Leadership Team

Meet the people leading Mental Health Center of Denver into our bright, innovative future.

Leadership Team

Meet the people leading Mental Health Center of Denver into our bright, innovative future.

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Carl Clark, MD LI4
President & Chief Executive Officer

After joining the Mental Health Center of Denver in 1989, Dr. Clark became the Medical Director in 1991 and then the Chief Executive Officer in 2000, and in 2014, he also became the president.


Cheryl Clark, MD LI4
Vice President, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Cheryl Clark supervises the medical staff at the Mental Health Center of Denver and chairs the Standards of Care Committee to ensure Mental Health Center of Denver provides the highest quality care possible.


Dawn Davenport, PhD
Vice President, Child & Family Services

Dawn has worked for the Mental Health Center of Denver for over a decade, and in her new role, she oversees Child & Family Services. She reports to Chief Operating Officer Kristi Mock, LCSW, and is located at Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being.


Ric Durity LI4
Vice President, Development

Richard (Ric) Durity is the Vice President of Development at the Mental Health Center of Denver. He oversees the organization’s grant development, public relations and fundraising efforts designed to grow innovative programs and expand access to care for all those in need.


Jay Flynn, JD LI4
Vice President, Adult Recovery Services

Jay Flynn oversees the Mental Health Center of Denver’s services delivered to over 7,000 people at a time. His responsibility spans access to services, outpatient and case management services at the Recovery Center and outpatient services at Wellshire Behavioral Services, as well as an array of residential and housing services and the Walk-in Center.

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Kristi Mock, MSW, LCSW LI4
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Kristi Mock has transitioned to the recently created position of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously, she served as the Vice President of Adult Recovery Services as well as in a variety of roles during her tenure with Mental Health Center of Denver.


Michael Niyompong LI4
Vice President, Strategic Community Partnerships

Michael Niyompong is responsible for working with community partners and businesses to meet the mental health and well-being needs of the community. Previously, he was the chief operating officer at Clayton Early Learning, Colorado’s leading catalyst in providing access to high-quality early care and education.


Angela Oakley, CPA LI4
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Angela Oakley is the Chief Financial Officer at the Mental Health Center of Denver, overseeing the organization’s accounting, finance, contracting/payer strategies, consulting services and accounts receivable functions.


Jeannie Ritter 
Mental Health Ambassador

Jeannie Ritter joined the Mental Health Center of Denver in 2012 to serve as Mental Health Ambassador and continue her advocacy efforts for mental health which she made her focus as former First Lady of Colorado (2007-2011).

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Leslye Steptoe, PhD
Vice President, Diversity & Inclusiveness

As Vice President of Diversity & Inclusiveness, Dr. Steptoe is primarily responsible for the design and implementation of an evidence-based approach to cultural competence at Mental Health Center of Denver.


Jeff Tucker, JD LI4
Vice President, Human Resources

As Vice President of Human Resources, Jeff Tucker is responsible for all aspects of employee recruitment, retention, and relations.


Wes Williams, PhD LI4
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Dr. Wes Williams joined the Mental Health Center of Denver in 2007 and now serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer, overseeing the Mental Health Center of Denver’s information systems, including program evaluation, data sciences, information strategy, application development, network operations, and help desk.