Aubree Hughes joined Mental Health Colorado in 2018.
Aubree brings journalism, public affairs, and media relations experience to Mental Health Colorado. She comes to the Centennial State from the windy plains of Oklahoma where she assisted in youth health and education outreach programs for their NBA team, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Aubree graduated with honors from Oklahoma Christian University. She was the media relations director for Eagle PR, ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 student agencies. She helped start an award-winning mental health campaign to raise awareness for the signs of emotional suffering. Aubree was the university’s first NCAA Division II track athlete inducted into the academic all-district honors team.
Her uncle inspires her passion for early childhood mental health. His 11-year-old son took his own life because of bullying, and their family dedicates their lives to preventing their tragedy from happening to another family. Her uncle has shared their story with nearly 1.5 million students through their Stand for the Silent education program.
Aubree lives in Boulder with her rescue cat Millie. She enjoys powerlifting and cooking.