Clinica Family Health and Mental Health Partners intend to merge in September 2024, creating a more holistic healthcare agency: Clinica Family Health & Wellness!

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Serving our community for over 60 years

Family playing a game at a picnic
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Red rock cliff
Older man reading the newspaper


The history of Mental Health Partners

Scroll through the timeline below for a brief summary of some major milestones that have punctuated our decades-long history. 


Our story begins... 

In 1962, the Adult Mental Health Center in Boulder opens its doors to serve Boulder County residents, growing out of a national community mental health movement.


In 1964, the Center receives its non-profit status.


In 1966, the Center fully staffs its Outpatient Services team with child and adult psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists operating 5 days a week. 

Old newspaper clippings


Healing is our purpose. Help is our promise. Health is our passion.

Leading our community into wellness

We believe wellness is not only possible, it is probable with the right support. We seek to positively impact our community by guiding each client as they pursue their own wellness journey. That’s why we are committed to our vision: Healthy minds. Healthy lives. Healthy communities. 

Leading Our Community Into Wellness People Walking on Trail.


Our core values are foundational to our mission and vision


Healing Environment

Providing a safe space where people feel accepted. 



Putting ourselves in others’ shoes. 



Believing in positive possibilities for every person. 



Supporting long-term health and well-being. 



Realizing the power of working together with humility and trust. 



Building relationships to strengthen our communities. 



Pursuing the best in everything we do. 


Meet our leaders

MHP’s Executive Team and Board of Directors bring a diverse set of skills, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to deliver excellence in leadership, cultivate positive relationships, and connect with the communities we serve. Our Leadership Team is united in pursuing MHP’s mission, vision, and values.

Brent Amfahr he/him/his
Brent Amfahr Photo

Vice President of Finance

Sara D. Anderson she/her/hers
Sara D. Anderson Photo

Vice President of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Michelle Caprari she/her/hers
Michelle Caprari Photo

Assistant to CEOs and Board

Dixie Casford she/her/hers
Dixie Casford Photo


Emily Hardy-Green she/her/hers
Emily Hardy Green

Vice President of Human Resources

Jennifer Leosz she/her/hers
Jen Leosz Photo


Kate Parker she/her/hers
Kate Parker Headshot

Vice President of Clinical Care

Karen Rice she/her/hers
Karen Rice Photo

Chief Medical Officer

Brent Amfahr Photo

Brent Amfahr


Vice President of Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Colorado
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting (University of Wyoming)

Brent joined Mental Health Partners as a full-time employee in 2022 after consulting the organization since 2018. MHP’s mission and commitment to serving the community resonates with his values, and he is thrilled to work alongside such amazing, dedicated, and hard-working people. In his free time, Brent enjoys hiking, mountain biking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. 

Annual Report

A Note from Our Co-CEOs

Each year, our Annual Report helps us reflect on the progress we’ve made – as individuals, an organization, and a community – when it comes to destigmatizing mental health, expanding access to care, and building stronger social connections on a foundation of wellness.

This Report is also a time for us to recommit to our vision for healthy minds, healthy lives, healthy communities – not just as a provider of behavioral health services, but also as individuals who care deeply, passionately, and profoundly about serving the communities we call home. 

Jen Leosz and Dixie Casford