Our Staff

Abigail Carlson

Local Policy Intern
Abigail is a graduate student pursuing her Master's in Social Work at Metropo...

Angelica Park

Communications Intern
Angelica Park joined Mental Health Colorado in 2019 as a Communications Intern. ...

Aubree Hughes

Communications Associate
Aubree Hughes joined Mental Health Colorado in 2018. Aubree brings journal...

Cherisse Davis

Outreach Coordinator
Cherisse Davis joined Mental Health Colorado in 2017, after graduating from the ...

Emily Costello

Research Associate
Emily joined Mental Health Colorado in 2019 as a Research Associate after ...

Erica Chasansky

Event Coordinator
Erica Chasansky joined Mental Health Colorado in 2018, bringing 10 years of ...

Justin Grant

Public Policy Intern
Justin is a macro-focused graduate student at the University of Denver Graduate ...

Kara Rowland

Communications Director
A longtime journalist, Kara joined Mental Health Colorado in 2018, bringing ...

Kay Greene

Development Director
Kay has been involved with Mental Health Colorado for over 3 years. She served ...

Lauren Snyder

State Policy Director
Lauren Snyder serves as the State Policy Director for Mental Health Colorado. ...

Miriam Estrada

Research Associate
Miriam joined Mental Health Colorado in 2018 as a Research Associate after ...

Moe Keller

Director of Advocacy
Moe Keller has been with Mental Health Colorado since 2010. Prior to that, she ...

Nancy VanDeMark

Interim President and CEO
Nancy VanDeMark joined Mental Health Colorado in 2018. She has worked in the ...

Rachel Rome

Executive Assistant
Rachel Rome joined Mental Health Colorado in 2018. A Kentucky native, ...

Ruben Nanez

Director of Operations
Ruben Nanez brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and energy to Mental ...

Sarah Davidon

Research Director
Sarah joined Mental Health Colorado in 2017, following more than 15 years of ...

Sarah Younggren

Child and Adolescent Specialist
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Sarah brings more than 10 years of ...

Stephanie Walton

Grant Manager
Stephanie Walton joined Mental Health Colorado in 2018. She has worked at ...
Board of Directors

Judy Amabile

Founder and former President, Polar Bottle/Product Architects, Inc.
Boulder

Mitch Berdie, PsyD

Chair, Public Policy Committee
Golden

John Cooke

Innovation Director, Sterling Rice Group
Former Vice President of Innovation, Qdoba Restaurant Corporation
Former Managing Director & Partner, Sterling-Rice Group
Boulder

Venita Currie

Chair Elect, Board of Directors
Chair, Nominating Committee
Founder, Currie Consulting Group
Crested Butte

Raul De Villegas-Decker, PsyD

Secretary
Founder, Principal Consultant, RDV Executive Consulting Group, LLC
Grand Junction

Sally Gomez

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

Jonathan Gordon, MD

Retired, Regional Department Chief Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente
Colorado Permanente Medical Group
Golden

Sandy Gutierrez

Executive Director, SyCare
Pueblo

Aaron Hyatt, Esq.

Chair, Board of Directors
Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
Denver

Cindy Meyer, MSSW

Chief Operating Officer, Behavioral Health Services, HealthONE
Regional Vice President, Behavioral Health HCA/Capital Division
Group Chief Executive Officer, Psychiatric Solutions Incorporated Streamwood, IL
Aurora
 

Ben Miller, PsyD

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

Vic Mitchell

CEO & Chairman, Lead Funding
Former Colorado State Representative
Castle Rock

Doug Muir, LCSW, CAC III

Behavioral Health Service Line Director, Porter Adventist Hospital
Lakewood

Chuck Reyman

Chair Emeritus
Principal, Reyman Communications, LLC
Former Senior Vice President of Communications, Advocacy and Health Initiatives, The American Heart Association
Former Vice President of Communications, The Colorado Health Foundation
Former Director of Public Relations, Children's Hospital Colorado
Former Director of Public Relations, Centura Health
Denver

Juan Silva, JD

Senior Deputy District Attorney, Denver District Attorney's Office
Denver

Erin Silver

Envision Strategy Group, LLC
Denver

Dan Stuart, JD

Partner, Alpern Myers Stuart, LLC
Former Mayor, City of Manitou Springs
Former Chair, Transportation Commission of Colorado
Colorado Springs

Shannon Van Deman, MBA

Vice President, Pediatric Mental Health Institute, Children's Hospital Colorado
Former Chief Financial Officer, Choices Coordinated Care Solutions
Denver

Steve Volin, MD

Founder and Managing Partner, The Women's Health Group
Thornton

Board of Advisors

Ben Miller, PsyD, Chair, Board of Advisors

Seth Belzley, Esq.

Stephen Berman, MD

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

Gwendolyn Brewer

Jerry Dunn, Esq.

Robert Freedman, MD

Margaret Garbe

David Henninger

Jeanne Rohner

James Taucher, CPA

Cynthia Truitt, PhD

Terry Ann Biddinger (in memoriam)

Frank Guerra, MD (in memoriam)

Jack Hyatt (in memoriam)

Herb Merrill II, EdD (in memoriam)

Future Board of Directors

Derrick C. McElroy

Chair
Real Estate Professional, Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC

Nicole Zuccarello

Vice Chair
Associate, The Cypress Group

Paul Evans

Partnerships Officer
Director of Business Development, HealthONE-Centennial Medical Plaza

Lisa Holmes

Outreach Officer
Real Estate Professional

Ethan Dexter

Communications Officer
Business Development Representative, Denver Springs Hospital

Maggie Hanna

Fundraising Officer
External Relations Coordinator, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust

Sarah Yambrick

Nominations Officer
Research and Physical Therapy Volunteer, Craig Hospital

Beth Hladick

Public Policy Officer
Policy Associate; National Conference of State Legislatures

Noah Madison

Board Advisor
Director, Teamworx Health

Dan Colella

Board Advisor
Community Liasion, Centennial Peaks Hospital

Chad Pennick

Board Advisor
Outreach Coordinator, Children's Hospital Colorado Pediatric Mental Health Institute

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