Aurora Mental Health & Recovery (AMHR) is proud to welcome three new members to its distinguished Board of Directors. Harrison Cochran, Jessica Campbell-Swanson, and Monica Colbert Burton join the AMHR Board during an exciting time for the organization!
AMHR recently went through a rebrand in January changing its name from Aurora Mental Health Center (a name the organization had used since opening in 1975). Now with a fresh new face, AMHR is ushering in a new era in community behavioral health with a Crisis and Acute Care Center on the way and the integration of Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC) into AMHR.
AMHR Relies on the Leadership of its Board of Directors
The AMHR Board of Directors is responsible for providing strategic and fiduciary leadership and oversight of AMHR’s management to ensure it fulfills its mission of service to the community. With such big changes happening within AMHR and the broader Aurora community, the expertise and leadership abilities that Harrison, Jessica, and Monica bring to the table will be invaluable.
Harrison Cochran previously served four terms on the AMHR (then AuMHC) Board of Directors from 2000 – 2016 (the last three years as President) and served two terms in the past 5 years on the APDC Board of Directors. Now retired, Harrison worked in the suburban newspaper industry as an editor and executive for forty years – the last twenty of which as publisher of the Aurora Sentinel.
An active member of the community, Harrison has volunteered or otherwise been involved with several organizations including the Rotary Club of Aurora, Aurora Chamber of Commerce, Board of First Universalist Church, Metro Caring Denver, Food Bank of the Rockies, Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA), Aurora Warms the Night, Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC), VISTA fundraising, and more.
Jessica Campbell-Swanson currently serves as Arapahoe County Commissioner representing District 2, which includes Centennial, Greenwood Village, a portion of Aurora, and unincorporated central Arapahoe County.
A talented attorney and political consultant, Jessica has volunteered for numerous political campaigns and the Arapahoe County Democratic Party, supported the Village Exchange Center, helped found ‘No One Should Be Hungry, Period’, volunteered for the Colorado Lawyers Committee, and served on a long list of other boards of directors in the local community.
Monica Colbert Burton
Monica Colbert Burton is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at 76 Group, a full-service public affairs firm. In addition to an extensive career in public relations, government affairs and advocacy, and business development – Monica also spent 12 years as a nonprofit fundraiser (primarily in the mental health space).
In service to our community, Monica has served on both the Aurora Public Schools Foundation Board of Education and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Colorado Chapter (AFPCC).
To learn more about Aurora Mental Health & Recovery’s Board of Directors, when they meet, and how to contact them, click here.