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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 500 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 in 2006 as the Director of Child and Family Services, and has served as Chief Operations Officer since 2015. Prior to joining the Center, Kathie served as the Manager for Child and Adolescent Programs for the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health. She has been in the public and non-profit mental health arena for 25 years, with the last 18 in community mental health in Colorado. Throughout her career, Kathie has worked toward service integration through collaboration with school districts, human services, juvenile justice agencies, primary health care providers, child care providers, and many other human and social service organizations, jointly implementing innovative programs responsive to the diverse needs of the community.
Kathie is a member of several organizations focused on child and adolescent mental health. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado-Denver and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Lori Banks, Chief Operation Officer, Community Crisis Connection
Lori Banks is the Chief Operating Officer for the Community Crisis Connection (CCC), a consortium comprised of six Denver/Boulder community mental health centers. CCC provides crisis response services to nearly 3 million Coloradans in a nine-county region of the state. Lori brings a wealth of experience in the mental health and human services field to her present position. Most recently, she served as the director of quality assurance and standards in the Division of Behavioral Health at the Colorado Department of Human Services. For 13 years, Lori was associated with the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan in Denver. She began as a social worker on the admissions team, then advanced to clinical team leader in the aftercare and family care programs at the Institute. Lori holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Denver, with a concentration on children, youth and families.
Troy Bowman, Administrative Director
Troy joined the Center in 2014 with a background in nonprofit and administrative management. Her previous positions include Director of Development for Colorado Youth at Risk, Director of Admissions for Bishop Machebeuf High School, and Director of Communications for Webb-Waring Institute of Cancer, Aging and Antioxidant Research. Troy volunteers with several organizations and serves as the State Coordinator for Parent Heart Watch.
Harry Budisidharta, Chief Executive Officer, Asian Pacific Development Center
Harry Budisidharta is the Chief Executive Officer of Asian Pacific Development Center, a nonprofit subsidiary of Aurora Mental Health Center. Harry received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University of Los Angeles, and his Juris Doctor from University of Colorado Law School. Harry works with government officials and community organizations to address health disparities in the refugee and immigrant communities. Due to his extensive experience, Harry has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, The Denver Post, The Aurora Sentinel, Law Week Colorado, The Colorado Statesman, and Asian Avenue Magazine.
Heather Dolan, Director of Business Development, MBA, PMP
Heather Dolan has proudly served the Aurora Mental Health Center as a core member of the management team for 20 years.
In the ascending roles of Development Director of External Resources, Executive Director of Providers’ Resources Clearinghouse and currently as the Director of Business Development, she has successfully championed countless undertakings that have solidified the Center’s growing reputation as a willing and capable partner in the community, state-wide and nationally.
Heather received her Master’s in Business Administration in Health Administration with honors from University of Colorado and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She represents Aurora Mental Health Center on a multitude of professional, state and city task forces and boards focused on strategic growth for behavioral health and social determinants of health. This includes: Aurora Health Access; Aurora@Home; Accountable Health Communities advisory board; and the Aurora Community Outreach Team. She has presented nationally and at the state level at both the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council Annual conference and the National Behavioral Healthcare Conference (NBHC) and NBHC webinar learning series.
Heather was awarded the Aurora Chamber of Commerce Unsung Hero Award in 2004 and has been recognized by her peers and the Aurora Board of Directors during their annual awards.
Antoinette Dow, M.P.H., Executive Director, Providers Resource Clearinghouse
Antoinette — a Denver native — has worked in the field of Behavioral Health for more than 25 years and has been with Aurora Mental Health Center since 1992. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Providers Resource Clearinghouse (PRC), a nonprofit subsidiary of Aurora Mental Health Center. She is a native of Denver, Colorado. Antoinette oversees all of the Vocational/Career Development Services for Aurora Mental Health Center. She also manages our Home & Office retail furniture store which is open to the public and provides training/employment opportunities. Additionally, she mentors new occupational therapists, helping expand their knowledge in mental health.
Antoinette holds a Master’s degree in Public Health, is a Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant, and a Registered Psychotherapist. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor for adult, youth and military classes.
Bryan Gannon, LCSW, Deputy Director
Bryan Gannon has proudly served the Aurora Mental Health Center as a member of the Executive Team since joining the center in 2015.
Bryan Gannon has been in the mental health field for over 20 years. He previously served as the Director of Carroll County Programs at Prologue, Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland and maintained a private practice working with families and teenagers. Soon after moving to Colorado, he joined Jefferson Center for Mental Health in 2006, where he served as the Director of Navigation Services. This new program was recognized by the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council for best innovative clinical program in 2009.
Mr. Gannon received his Master’s in Social Work at The University of Maryland and is a licensed social worker in the state of Colorado. Bryan serves as the staff representative for Aurora Warms the Night and has served on numerous task forces and boards including Chair of CBHC Training Committee.
Deanna Graves, Chief Financial Officer
Deanna Graves joined the Center in 2017, bringing nearly 25 years of healthcare experience to the organization. After 14 years as Controller for several organizations, she transitioned into a 10 year career in behavioral healthcare. Deanna went on to a long-term acute-care hospital as Chief Financial Officer before advancing to CEO of the organization, where she served for 11 years. In this role, she received Administrator of the Year award in 2007. Deanna received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Business Administration with a minor in Economics at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, where she received several honors and graduated summa cum laude. She continues to enjoy the daily challenges of the evolving healthcare world.
Mara Kalin, Psy.D., Deputy Director
Mara Kailin, Deputy Director at Aurora Mental Health Center, is a licensed, bilingual clinical psychologist. She completed her doctoral degree at Rutgers University and her predoctoral internship at Aurora Mental Health Center. Dr. Kailin specializes in working with trauma and multicultural issues. She has spoken at national and international conferences and has frequently appears in the local, national and international media. Along with her counterpart, Dr. Kalin oversees the clinical divisions of the mental health center.
Antonio Olmos, Ph.D., Executive Director, Aurora Research Institute
Antonio joined the Center as Director of ARI in January of 2017 after having worked at the University of Denver as associate professor in the Research Methods and Statistics program. Dr. Olmos has extensive experience in the field of research as a methodologist, working on quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods. In addition to his academic work, Antonio has worked for the last 20 years as program evaluator in the fields of education, health, mental health and substance abuse. He has presented extensively at local, national and international conferences in program evaluation, and served as the local chair for the American Evaluation Association Conference in 2014. In 2007, Dr. Olmos received the Katharine Reed Cummins Award for extensive contributions to program evaluation in Colorado.
Stosh Ritchie, Chief Information Officer
Stosh joined the Center as CIO in 2015 with 30 years of experience in information systems, holding numerous certifications. His previous positions include consulting systems engineer, business owner, Cisco Systems SE, MSDT instructor and information technologies trainer. Stosh manages the Information Technology and Information Systems teams.
Leslie Winter, M.D., Medical Director
Leslie is a board certified Psychiatrist and Neurologist who came to the Center from private practice in 2005 attracted by the Center’s commitment to excellent patient care, visionary programs, and the stimulating team environment. Leslie has spent many years studying different cultures around the world and is a perfect fit for the City of Aurora’s multicultural demographics. 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.