Dr. Kiara Kuenzler has succeeded Harriet Hall as CEO of Jefferson Center for Mental Health. She previously served as chief operating officer of Foothills Behavioral Health Partners where she successfully engaged community partners to ensure that Medicaid members had access to timely and high quality behavioral health care. She has pushed the needle on whole person, whole health integration by seeking innovative solutions to meet the growing needs of the population served, effectively managing costs, and driving clinical excellence. She is a licensed Psychologist and received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver, followed by a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Colorado Medical School in Administration and Evaluation Psychology. In addition to her 9 years of experience in health care administration, quality, and program evaluation, Kiara has over 12 years of direct clinical experience, and served as adjunct faculty in the Psychology Department at the University of Colorado, Denver.
Signal Behavioral Health Network, a subsidiary of AllHealth Network, is Colorado’s largest Managed Services Organization. Signal partners with the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health, 35 counties, several judicial districts, and other organizations to manage the quality of and funding for the continuum of substance use disorder services in the Denver-Metro, Northeastern, and Southeastern regions of Colorado.
Appointed as CEO in 2015, Daniel Darting has been with Signal since 2008, previously serving as Director of Information Technology. Daniel also provides leadership to the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council and the Colorado Providers Association, serving on the executive committees of both organizations.
Foster Norman was appointed CEO of Cobb and Douglas Community Services Boards in June. He has over 40 years of experience in Public Health and Human Services, with 16 of those years operating as a Chief Executive Officer. He began his career working as direct care professional with the intellectual and developmental disabilities’ population and expanded his clinical purview to Mental Health/Substance Abuse service delivery and management becoming a Licensed Psychological Associate. During his tenure as CEO, Foster successfully managed and executed budgets of more than $180 million while providing leadership to over 300 employees. For the past two years, he has served as the senior organizational leadership consultant for MTM Services, providing consultation on an array of topics covering most major aspects of an organization’s operations for agencies through the United States.
Laurie Powell was appointed CEO of Alliance Health Services (AHS) in July. She has 25 years of experience in community mental health and previously served AHS as Deputy Director and most recently as VP of Clinical Services. She has helped write and implement numerous grants and has also helped develop policies and procedures for improving the quality of care AHS delivers. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a BA in Psychology and MA in Sociology from the University of Memphis and an MSW from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Levi Anderson was recently appointed as the new CEO at Western Montana Mental Health. Levi has 12 years of leadership experience in healthcare, a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Montana State University, Billings, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has most recently served as the General Manager for LifeNet Health in Seattle, Washington.