Program Director, Frisco & Granby Kathryn Davis, MA, LPC
Kathy joined Colorado West as Summit County Program Director in 2007 with over 20 years in management and administration. Kathy obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Regis University and her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado/ Denver. Kathy is a certified instructor of Mental Health First Aid, a founding member of the 5th Judicial Drug Court Team and avid bicyclist.
Program Director, Meeker & Rangely Margot Robb, LCSW, LAC, MAC
Margot moved to Rio Blanco County in 2004 coming to us with over 18 years of experience at in both clinical and administrative work in the Mental Health Care field. She divides her time between direct clinical service and administration. Margot is a strong advocate for the mentally ill and is trained in a variety of evidence based practices. She is currently in the process of obtaining her certificate as a Master’s Addictions Counselor and will be licensed in the state of Colorado as a Licensed Addictions Counselor as well as an LCSW. Margot is certified as a hatha yoga instructor and believes strongly in providing holistic health care. Margot was born in New Jersey and although her family is from the East Coast she considers herself a Midwesterner as she spent her primary years in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Margot received her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin. Madison in 1987.
Program Director, Vail & Eagle Susan Rodger, LPC
Susan holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. Her background includes organizational development as well as clinical experience with adult individuals and couples. She worked for Colorado West from 1997-2003 and re-joined the staff in 2008.
Program Director, Glenwood Springs & Rifle Jackie Skramstad, LCSW
Jackie has been with Colorado West since 2002. A graduate of Glenwood Springs High School, she received her BS degree from Santa Clara University and her Master’s from San Jose State, both in California. Jackie started her career in California working at Eastfield Ming Quong Child and Family Services and San Benito County Mental Health before moving home to Glenwood Springs. Jackie has been involved with the implementation of the DBT program in Garfield County and provides training company-wide. Jackie has a passion for hiking, camping and being outdoors.
Program Director, Steamboat Gina Toothaker, LPC CAC III
While earning her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education at the University of Colorado/Denver in 1994, Gina worked as an intern at both our Craig and Steamboat offices. She then became a clinician, program coordinator and clinical supervisor before being named Program Director. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor level III, she directs the operations of Craig Mental Health. She actively participates on a number of community teams and committees including the Community Evaluation Team Executive Board, Connections 4 Kids and the Interagency Oversight Group. Gina also sees a small caseload of clients ranging from adolescents to adults. She is the mother of two teenagers and her passions include health and fitness, reading, dance, and spending time with her family
Program Director, Craig Craig Thornhill, LPC
Craig is the Program Director at Craig Mental Health. He has been with Colorado West for since 2007, previously working as the Day Treatment Therapist in Routt County. He recently joined the CMH team in February of 2013. He has a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver, with an emphasis in marriage and family and adolescent therapy. Craig is an LPC and has experience in residential and intensive at risk youth and family treatment, as well as crisis work. His current area of focus is community outreach and interagency and community collaboration and coordination.
Program Director, Aspen & Basalt Andrea Pazdera, Ph.D., LMFT, CFLE
Andrea has a Master’s degree and Doctorate in marriage & family therapy and is licensed as a marriage & family therapist and family life educator. Dr. Pazdera has worked in variety of clinical and academic settings and is a certified Within My Reach trainer and pre-marital educator. She has peer-reviewed publications on foster care, trauma, and families at risk of violence. She joined the Aspen Counseling Center in 2011.
Program Director, Grand Junction Felicia Romero, MS, LPC, CAC III
Felicia is a licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Addictions Counselor III, who joined Colorado West in May 2012. In addition to administrative responsibilities as Program Director for Grand Junction Outpatient Center she enjoys working with children and families in an array of evidence-based practices. From a clinical perspective, her interests are mood disorders and substance abuse issues, anxiety disorders, mental health disorders with individuals, families, couples, women’s recovery, children and adolescents.
Program Director, Grand Junction & Training Director Amy Gallagher, Psy.D
Amy superivises child and family clinicians, integrated care clinicians and our pre-doctoral psychology internship program. She also conducts trainings in Motivational Interviewing, the Columbia Model and early childhood issues and is an integral part of several local collaborations in mental and behavioral health.
Program Director, Women’s Recovery Center & Detox Brandi Kroese, MBA, CAC III
Brandi joined Colorado West in 2007 as a substance abuse supervisor, became Program Coordinator of the Grand Junction Detox and has lead the Women’s Recovery Center since 2011. Brandi’s leadership has been instrumental in improving all aspects of the program.
Program Director, Crisis Intervention Services Kathy Capps, LPC
Kathy has been practicing psychotherapy in our community since 2000, working both in private practice and as well as non-profit. She enjoys working with homeless families and individuals with chronic mental illness. Her current role at CW allows her the opportunity to continue working with those in acute crisis as well as train individuals and communities in Mental Health First Aid. Just in the past couple of years, Kathy has trained over 200 people in assessing suicidal risk and understanding the signs and symptoms of a mental health crisis.
Clinical Supervisor of Nursing Natalie Howland, RN BSN
Natalie, Clinical Supervisor / Triage Nurse for the Outpatient Psychiatry, has been employed with Colorado West since 2005. A graduate of Syracuse University in New York, she has experience in a variety of settings including maternal/child health, public health, and therapeutic foster care. She is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Nursing Administration through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Natalie spends her time with a large family of six children (two adopted through foster parenting) and five grandchildren. She enjoys hiking, gardening and spending time with friends.
Director of Nursing, Colorado West Hospital LaCinda Kelleher, RN
LaCinda has been a registered nurse for 17 years, primarily working with children and adolescents before starting her career as a psychiatric nurse here at Colorado West Psychiatric Hospital. Her practicum for her Master’s degree focused on child abuse recognition and reporting training. She started as a floor nurse at the hospital before being promoted to Director of Nursing 1 ½ years ago. LaCinda is a 6th generation native in the Grand Junction area and enjoys family get-togethers, camping and multiple crafts.
Infection Control & Quality Assurance, Colorado West Hospital Deborah A. Tittle, RN WHCNP
Deborah is a licensed nurse practitioner certified in women’s health care, with a Master’s degree in public health & community nursing administration. She joined Colorado West in 2010 and has practiced throughout Western Colorado for over twenty years as a clinician and health care administrator. Substance abuse recovery is an area of special interest. She enjoys working with individuals, families and communities to meet their medical needs and maintain wellness through preventive care.
Peer Support Coordinator Janice Curtis
As head of our Peer Services, Janice herself is a person in recovery from mental health and substance use. She has valuable personal experience with her own mental health challenges as well as the challenges of children in her care and adults in her life. She has received training from numerous sources in addition to her own experiences and is heavily involved with state and national organizations that help those with these issues.