The high quality staff at BTS make the daily mission of BTS possible. Every day, the dedicated BTS team carries out the commitment to our mission: quality services and serving the needs of our communities. Learn a little about our leadership team below.
Board of Directors
Amanda Laukant, LCSW
Marcie Taylor, MSW
Brian Gonzales, LCSW, LAC
Sarah Barkley, LCSW
Alyssa Hetschel has her Master's in Social Work from the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work and is licensed in the state of Colorado as a LCSW and LAC. Alyssa is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work is passionate about teaching graduate students in clinical theory and practice, the intersections of substance use, trauma, and mental health, policy and advocacy, and leadership formation. She carries this passion into her role as Executive Director of Behavioral Treatment Services, through her overarching leadership, supervision, management, policy & program development, client service delivery, and stakeholder relationship building with the Colorado community. Alyssa is committed to leading BTS through the ever-changing and ever-growing landscape of behavioral health services in the criminal justice system. Through leading from a lens of trauma-informed care, empathy, respect, cultural humility, equity, and professionalism - Alyssa consistently does everything within her reach and position to live out BTS's mission statement of: providing quality treatment services to those in need and enhancing the health and well-being of the community.
Boulder County Outpatient Manager
MA, NCC, LPC
Melanie received her Master's in Counseling from Colorado Christian University and has been registered with DORA since 2015. She obtained her License in Professional Counseling from Colorado in 2019. Melanie's therapy practice experience ranges from Salvation Army Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation, BridgePoint, and various positions as a clinician and a supervisor in BTS. Melanie currently oversee the Outpatient Services division in Boulder County. Outpatient Services' programs align with the BTS Mission Statement by providing amazing therapy and customer service to both our clients/participants and stakeholders within the communities we have the honor of serving. Melanie's priorities as a leader with BTS are safety for our clients, collaboration for our stakeholders, and professional development for her staff.
Golden Outpatient, BRIDGES, and Outpatient Competency Restoration (OPR) Supervisor
Lindsey Feola graduated with a BS in Social Work from Colorado State University and a Masters in Social Work from Newman University. Lindsey is passionate about serving vulnerable populations and advocating for social justice and change. Lindsey has experience providing case management services to families and people experiencing homelessness as well as providing clinical inteventions to individuals suffering from acute mental health disorders and substance abuse. Lindsey currently superivses the outpatient services out of the Golden Office as well as the Bridges Court Liaisons. The overall goal of both of these programs is to serve individuals to the best of our ability and provide comprehensive and supportive care allinging with the overall mission of BTS as a company.
Veronica Gray received her BS in Psychology from Regis University. She received her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. She began her career with a private practice for 5 years as a family counselor. She joined the Behavioral Treatment Services team in 2018 as a STIRT Behavioral Health Therapist. She is currently the STIRT Supervisor, which she managers the 21-day residential program for men and women. Veronica finds it an honor to follow the mission of Behavioral Treatment Services, which is to provide quality treatment services to people in need, and to enhance the health and well-being of our community.
Jefferson County Residential Supervisor
MA, MFTC, LAC
Alexandra received her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2019 at Argosy University, Denver. She has been registered with DORA since 2017. Alexandra obtained her LAC in 2019. She has been a member of AAMFT since 2016. Alexandra is currently working towards obtaining her independent practice license for her LMFT. Her previous work experience has been Family Tree Domestic Violence Shelter, two at-risk youth residential facilities, Community Reach Center Crisis Stabilization Unit, the District Attorney’s Office, Department of Corrections, Family Tree Parenting Time Program, Contract work with DHS, and currently a Supervisor for the men and women's residential programs in Jefferson County with Behavioral Treatment Services.
Casey's educational background is in Social Work. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Mississippi, with a minor in Psychology. Casey then attended the University of Denver, where she graduated with a Master of Social Work and the Animal Assisted Social Work Certificate. Casey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW) in the state of CO and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist through the Arizona Trauma institute (CCTS) . Casey uses her credentialed experience in her work within correctional facilities working with substance abuse and significant mental health concerns for many years. The programs at the Weld residential facility include an Intensive Residential Treatment program (IRT) and a Residential Dual Diagnosis Treatment program (RDDT). These programs provide a compassionate and empathetic intensive treatment intervention with step down treatment options for continuing care after completion of the program. Casey's priorities as a leader for BTS Weld is to ensure the safety of clientele and quality of care that clients are receiving from our qualified staff to better facilitate sobriety and reduction of recidivism.
Jail-Based Clinical Manager
Kalli received her B.S in Psychology with a Minor in neuroscience from North Dakota State University. She went on to get her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Colorado-Denver. Kalli's background has specialized in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling, Jail Based Behavioral Health Services, Trauma: Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Trained, Homelessness Case Management, and Community Correction and Problem-Solving Courts. Kalli currently works as the JBBS Manager for BTS. Jail Based Behavioral Health Services (JBBS/ BJA) are a voluntary program that give individuals who are currently incarcerated the opportunity to engage in individual/group therapy as well as case management and reentry services. BTS helps to provide substance abuse and mental health services to the jail population. The overall goal of JBBS is to provide quality treatment to all populations currently incarcerated and continue to help individuals grow and reduce recidivism.
As the program manager for jail-based services, her focus is to provide quality care for our clients. She focuses with her team on providing a safe and therapeutic environment for clients to engage in individual substance abuse and mental health services.
Clinical Quality Assurance Consultant
MA, LPC, LAC
Kevin Robinson is the Clinical Quality Assurance Consultant for Behavioral Treatment Services. Kevin studied Psychology at Colorado State University and received his Master's degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver. He has almost a decade of experience in the world of psychotherapy and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addictions Counselor. Kevin is responsible for administering the company's electronic health records system, internal auditing and compliance, and quality improvement across all sites and programs. Kevin is passionate about educating new therapists and interns and all things related to process improvement. In his free time, Kevin enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing.