As the Quality Program Manager and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, I work to improve clinical and administrative processes and projects at the Mental Health Center of Denver. I facilitate clinical peer reviews, report pay for performance measures, manage the quality plan with HIV/Aids grant and recently strategized to recreate a new hire on-boarding program/onsite on-boarding processes. I lead several internal well-being initiatives that focus on meditation and trauma informed yoga. In the Fall of 2018, I presented at the Colorado Behavioral Health Conference which focused on Leveraging Technology to Promote Employee Well-being: Muse Meditation & Compassion Fatigue.
The Ardent Grove Foundation works passionately to educate the community and cultivate growth. This means that everyone has the opportunity to access resources and support to grow the life they want; the foundation is working diligently to improve access and provide quality services. The staff have exceptional clinical training and they value evidence-based practices/researched based trauma treatment which leads to the best outcomes. I believe that Ardent Grove provides people and families with the tools they need to move forward. The educational programs that they offer to the community are essential. As a board member I am delighted to support and participate in the Ardent Grove Foundation!
I have worked in behavioral healthcare for 10 years and I’m a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. In 2013, I received my Masters in Nonprofit Management (MNM) from Regis University and was awarded the Karen A. Pattern Award for Community and Organizational Change. Before moving into the Quality Department I worked with people in services on a study with the National Institute of Mental Health which focused on Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE); I integrated with the clinical team as the Project Coordinator which focused on building relationships with employers and schools in the community. As a Communications Associate, I spent time highlighting people's recovery stories and sharing success stories about the impact programs had in the community. I was also the lead Evaluator for a SAMHSA funded grant on Mental Health-HIV prevention on minority youth.
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