Kim Collins MSEd, LPC
North Range Behavioral Health’s Board of Directors has named Kim Collins MSEd, LPC as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer following the retirement of Larry Pottorff LCSW. “Kim is a leader who embodies the North Range values of compassion, collaboration, and customer first that make North Range a pillar in our community for mental wellness.” says Board President, Jim Riesberg.
We rise by lifting others.
Collins’ vision for North Range comes from her favorite quote, “We rise by lifting others,” by Robert Ingersoll. “North Range has a culture of resilience; a wonderful ability to respond positively to change. I am honored and humbled to be chosen to lead this organization; and I am confident that we are ready for our next chapter,” says Collins.
Setting her sights on exploring ways that broaden and tailor current services to community need, Collins looks forward to collaborating with partners, incorporating fresh perspectives and approaches while learning and working together. Internally, her focus is on nurturing a solutions-focused culture at North Range which will create the positive, optimistic energy that is needed to tackle what is ahead.
Kim Collins has worked in behavioral health for more than 15 years and has been with North Range for 8 years. Previously, Collins was the Administrative Director of North Range's Youth and Family programs and the Crisis Response Team. Most recently, she served as North Range’s Chief Clinical Officer where she provided organization-wide leadership for clinical operations to support the agency’s strategic vision and plan. Collins will continue to represent North Range in a manner that aligns with the mission, vision, and strategic goals.
Prior to joining the North Range team, Collins was the Director of Clinical Programs at Diversus Health (formerly Aspen Pointe) and the Regional Operations Director at Centennial Mental Health. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Relations with a minor in Social Work; Masters of Science in Education focused on Community Counseling; and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado.
Larry Pottorff, retired CEO, is confident in handing the reigns of the agency over to Collins. “I’m confident in Kim’s ability to lead North Range at this critically important time in our history, bringing her experience, skill, and passion to the job,” says Pottorff. “Kim has exactly what it takes to help sustain North Range’s legacy of providing the best care where, how, and when people need it. Dynamic, collaborative, and creative, she will balance competing needs well, always with our clients foremost in her heart and mind. We all look forward to seeing Kim in her new role.”