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Behavioral Health Task Force

Task Force Subpanel Membership

Member Affiliation
Michael Allen Community health systems
Vincent Atchity Advocate mental health policy
Meghan Baker Disability advocacy
Nadine Bridges Community-based organization
Lesley Brooks Behavioral health practitioners or providers
Harry Budisidharta Community-based organization
Candie Burnham Individuals, either patients or caregivers
Colleen Casper Behavioral health
Ashley Coram School-based health centers
Jose Esquibel Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
Jamie Fitzsimons County Sheriff
Patrick Fox Behavioral health practitioners or providers
Heather Hankins Behavioral health practitioners or providers
Terri Hurst Criminal justice population
Suzanne Kerns Suicide prevention efforts
Lorez Meinhold Community-based organization
Betsy Murray Behavioral Health Care systems
Byron Pelton Commissioner; rural crisis services
Lisa Raville Evidence-based harm reduction strategies
Meg Taylor Health insurance companies
Beauclarine Thomas Local Government representing municipality
Lora Thomas Commissioner; local government
Chris Thurstone Hospital working with behavioral health community with complex behavioral needs
Ana Vizoso Community-based organization
Heidi Williams Department of Law; Judicial Branch


Subpanel Schedule

Meeting Date Agenda Time Location
August 30 Agenda 9:00 a.m. Off-site
September 10 Agenda 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Virtual
September 28 Agenda 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Virtual
November 18 Agenda 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Virtual
December 3 Agenda 9:00 a.m. - Noon Virtual


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