administration and Curriculum Development from CU Denver. In his spare time, Scott enjoys connecting with his six grandchildren (with a seventh on the way), gardening, reading, and being outside with his wife.
Todd Wolfe serves as the Health of HR Work Lead and Training Specialist IV for the Center for Organizational Effectiveness. Earning a BBA in Business Management and a MS in Education from Harding University, Todd has extensive training experience in secondary and higher education, retail, public safety, nonprofits, call centers, and hospitals. Furthermore, his educational and professional experiences has allowed him the experience of working with multi-generational teams, front-line personnel, middle management, and executive directors. Having lived in Colorado since 2008, Todd decided to join the State in 2022 due to his passion to facilitate discovery and increase effectiveness within the public sector. Born and raised in French speaking Belgium, Todd enjoys international traveling, spending time with his wife and four children, and working as an audio/sound engineer for Air Force Academy football, hockey, and basketball.
Jennie Banta serves as the Skills Based Hiring Work Lead for the Center for Organizational Effectiveness. With a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, Jennie comes to the State from Westminster High School where she worked as a math teacher for multiple years. With her educational background, Jennie decided to join the State in 2023 to positively impact Coloradans by extending learning and development opportunities. In her free time, Jennie enjoys playing golf with her boyfriend, spending time with her two dogs, Murphy and Lola, and loves a good murder-mystery novel!