Board of Directors

Board of Directors

“I am committed to the Mental Health Center of Denver’s effective ability to address the behavioral health challenges of our community and striving to improve the well-being of all residents.”

Debra DeMuth, Board Chair

Our Board


Ann Boyd
Vice President for Corporate Communications
Cherwell Software


Debra DeMuth, CPA
Board Chair


Velvia Garner
Emeritus Member

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Nancy Gary, PsyD
Lifetime Member
Neuro Development Center & Private Practice

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Mary Haynes
Scholar Relations Officer,
Daniels Fund

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Ryan Kirkpatrick, MBA
Board Treasurer
Impact Venture Capital Investor
Colorado Impact Fund

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Peggy Kozal, JD
Vice Board Chair
Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani

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Marjorie Lewis, PhD, Dmin
Center for Community Excellence and Social Justice

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Robert Parks
Officer, Denver Police Department


Theresa Piarrot
Senior Vice President,
Cigna Mountain States

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Hannah Schechter, PhD
Board Secretary


Bruce Schroffel, MPH, MS
Partner, InveniasPartners

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Rick Simms, CPA, CGMA 
Past Board Chair
President, R Simms PC

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Edie Sonn, MPP
Recent Past Board Chair

VP of Communication & Public Affairs,
Pinnacol Assurance

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Barbara Yondorf, MPP
Yondorf & Associates