Below is a list of Community Reach Center's Chief Officers. To learn more about each team member, please click a name below to expand your selection.
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.
Amanda Jones serves as Community Reach Center’s Chief Clinical Officer. She is responsible for leading Community Reach Center’s clinical and medical operations as well as being part of the senior executive leadership team.
Amanda received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Keene State College and holds a Master of Arts in Community Agency Counseling from University of Northern Colorado. She has over twenty years of experience in mental health and substance use working with many different populations and programs. Amanda holds Colorado credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addiction Specialist.
Amanda started her professional career at Community Reach Center in 2000 and has held leadership roles such as Clinical Director and Chief Operations Officer. Most recently, she was the Chief Clinical Officer at The Center for Mental Health in Montrose, CO where she worked on organizational strategy and oversaw all clinical and medical operations. She was also a leader in the implementation of strategic agency goals and improving clinical and medical policies and procedures.
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.
Werner has served as Community Reach Center’s Chief Information Officer since 2010. As CIO, Werner advises Community Reach Center on evaluation, implementation and maintenance of all information systems. He ensures continuous hardware and software operation of all integrated clinical and administrative information systems and communications equipment. Additionally, he negotiates all information system contracts and service agreements.
Prior to Community Reach Center, Werner architected and developed a .NET application to extract, convert and import more than two million scanned documents and patient-related information from a proprietary imaging system, as well as developed custom applications for more than 20 different behavioral healthcare agencies. Additionally, Werner was a Professor of Computer Science at Franklin University in Ohio, and an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Solid State Physics at the University of Vienna. In 1996, Werner won the Kaplan Medal for significant contributions to the development and marketing of new technologies.
Werner received his doctorate in Physics from the University of Vienna in Austria.
Diane serves as the Director of People Success at Community Reach Center. She is responsible for overseeing the onboarding, development, performance and retention of current employees and leading all recruitment and talent acquisition initiatives at the center. Diane brings 15 years of experience in Human Resources and joined the leadership team in July, 2020.
Prior to joining Community Reach Center, Diane acquired leadership experience in various healthcare organizations, and more recently served as a Senior HR Consultant at VCFO and Principal at i2iworkforce. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dordt College in Sioux Falls and a master’s degree in counseling psychology at Western Michigan University, Diane brings a passion for building people success initiatives in a corporate setting. Diane received her SPHR, PHR training from Colorado State University.
Mark joined Community Reach Center in December 2017 and serves as Director of Facilities and Transportation. In his role he oversees all facility and maintenance functions to 20+ facilities as well as providing oversight to Community Reach Centers food service and transportation programs.
Prior to joining Community Reach Center Mark served 21 years active duty in the United States Navy as a Logistical Director. After retiring from the military Mark worked for the University of Colorado in Aurora Colorado as a facility Director for 10 years, providing oversight of multiple facilities.
Dr. Atkinson came to Community Reach Center in 2010 and currently serves as the Director of Population Health and Integrated Care. She leads the agency in the provision of integrated care and population health in accordance with program objectives, clinical guidelines, and company goals, in addition to providing oversight of the agency’s Population Health Strategic Goals. Dr. Atkinson interfaces with local and state policy makers, community leaders, and providers to assess community health issues and develop and implement programming as needed.
Jill received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, and her doctorate from California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles with an emphasis on community mental health and working with underserved populations. Focusing primarily on individuals with serious and persistent mental illness, she has been committed to providing top-quality care in the non-profit arena for more than 20 years.
Candice joined the Community Reach Center team in 2012 starting as the Emergency Services Program Manager, and advanced through increasing roles of responsibility within the Crisis Services Program before assuming the role of Clinical Director of Children & Family Services in 2016. Candice directs all operations related to school-based services.
Candice has particular interest in promoting overall health and wellness of young people, and improving access to evidence-based early intervention and prevention services within schools. She holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Missouri State University.
Dr. Puma serves as Clinical Director of Collaborative Community Services at Community Reach Center. She oversees the APA-Accredited Psychological Internship and Student Training Program, Psychological Assessment, Case Management, and Intake Services.
She earned her Master’s and her Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in Counseling Psychology from The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio; and completed internships at University of Notre Dame Counseling Center, Notre Dame, Indiana and Oaklawn Community Mental Health Center, Goshen, Indiana. In 2007, Dr. Puma was named Outstanding Clinical Faculty by the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Amanda came to Community Reach Center in 2020. She provides planning, coordination and supervision for the efficient use of health and medical related services for Community Reach Center and its two pediatric primary care affiliates, Mountainland Pediatrics and Broomfield Pediatrics. Amanda earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Lisa Brody has been with Community Reach Center since 2019. Currently, as the Director of Quality Improvement, she oversees ways for the Agency to measure performance and in collaboration with Leadership creates processes to improve the quality of care, maintains regulatory compliance, and leads the CARF accreditation process. Lisa received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Dickinson College and a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Shippensburg University. She also has the credential of CPHQ, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.
Amanda came to Community Reach Center in 2020. She provides planning, coordination and supervision for the efficient use of health and medical related services for Community Reach Center and its two pediatric primary care affiliates, Mountainland Pediatrics and Broomfield Pediatrics.
Amanda earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Lisa Brody has been with Community Reach Center since 2019. Currently, as the Director of Quality Improvement, she oversees ways for the Agency to measure performance and in collaboration with Leadership creates processes to improve the quality of care, maintains regulatory compliance, and leads the CARF accreditation process.
Lisa received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Dickinson College and a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Shippensburg University. She also has the credential of CPHQ, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.