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 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.