About BlueSun

History

In 2006, a team of visionary leaders established BlueSun, Inc. to commercialize web-based behavioral health products developed at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Under the leadership of Dr. Charles C. "Chip" Benight, a Psychology Professor at CU-Colorado Springs and co-founder of BlueSun, the university’s behavioral health team has been working for more than five years to develop web-based tools that improve human well-being by empowering individuals, families, organizations and communities to overcome the effects of traumatic events.

This is the first and only web-based trauma recovery program that both motivates and empowers individuals to guide their own recovery.

BlueSun, Inc. holds an exclusive license from the University Technology Corporation, an affiliate of the University of Colorado, for this technology.

Financial Conflict of Interest Policy

Mission

Our core values include:

BlueSun, Inc. strives to improve human well-being by creating evidence-based products & services that empower individuals, families, & communities.
  • Social responsibility
  • Science-based innovation
  • Unequivocal excellence
  • Honesty & integrity
  • Profitability through efforts that improve human welfare

Staff

     

Carol A. Benight: Ms. Benight, President of Blue Sun, Inc is a CPA within her own accounting firm in Colorado Springs, CO. Her financial and accounting guidance is a primary driver for the success of Blue Sun. Carol received her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from University of California at Davis in 1992. She worked in the veterinary field for several years then turned her interest toward accounting. She completed the necessary course work in accounting to sit for the Certified Public Accountancy exam which she took in spring of 2001. Her accounting practice specializes in small business accounting.

Charles C. "Chip" Benight: As the founder of BlueSun, Inc. and the Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Benight sets the scientific direction for the company. Dr. Benight joined University of Colorado at Colorado Springs from University of Miami where he completed his postdoctoral training in behavioral medicine. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Stanford University with an emphasis in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine in June 1992. He earned his Masters Degree in Counseling in 1986 and his Bachelors in Business Management from the Arizona State University in 1983. Dr. Benight founded and is the director of the Trauma, Health, and Hazards Center at UCCS.

Dr. Benight's primary area of research interest is in the human adaptation from trauma. Over the past 14 years, he has focused research on recovery from natural disasters, man-made disasters, motor vehicle accident trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and bereavement. He has been funded through the National Institute for Mental Health and the National Science Foundation. He is a reviewer for several primary journals in health and trauma psychology served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress. He has published extensively in the top peer reviewed journals in the field of traumatic stress.

 

 

Debbie Sagen: Ms. Debbie Sagen, MPA, has 25 years of experience in public, private, and non-profit sector management and consulting. In Gresham, Oregon, she supervised emergency management planning and operations and trained as an Incident Commander representing public works and utilities. She has served as a legislative liaison to state and federal agencies, and worked extensively on economic development efforts in Oregon and Colorado, including assisting relocating or expanding businesses to meet their infrastructure, workforce, and community development needs. She has experience with the federal, state, and local government grants and contracting. She works at the UCCS Trauma, Health & Hazards Center assisting with the development of new research projects like the Journey to Trauma Recovery website. She also runs her own consulting practice providing business development, marketing, and strategic planning services to private companies doing business in the public and non-profit sectors like BlueSun, Inc.