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-Final8_2016_200Rick 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 27 years and hundreds of miles from Dallas, Texas, to Thornton, Colorado. As a therapist, Rick specialized in working with high-risk children and families. In 1991, he launched Doucet and Associates, providing consultations for psychiatrists, as well as other clinical staff, and acted as a liaison between school systems and social agencies for clients.

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. His work is continuously strengthening the health of Coloradans, both at the state and county level.

Currently, Rick serves as the Chair of the Contracting Committee for the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council (CBHC), working with the State of Colorado to provide comprehensive behavioral health and psychiatric services to all Colorado communities. As a recognized leader in evidence-based integrated care systems, Rick is able to help CBHC strengthen the bond between community medical and mental healthcare, encouraging a service delivery model that strengthens the overall health of Colorado communities. Formerly, Rick has served CBHC as the Chair of the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Systems and Chair of the Finance Committee. Additionally, he was the former Secretary and Treasurer.

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. 

Clay CunninghamClay has been with Community Reach Center since 2012 and currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer. 

Prior to working at Community Reach Center, Clay served as the Adult Recovery Services Program Director for Peak Wellness Center in Laramie, Wyoming, supervising a team of clinicians, case managers, and peer support specialists that served the population of consumers with severe and persistent mental illness.

Clay received his master’s degree in Counseling Education with an emphasis in Community Counseling, as well as his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wyoming.

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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. Additionally, Christi oversees Community Reach Center’s transportation department.

Having been with the Center for more than 14 years, Christi also served as the Center’s Accounting Manager and Controller. As Controller, Christi supervised the accounting process for Community Reach Center, as well as prepared and presented the monthly financial report for the Board of Directors and 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 HoellerbauerWerner 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, teaching Software Engineering and Computer Algorithms, as well as an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Solid State Physics at the University of Vienna.

Werner served as the Development Director for Philips Speech Processing and is credited for leading a team of experts in developing the world’s first commercially available continuous speech recognition system for German and U.S. Radiologist. 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. 

Ryan-Final CropRyan Conner, D.O. serves as Community Reach Center’s Medical Director. He is responsible for supervising all medical providers with the aim to ensure all Community Reach Center patients receive appropriate evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, medical screenings, and quality psychiatric services. 

Prior to Community Reach Center, Dr. Conner served as an emergency department EMT for Banner Health in Greeley, Colorado, providing critical patient care including severe trauma and psychiatric emergencies. He also provided health services and preventative health guidance to elderly residents at the Scottish Rite Park Senior Living Center and gave medical and behavioral guidance to children and staff at Camp Fire in Iowa. 

Dr. Conner completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship as well as his general psychiatry residency at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.  He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University and his Bachelor of Science from the University of Northern Colorado. 

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Adam serves as Community Reach Center’s Chief Corporate Counsel. He is responsible for overseeing, identifying, and interpreting legal issues in all departments. Additionally, Adam advises leadership on legal and regulatory issues, such as litigation risks or contractual relationships. He is responsible for negotiating, writing, reviewing, summarizing, researching and executing a wide variety of agreements including license agreements, real estate leases, confidentiality agreements, and general business contracts.

Prior to Community Reach Center, Adam worked in the healthcare industry for a variety of companies including McKesson Health Solutions, the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, and Colorado Community Health Alliance, where he managed Medicaid contracts.

Adam graduated from the University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Utah Valley University. 

Denise TomsickDenise has been with Community Reach Center since 2001 and has served as the Director of Human Resources since 2010. As Director of Human Resources, she oversees credentialing, recruitment, employee benefits and human resource systems.

Prior to Community Reach Center, Denise has worked in human resources for numerous industries spanning telecommunication, product and sales and engineering. Having worked in human resources for more than 25 years, Denise has a passion for employee health and wellness. In 2006, she helped start Community Reach Center’s well-being program, which won the 2015 Golden Abacus Award for Best Practice in the Non-clinical Arena at the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council Annual Conference.

In 2014, Denise earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources certificate. Her knowledge of human resources and passion for employee well-being is aimed at making Community Reach Center a destination employment opportunity.

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Mary Ashley Langston joined the Community Reach Center team in 2013 as the Quality Assurance Manager, and was promoted to Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance in 2016. In her new role, she oversees all functions related to HIPAA, quality improvement initiatives, corporate compliance, CARF, utilization management, clinical auditing and clinical training and supervision.  

Prior to coming to Community Reach Center, Mary Ashley was the Director of Training and Quality Assurance at Heading in the Right Direction in Asheville, North Carolina. Throughout her career, Mary Ashley has served in multiple clinical leadership roles with a focus on children and families.

Outside of Community Reach Center, Mary Ashley is an active member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, the National Association of Social Workers and Adams County Child Fatality Board.

Mary Ashley received her master’s degree in Social Work from University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi.

Jill AtkinsonJill has been at Community Reach Center since 2010 and currently serves as the Clinical Director for Integrated Outpatient Services. As Clinical Director, she oversees all outpatient offices, the Child Development Center, Mountainland Pediatrics, Vocational Services and Front Desk Operations.

Focusing primarily on consumers 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.

Jill received her doctorate with a focus on community mental health and working with underserved populations.

Amelia FanAmelia joined Community Reach Center in 2013 and serves as the Clinical Director of Resiliency and Support Services. As Clinical Director, Amelia oversees Case Management, In-home Resiliency and Support Services, Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review and numerous alternative care facilities.

Prior to employment at Community Reach Center, Amelia was the Clinical Site Director for Wilkes County with Daymark Recovery Services in North Carolina. She has also served as a team lead for one of North Carolina’s Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Teams, providing educational and care-giver support services to more than 70 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Under her leadership, the team was among the top three most utilized in North Carolina.

Outside of Community Reach Center, Amelia is a member of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and completed the Spring 2015 ASA Leadership Institute Program in Chicago.

Amelia received her master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Counseling from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina.

Amanda JonesAmanda Jones has been with Community Reach Center since 1998 and currently serves as the Clinical Director of Recovery and Transition Services. As Clinical Director, Amanda guides her team in numerous programs designed to help consumers with symptom stabilization, as well as help build consumer coping strategies. Additionally, her programs help consumers work towards independent living.

Her diverse professional background spans numerous disciplines including direct clinical care, clinical management, organizational operations and behavioral health managed care. As a licensed professional counselor, Amanda’s specialty is in addictions counseling. She holds a credential as a Certified Addiction Counselor III.

Amanda received her master’s degree in Community Agency Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, as well as Sociology from Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Abigail S. Tucker, Psy. DDoctor Abigail Tucker serves as the Clinical Director of Intensive Services. As a Clinical Director, she oversees the Psychological Services Department, the Accountability & Recovery Program, Community Reach Center’s Crisis Continuum, as well as all justice-related services. Additionally, Abigail is highly involved in Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) program for local law enforcement.

Beyond serving Community Reach Center, Dr. Tucker serves on a variety of Adams County behavioral health councils, boards and committees and is an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Family Violence, as well as the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. She has published numerous journal articles, as well as book chapters, and regularly presents on the role of community mental health in forensics, critical incident stress debriefing models and other police issues.

Dr. Tucker received both her Doctor of Psychology and her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Loyola College.

 

candice-200Candice 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 Collaborative Community 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.

Heather Thompson serves as Community Reach Center’s Director of Nursing Services. As Director of Nursing Services, she helps plan, coordinate and supervise the use of health and medical-related services. Additionally, Heather assures Community Reach Center complies with local, state and federal regulations, and nursing practice standards.

Heather has more than 19 years of nursing experience – 14 years of which are in management. Prior to Community Reach Center, she served as the Director of Operations at Mountain Family Health Center for 11 years, where she oversaw operations, triage, and referral departments at five health center locations on the Front Range and Western Slope. Currently, Heather is a member of the American Nurses Association, Colorado Nurses Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Heather graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.