Dr. Lacey Berumen, PhD, LAC, MNM, ADS is a passionate advocate and therapist. Lacey has had an extensive career in behavioral health, spanning 25 years both nationally and internationally. She has worked at a variety of treatment settings inpatient, outpatient, military, correctional and research. Lacey is an Adjunct Faculty member at The University of Phoenix-College of Social Sciences. Lacey is currently serving as a National Board Member for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and an international trainer for NBCC’s Mental Health Facilitator Program. She is currently appointed to the Behavioral Health Planning Council; She has held previous appointments to: The Behavioral Health Transformation Council , Civil Commitment Taskforce; Colorado Commission on Juvenile Justice Committee; Colorado Medicaid-Advisory Council. Lacey was recognized as Undergraduate Faculty of the Year for University of Phoenix Colorado Campus, 2014; CAAP Substance Abuse Counselor of the Year, 2013; Regis University Alumni Community Volunteer of the Year, 2012; Colorado Youth Volunteer of the Year, 2010; Colorado Volunteer of the Year by Governor Ritter, 2009; One of Denver’s 150 Unsung Heroes, 2008; Heroes in the Fight Nominee 2007 and 2008; Lacey served in the United States Air Force during Desert Shield and Desert Storm receiving a Presidential Citation. Her Master’s research focused of Recidivism within the Colorado Department of Corrections and her Doctoral research focused on Health Literacy and Medical Decision Making.