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Ned Breslin is the President and CEO of the Tennyson Center for Children in Denver Colorado. Tennyson is relentlessly focused on helping children and families experiencing trauma from abuse and neglect and navigating Colorado’s complex child/mental health sectors stabilize, heal and reintegrate back into society. Ned spent 25 years in international water and sanitation, living for 16 of those years in Africa. He successfully designed and implemented programs that changed the way the sector monitored results over time, and implemented district-wide scaled programs that ensured full water and sanitation coverage across districts in Africa, Asia and Latin America while reducing the need for/eliminating future international aid and philanthropy. Ned’s personal journey mirrors that of the children who pass through Tennyson. He believes in the limitless possibility of children whose trauma can be processed and whose lived experiences can be used, by these amazing children, to reshape the world for good.