Henny Lasley, is one of the co-founders of Smart Colorado. Founded in 2013, Smart Colorado is the only citizen led non-profit, non-partisan organization focused solely on protecting the public health and safety of Colorado youth as marijuana is commercialized and increasingly available. Smart Colorado provides information to policy makers, parents and adults, educators, youth-serving organizations and the media about the impacts of commercialized marijuana.
Henny was appointed to the role of Executive Director in 2016. She has been appointed by the State Marijuana Enforcement Division to serve on the stakeholder group focused on rulemaking for labeling and warning statements of marijuana products. Additionally, Henny serves on the State Health Department’s Advisory Committee for the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey and is an active member of the Denver Partnership for Youth Success coalition.
Henny speaks locally, nationally and internationally to health and prevention professionals, as well as policymakers and parents about Colorado’s lessons learned about today’s marijuana and marijuana products and the impacts on kids.
Henny has been an active volunteer in the public schools as well as the cultural arts, most recently serving as Co-chairperson of the Board of Directors of Colorado Ballet. She also serves as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner for her community.
Henny has a BBA and BA from SMU in Dallas, Texas.