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Management Team

Randy Stith, Ph.D., CEO and Executive Director
Randy has led the strong growth of the Center as Executive Director since 1978.  Under his leadership, the Center has grown from one small center with a handful of staff to seven large centers and over 400 staff.  He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Council of Community Behavioral Healthcare and from the Rocky Mountain Council of Community Mental Health Center.  Randy's specialty is in child and family counseling since receiving his Ph.D. from St. Louis University.  He is a nationally known speaker and is a member of the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL), a group of mental health leaders around the world intended to share best practices and services.

Kathie Snell, M.A., LPC, Chief Operation Officer
Kathie joined the Center as Director of Child and Family Services in 2006 with 24 years of dedicated work in mental health.  With a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and as a Licensed Professional Counselor, she also currently serves as Children's Director for Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.  She is a member of several organizations centered around child and adolescent mental health.

Dan Dawson, Chief Financial Officer
Dan joined the Center in 2006 with a wealth of knowledge and perspective from 40 years of financial and management experience. After college he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal where he planned and supervised foot bridge construction.  Working for the State of Alaska, Dan advanced from Contracts Officer to the state’s most senior Budget Analyst. In the private sector he has been an owner and CFO of companies in landscaping, hospitality, and manufacturing.   As a Finance Officer for the Peace Corps, Dan received a special award for innovation, leadership and training skills in developing budgeting and financial reporting systems for U.S. recruiting offices.   

George Gielow, Technology and Operations Director
With over 40 years of technical experience, George has the knowledge to manage the Center's data systems and technical implementations.  He joined the Center in 1993 and is a state certified instructor to teach college level courses in Systems Analysis, Data Processing, and Programming Languages.  He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with minors in Mathematics and Electronics from California Polytechnic University.

Leslie Winter, M.D., Medical Director
Leslie is a board certified Psychiatrist and Neurologist who came to the Center from private practice in 2005, due largely to the Center's commitment to excellent patient care and the stimulating team environment.  In 2007, she was named Associate Medical Director of Adult Services.  In an effort to support multicultural healthcare, she is a supporting member of the National Hispanic Nurses Association.  Leslie's interest in the complexities of the human mind with a special interest in neuroscience and the biological aspects of psychiatry, makes her a valuable asset as our Medical Director. .

Richard Swanson, Ph.D., J.D., Research & Program Evaluation Director
After many years of working for universities in Florida and Colorado, Richard joined the Center in 2006 as the Research and Program Evaluation Director.  He has received numerous awards and honors over the years, and was recently appointed to the new seven member Juvenile Clemency Board by Governor Bill Ritter.  This board will review specifically juveniles tried as adults.  Since receiving his Ph.D. in Social-Community Psychology from University of Colorado and his J.D. in Law from University of Denver, he has written many publications including a report presented at the America Psychology Association Convention, "Social Learning Theory: A Field Theory Approach to the Study of Delinquency and Corrections".

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11059 East Bethany Drive, #200
Aurora, Colorado 80014 • 303.617.2300

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