Colorado Daylight Partnership
About Colorado Daylight Partnership
Advancing access to behavioral healthcare services for deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind Coloradans. Led by WellPower and the Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Colorado Daylight Partnership assists local community health centers throughout Colorado in enhancing the services they offer to these communities.
Meet the Team
Mary Sterritt, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Director, Colorado Daylight Partnership
Mary brings years of experience providing mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing persons of all ages, directly and through program development, management and systems work to her role as Director of the Colorado Daylight Partnership and CDP Integrated Care Initiative. Through the course of her career, she has worked in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, provided school based services in residential and mainstream deaf programs, provided consultation, training and clinical supervision. Mary is a licensed clinical social worker.
Ami Garry, MSW
Ami has been involved with the Colorado Daylight Partnership since it first started as the Colorado Mental Health and Substance Abuse Task Force and continues to be involved in various roles. Through her experience in past at WellPower (WellPower) and Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE), Ami shares her knowledge and expertise in past two decades with trauma informed work in victim and mental health services. Ami currently works as consultant for various organizations and is Certified Reiki Master/Teacher providing 1:1 services and classes. Ami’s passion is promoting equality and advancing access for Deaf, Deaf Blind, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Disabled Coloradans.
Cliff, Director of the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind, holds a Master’s degree from Regis University in Management, with an emphasis in organizational development and human resources. He has been involved in numerous community organizations, committees, task forces, councils, and boards, including four years as president of the Colorado Association of the Deaf (CAD). Cliff is the founder of the Rocky Mountain Deaf School, a bilingual Jefferson County Charter School for students in the metro Denver area. His professional background includes student services at the University of Colorado at Boulder and coordination of auxiliary services at Communication Service for the Deaf/Sign Language Associates. He has also served as an employment specialist/consultant for the Center for People with Disabilities in Boulder and ran a family-owned business, Deaf-initelyPossible Resources.
Marja brings her years of experience providing services to deaf and hard of hearing adults through residential, medication and vocational case management and service coordination. She is a National Certified Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid instructor.
Denise McHugh, JD
Denise, a staff member with Spark Community Foundation, serves as Colorado Daylight Partnership’s research and evaluation consultant. Denise has over 30 years of experience in the health and human services field. Her areas of focus include policy and legal research, evaluation studies, project management, strategic financing, planning and facilitation, and legislation. She is an attorney admitted in Colorado and New York. Denise publishes on legal and policy issues affecting adults, and children, youth and families at the national and state level.