About Us

In 1957, Community Reach Center started in Commerce City, Colorado. It began with a small team of mental health experts from the University of Colorado Medical Center. Ten years later, a big change happened. The government passed the Community Mental Health Act to improve mental health care. This was part of President Kennedy’s plan for better mental health treatment. Our center was the first in our region to get support from this new law. We created a safe place for mental health care that people from other states came to see.

Now, 65 years later, we help around 13,000 people every year. We provide care in different locations like clinics, schools, and homes to support our community.

Leadership
Board of directors
Foundation, Board of directors

Executive Team

  • Rick Doucet

    Rick Doucet, MA

    Chief Executive Officer

    Rick has been with Community Reach Center since 2000 and has served as the Chief Executive Officer since 2001. As CEO, Rick utilizes his experience in community relations, legislative affairs, contract negotiations, clinical casework and problem solving to meet the mission, vision and goals of Community Reach Center.

    His career in mental health spans 30+ years and hundreds of miles from Dallas, Texas, to Westminster, Colorado. Rick serves as the liaison for various state and community agencies and is a contributing member of several Colorado committees addressing mental health and substance abuse issues, program development and outcome measures.

    As a recognized leader in evidence-based integrated care systems, Rick is deeply committed to strengthening the bond between primary medical and mental healthcare, promoting a service delivery model that strengthens the overall health of Colorado communities. In 2004 he was recognized by NADA for Vision and Leadership in the integration of acupuncture in the treatment of behavioral disorders; in 2008 by the Metro Area County Commissioners for Leadership and Outstanding Contribution for work with the Mentally Ill in the Justice System; received the 2009 Community Service Award from Access Housing; the 2011 Fred Award from Metro North Chamber of Commerce for demonstrating extraordinary characteristics in business relations; and the 2016 William Funk Award for Building Stronger Communities from the Colorado Non-profit Association.

    Rick received his master’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M Commerce, as well as his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Rehabilitation from Stephen F. Austin State University.

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  • Amanda Jones

    Amanda Jones, MA, LPC, CAS

    Chief Operating Officer

    Amanda Jones received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Keene State College in New Hampshire and holds a Master of Arts in Community Agency Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. Amanda started her professional career at Community Reach Center over 20 years ago. Amanda has held positions in community mental health settings, ranging from case manager, therapist, to clinical director, and now serves as Chief Operating Officer for Community Reach Center.

    She is a leader in the implementation of strategic agency goals and improving clinical and medical policies and procedures that serve the greater Adams County community. Outside of Amanda’s professional responsibilities for Community Reach Center, she participates on managed care and public health committees and initiatives, that support access to care for Coloradans.

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  • Werner Hoellerbauer

    Werner Hoellerbauer, PhD

    Chief Information Officer

    As Chief Information Officer, Werner Hoellerbauer is leading the Information Technology team of Community Reach Center and is part of the senior executive leadership team. Werner received a PhD in Physics from the University of Vienna in Austria. He started his career leading the development of speech recognition technology for Philips in Austria, which primarily focused on medical dictation. Werner holds patents and awards in this field. Reaching the position of Chief Technology Officer, he was asked to move to the United States. After leaving Philips, he joined CMHC Systems as Chief Technology Officer and head of Development and Product Management, the leading provider of mental health software in the United States. After a merge, he left CMHC Systems to work independently as a consultant for many mental health centers nationwide.

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  • Christi Mecillas

    Christi Mecillas, BS

    Chief Financial Officer

    Christi has been with Community Reach Center since 2001 and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Christi is responsible for the overall financial operations of Community Reach Center, which includes budgeting, financial planning and revenue cycle management.

    Outside of Community Reach Center, Christi is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), as well as the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

    Christi received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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  • Dr. Joshua Rodgers

    Dr. Joshua Rodgers, MD

    Chief Medical Officer
    Chief Medical Officer
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  • Michael Marsico

    Michael Marsico, LCSW

    VP of Clinical Services

    Michael serves as the Vice President of Clinical Services. Michael supports micro, mezzo, and macro level clinical services for Community Reach Centers consumers. Additionally, Michael sits on various boards and steering committees that focus on the betterment of healthcare access in the Denver Metro Area.

    Before Community Reach Center, Michael was a graduate of Fordham University, Bronx, New York, with his master’s in social work. After his master’s degree, Michael worked in various non-profit and for-profit settings working with marginalized populations to help provide access to services. Michael has experience overseeing grants, contracts, and other funding opportunities that have increased access to various levels of care.

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Clinical Directors

  • Daniela Rossi

    Daniela Rossi, LPC

    Clinical Director

    Daniela Rossi is the Clinical Director over the Outpatient Services Division. Daniela joined Community Reach Center as the outpatient manager for the Westminster Outpatient team in 2016 and became a Clinical Director in March of 2023.

    Daniela started her career in mental health as an outpatient therapist in Illinois after earning her master’s degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has worked with children and adults in an outpatient setting for over 10 years and has a passion for serving the Latin community. Daniela is a dedicated leader who values collaboration and transparency.

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  • Erin Stotts

    Erin Stotts, MA, LPC

    Clinical Director

    Erin Stotts is an accomplished professional who joined Community Reach Center in 2016 as a group therapist for the Intensive Outpatient Program. Demonstrating a profound commitment to the field, Erin quickly identified her passion for assisting clients grappling with severe and persistent mental health challenges. Subsequently, she assumed the role of Supervisor of Stages, the center’s sub-acute psychiatric stabilization unit, showcasing her leadership capabilities and dedication to quality care.

    Building on her success, Erin progressed to the position of Manager of Stages, where she excelled for five years before advancing to a Senior Manager role. In her current capacity as Clinical Director, Erin provides strategic oversight for all 24/7 programming catering to both Adults and Adolescents, school-based services, the day treatment program, and the center’s intensive in-home therapeutic services.

    Erin’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boise State University and a master’s degree in clinical mental health from the University of Denver. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, further attesting to her commitment to professional excellence in the mental health field.

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  • Jennifer Gilbert

    Jennifer Gilbert, MS, LMFT, LAC, QMAP

    Clinical Director

    Jennifer Gilbert joined Community Reach Center in 2017 as the program
    manager overseeing Withdrawal Management (Detox). Soon after onboarding,  Jennifer helped to develop and open the Intensive Residential Treatment program in Thornton. Jennifer has been instrumental in supporting many 24/7 and crisis programs during her tenure. In addition to her expertise in substance use, Jennifer holds experience and passion for crisis and trauma work and a desire to provide meaningful services to our most vulnerable populations.  Jennifer holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Metropolitan State University, a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child therapy from the University of Phoenix, and is a Licensed Addiction Counselor.

Directors

  • Emilee Cronin

    Emilee Cronin, MS

    Director of Human Resources

    Emilee Cronin joined Community Reach Center in 2022, as the Director of Human Resources. She is a skilled leader that has built her career foundation on relationship building and integrity. She has a diverse background with over 10 years of executive level HR & Operations related experience, in the healthcare industry. Emilee’s focus in her role is to forge strong, successful, company culture through trust, knowledge, and dedication.

    Her expertise is focused on improved strategic hiring, retention & regulatory quality measures, & business productivity, as it relates to all aspects of HR. Emilee is passionate about developing and supporting employee’s to be successful in their professional and personal aspirations.

    Emilee received her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Northern Colorado and went on to Regis University, to study Marriage and Family Counseling.

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  • John Siewert

    John Siewert, BS

    Dir. of Information Systems

    John serves as the Director of Information Systems at Community Reach Center. He is responsible for all IS (Information Services) functions in the company and manages the IS team, along with the technology operations and the implementation of new IS systems and policies. John has served as a dedicated staff member at Community Reach Center since March, 2006.

    Before becoming the Director of Information Systems, John joined the Information Systems team as an EHR Development Supervisor and Software Engineer II. John earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Colorado State University in 2006.

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  • Kait Hamor

    Kait Hamor, BSRN

    Director of Nursing

    Kait serves as the Director of Nursing at Community Reach Center. She oversees the behavioral health medical services team and both affiliated pediatric practices. Kait originally joined Community Reach Center in 2016 as an outpatient RN and left in 2019 as the Nurse Manager. She is happy to be back with CRC, rejoining the agency in 2023.

    Kait’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Northern Colorado and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Denver College of Nursing. Her passion has been in the mental health field since first joining the agency and has also spent time in skilled nursing facilities during the COVID pandemic.

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  • Rudi Lacko

    Rudi Lacko, BSBA

    Dir. of Facilities & Food Services

    Rudi Lacko joined Community Reach Center as the Director of Facilities and Food Services in 2023. He has 15 years of experience in the health care industry, spanning inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings, as well as med-surge hospitals. In his role, Rudi oversees all facilities and food service functions across the organization, utilizing his nuanced understanding of diverse healthcare environments. His leadership focuses on creating safe, therapeutic spaces while optimizing resources to enhance Community Reach Center’s service delivery. Rudi’s commitment extends to enhancing the dining experience for consumers, providing nutritious meals to the community. His visionary approach and adaptability contribute significantly to Community Reach Center’s ongoing success in providing exceptional behavioral health services.

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The persons listed below are all on the Board of Directors for:

  • Community Reach Center, Inc.
  • Community Reach Center, Systems, Inc.
  • Community Reach Center Pediatrics Board
  • Patrick Day

    Patrick Day

    President

    Owner, The Day Agency

    President

    Owner, The Day Agency

  • Nancy Sneath

    Nancy Sneath

    Vice President

    Regional Director, Health Information Management, Parallon – HCA Healthcare

    Vice President

    Regional Director, Health Information Management, Parallon – HCA Healthcare

  • Sheryl Bain

    Sheryl Bain

    Treasurer

    Retired, Ledbetter Animal Hospital

    Treasurer

    Retired, Ledbetter Animal Hospital

  • Michele Haney

    Michele Haney

    Secretary

    President, Red Rocks Community College

    Secretary

    President, Red Rocks Community College

  • Michael McIntosh

    Michael McIntosh

    Bureau Chief, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

    Bureau Chief, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

  • Gregg Moss

    Gregg Moss

    Regional Vice President of Communications and Community Engagement, Intermountain Healthcare

    Regional Vice President of Communications and Community Engagement, Intermountain Healthcare

  • John Popovich

    John Popovich

    Retired, District Court Judge, Adams County 17th Judicial District

    Retired, District Court Judge, Adams County 17th Judicial District

  • Jamie Winger

    Jamie Winger

    Regional Vice President, Equitable Advisors

    Regional Vice President, Equitable Advisors

  • Liz Fuselier

    Liz Fuselier

    Equitable Advisors

    Equitable Advisors

  • Marge Gallegos

    Marge Gallegos

    Retired, Psychologist, Denver Public Schools

    Retired, Psychologist, Denver Public Schools

  • Brad Harvey

    Brad Harvey

    President and CEO, Horizons North Credit Union

    President and CEO, Horizons North Credit Union

  • Deb Haviland

    Deb Haviland

    Retired

    Retired

  • Paul Siska

    Paul Siska

    Retired, Undersheriff, Adams County Sheriff’s Office

    Retired, Undersheriff, Adams County Sheriff’s Office

  • Bruce Vezina

    Bruce Vezina

    Agent, State Farm Insurance

    Agent, State Farm Insurance

  • Mary Ann Wisehart

    Mary Ann Wisehart

    Retired, Lucent Technologies

    Retired, Lucent Technologies

The persons listed below are all on the Board of Directors for Community Reach Center Foundation, Inc.

  • Steve Swensen 

    Steve Swensen 

    President

    Retired, FirstBank

    President

    Retired, FirstBank

  • Brad Harvey

    Brad Harvey

    Vice President

    President and CEO, Horizons North Credit Union

    Vice President

    President and CEO, Horizons North Credit Union

  • Liz Fuselier

    Liz Fuselier

    Treasurer

    Equitable Advisors

    Treasurer

    Equitable Advisors

  • Chris Fiedler

    Chris Fiedler

    Superintendent, School District 27J

    Superintendent, School District 27J

  • Marge Gallegos

    Marge Gallegos

    Retired, Psychologist, Denver Public Schools

    Retired, Psychologist, Denver Public Schools

  • Patrick Lynch

    Patrick Lynch

    Owner, Patrick Lynch Financial

    Owner, Patrick Lynch Financial

  • Jamie Winger

    Jamie Winger

    Regional Vice President, Equitable Advisors

    Regional Vice President, Equitable Advisors

  • Mary Ann Wisehart

    Mary Ann Wisehart

    Retired, Lucent Technologies

    Retired, Lucent Technologies