Black Lives Matter.

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Dear Partners in Well-Being,

The murder of George Floyd and the other recent murders of Black men and women have affected all of us in different ways. These events have landed hardest in the Black community and demonstrate how anti-Black racism runs throughout our society.

The Mental Health Center of Denver is committed to ending discrimination and racism. We must all use our individual and collective power to address these issues and to leverage our power to stop racism in our community.

We are committed to engaging in conversations across the community to effect further change. And we know that discussion and support for one another is not enough. Our conversations must lead to meaningful action.

We commit to the following actions to help end racism in the community:

  • Strengthening our recruitment and retention efforts of Black clinicians.
  • Enhancing our vendor relationships with Black and minority-owned businesses.
  • Hosting and engaging in community forums with the Black community.
  • Supporting Black-owned organizations advancing social justice.
  • Expanding and deepening partnerships with organizations focused on the health of the Black community.
  • Advocating for legislation and policies that advance equity.

Racial profiling and police brutality are two components of white supremacy that have led to the current moment. The Mental Health Center of Denver has relationships with the Denver police and criminal justice system aimed at keeping people with mental illness from having unjust interactions with police. We are committed to leveraging those relationships to fight racism.

To share your experiences, concerns, and ideas and to access more resources, contact us:

Black Lives Matter.

Carl Clark,  MD – President and Chief Executive Officer
Kristi Mock, MSW, LCSW – Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Angela Oakley, CPA – Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Wes Williams, PhD – Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Jody Ryan, MD – Interim Chief Medical Officer
Dawn Davenport, PhD – Vice President of Child and Family Services
Ric Durity, BA – Vice President of Development
Heidi Eastman, LCSW, CPRP – Vice President of Rehabilitation Services
Jay Flynn, JD – Vice President of Adult Recovery Services
Michael Niyompong, MBA – Vice President of Strategic Community Partnerships
Jeannie Ritter, BA – Mental Health Ambassador
Leslye Steptoe, PhD – Vice President of Diversity and Inclusiveness
Jeff Tucker, JD – Vice President of Human Resources


(El Movimiento) Black Lives Matter.

El asesinato de George Floyd y los otros asesinatos recientes de hombres y mujeres de raza negra nos han afectado a todos de diferentes maneras. Estos eventos han impactado con mayor fuerza a la comunidad negra y demuestran cómo el racismo contra la gente de raza negra se extiende por nuestra sociedad.

El Mental Health Center of Denver está comprometido a terminar con la discriminación y el racismo. Todos debemos usar nuestro poder individual y colectivo para enfrentar estos temas y utilizar nuestro poder para eliminar el racismo en nuestra comunidad.

Estamos comprometidos a participar en conversaciones en toda la comunidad para efectuar más cambios. Reconocemos que la discusión y el apoyo mutuo no es suficiente. Nuestras conversaciones deben Llevarnos a una acción significativa.

Nos comprometemos a las siguientes acciones para ayudar a terminar con el racismo en la comunidad:

  • Fortalecer nuestros esfuerzos de reclutamiento y retención de profesionales clínicos de raza negra.
  • Mejorar nuestras relaciones con los vendedores de empresas cuales dueños son gente de raza Negra y minorías.
  • Organizar y participar en foros comunitarios con la comunidad Negra.
  • Apoyar a las organizaciones de propietarios de raza Negra que promueven la justicia social.
  • Expandir y profundizar las alianzas con organizaciones centradas en la salud de la comunidad negra.
  • Abogar por la legislación y las políticas que promuevan la equidad.

El perfil racial y la brutalidad policial son dos componentes de la supremacía blanca que han llevado al momento actual. El Mental Health Center of Denver mantiene relaciones con la policía de Denver y el sistema de justicia criminal con el fin de evitar que las personas con enfermedades mentales tengan interacciones injustas con la policía. Estamos comprometidos a potenciar esas relaciones para luchar contra el racismo.

Para compartir sus experiencias, preocupaciones e ideas y para acceder a más recursos, contáctenos:

  • Michael Niyompong, MBA, Vice President of Strategic Community Partnerships (Vicepresidente de Asociaciones Estratégicas Comunitarias): Michael.Niyompong@mhcd.org
  • Leslye Steptoe, PhD, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusiveness (Vicepresidente de Diversidad e Inclusividad): diversity@mhcd.org

(El Movimiento) Black Lives Matter.

Carl Clark, MD – President & Chief Executive Officer (Presidente y CEO)

Kristi Mock MSW, LCSW - Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (Vicepresidente y COO)

Angela Oakley, CPA - Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (Vicepresidente y CFO)

Wes Williams, PhD - Vice President & Chief Information Officer (Vicepresidente y CIO)

Jody Ryan, MD – Interim Chief Medical Officer (Jefe Médico Provisional)

Dawn Davenport, PhD – VP of Child & Family Services (Vicepresidente de Servicios Infantiles y Familiares)

Ric Durity, BA – VP of Development (Vicepresidente de Desarrollo)

Heidi Eastman, CSW, CPRP - VP of Rehabilitation Services (Vicepresidente de Servicios de Rehabilitación)

Jay Flynn, JD - VP of Adult Recovery Services (Vicepresidente de Servicios de Recuperación Para Adultos)

Michael Niyompong, MBA – VP of Strategic Community Partnerships (Vicepresidente de Asociaciones Estratégicas Comunitarias)

Jeannie Ritter, BA – Mental Health Ambassador (Embajadora de la Salud Mental)

Leslye Steptoe, PhD - VP of Diversity & Inclusiveness (Vicepresidente de Diversidad e Inclusividad)

Jeff Tucker, JD - VP of Human Resources (Vicepresidente de Recursos Humanos)