Pat currently serves as Board President for Harmony Foundation. She has been an active member of the Board since 2009. She has been a certified public accountant for 50 years, specializing in tax consultations. Her fiscal and leadership engagement with Harmony over the years has assisted with our growth on campus and our local and regional presence in Colorado.
Ms. Nielsen has over 30 years of recovery and is a proud member of the Harmony Alumni Program. Pat is strongly engaged with Harmony because she wants to be a part of helping others’ live a sober life.
“The people at Harmony are, hands down, the reason Harmony is so special. The caring and technical knowledge of all our staff, from admissions to nursing to counseling and beyond, is unsurpassed in the industry.”
Mike is the current President and CEO of Colorado Credit Union. A position he has served for over 25 years. He has over 32 years of leadership experience offering insight into strong business acumen and leadership growth.
Mr. Williams currently serves as the Chairman of the Credit Union Service Network Board of Directors and is a member of the National Association of Credit Union Supervisors Credit Union Advisory Board.
Currently, Vice President of the Harmony Foundation Board of Directors, Mike has a deep commitment to organization fiscal growth. He assists and supports the Harmony Foundation Philanthropy Department as the Chairman of the Harmony Fundraising Committee so that clients and families can access treatment services.
“As alum of Harmony I have a very strong commitment to ensuring that Harmony continues to thrive and prosper for years to come continuing to deliver the gift of recovery to all who seek it.”
Paul joined the Harmony Board of Directors in 2003. He currently serves as Treasurer providing fiscal support to Harmony leadership. He has served in several board and senior leadership positions including CEO for American Educational Products, Peaceful Mountain, Inc. and currently the CEO of MyChelle Dermaceuticals.
Mr. Whittle is a long time person in recovery who is committed to the Harmony mission and vision. He believes his investment of time in Harmony allows him to make a sincere amend to the world for his actions and behaviors during his period of addiction.
“I believe that Harmony is the premier recovery program in the area and is committed to helping as many people as practically possible to achieve recovery from addiction.”
Susan is a Licensed Psychologist with an active private practice in Fort Collins for over 16 years. Her areas of specialty include working with people who have co-occurring mental health and addiction issues. She has professional experience at several clinical levels of care including outpatient, intensive outpatient, and inpatient treatment and hospital settings.
Dr. Kitchens joined the Harmony Board of Directors in 2009 to help provide Harmony with clinical support and direction for the organization. As a person in long term recovery, Susan has brought her strength, hope, and experience both clinically and in recovery to help Harmony staff offer the best possible care to our clients.
“I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Harmony Foundation because it offers me the opportunity to work with the extraordinary Harmony staff who are committed to making a profound difference in the lives of people affected by addiction. The people of Harmony inspire me.”
Andy is a retired service member from the Army with 41 years of experience in the software development, marketing and support business with IBM. Mr. Johnson has been an active member of the Harmony Board of Directors since 1981, providing guidance and leadership to Harmony staff for over 35 years.
An alum of Harmony, Andy has a strong passion and commitment to helping individuals and families suffering from the disease of addiction find hope in recovery. In addition to his board leadership with Harmony, Mr. Johnson also supports other local organizations, including the AARP Foundation, Gold Crown Foundation and Ascent Community Church.
“Harmony is a special place because of the dedication, compassion and concern of the entire staff.”
Tom has been a member of the Harmony Board of Directors for over 12 years. He worked in the sales and marketing and has been the owner of Distribution Colorado for 21 years.
Mr. McCarthy chooses to serve on the Harmony Board as a part of his commitment to give back through the recovery community. He has over 30 years of sobriety and utilizes his passion and commitment of recovery to support Harmony staff in spreading the message of our program to communities around Colorado.
“Harmony is an incredible place. The natural setting lends itself to a spiritual experience. I came up with our tag line “Recovery in the Rockies” that says a lot about this special place!”
Mariann is a LPC and CAC III with over 37 years of experience in the behavioral health field with expertise in mental health, addictions, and criminal justice. In addition to her therapeutic work, she has 15 years of upper management experience directing several residential and outpatient programs.
Mariann has served on as a board member for Hope Counseling Center and Island Grove Regional Treatment Center. She is currently and Advisory Board Member for the HOPE Fund in Larimer County. As the newest member to the Harmony Board, Mariann will bring her clinical and management experience together to assist Harmony staff in treating clients and families.
“I am thrilled to be part of the Harmony team. It is a well-established and highly reputable treatment program that delivers quality care to its clients and families.”
President of Heartland Consultation, INC
Dalyn Schmitt served as CEO of Heartland Regional Alcohol and Drug Assessment Center, INC and possesses over 30 years of professional experience in the behavioral health profession.
Dalyn’s past professional role provided strategic and visionary leadership and identified current and future organizational needs. She led an organization that serves individuals living in urban, suburban, rural and frontier areas within a cost effective organizational structure. Under her leadership tele-health and other innovative technology were introduced and implemented. Her ability to study and stay abreast of the changing needs of the marketplace by identifying and anticipating trends offered options to the agency’s Board of Directors that kept the organization competitive and made the organization a known leader in this service sector. She resigned in December 2014 to consult and spent more time with family.
Serving as Owner and President for Heartland Consultation, INC., Dalyn currently leads teams involved in crisis intervention, outreach to community services, and consults with emergency services department of health care systems. She provides education, training, community awareness, and consultation to various community organizations/agencies, employers, and general public.
She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor in Kansas. Dalyn served as President of Kansas Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors and taught addictions related courses at the University of Kansas Campus and Saint Mary’s University. She has served on the Redesign Committee for the State of Kansas to evaluate the effective delivery of substance abuse treatment. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas.
Board Member, Emeritus
My journey to Harmony began by joining an Al Anon group in October 1975 in Boulder, CO. I had a female relative that needed help with an alcohol problem and I heard of Harmony Foundation from a friend who was a member of its Board of Directors. I brought my relative to Harmony in March 1976. She later became a counselor at a treatment facility; is now retired; and has 34 years of good sobriety. My wife and I were so impressed with Harmony that we attended the Saturday night dinners and meetings at Harmony for many years.
We and a few close friends started the initial Harmony Club whose sole purposes were to raise funds for Harmony and to promote social activities for Harmony graduates to demonstrate that one can have fun without drugs and alcohol.
I have personally witnessed the healing of so many people over the last 34 years. The lasting friendships that have taken place and personal support received from these friends are beyond description.
One of the major results is that my wife and I have enjoyed 53 years of marriage and have a loving relationship with our four adult children, their spouses and our grandchildren. Without involvement with Harmony, I doubt that this would ever have been possible.
Leave of Absence
Leaf Van Boven is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU). His research expertise concerns the interrelation between people’s emotions and the judgments and decisions they make in everyday life. His teaching expertise is in research methods, consumer behavior, and conflict resolution. In addition, Leaf directs the Center for Research on Judgment and Policy.