17 results for group: staff


Lindsey Wyatt

Lindsey is currently a second-year graduate student pursuing her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Global Health and Health Disparities at the Colorado School of Public Health. She joined Mental Health Colorado in 2021 to broaden her experience within the policy-making process surrounding the Social Determinants of Health. Specifically, how those policies impact overall health and well-being. She has extensive experience working within the healthcare system as she was a Certified Nurse Aide in a Long-term Care Facility. Through this experience, she recognized the many different factors that impact overall health and well-being. She was ...

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Emma Troughton

Emma graduated this past winter from the University of Denver with majors in psychology and gender studies. There, they got the privilege of collaborating with other students in an on-campus psychology lab that investigates person perception with an emphasis on implications for social inequality and discrimination. Emma’s primary role was to contribute to research on the intersection of racial bias and perceptions of pain tolerance, as well as participate in the conceptualization of potential interventions as they pertain to issues of public health and racial equity. This involved gathering consent from study participants, instructing them on how to ...

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Alexa Dahlin

Alexa Dahlin serves as the Partnerships and Development Manager for Mental Health Colorado. She has years of expertise in donor stewardship, database management, and financial reporting. Before joining Mental Health Colorado in 2021, Alexa worked as Development Manager for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. She is passionate about equal access to treatment and ending the stigma surrounding mental health. Alexa is a Colorado native and received a BA in Business and Arts Management from Sweet Briar College. While at Sweet Briar, she was a dual-sport NCAA Division III athlete for both Soccer and Lacrosse. Alexa lives in Denver with her ...

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Jessica Camara

Jessica is currently a second-year graduate student at the University of Denver. Focused on pursuing a career in Forensic Psychology, her aim is to aid and guide those in the legal field to better understand the role that mental health plays in criminality.   Through her work as a case manager, restorative educator, and crisis interventionalist, Jessica has attended to an extensive range of clientele with a variety of mental health, socioeconomic, and cultural presentations. This experiential knowledge has placed a spotlight on the importance of advocacy and improving public perceptions of mental illness. As a Hispanic woman, she is dedicated to ...

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Emily Bachar

Emily is an undergraduate student at Santa Clara University in the Bay Area of California. She is currently a junior, pursuing a degree in Psychology and Political Science. Emily is passionate about destigmatizing mental health issues as well as increasing accessibility to resources for those battling with mental health and substance use issues. She first became interested in these matters after witnessing people very close to her struggle and has seen firsthand how these experiences affect all aspects of one’s life. This has led her to be a strong believer that taking care of one’s mental state should be prioritized just as much as one’s ...

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Eliana Secunda

Eliana is currently a student at Colorado College studying Psychology and minoring in Dance. Most recently, she was working on the Mental Health Initiative with Energize Colorado which furthered her understanding of how policy is integral in both improving and destigmatizing mental health care. Eliana was a Team USA figure skater and her time in the highly competitive world of athletics sparked her interest in mental health. As she transitioned out of the sport, she realized how important advocacy was to create real change for the younger generations. Eliana became committed to bringing balance and mindfulness to her own life as well as her academ...

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William McCall

William is a gap year student and incoming freshman at Georgetown University, with plans to major in Political Economy. Before joining the Mental Health Colorado team in early 2021, William worked on Mike Johnston’s and Jared Polis’ gubernatorial campaigns, former US Attorney John Walsh’s bid for Senate, and most recently served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Rep. David Ortiz -- the newly elected representative for Colorado State House District 38. These experiences taught William the importance of grassroots organization in fostering lasting, meaningful change within one’s community, as well as the significance of youth voices in modern ...

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Kaream Reid

Kaream Reid is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Denver where he is majoring in Finance and minoring in Japanese. Before working at the Equitas Project, Kaream had some experience with mental health while assisting veterans at the local VA hospital. It was there where he saw first-hand just how important mental health was, and this experience fueled his advocacy perspective when he later became a lobbyist for several veteran and higher education groups. Due to a full-time student schedule, Kaream wasn’t able to continue working as a lobbyist; however, he focused his efforts on creating a healthier and more inclusive campus ...

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Lila Jordan

Lila is a current undergraduate student at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a rising junior working to complete a double major in Psychology and Economics. Her passion has always been centered around the improvement of the criminal justice system, so Lila is motivated to pursue a Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology after graduating college. Lila wants to dedicate her career to working on behalf of those with mental disabilities that are ushered into the justice system. She believes that this practice only produces inequality, not justice, as it worsens both crime rates and the wellbeing of the individuals caught in the system....

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Adam Goss

Adam comes to Mental Health Colorado with a degree in Business Administration. He has spent the four years following graduation from Hartwick College exploring many aspects of the business world, hoping to find the right fit for his career.  His journey began at a start-up lacrosse training company in Baltimore, MD where he oversaw operations and assisted the CEO with several of the business’s functions. He then began a position with a financial publishing company as a customer service representative, while continuing involvement with the start-up. He was later promoted to a management role allowing him the opportunity to restructure the existing ...

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