DENVER (AP) — The former director of a troubled Pueblo center where federal investigators uncovered several abuses is now in charge of adult services in Grand Junction.
The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2dxVpm0 ) that Valita Speedie oversaw the Pueblo Regional Center for several years, including 2014-15 when federal investigators found there were instances of abuse, is now vice president of adult programs at Strive, the community-centered board that serves people with disabilities in the Grand Junction area.
Speedie resigned from the Pueblo Regional Center amid the abuse investigation.
Some community members have expressed concerns that Speedie is connected for former instances of abuse but both the executive director of Strive and the agency's vice president for development say Speedie has improved services during her tenure at Strive.
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com