Advisory Council

Disability Law Colorado is fortunate to have an active Advisory Council for the Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Program.  The council’s role is to passionately advocate for those children, adolescents and adults with a serious mental illness who are most vulnerable to abuse and neglect.

The council works with our board and staff to develop annual priorities and objectives for the PAIMI Program and advise us on policies to protect the rights of individuals with mental illness in Colorado. Members also help to educate the public about our programs.

The PAIMI Advisory Council members are passionate and knowledgeable advocates, and we are very grateful for their service.

PAIMI Advisory Council Members (2015-16)

  • KimNichelle Rivera, Chair
  • Amy Smith, Vice Chair
  • Ronald (Ron) Bassman, Ph.D.                                                                                         
  • Tomi L. Hanson M.A., Esq.                                                                                            
  • Rolf Kotar
  • Maria Ricchione
  • Renee Ryan
  • Katie Shore
  • Rebecca Wallace, Esq.
  • Tommy Young