Independent Consultant, Denver
Paul Stein is an independent consultant in Denver, working with organizations that serve refugees and immigrants, and focusing on cross-system frameworks that promote integration, asset development, and program sustainability. Recent projects have included serving as the executive director of Colorado African Organization, developing a Community Engagement Toolkit for Welcoming America, working on a number of community wealth building strategies for The Denver Foundation, and contributing to several community-based participatory research projects.
From 2005 until 2014, he was the Colorado State Refugee Coordinator, within the Colorado Department of Human Services. During this time, he served for five years as the president of the State Coordinators of Refugee Resettlement. From 2000 until 2005, he was the executive director of the Rocky Mountain Survivors Center in Denver, a torture treatment program. From 1988 until 2000, he worked as a national consultant to immigration attorneys on asylum applications and appeals, providing documentation and developing expert testimony concerning the home country conditions of asylum applicants. He previously worked as a multi-disciplinary artist, and continues to exhibit his photographs.