Our team of professionals is here to support you as you recover from the disruptions caused by COVID-19. Learn more about our team below!
Clinical Team Lead
Chelsea received her master’s degree in International Disaster Psychology and specializes in trauma-based treatments, such as EMDR and TF-CBT. She is a licensed professional counselor and has worked with kids and families at Jefferson Center for the last 7 years. During that time, she has provided individual, group, and family therapy to students in Jefferson County schools, as well as providing professional development for educators and administrators on mental health and trauma. When she's not working with the team, she and her husband love to spend time in the mountains with their son and two dogs!
Charles was born in Washington and grew up in Meridian, Idaho. At nineteen he joined the United States Army where he served as an Airborne Infantryman for over twenty years. Following his retirement, Charles was a private military contractor who worked and lived in Liberia, Iraq, and Afghanistan for four years. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Westchester University and a Master’s degree in International Disaster Psychology from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology. Charles is responsible for overseeing all operations for Jefferson Center for Mental Health’s Colorado Spirit team. Charles enjoys hiking and collecting Legos. He has three incredible adult children.
Senior Care Specialist
Jean was born and raised in Michigan but considers herself a Coloradan. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Denver and is an LCSW through the state of Colorado. Her specialty and passion are older adults, having worked with them throughout her career. She is eager to serve the community and help those affected by COVID-19. Jean loves nature and being outside, and when the weather permits you can catch her riding her bike or going for a swim!
COVID-19 Crisis Counselor
Megan is a Colorado native who grew up in Parker. She got her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Asian studies from UNC. She graduated from the University of Denver with her master’s in international disaster psychology. She joined the Colorado Spirit team because of the ability to help people directly affected by Covid-19. Megan loves to be outside in nature with her partner and their dog. She is an avid rock climber, video-gamer, and (former) concert-goer!
Outreach Specialist - COVID-19 Relief
Caterina joined the Colorado Spirit team to be of service to communities impacted by the pandemic. She has a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR) and has spent close to three years living and working in South America, most recently as a Fulbright scholar in Colombia. Caterina is also a Bilingual Educator at the Clyfford Still Museum, where she works primarily with k-12 students in the Denver metro area. She enjoys listening to new records with her partner, foreign films, biking, and picnics!
Outreach Specialist - COVID-19 Relief
Kelly graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Integrative Physiology. She was born and raised in Arvada, CO and is looking forward to serving the local community as part of the Colorado Spirit Team. Kelly enjoys connecting with others and traveling. She is an avid Avs fan, loves spending time with family, and can be found playing soccer in her free time.
Sarah is a Colorado native but grew up in the Marshall Islands for most of her childhood before returning to the U.S. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. She has worked with many diverse populations in clinical settings such as in Pediatric Endocrinology, where she served children and adolescents with diagnoses such as thyroid disease and gender dysphoria. She is also passionate about providing professional development, as well as working with couples. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and doing just about anything outdoors with her fiancé and dog!
Marketing & Web Specialist
Rachael is a Colorado native who grew up in Arvada. She possess a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in Writing from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She initially worked in the Colorado theater and film industry, but when the Covid-19 pandemic hit she changed her career to writing and marketing. She joined the Colorado Spirit team because of the fantastic work they are doing in the community, assisting those directly affected by the pandemic. Rachael loves gardening, hiking, reading, and knitting. She is a huge fan of the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres, and can often be found binge watching episodes of Star Trek or Kolchak The Night Stalker.
Child & Family Specialist
Muneer grew up in Baltimore County, Maryland. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Muneer served in the US Peace Corps in Sierra Leone for two years, and then as a civil servant in the National Science Foundation for five. He returned to student life and received an MA in international disaster psychology from University of Denver. Muneer joined the Colorado Spirit team as a Child and Family Specialist in order to support those impacted by COVID-19. Muneer enjoys visiting museums, hiking, and going on short road trips. He is a fan of coffee, live music, and desserts!
Louie was born and raised in the Denver-Metro area, where they still reside with their cats. They received their B.S. in Human Services with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Louie joined the Colorado Spirit team because they felt that connecting community members to resources during the pandemic was the timeliest work in this field. They are passionate about working with LGBTQ+ communities, people living with HIV/AIDS, and working with folks about writing. Louie loves to skateboard with their partner, cook yummy vegetarian meals, and have movie nights.