Kathy Miller | Board President
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.
Lori Cimoch | Board Vice President
Life Care Center of Colorado Springs
Lori grew up in Seattle Washington. Managing communications at Microsoft between large corporations with back-end developers, programmers and engineers, this was a challenge Lori embraced. After many years she learned when human beings experience severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. She realized her great passion is bringing hope to people who have been through or going through a stressful experience or change. Lori is an enthusiast of change so made the leap to start a career helping seniors. She jumped on board with Brookdale Senior Living and Memory Care where she used her expertise in Sales and Marketing becoming the best of the best out of 300 buildings. She moved on from there and continued her career with Accessible Systems, a leader in home modifications for seniors and people with disabilities and helped develop and market the Southern Colorado region.Whether she’s juggling change with her great passion or managing client relations, Lori’s latest venture as Director of Business Development for Life Care Center of Colorado Springs utilizes her diverse array of talents.
A Call to Order
Gina graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Before starting A Call to Order, she worked in advertising, marketing and promotions. She began helping friends and family with closets and business dilemmas, and quickly realized that there was a real need for someone who could work with individuals and businesses to work through the entire process of organizing. Since starting A Call to Order – Professional Organizers, Gina has been become a Certified Professional Organizer, a Hoarding Specialist, Senior Move Management® and holds a certificate in Chronic Disorganization. She sits on several community committees and enjoys educating the public. Gina lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, son and dogs.
Senior Blue Book
Lucy is an Associate Publisher for the Seniors Blue Book in Colorado. Overseeing the operations and management of 3 of the 7 Colorado editions, Lucy has the advantage of traveling the state and understanding senior issues on both a state and local level. She has been in the senior industry for almost 20 years, working at a home care agency for 10 years before joining the Blue Book family in 2011. Lucy graduated in 2001 from UCCS with a degree in Psychology, but her passion for seniors started long ago with a gerontology professor who introduced her to hospice. Her grandmother buried her grandfather against his wishes and Lucy’s passion was ignited! The Blue Book has allowed Lucy to feed her passion and help seniors and their caregivers find the help and resources they need. Lucy has served on many boards and committees, currently including the Area Agency on Aging’s Regional Advisory Committee, the SRC Education and Holiday Dinner Dance Committees, Silver Key Gala Committee, Alzheimer’s Walk Committee. While giving back in these ways is incredibly fulfilling to Lucy, her soul is fed every Friday with a Meals on Wheels route. When not on route or working, you can find Lucy in an ice rink, or at a dog park or concert.
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.
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 22+ 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.
Waddell and Reed
Sarah graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and is a native to Colorado Springs. She joined Waddell & Reed in 2011 as a Financial Advisor. In 2016, Sarah and two other advisors formed The FRS Group within Waddell & Reed and now work together as a team. As a financial advisor with Waddell & Reed, she works with small and large businesses, non-profit organizations, and individual families to help them pursue their financial independence. Sarah helps her clients build the blueprint that is designed to help them reach their future goals, while serving as a trusted resource along the way. She has a strong passion for the community and helping non-profit organizations excel. She is the New Member Liaison for the Tri Lakes Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer with local animal rescue efforts, and the Senior community holds a special place in her heart. Sarah and her husband were recently married last year.
Sarah Korop offers Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Waddell & Reed, Inc., a Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC, and Federally Registered Investment Advisor. The FRS Group is a team name used by Advisors affiliated with Waddell & Reed for marketing purposes only.
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.
Jacob Martin Homes
Jacob Martin is a military veteran with over a decade of service. After transitioning from the military and government contracting in 2013, he became a licensed realtor here in Colorado Springs. As a Certified Senior Real Estate Specialist, Jacob has a special place in his heart for seniors in our community. He has focused his business towards helping seniors with their real estate needs, taking a hands on approach by helping manage their move from start to finish and streamlining the downsizing and home sale process with his team of local professionals. Jacob is a native of Winchester, KY and has called Colorado home for the past five years. He values the importance of community and is an avid volunteer in local organizations. In his spare time he enjoys recreational sports. As the father of two beautiful daughters he stays active in the local schools and the many activities they are involved in. Jacob and his girls reside in Pinon Valley, where they enjoy all that Colorado Springs and the outlying areas have to offer
Peak View Behavioral Health
Julie Olson has been working as a Community Liaison for Peak View Behavioral Health since May 2015. She represents Peak View and participates in most of the Senior Community events around Colorado Springs including those sponsored by the Senior Resource Council and Alzheimer’s Association. Julie has provided dozens of workshops for the staff of senior communities on Senior Mental Wellness, Signs of Senior Depression, Understanding and responding to Psychiatric and Dementia Behaviors. Julie is a certified Mental Health First Aide Instructor and serves on the Board for the Senior Resource Council.
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!
Lucky Bulb, Inc. Mortgage
Lisa is the President & Owner of Luckybulb, Inc., which is a mortgage broker, and is a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator in Colorado. Lisa graduated Summa Cum Laude earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting at Strayer University. With over 30 years in the mortgage industry she has experience in managing, originating, processing, closing, funding and training. She believes in supporting, educating and helping her clients which is the same philosophy she applies to serving the seniors in our community. Lisa lives in Ellicott, east of Colorado Springs, with her husband and dogs.
Best Version Media & Power Connectors
Gary spent most of his life in Oklahoma and worked in the technology sector for 19 years as an Electonic technician with AT&T / Lucent Technologies. He also managed a parts storeroom for them. In 2016, he left Farmers Insurance and began marketing for 1-800 Water Damage. Gary began Front Range Power Connectors in March of 2018 where they seek to assist those new to the area, networking, or business through mentorship, teaching proper networking skills, and helping them become aware of networking events. FRPC has many strategic partnerships, including the SRC, and host a successful networking event each month. Gary attended his first SRC event early in 2018 and joined soon after.
Gary believes as our aging population continues to grow, there will be a great need to have resources for seniors; places they can turn to for trusted help and assistance. Those resources are banded together by the SRC.