Brian Turner

Brian Turner, CBHC Deputy Director

Brian is the Deputy Director for the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council (CBHC), the membership organization for Colorado’s community behavioral health system. His work has focused heavily on health reform, mental health for veterans, prevention of homelessness, the integration behavioral and physical healthcare, and prevention and wellness efforts statewide. In 2011, Brian took on the additional role of Director for Mental Health First Aid Colorado, helping to guide the strategic dissemination and growth of the program statewide.



Barb Becker

Barb Becker, Director of Mental Health First Aid Colorado

Barb has worked in the behavioral health field as both a Licensed Professional Counselor and in management within a community mental health center.  She is a member of the statewide Suicide Prevention Commission. She has a passion around reducing the stigma of mental health and assisting individuals to advocate for appropriate care for themselves.  She practices self care by hiking in the beautiful Colorado mountains.

bbecker@cbhc.org | (303) 832-7594



Kenna Dickard

Kenna Dickard, Mental Health First Aid Liason

Kenna completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Nonprofit Studies at James Madison University in Virginia. After working in a psychiatric hospital, she wanted to be more proactive in the mental health field so she joined the MHFA-CO team. In her free time, Kenna enjoys playing music, yoga, swing dancing, hiking and saving the world through education! 

kdickard@mhfaco.org | (720) 573-3590



Grace Urano

Grace Urano, Mental Health First Aid Liason

Grace graduated from The Ohio State University in Anthropology and Communications. She believes that Mental Health First Aid Colorado is an amazing way to reduce the stigmatization of mental illness. She loves going to concerts and hanging out with her cat. 

gurano@mhfaco.org | (720) 573-3590