Mental Health 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 Mental Health Advisory Council’s role is to passionately advocate for those children, adolescents and adults with a 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. 

CLICK HERE to see the FY23-24 List of PAIMI Priorities.

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

Mental Health Advisory Council Members

​Chair - Sarah Bhagwandin (she/her)
Vice Chair – Ty Smith (he/him)
Laura Alford
Zalena Ferguson
Whitney Hammond (she/her)
Tyler Himelstieb
Amy Petré-Hill (she/her)
Lacey Stein
Jennifer Turner
Diana Yellow