Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

A Word From Our Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Leslye Steptoe EDITED_WEB

Every interaction is a cultural interaction and resilience, recovery, and well-being are deeply cultural concepts. So, it is vitally important that WellPower understands and honors the role that culture plays in people’s lives.

Using evidence-based practices, our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging approach helps us to leverage cultural proficiency in order to create a place where people are seen and can proudly see themselves—as consumers, as staff, and as community members.


Leslye Steptoe, PhD
Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Awards and Recognition

Dr. Steptoe is a well-recognized leader in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging and WellPower is paving the way in changing organizational culture for the better.

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Diversity Jobs Top Employer 2021
DEI Practices Badge 2022 Top Workplace

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

WellPower understands that people are rooted in cultures that give their lives meaning, texture, and direction. We strongly believe that these multiple perspectives foster community, drive innovation and inspire excellence and we proudly hold diversity as an integral part of our mission and goals.

Our Vision: A Kaleidoscope

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When a kaleidoscope is in motion, new possibilities emerge at every turn, just like the interaction between cultural groups. This metaphor acknowledges that cultures keep changing through their interaction and yet maintain their basic characteristics.

Fuch, L.H.(1990). The American Kaleidoscope: Race, Ethnicity and the Civic Culture. Wesleyan University Press.

About Us

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Organizational Culture

At WellPower, our dedication to diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging is a fundamental aspect of our organization, our mission and our culture.


Creating Connections

In our work with the people we serve, the community, and in our workplace, we value our diverse experiences and work to create connections that enrich those experiences.

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National Leadership

We strive to become the national leader in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging in community mental health.  We are a member organization of Fair360, the leading evidence-based resource for DEIB practitioners.

Community Connection

We are committed to engaging in community connections and partnership to ensure that everyone has access to the services they need.

Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being

Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being provides a place for community members to connect with their neighbors, learn new skills and find supports they need to increase their health and well-being.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

Advancing access to behavioral health care services for deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind Coloradans.

El Centro de las Familias

El Centro de las Familias is a multi-cultural clinic providing Spanish-language and bilingual outpatient mental health care to Denver’s Latino/Hispanic community.

We Support You

WellPower is committed to addressing racism, discrimination & bias and ensuring equity for all. Our conversations must lead to meaningful action.

We know we can always propel change and we need to continue these conversations. Meaningful change begins with allowing your voice and experiences to be heard. Please reach out to the Advocate Office to share with us what we are doing well and what we can improve to ensure equity for all.

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