Washington County

Washington County, the road to many opportunities, is located in the center of Northeastern Colorado.  The county is the hub for the Northeastern Colorado Regional Airport with a 7000-foot runway to accommodate aircraft such as a 727 and a 737.  The county is ideally situated along Highways 34 and 63 with Interstae 76 and 70 easily and quickly accessible.  Denver is a quick hour and a half away. 

Regional Operations Director

Kortnie Mendoza, MBA - Click here for more about Kortnie

Regional Operations Manager
Emily L. Falk - Click here for more about Emily


Meet the Washington County Staff


Brenda Carlsen, BA
Mental Health Professional
In the Mental Health field since 1989

Treatment Expertise:  Brenda provides case management and group treatment services to adolescents, adults and the elderly.  She is bilingual.

Brenda began working at Centennial Mental Health Center in 1989 with the community Support Program (CSP), working with severely and persistently mentally ill adults.  When she first started, Brenda was doing primarily case management and now is involved in six skills training or therapy groups per week and also do some individual therapy.

Brenda is trained in QMAP for medication management.  She continues to provide case management services to the clients as well as asssit them with accessing resources in the community, managming benefits, dealing with medication issues and getting through crisis situations.

  • BA, Psychology, 1986
  • QMAP
  • Bilingual 

Essie McCall, MS
Mental Health Professional II
In the Mental Health Field since 2011

Areas of expertise include these populations:  Children, Adolescents, Families and Adults

Treatment expertise include:  Case Management, Individual, Group and Family Therapy 

Essie began working in the Mental Health field in 2001 as a Marriage and Family Therapist intern through Colorado State University.  During that time she was the Lead Clinical Supervisor for the youth mentoring program, Campus Corps, that assists at-risk youth, age 10-18, with their acedemic, social, behavioral and mental health goals at the CSU campus and at the local juvenile probation offices.  Along with her work with adolescents, Essie worked with couples and individuals experiencing relational issues, domestic violence, depressing and axiety at the Center for Family and Couple Therapy.  Essie continued to work with adolescents and their families, interning at Cheyenne, WY, helping families cope with grief and loss, substance abuse issues, trauma, behavioral disorders and conduct disorders.


John Stinebaugh, MA
Mental Health Professional II

Parenting with Love and Limits Facilitator

John joined Centennial Mental Health Center in May of 2013.  Prior to his work at Centennial, John has worked in public education and community mental health in rural Kansas, providing an array of services to children and their families.  John also completed his clinical internship in this setting, expanding his practice into couple's counseling, addiction counseling and conducting groups for families.  Additionally John provided "Strengthening Families" trainings to at-risk youth and their families for St. Francis Community Services.

John completed his Bachelor's degree in Human Development in 2009 and his Master's degree in Marriange and Family Therapy in 2012.  John was honorably dischared from the United States Marines in 2007.  He and his wife (a middle school teacher and coach) reside in the Fort Morgan area.  John looks forward to becoming part of the Fort Morgan community and using his wide array of skills and experiences to help individuals and families achieve a positive change.

John has treatment expertise in treating Children, Adolescents, Families, Group Treatment, Military Lifestyle and assisting other in access to available resources.

He has received additional training in Trauma Based Interventions, Strength Based Treatment, Solution Focused Interventions, NMT, Love and Logic, Second Steps, Strengthening Families and Motivational Interviewing.

 bio_judy.hoyt.jpg Judy Hoyt
Office Assistant

Kathleen Sandberg, MSW, LCSW
Mental Health Professional II
In the Mental Health field since 1983

Areas of expertise include these populations:  Children, Adolescents, Adults and the Elderly

Treatment expertise includes:  Individual and Play Therapy, Mental Health Assessments and Case Management

  • BS, Brigham Young University, 1965
  • MSW, University of Utah, 1983