Behavioral Health Transformation Council

The Behavioral Health Transformation Council was created by Senate Bill 2010 - 153 - C.R.S. 27-61-102 (2014) (3)(a).  The Council has the following duties and functions:

  • Developing shared outcomes across key systems to enable joint accountability, improve services and increase recovery, self-sufficiency and economic opportunity
  • Aligning service areas across systems to promote equitable and timely access to a full continuum of services throughout Colorado
  • Establishing joint monitoring across systems to ensure accountability for common outcomes and to reduce the administrative burden
  • Creating integrated behavioral health policies and rules
  • Reforming finances to maximize and efficiently use funds
  • Using electronic health records or other technology, shared screening tools, assessments and evaluations in compliance with federal and state confidentiality and privacy laws
  • Adopting consistent cross-system standards for cultural congruence and for youth, adult and family involvement
  • Promoting and using evidence-based and promising practices 
  • Creating workforce development strategies required for an integrated behavioral health system
  • Developing a comprehensive behavioral health service system that includes services to persons with mental illness, addictions, disabilities and co-occurring issues
  • Making recommendations to the cabinet that encourage and promote collaboration, partnerships and innovation across governmental agencies and other agencies in the budgeting, planning, administration and provision of behavioral health services associated with the goals above
  • Coordinating and consolidating the Council's efforts with the efforts of other groups that are working on behavioral health issues 

Meetings

 

Members

Name Representation Term Expiration
Joy Hart Colorado Department of Corrections 8-30-21
Katherine Helgerson Colorado Department of Local Affairs 8-30-21
Deanna Towne Governor's Office of Information Technology 8-30-21
Lenya Robinson Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Finance 8-30-18
Julia Wigert Colorado Department of Education 8-30-18
Peggy Heil Colorado Department of Public Safety 8-30-18
Kyle Brown Governor's Office 8-30-19
Elise Lowe-Vaughn Colorado Department of Labor 8-30-19
Frank Cornelia Representative of a group or committee that participated in the BHT Grant 2009-10  8-30-19
Camille Harding Colorado Department of Human Services 8-30-19
Regina Huerter Crime prevention and control Commission 8-30-19
Emily Elder Representative of a group or committee that participated in the BHT Grant 2009-10  8-30-19
Carmen Iacino Provider of Mental Health Services 8-30-19
Tonya Wheeler Representative of a group or committee that participated in the BHT Grant 2009-10  8-30-19
Julie Corbett Representative of a group or committee that participated in the BHT Grant 2009-10  8-30-19
Angela Green Provider of Mental Health Services 8-30-19
Mita Johnson Substance abuse, prevention, intervention 8-30-20
Yadira Caraveo Provider of Mental Health Services 8-30-20
Sarah Davidon Consumer of Mental Health Services 8-30-20
Marjorie Grimsley Representative of a group or committee that participated in the BHT Grant 2009-10  8-3-20
Jarrod Hindman Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment 8-30-20
Jacob Finger Consumer of Mental Health Services 8-30-20
Jamin Alabiso Representative of the Judicial Branch 10-1-20
Susan Colling Representative of the Judicial Branch 10-1-20
Rep. Kraft-Tharp  State Representative, appointed by the Speaker of the House  
Rep.Landgraf  State Representative, appointed by the Speaker of the House  
Sen. Marble  State Senator, appointed by the Senate President  
Sen. Kafalas  State Senator, appointed by the Senate President