Jenny Hill, ALWF has over 20 years of experience as an activist on behalf of people experiencing emotional distress and trauma. As a public health professional, she develops systems-level strategies to reduce negative health impacts through person-centered and resilience-focused services for people experiencing homelessness. She is advocates both for civil and disability rights through a lens of health equity.
Her professional experience includes serving as the Recovery Support Services Program Administrator at the Office of Behavioral Health Strategies in the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment and implemented the Peer Navigator/Support job classification across City Services. She is the co-founding Program Manager of the Colorado Mental Wellness Network. Additionally, she was recognized as the Advocate of the Year award from the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved in 2014. As an Advanced Level WRAP facilitator, she was recognized for her leadership by the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery. In 2012 she received an award from NAMI- Arapahoe and Douglas County for her work as a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Case Manager partnering with law enforcement agencies in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties to divert people experiencing a crisis from the criminal justice system. She served as Board President for NAMI-Denver expanding educational, support, and outreach programs. In addition, she has 20 years of experience as a healthcare provider including emergency medical services.
She believes in the power of resilience and peer support. She enjoys walking with her dog, hiking in nature, gardening, and is a mixed media artist.