Mariposa Center For Safety

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August 18, 2023


FROM: Mariposa Center for Safety Board of Directors

(719) 542-6904 (Main)

Mariposa Center for Safety Announces the Hiring of Their New Executive Director

Nicole Ferguson Picture

Pueblo, CO – On Monday, August 14th, 2023, Mariposa Center for Safety Board of Directors and staff welcomed their new Executive Director, Dr. Nicole Ferguson.

Dr. Ferguson was the Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator at Colorado State University Pueblo. She holds a doctoral degree in Leadership and Policy from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

Throughout her career she has had the opportunity to work in the areas of mental health, the judicial system, and in higher education. Her time in these fields has provided her with a wealth of knowledge in the field of community support and prevention. Dr. Ferguson has held positions within crisis response, behavioral intervention, and in human resources, and has experience overseeing institutional equity and outreach efforts, and serving as the primary liaison to external partners through collaboration.

Dr. Ferguson has a positive track record of strong relationships with our community partners including Health Solutions, PCSO, PPD, Parkview Medical Center, United Way Pueblo Rape Crisis Center, among others, and works consistently to nurture those relationships while also developing trust through effective communication and response.

Dr. Ferguson is a former Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Foster Parent, a former member of the Community Services Advisory Commission for the City/County of Pueblo (CSAC) and a Board Member at the Pueblo Rape Crisis Services. She has received many accolades including Employee of the Year at Colorado State University Pueblo in 2017 and 2023, NABITA 2021 Research of the Year Award, and is a published author.

We are excited to have Dr. Ferguson as part of our team at Mariposa Center for Safety and support her desire to work with our team to continue the extraordinary work through direct services we provide to families in Pueblo County and rural vicinities, victims of domestic violence, family violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.