Sue Williamson has a 20-year history in the healthcare field that includes work in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Sue formerly served as the CEO of Signal Behavioral Health Network, a managed services organization that supported the work of Colorado’s substance use disorder treatment providers. At the Colorado Health Foundation, Sue oversaw the $35 million portfolio of health care grants. As the Deputy Executive Director at the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, Sue led efforts to launch and support the medical homes for children for Medicaid and CHP+. Sue also served as the COO of the Colorado Children’s Campaign and was Director of the EPSDT (Medicaid comprehensive healthcare for children) outreach program at the Colorado Department Public Health and Environment. Sue was the recipient of the 2009 Child Health and Welfare Award presented by the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the health and welfare of children in Colorado.
Steven Poole, MD
Steve is Medical Director and founder of the Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program (CCHAP), Tenured Professor, head of the Division of Community Pediatrics and Vice Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. At Children’s Hospital Colorado, he is a member of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Advocacy Institute Leadership Board, is Chair of the Access-To-Care Task Force of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Advocacy Institute, and a member of the Community Benefit Committee of the Board of Directors of Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is also Medical Director of The Pediatric Locum Tenens Service. He is Founder and first Chairperson of the Section on Telephone Care for the American Academy of Pediatrics and lead author of the AAP Manual entitled “The Complete Guide: Developing a Telephone Triage and Advice System for a Pediatric Office Practice.”
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Kevin is the Program Administrator for the Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program (CCHAP). Prior to joining CCHAP, Kevin served as the Practice Administrator for a metro Denver based family practice and also has several years’ experience as a pediatric Practice Manager. Kevin also has a strong background in Healthcare Information Technology and was Director of Operations for MED3OOO and KidSmart Health Partners. During his tenure at MED3OOO and KidSmart, Kevin was responsible for the implementation and support of physician practice management systems, electronic health record systems and physician billing services. Kevin enjoys cooking, golf, church activities and spending time with his wife and three daughters. Kevin was ordained a Roman Catholic Deacon in January 2014.
Anita Rich, MSW
Director of Community Outreach
Anita serves as the Director of Outreach and Quality Improvement for CCHAP. She earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver. Practicing in variety of health care settings, she has provided direct service in Emergency Medicine, Labor and Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Medical/Surgical and Psychiatric services. As the Director of Social Work and Pastoral Care at Boulder Community Hospital, she became interested in Quality Improvement, mediation and took an active role in a variety of Hospital committees. She also provided graduate supervision for Social Work Students from the University of Denver and for psychology students from Naropa University. She was Supervisor of Patient Financial Services at University of Colorado Hospital where she became familiar with Medicaid, Medicare and the Colorado Indigent Care Program. She is a member of Society of Social Work Leadership in Health Care and Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Bridget Burnett, PsyD
Director of Behavioral Health Programs
Bridget is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and began her journey working with children and families as a preschool teacher with children with special needs before pursuing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. After graduate school in Illinois where she specialized in Child, Adolescent and Family systems, Bridget completed the Irving Harris Infant Mental Health and Child Development Fellowship program at the University of Colorado Denver. Bridget’s work has since focused on integrative behavioral health care and local, state and federal systems of care, with an emphasis on families with children birth to five. In addition to her position with CCHAP, Bridget is the Past President of the Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health (CoAIMH), an appointed stakeholder of the CDHS Child Welfare Prevention Steering Committee, teaching Faculty in the Irving Harris Fellowship program, active in state legislation related to children and families, and renders care as a clinical psychologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Director of Intercultural Communications
Since joining the CCHAP team in January of 2008 as the Director of Intercultural Communications, Marcia Carteret has worked closely with the CCHAP private practices as an educator focusing on cross-cultural communications between healthcare professionals and patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Marcia has also provided training for a variety of health organizations including Denver Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Kaiser Permanente, and the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine, which she officially joined in March of 2009 as an instructor for the Community of Pediatrics. Marcia has had direct experience with many countries and cultures, including a six month stint working for the Department of Education in Jiangxi Province, China. Upon returning to the U. S., Marcia worked as an international recruiter and educator for faculty, staff, and students at Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. She gained extensive training in cross-cultural communications at the Intercultural Communications Institute in Portland, Oregon where she studied with recognized pioneer in the field, Dr. Milton J. Bennett. She earned her certification to administer the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) in September of 2006.
Locum Tenens Service
Joanie is the Program Coordinator for the Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program (CCHAP). Joanie has managed the Pediatric Locum Tenens Service for Children’s Hospital Colorado since 1995, under the direction of Steve Poole. She was involved in many projects over the years with Steve and assisted with the initial phase of CCHAP. She lived in Las Animas County in Southeastern Colorado for seven years, managing Locums part-time remotely. She returned to Denver and to work full-time in 2014.