Kimberly Bryant | Board President
Falcon Heights Health and Rehabilitation Center
Kimberly is a Colorado native from the Western Slope and has worked in healthcare for the last 30 years. 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.
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.
Kim Searles is the Director of Education at Beneficent. She educates healthcare professionals including Social Workers and Case Managers on how Certified Medicaid Planners can help qualify clients for long-term care costs not covered by Medicare. Beneficent specializes in serving the middle class, to preserve assets while securing funding for Long-Term Care Medicaid and VA Aid & Attendance programs. Many clients have been told they “make too much” or “have too much” to qualify. In addition to serving on the SRC Board, Kim also serves on the SRC Henjum Accolades Commitee and the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Pampering Day Commitee.
EXIT Realty and Real Estate Remedy
Age Better Resources
Kathy is the owner of Age Better Resources in Colorado Springs, founded to help older adults
and their support circle better navigate challenges related to aging. Through her years of
experience in senior living, home care, and consulting on transitions with aging, she has seen
so many people become overwhelmed with later life challenges, and can truly benefit from
personalized, comprehensive, guided solutions. In addition to serving as Treasurer for the
Senior Resource Council, Kathy volunteers with a variety of community organizations, including
the Alzheimer’s Association and Age Friendly Colorado Springs.
Linda is a two-time cancer survivor and former owner of FirstLight Home Care of Sun City (AZ). After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, Linda made the difficult decision to sell that business and start practicing what she preached to clients: caregivers need to remember to care for themselves. This brought Linda back to her roots in Colorado where she founded Health Disruptors inc. and now educates people about truly affordable health insurance options.
Prior to opening her own business, Linda had a successful 20-year career in media with USA TODAY/Gannett Co. Linda graduated cum laude from Montana State University – Northern with her bachelor’s degree in Business Technology and Marketing.
Rocky Mountain Health Care
Carolyn Wilson is a Colorado Native who grew up in the southern portion of the state. She has a BA in Vocal and Instrumental Education and a Master of Arts in Education and Administration & Supervision. Her first career was spent as an elementary school teacher and assistant principal.
After three months of retirement, Carolyn realized she wanted to give back to the community by working for a non-profit and learned about Rocky Mountain Healthcare Services through her work with another non-profit where she was working in donor management. Carolyn has been with Rocky Mountain PACE for four years. She is drawn to the PACE mission: Improving lives, optimizing wellness, promoting independence, and their belief that gives everyone the opportunity to live as independently as possible.
Carolyn has a passion for the work she does at PACE. She is a caregiver for her parents who are both over the age of 90, is active in the senior community and attends senior events regularly making her knowledgeable about the senior environment in the Pikes Peak region. She is honored to serve on the Senior Resource Council Board
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.
Stacy Osbourne | Advisory Board Member
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!
Kathy Miller | Advisory Board Member
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.
Jody Barker | Advisory Board Member
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.