The Disaster Behavioral Health team is part of the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. We promote the psychosocial wellbeing of Coloradans by helping local and regional behavioral health organizations expand their capacity for disaster responses, integrate with their network of emergency responders, and reach out effectively to impacted communities.
- To contact our team, email us at email@example.com.
Aimee Voth Siebert, M.A.
Aimee Voth Siebert has more than 10 years of experience working at CDPHE in disaster behavioral health preparedness and response.
Elyse Janish, M.A.
Inclusion Planning Coordinator
Elyse Janish has three years of local team leadership experience responding to disasters in Colorado, including the Marshall Fire.
Recovery Coordinator & Contract Monitor
Hope has her bachelor's degree in urban studies and psychology from the College of Wooster where she researched disaster recovery after Hurricane Katrina.
Rebecca Wener, M.P.H., M.A.
Club Q SERG Grant Coordinator
Rebecca has over ten years of experience in public health, working frequently with populations affected by trauma.
Contract Monitor, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response
Liberty Dosier has more than 10 years of experience with grant management as both a grantee and a funder.
Shawna Maher, MSW
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Specialist
Shawna has over 10 years professional and volunteer experience providing support, advocacy, and quality services to disproportionately impacted communities.
Curt Drennen, Psy.D., RN
Branch Chief, Disaster Behavioral Health and Community Recovery
Curt Drennen has 20-plus years of service to the State of Colorado in the field of disaster behavioral health and is the first line of support to the team.
When will you talk to and/or hear from each member of the team?
Aimee is the contact person for general questions and oversees most of the kickoff calls and informational meetings. You'll also likely see her if you ask for certain trainings from our team, like Psychological First Aid or Field Response. If a disaster occurs in your jurisdiction, Aimee will help coordinate grant applications for local organizations and communities.
Hope and Elyse work closely with Disaster Coordinators to develop contracts, answer questions about scope of work plans, and share information about grant resources. They also conduct trainings along with Aimee. In addition to disaster behavioral health programming, Hope’s work focuses on disaster recovery, from planning to responding. Elyse focuses on community inclusion and access, as well as functional needs in disasters. In the case of a disaster, Hope will assist with recovery grants and activities, while Elyse will focus on outreach and care for whole communities.
Rebecca works with those impacted by the Club Q tragedy.
Liberty handles the majority of the contract monitoring, which includes monitoring the deliverables timetables, budget, and invoicing. She will also work on contracts for grants that occur in response to disasters.
Shawna consults internally with all of OEPR on matters related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. If the need arises, the DBH team will bring Shawna into the conversation so that she can provide insight, guidance, and best practices as we seek just outcomes.
Curt advises on the full spectrum of topics, trainings, and funding covered by the team. You might hear from him at informational sessions or as a subject matter expert at meetings, conferences, and trainings. He will be involved with disaster and emergency responses that include a state-level activation.