Our Staff

Adam Goss

Project Manager
Adam comes to Mental Health Colorado with a degree in Business Administration. ...

Ashley Perales

Partnerships & Development Manager
Ashley was welcomed to the team in May of 2023 after graduating with a Bachelor ...

Bridget Anshus

Senior Policy Advocate
Bridget joins Mental Health Colorado after nearly five years as a senior ...
David McLaughlin

David McLaughlin

Vice President, Operations
David McLaughlin joined Mental Health Colorado in 2019 after many years ...

Em Troughton

Communications Manager
Em joined Mental Health Colorado in 2021, after graduating from the University ...

Erica Montgomery

Executive Assistant
Erica Montgomery joined Mental Health Colorado in 2018, bringing 10 years of ...

Lauren Snyder

Vice President, Government Affairs
Lauren Snyder serves as the Vice President for Government Affairs for Mental ...

Lynn Unger

Competency Diversion Projects Director
Lynn has worked in alternatives to incarceration in Utah and Colorado, focusing ...

Michaela Whitley

Program Manager, Care Not Cuffs
Michaela Whitley began working with Mental Health Colorado in 2022 as an ...
Vincent Atchity

Vincent Atchity

President & CEO
Vincent Atchity joined Mental Health Colorado in 2019. Vincent previously ...


Alexandra Beatovic

Alexandra is a senior in the bachelor's social work program at MSU Denver. She ...

Maria Zavaras

Maria is currently an intern at Mental Health Colorado. She will be graduating ...

Rachael Grenier

Rachael joins Mental Health Colorado as an intern while she pursues her ...

Shamvi Prathap

Shambhavi Prathap (Shamvi) obtained her triple-major bachelor's degree in ...
Board of Advisors

Tom Barrett

Louise Boris

Mary Beth Buescher, Esq.

Don Cook

Patty Cook

Maureen Doran, RN, MSN

Thomas Flanagan, Jr.

Dyana Z. Furmansky

Stuart Kassan, MD

William Kent, PhD

Kenneth Krause, MD

Robyn Loup

Nan Morehead

Sandra Rhodes, PsyD

Margaret Roath, LCSW

William Saslow

Richard Saunders

Evan Silverman

Brett Spurr, CFP

Hon. Jane Tidball

Pegi Touff, PhD

Marty Waters, LCSW

Annie V. Wohlgenant

Members Emeriti

Stephen Berman, MD (in memorium)

Gwendolyn Brewer

Robert Freedman, MD

Margaret Garbe

David Henninger

Jeanne Rohner

Cynthia Truitt, PhD

Terry Ann Biddinger (in memoriam)

Jerry Dunn, Esq. (in memoriam)

Frank Guerra, MD (in memoriam)

Jack Hyatt (in memoriam)

Herb Merrill II, EdD (in memoriam)

James Taucher, CPA (in memoriam)

Board of Directors

Venita Currie

  • Founder & CEO, Currie Consulting Group
  • Denver

Raul De Villegas-Decker

  • Chair Elect
  • Founder, Principal Consultant, RDV Executive Consulting Group, LLC
  • Grand Junction

Patrick Fox

  • Medicaid Market President, Elevance Health

Sally Gomez

  • Former Board President, North Range Behavioral Health
  • Former Lieutenant, Weld County Sheriff's Office
  • Greeley

Lauren Lambert

  • Head of Public Policy & Government Relations, Southwest US, Google

Ben Miller, PsyD

  • Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust
  • Former Director, Farley Health Policy Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Amy Mitchell

  • Secretary
  • Community Leader
  • Denver

Shannon Van Deman, MBA

  • Chair & Treasurer
  • CEO, Aspen Ridge Recovery
  • Former Vice President, Pediatric Mental Health Institute, Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Denver