Tamara Player named new chief operating officer of Community Reach Center

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THORNTON — Tamara Player joined the Community Reach Center as its new chief operating officer. 

Player is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years of experience working in the community mental-health field as a direct care provider and in a leadership role, according to a Community Reach news release. She recently worked as COO for a mental health center with a similar staff size and mission in northern Maine. 

“When I first learned about Community Reach Center, I was excited to see the innovation, focus on wellness and commitment to our consumers, community partners and continuous quality improvement,” Player said in a statement. “I’m so pleased to be a part of the team at Community Reach Center and looking forward to continuing the excellent work that happens every day across our center.”

Player will oversee the daily operations at Community Reach, a non-profit, mental-health center with outpatient offices in Brighton, Commerce City, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. Its mission is to “enhance the health of our community” by providing services that include individual and group therapy, early childhood and school-based services, substance abuse treatment, emergency services and therapeutic support groups.