In late 2014 and after multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, the founders of the Invictus Project of Colorado, Sam Peterson and Jeffrey Haugland were both mentally and physically spent. Once they returned to the places and the people they loved they found themselves struggling to complete simple everyday tasks. When they sought help from the established medical system they were both prescribed a multitude of anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medication and antipsychotics and told to “soldier on.” They would soon be case studies for the ineffectiveness of prescription medication to treat post-traumatic stress, anxiety and suicidal ideations.
The Invictus Project of Colorado isn’t just an organization for treating combat veterans it was created to be a beacon of hope to anyone suffering from mental health disorders. We have assembled a fantastic team of clinicians who share our passion for creating positive change in this industry. We believe that with our treatment protocols we can give our patients a fighting chance at a higher quality of life.
Co-Founder & CEO
Sam is a former US Army Bomb Technician who has served multiple tours in Afghanistan. He and Jeffrey Haugland founded the Invictus Project in order to bring access to more effective care to patients suffering from mental illness.
Co-Founder & COO
Jeffrey is a former US Army Bomb Technician who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan and sustained multiple injuries in the line of duty. Jeff’s drive to help others suffering from traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress comes from his experiences as a patient.
Ronald Minter M.D.
Dr. Minter is a board-certified anesthesiologist and Army National Guard Veteran who has a passion for serving people that has been developed over his more than 20 years of anaesthesia experience. Dr. Minter attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin and completed his residency at SUNY Stonybrook. In 1995 Dr. Minter relocated to Massachusetts to serve as the chief of pediatric anesthesia at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary. In 1999, he started at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and was eventually promoted to their chief of the Department of Anesthesiology/Medical Director of Perioperative Services. For nearly 20 years Dr. Minter was a member of Harvard Medical Schools faculty. After too many long MA winters Dr. Minter relocated his family to Colorado and began to privately practice anesthesia.
Mary has over seven years of experience in the medical field as a registered nurse and has extensive patient care coordination operating room experience.