BACKLIT: Andrew Romanoff

Andrew Romanoff is the President and CEO of Mental Health Colorado. He took this position just weeks after a tragic event took place in his family. He joined the mental health organization because he didn’t want any families to go through what he went through, when dealing with loss as a result to mental illness. His furry companion here is Zorro. He adopted Zorro from the Aurora Animal Shelter after giving the small $40 payment, and 15 years later, he and his 16 year old pup have been inseparable. “We’re a package deal,” Romanoff said while revisiting some minor tribulations he’s had to deal with when his dog plays a factor, like where to rent.
Portrait by Philip B. Poston/The Sentinel