at The Ritz-Carlton Denver benefiting Smart-Girl programs at AllHealth Network at 11 a.m.
Would would it be like if you could say whatever you wanted to people, without repercussions?
Shari Harley, founder and president of Candid Culture and author of How to Say Anything to Anyone, imparted some wisdom about that thought on Friday at the Smart-Girl annual luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Shari told the crowd that you can say what you want, but there needs to be some scene setting first. The message resonated with the Smart-Girl attendees, who learn about self-confidence and strengths. It’s all about perception, and sometimes it can take a lifetime to learn not to let what other people think of you interfere with who you are.
AllHealth Network, formerly Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network, hosted the Smart-Girl annual luncheon as a highlight to one of their critical programs.
The mission of Smart-Girl is to empower adolescent girls to make smart choices and become confident, capable, self-reliant young women. The Smart-Guy program prepares adolescent boys to make smart choices and grow into resilient, confident and upstanding young men.
By promoting these values, the chance of bullying and harmful resulting effects is greatly reduced:
Reduce vulnerability to self-destructive behaviors
Develop leadership, group and social skills
Learn and practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Increase self-awareness and values that lead to success in life
Find out more at www.smart-girl.org and www.allhealthnetwork.org.
Frances Owens, left, and Debra McKenney
Melanie Worley, left, with Doug Tisdale and Marcia Pearce
The NewWest Physicians table
Stella Weiss, left, and event Co-Chair Rebecca Weiss
Joyzelle Davis, left, and Kathy English
Toni Roitman, left, Mara Bauer and Janet Pogar
Jane Stanton, left, and Laura Lee Gastis
Co-Chair Rebecca Weiss, left, Stacy Weiss, Kyle Dyer, Co-Chair Kate Horle and Alexandria
Terri Urbanowski, left, David and Sharon Wienecke
Melissa Thompson, left, Eliza Schultz, Jacob Wager and Jean Robinson
Maeve Kearney, left, Melissa Theesen and Sally Scott
Patti Orr, left, Michanda Lindsey and Kevin Kearney
Debra McKenney and her daughter Ellese
Patti Helm, left, Sara Bailey and Pamela Helm
Jeanine Snyder, left, Susie Moss, Maureen Gottino
McKenna Bybee, left, honoree Sameen DeBard and Allie Sawyers
Dr. R Kaan Ozbayrak, left, chats with Michael Ozbayrak
AHN Interim CEO Keith Larson, left, chats with Genia Herndon
Keith Larson, left, Genia Herndon and Taylor Knight
Sue Kelley, left, Deb Donovan, Lori McDermott and Ashley Hashimoto
Laurie Elliott, left, Marilyn Spinner and Cynthia Grant
Kelly Kiefer, left, and Keri Christiansen
Rachel Isaman, left, Margaret Bagala and Katy Smith
Retired AHN CEO Joan DiMaria, left, and Debra McKenney
Jessica Morgan, left, and Dee Dee Greene-Asten
Joe Blake, left, and Co-Chair Kate Horle
Emcee Kyle Dyer expertly navigated the program
Smart-Girl Youth Advisory Council member McKenna Bybee introduces the honoree
Sameen DeBard, recipient of the 2017 Founders Award
Honoree Sameen DeBard talks about what she has learned from Smart-Girl
Smart-Girl Youth Advisory Council member Allison Sawyers talks about her Smart-Girl experiences
Allison Sawyers tells her Smart-Girl story
Shari Harley, founder and president of Candid Culture
Shari Harley talks about her book “Say Anything to Anyone”
Keith Larson, CFO; Dr. Kaan Ozbayrak, chief medical officer; Marilyn Spinner, chief marketing & external relations officer; Kevin Kirkwood, chief information officer
Shari Harley, president of Candid Culture
Citywide Banks, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, NewWest Physicians, Honnen Equipment, Kendra Scott; table sponsors: Kim Bolt, Diecidue Family Foundation, Holland & Knight, Alma Lantz, Debra and Chuck McKenney, Kris Quine, Sally Scott and Kevin Kearney, Marilyn and Stuart Spinner
Board of Directors:
John Phillips, president; Shawn Turner, vice president; Kim Collins, secretary/treasurer; Margaret McGuckin; Melanie Worley; Todd Evenson; Jeffery Nelson; Scott Preble; John Calderhead; Paula Smith; Jeremy Meyer; Barbara Yosses; Jim Budimlya; Teresa Clough; Appointed directors: Bill Holen, Arapahoe Cty Commissioner; Barbara Drake, Douglas Cty Commissioner