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We are a state-wide, grassroots, peer-run organization that seeks to provide opportunities for individuals to improve the quality of their lives, give back to their communities, and change public perceptions of mental illness. We do this by providing whole-person wellness education to people who are building a lifestyle of recovery. In order to spread this message further, we also advocate for person-centered care in traditional healthcare settings.

We help those who are successfully living in recovery and wish to give back to their communities by training them to become Peer Support Specialists and wellness planning workshop facilitators. In fact, we are the only peer-run mental health organization that provides Peer Support Specialist certification courses.

Finally, we serve as a voice for individuals with mental health conditions and offer hope that recovery is possible. We advocate for health-care policy that benefits consumers above all others and call attention to legislation that is oppressive, discriminatory, or lacking in evidence. We also openly share our stories of illness and recovery to break the silence and defeat stereotypes. Most importantly, we train others to join us in this mission through advocacy workshops and webinars.

Put simply, we want to create a mentally well Colorado, one unique person at a time.

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Hope Hyatt
Executive Director

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Chad Spangler
Workplace Wellness Program Manager

Kristen Oldaker 
Program Coordinator

Joann Calabrese, MA
Recovery Education Manager

Sarah Humble
Peer Support Specialist Supervisor


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Michal Lord-Blegen

Board Chair

Jean Davis

Shawna Margesson

Ashley Lane Boyle

Heather Bruce

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Please click here to see current employment and internship opportunities at the Colorado Mental Wellness Network!