The executive director of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), Michelle Barnes, testified before the House Public and Behavioral Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday that the department has a critical staffing need.     In her testimony, Barnes outlined three departmental priorities for the upcoming fiscal year: talent recruitment and retention, compliance … Read more

DENVER (July 18, 2022) —  Leora Joseph has been hired as the Director of the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) for the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). OBH now includes the two Mental Health Institutes at Pueblo and Fort Logan and Forensic Services.     Joseph will lead the office in diversifying the programs … Read more