M.S., Interdisciplinary Degree Program in the Social Sciences, Gerontology Concentration, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1997. B.S., Dual Major: Journalism and Criminal Justice and Corrections, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1984.
Geriatric Care Manager and President/Chief Operating Officer, Compass Elder Care Specialists, Denver, Colorado, 2008 to Present.
Geriatric Case Manager, Human Services Consultants, Denver, Colorado, 2001-2008.
Manager, Special Care Center for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Marriott’s Brighton Gardens of Denver (CO), 1998-2001.
Startup Director, Sterling House of Arvada (CO) assisted living community, 1997-1998.
Companion, Services for Seniors, Buffalo, New York, 1995-1997.
Newspaper Reporter and Technical Writer and Editor, Ohio, Indiana, Texas, New Jersey and New York, 1977-1995.
Certifications, Memberships and Affiliations
Care Manager, Certified, National Academy of Certified Care Managers, Colchester, Connecticut.
Aging Life Care Manager – Advanced Professional, Aging Life Care Association, Tucson, Arizona.
Aging Life Care Manager – Advanced Professional, Aging Life Care Association, Western Region Chapter.
Certified Senior Advisor, Denver, Colorado.
Volunteer Chair, Colorado Advance Directives Consortium, October 2017 to Present.
Volunteer Chair, Colorado Advance Directives Consortium’s Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) Revision Work Group, January to March 2014.
Volunteer committee member to provide ongoing oversight and guidance for program, 2013 to Present.
Volunteer Educator for Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) form and program, Colorado Advance Directives Consortium, 2010 to Present.
Member of group recognized with “Outstanding Achievement Award” granted by the Colorado Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 2011.
Volunteer Guardian, Guardianship Alliance of Colorado, Denver, 1998 to Present.
9.5 Gallon Donor (76 donations), Vitalant Blood Center, Denver, 2003 to Present.
Volunteer, Garden Tour Committee, The Conflict Center, Denver, 2009 – 2016.
Volunteer, Arapahoe County Adult Protection Team, July 2010 – March 2016.
Volunteer Delivery Person, Basket of Joy Program, Volunteers of America, Denver, December 2017