Our Staff

Aubree Hughes

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

David McLaughlin

Director of Operations
David McLaughlin joined Mental Health Colorado in 2019 after many years ...

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 ...

Hannah Ahders

Hannah Ahders is an undergraduate student at the University of California, ...

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 ...

Mia Kontnik

Director Of Strategic Initiatives
Mia Kontnik joined Mental Health Colorado in 2019.   Mia grew up in the ...

Preston Osborn

Preston is a graduate student at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is ...

Nancy VanDeMark

Chief of Planning and Strategy
Nancy VanDeMark joined Mental Health Colorado in 2018 and served as the interim ...

Ruben Nanez

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 ...

Vincent Atchity

President & CEO
Vincent Atchity joined Mental Health Colorado in 2019. Vincent previously ...
Board of Directors

Judy Amabile

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

Mitch Berdie, PsyD

Chair, Public Policy Committee

John Cooke

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

Venita Currie

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

Raul De Villegas-Decker, PsyD

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

Jonathan Gordon, MD

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

Sandy Gutierrez

Executive Director, SyCare

Aaron Hyatt, Esq.

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

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

Ben Miller, PsyD

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

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

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

Juan Silva, JD

Senior Deputy District Attorney, Denver District Attorney's Office

Erin Silver

Envision Strategy Group, LLC

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

Steve Volin, MD

Founder and Managing Partner, The Women's Health Group

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)

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