Rich Batten works for Public Strategies where he serves as the Director of Technical Assistance Services and manages the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center ( /

He has more than 25 years of experience as a collaborative and strategic leader committed to improving the well being of marriages, families and communities. Before joining Public Strategies Rich served as a Family and Fatherhood Specialist with the Colorado Department of Human Services. In this role, he successful developed collaborative relationships between healthy marriage programs, domestic violence programs, fatherhood programs, child welfare, child support enforcement, and the Department of Corrections. Rich has been a certified as a Family Life Educator by the National Council on Family Relations since 1998 and is an experienced instructor of numerous marriage and parenting curricula including PREP, Bringing Baby Home, Nurturing Fathers, and Caring Dads.

He is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter on healthy relationships and has been tapped as an expert in the field by Denver television network affiliates and numerous radio stations. He earned a bachelor's degree in Speech Communication from Northern Michigan University, a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Master of Education in Family Studies from Loyola University in Chicago. Rich is the father of four adult children.

Contact Information:
Rich Batten
Denver, Colorado
(M) 303.330.9294