Ellen Burnes Professor, Department of Finance and Real Estate, CSU Ph.D., Natural Resource Economics; MBA; BA German Ph.D. from Oregon State University; MBA from University of Texas Austin; BA from Allegheny College New to Mental Health Partners Board as of 2020 Currently serves Chair-Elect for MHP Board of Directors Serves on Advocacy Committee MHP’s commitment to access to wellness services for the whole community while breaking the stigma and isolation of mental health needs really resonates with me. I chose to join MHP’s Board of Directors because of the conviction of the staff and board to meet the organizations mission while creating sustainable and effective programs and services. It is rewarding to use both my operations and finance background to inform Mental Health and Behavioral Services priorities and strategy for Boulder and Broomfield Counties. In my free time I enjoy trail running with my Australian Cattle Dog, Franklin, and cooking using the fantastic local produce from Boulder County. Meet our expert-level trainers Mental Health Partners is proud to employ a team of compassionate and dedicated expert trainers. Our trainers specialize in mental health trainings such asMental Health First Aid, and suicide-education specific trainings such as SafeTalk and ASIST. To learn more about our trainings, click here.