Catherine Wessling
(p) 303.524.3865

Impact on Education to Host Free Community Event on Youth Mental Health

Impact on Education, in collaboration with UnitedHealthcare, Comcast, Centura Health, The Colorado Health Foundation, and Boulder Valley School District to host mental health panel discussion for parents

A Community Conversation: Supporting the Mental Health of our Youth
6:00 pm Wednesday, April 12


Impact on Education, in collaboration with UnitedHealthcare, Comcast, Centura, The Colorado Health Foundation, and Boulder Valley School District (BVSD), invites our community to a free mental health event Wednesday, April 12, 6:00-8:00PM.

Admission is free, but registration is required,

Media are invited to announce the event to the community in advance and encourage them to RSVP at the link above. Media is invited to cover the event as well.

The event will gather clinicians, BVSD educators and administrators, community health professionals and people with lived experiences for a community conversation. Panelists will discuss the current mental health risks facing our youth; techniques for communicating with your children about their mental health needs; school, community, and health care resources available to parents; and more. 


Panel 1 – Challenges Facing our Youth

  • Marc Neely | CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado (Moderator)
  • Chris Uhlig | Suicide Loss Survivor and BVSD Parent
  • Dr. Kimberly Nordstrom |Emergency Psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer, Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Dr. Alana Morales | Principal, Boulder High School
  • Maya C. | BVSD Alum

Panel 2 – Resources and Support

  • Patrick Gordon | CEO, Rocky Mountain Health Plans (Moderator)
  • Darci Harvey | Director of Integrated Behavioral Health, Centura
  • Anna Kim | NAMI Boulder
  • Jenna Clinchard | Executive Director, Rise Against Suicide
  • Greg McDonald | Wellness Center Counselor, Monarch High School
  • Jordan Goto, MPH | Health and Wellness Coordinator, BVSD


Visuals of panel discussion and audience members


Available for one-on-one interviews before and after the event include:

  • Allison Billings, Executive Director of Impact on Education
  • Dr. Rob Anderson, BVSD Superintendent
  • Marc Neely, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado
  • Patrick Gordon, CEO of Rocky Mountain Health Plans, a UnitedHealthcare Company
  • Panelists


Manhattan Middle School Auditorium
290 Manhattan Dr, Boulder, CO 80303
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Wednesday, April 12, 2023
6:00pm – 8:00pm (please arrive by 5:45pm)


Catherine Wessling
303-517-8178 mobile
303-524-3865 office

Impact on Education is the foundation supporting nearly 30,000 students and 4,000 educators of the Boulder Valley School District. Since 1983, we’ve provided Boulder Valley public school students with community funding and resources in order to meet critical needs and eliminate opportunity gaps.


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