Jaimy is a Springs Native who has worked with Seniors and people with disabilities for over 20 years. She majored in Psychology and has always been passionate about working with people. Jaimy has worked with Discover Goodwill in various capacities, including Program Management and as a Rehabilitation Liaison for 13 years. Previous to that, she worked with the Therapeutic Recreation Program as an Activities Director. She also owns a small business, teaches classes on Medicaid and Medicare, volunteers in multiple capacities and loves travel and the outdoors.
Charlotte is a Colorado Springs Native who has worked with the Senior Community for over 10 years. She spent many years in sales and marketing in the technology industry. Her first foray into the Senior Community was the Marketing Director with a local estate planning attorney. While there she volunteered with the Alzheimer’s Association. Her volunteer roles were Support Group Leader, Gala Chair and Co-Chair for the Walk. Four years later her volunteer roles led to an employee role as Regional Development Manager for Central Colorado, recently adding Southern Colorado. Charlotte works for the Alzheimer’s Association to raise money for local programs, services and research to find a cure for all dementias. The focus of her work is through two main events; The Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day. She has a passion for families dealing with the effects of all dementias and wants to educate the community on how to be dementia friendly. She volunteers on several other area non-profit committees. Charlotte lives in Colorado Springs with her son and dog.
Gentle Shepherd Home Care
Throughout her career, Kathy has served in many leadership roles and been an innovative organizational leader with expertise in transforming and building results driven teams.
She began her career as a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in Accounting/Finance. After earning her degree, she worked in the Banking/Mortgage Industry as CPA, Sales and Marketing within the staffing industry and finished her corporate career as a Vice President with Adecco, a Global Fortune 500 Staffing company. Kathy founded Gentle Shepherd Home Care in 2016 because she is “that family” with elderly parents and in-laws. Like many families, her search to find qualified, compassionate and qualified caregivers for her loved ones proved to be a huge challenge. She has a passion and dedication for Seniors and their families and has a strong desire to help them find qualified and loving care for their elderly or chronically ill family members.
Stacy is a Bio-Graduate of Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science Degree undergrad, and the University of Texas with an MBA. She is one of 5 Certified Medicaid Planners in the State of Colorado, as listed on the CMP Board website. She is the owner of Beneficent and has doubled the number of families served in the past 12 months since she purchased the business. Prior to Beneficent, she has owned several large service companies and a consulting business where she had clients who needed expertise in growing their business to either become an absentee owner, pass the business generationally or sell their business. She owned a tax practice, an Oil and Gas Drilling company, and a Mold Abatement company working with homeowners insurance companies. Her business background extends to areas outside the healthcare field, which gives her some diversity in the ability to see various points of view when problem solving!
Creekside Payroll and Business Services
Carrie is a Pikes Peak Region native who started Creekside Payroll and Business Services in 2015, specializing in non-profit bookkeeping and payroll. She has always had a heart for helping others beginning with working for a stellar local group of attorneys as a paralegal. She has enjoyed volunteering for many different organizations in Colorado Springs and Woodland Park. However, Carrie developed a strong sense of passion for the non-profit sector while working as a financial director/CFO at a residential treatment center nearly 16 years ago. This experience gave her insight on how non-profit organizations operate and gave her an appreciation of how she can make a difference and improve the lives of so many in our community. She cherishes spending time with her husband and children as well as her two pug mix pups. She enjoys going to baseball games, hockey games and concerts in her free time.
CO Commission on Aging & Interim Healthcare Hospice
Peg Nugent is the alter-ego for the Rev. Dr. Margaret Nugent, the name she uses if she feels the need to impress. You can call her “Peg,” since she has found some of her closest friends in Colorado Springs among the amazing members of the SRC. She is an ordained priest in a Christian/Interspiritual church and has been a professional chaplain for 20 years, most often working with older adults and in hospice care. She spent most of her life in Wisconsin and is an avid Packer’s fan who is otherwise in love with Colorado. Along with ministry in various skilled nursing facilities, she was also chaplain to a network of independent/assisted living facilities. She has also worked in hospice, as a Medicare expert for the State Health Insurance Program and an Area Agency on Aging in Wisconsin, and as chaplain for Rocky Mountain PACE. Peg is also currently a member of the Colorado Commission on Aging and Secretary for the Pikes Peak Area Council of Government’s Committee on Ethics in Long-Term-Care. Her current position at Interim Healthcare Hospice includes doubling as the Director of Volunteer Services. So if you or your staff are seeking meaningful ways to touch the lives of families at critical times, please let her know. Peg’s passion is the dignity of life for older adults, including honoring their spirituality regardless of religious belief.
Namaste Alzheimer’s Center
Kimberly is a Colorado native from the Western Slope and has worked in healthcare for the last 30 years. Currently Kimberly is the licensed nursing home administrator at Namaste Alzheimer’s Center having taken that position last February. Kimberly has worked in long-term care for the last 8 years and feels this is her calling. Kimberly has a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and is currently working on her PhD in Gerontology at Northcentral University. Kimberly has been an active member for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on the Western Slope for several years. Kimberly is also a certified Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Care Public Trainer for dementia. Kimberly now lives in Colorado Springs with her husband of 17 years and their 2 adult sons. Kimberly has a passion for people living with dementia as well as adults with special needs and has been an active member of the Colorado Special Olympics on the Western Slope.
Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging
Jody Barker is the Director of the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging, which serves three counties, El Paso, Park and Teller. He has served in many roles in his 23+ years in senior service organizations in Colorado. Among those have been Editor of the Life After 50 newspaper, Director of Operations for a home care agency, Central Colorado Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association and as Director of the Colorado Springs Senior Center. Jody’s greatest joy is matching services with seniors and their families or enabling staff and services to do so. Jody has served on various boards and commissions over the years, including many with the Senior Resource Council, a member since 1998. He is also currently is on the Colorado Commission on Aging, appointed by Governor Hickenlooper.