Our Staff

Adam Goss

SAFER Operations Manager

Ashley Perales

Partnerships & Development Manager

Brad Barfield

Vice President, Envision:You
they/them/he/him

Bridget Anshus

Senior Policy Advocate

Brynne Popp

Development Manager, Envision:You
she/her/hers

Courtney Nichols

SAFER Case Manager
David McLaughlin

David McLaughlin

Vice President, Operations

Em Troughton

Communications Manager
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Erica Montgomery

Executive Assistant

Greg Mcginnis

SAFER Overnight Participant Support Advocate

Jason Strong

SAFER Behavioral Health Technician

Jen Engquist

SAFER Director

Katrina Zeller

SAFER Welcome Coordinator

Lynn Unger

Competency Diversion Projects Director

Maria Zavaras

SAFER Behavioral Health Technician

Megan Cliff

Program Manager, Envision:You
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Michaela Whitley

Program Manager, Care Not Cuffs
she/her/hers

Rebecca Walush

SAFER Clinical Wellness Director

Steven Haden

EVP, Community Partnerships and Outreach
he/him/his

Susan Foster

SAFER Team Member

Taunya Martinez

SAFER Case Manager

Tina Negri

SAFER Overnight Participant Support Advocate

Tracy Gehlert

SAFER Housing Navigator
Vincent Atchity

Vincent Atchity

President & CEO

Zamora Evans

Program Manager, Envision:You
they/them/theirs

Interns

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

Elizabeth Paulsen

  • Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Denver

Shannon Van Deman, MBA

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