Dr. CJ McKinney has over 10 years in behavioral science research and analytics experience, along with nearly 15 years experience with non-profit health services agencies. He has specialized for 6 years in recovery metrics and outcomes, behavioral models, and quality control for mental health service processes. In his role as Manager of the Outcomes, Analytics, and Evaluation team at MHCD, he provides his expertise in data analysis and dissemination to promote the needs of the Reaching Recovery project. He received his doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado, where he also received his Master’s degree in Human Neuropsychology.
Cathie McLean is responsible for facilitating Peer Review and Utilization Management activities, and training staff toward best practice expectations and standards. Her interests include implementing creative solutions to quality system initiatives that engage staff in a meaningful way, are congruent with the organization's wellness culture, and provide valuable and timely reporting for informed clinical practice. Before her current position, she worked for over six years with homeless women at a residential drug and alcohol treatment center.
Griff McClure has over twenty years of experience in vocational counseling, job coaching and training. He is currently a Vocational Program Manager at the Mental Health Center of Denver's 2Succeed Program: the largest Supported Employment program in Colorado. In addition, he sits on the Board of Directors of another mental health agency and is an active member of the Colorado’s Advisory Council of Persons with Disabilities. Griff has overseen the implementation of the Recovery Enhancing Environment (REE) Survey and the Promoting Recovery in Mental Health Organization (PRO) Survey at MHCD. He brings a great insight to MHCD's recovery committee as a program manager, as well as a person with lived experience of mental illness and recovery.
Dr. Kate DeRoche Lusczakoski is a statistician/research methodologist focusing on improving research methods and applied analyses in the health care industry. Her areas of specialty include qualitative and qualitative designs, specifically: Survey development/psychometric validation, latent modeling techniques, health care process monitoring, grounded theory, and multivariate statistical investigations. Kate provides consultation services for the Mental Health Center of Denver.
Linda leads and coordinates MHCD's strategic planning with the Board of Directors and staff. Her department collaborates in facilitating consumers' recovery from mental illness as MHCD develops outcome tools and learning collaboratives to drive service quality improvement. Her ongoing research and university teaching focus on management of service operations and expanding healthcare access. Her research on appointment scheduling and lean process improvement has been published in business journals and featured in American Medical News, Wall Street Journal On-line, Denver Business Journal, Colorado Public Radio, and ReachMD Radio shows. Linda is a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors.
Miriam (aka Mimi) has been a computer programmer for over twenty-seven years. She’s programmed in everything from BASIC, to C, to C#, and to Java, with a few odd jaunts into Adabas/Natural and Informix 4GL. She’s been a contractor, a consultant, an independent consultant, and worked for the state of Colorado. After receiving her Master’s in Software Engineering, she came to Mental Health Center of Denver where she has streamlined the recovery reports and data and enjoys consulting with partnering mental health centers.
Roy Starks, M.A. has enjoyed his career in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, including direct service and management. In his current role he has expanded the rehabilitation program from five full time employees serving 120 clients annually to 49 staff serving over 1400 annually. Current services include supported education, supported employment, and a resource center. Much of Denver's recovery work can be attributed to his leadership and the work of MHCD's Recovery Committee. This work is focused on instruments to measure recovery and inform mental health practitioners on the recovery process. As the Director of Reaching Recovery, he oversees MHCD's partnerships with other mental health systems and assists their transformation to a recovery focus.
Shawna McGuckin brings a wealth of leadership and organizational skills to Reaching Recovery. She has 15 years experience in non-profit management. In her current role she coordinates consultation and trainings with partnering community mental health centers. In addition to Reaching Recovery, she coordinated the national Mental Health Treatment Study for the Mental Health Center of Denver and assisted on the national Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode study. Her past positions have included Director of a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program and Facilitator for the National Drug Court Institute.
Dr. Wes Williams oversees the center’s research, program evaluation, and electronic medical record development. His clinical background and technical expertise help him provide innovative solutions to the challenges of building quality systems that meet the needs of consumers, clinicians, payers, and regulators alike. Prior to joining the Mental Health Center of Denver, Dr. Williams worked at Mental Health Partners in Boulder, Colorado, as a child and family psychologist for five years prior to moving to Information Systems. He earned his masters and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado and his bachelor’s degree and honors in Psychology from Stanford University.