MHP Joins Expert Panel To Discuss Addiction

Ann Noonan, MHP’s Director of Substance Use Disorder Center of Excellence, will be part of an upcoming expert panel for “Addiction is a Brain Disease: Treatment Works and Recovery Happens.” This is the fourth in a series about mental health/addiction in Boulder County sponsored in partnership by Mental Health Partners, Boulder Community Health, the Boulder Valley Rotary Club and the Boulder Rotary Club. The panel will discuss the complexities of the disease of alcohol and drug addiction, treatment options, opportunities for collaboration and community engagement, and how new avenues of treatment can lead to successful recovery.

Three other local experts will join Noonan for a panel discussion:

  • Dan Conroy – co-founder of AIM House, a residential program working with struggling young people. He is the founder of the CU Boulder Collegiate Recovery Center, and works collaboratively with numerous other agencies and youth groups.
  • Denise Vincioni – from the Denver Recovery Group, an outpatient clinic specifically designed to treat those suffering from opiate addiction, through both medical management and a holistic recovery environment.
  • Jim Geckler – Chief Executive Officer of the Harmony Foundation, a residential treatment program established almost fifty years ago in Estes Park, which has offered relevant and cutting-edge services throughout its history to many Boulder County residents and their families.

Join us for this lively discussion among four well-known and respected experts with ample time for questions,
answers and discussion.

Monday, April 30, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Avenue, Boulder
Please register at