Our team is a compassionate, qualified team supporting the trans community in Colorado.
Cass Daniels, LSW, Team Lead
Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Cass attended the University of Michigan receiving his bachelor of arts in history and secondary education. He then attended the University of Denver, receiving a masters in social work. Cass is passionate about supporting and affirming the transgender and gender-expansive community. When he is not engaged in social justice activities, he enjoys snowboarding, reading and spending time watching TV with his wife, daughter and labradoodle.
Kaitie Vader, LPCc, Behavioral Health Specialist
(they, them, theirs) KVader@MHBHC.org
Kaitie learned their values of community, connection and continued learning while growing up in a small mountain town in Colorado. During their undergraduate education, Kaitie found a passion for working with youth in behavioral health, and received a masters degree in multicultural clinical mental health counseling at University of Colorado Denver. Kaitie’s favorite part of their work is honoring every individual’s unique story, and exploring the intersections of identities and cultures. They enjoy traveling, hiking and trying new restaurants.
Guss Keyes, TCR Intern
Guss has been living in Denver for the past six years. He studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Oklahoma and is completing his masters degree in clinical mental health counseling. He enjoys reading, napping with his cats and cooking for loved ones. He has plans of obtaining a PhD in psychology but right now is enjoying working with the community. With a background in mental health and working with variety of people, Guss is most passionate about working with gender-variant populations.
Melissa Crocker, MAIS, Employment Specialist
(she, her, hers or They, them, theirs) mCrocker@mhbhc.org
Daniel Harbert, PrEP Case Manager
A Colorado native from south Denver, Dan is a graduate of University of Northern Colorado with a bachelors in sociology. In his spare time he enjoys the gym and mountain activities including skiing and camping. He also loves travel and experiencing different culture