Love of the Colorado mountains does not fade with age!
Our Administrative Staff //
Administrator / Lawrence Cowan, MSHA, LPN, NHA
The Administrator’s primary role is to guide departments in maintaining compliance with State and Federal regulations regarding long term care facilities and the resident’s safety and well being. The Administrator is responsible for forecasting, planning, organizing of budgets. The Administrator also develops and implements strategies to maintain fiscal goals for the facility. The Administrator is responsible for assuring that all the activities and set goals are being accomplished by the facility.
Lawrence has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Newman University and a Master’s degree in healthcare administration from New England College and is a Licensed Practical Nurse. He has been in the healthcare field since 1987 and is a 4th generation healthcare provider. Lawrence is married to Tiffanny and collectively they have 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and two fur babies. He enjoys traveling in his RV and is very family oriented . He invites you to stop in and say hi and take a tour of our “Colorado Mountain Home” where quality of care IS what sets us apart.
Director of Nursing / Debra Costa, RN
The Director of Nursing Services oversees all the skilled nursing for resident care. The DON manages the nursing staff and training, policies and procedures, and works with all the support personnel such as the pharmacy, lab, and therapy services, as well as the Medical Director for the facility.
Inspired by my mother, Dorothy Cooksey who was a Registered Nurse, I entered the healthcare field as a C N A, went on to LPN school and finished nursing school with my degree in nursing. I worked 20 plus years in Texas working with Special Needs children and volunteering with the Special Olympics. Although nursing was a second career for me, it is and always will be, first in my heart.
My husband Bob, a retired machinist and CNC teacher, and I have been married for 34 years. Originally from Texas, we have been vacationing in Colorado for years. We loved it so much that in May of 2014 we decided to make it our permanent home. I Enjoy ATV riding, the great outdoors, wildlife, photography, travel, dining out and visiting the occasional slot machine.
Assistant Director of Nursing / Kellye Nelson, LPN, ADON
The Assistant Director of Nursing Services assists and supports the DON in her duties.
Because of my love for caring for others, I became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1985. I have 32 years of Nursing experience in a variety of settings. My primary areas of expertise include Acute Care, Medical/Surgery Units, Acute Psychiatric Care, and Long Term Care Settings. In 2008 I was certified as a Rural Medical Coder, and am also a Basic Life Support instructor for the American Heart Association.
Originally from Louisiana, my husband Luke and I relocated to Woodland Park in 1994. I started at CCCC in 2011 as a staff floor nurse and wound care nurse, and was promoted to ADON in 2013.
Married for 29 years, we have two beautiful daughters, Terra and Hannah, and one grandchild, Brody. We own The Butcher Block, a specialty meat market in Woodland Park. When not working, I enjoy spending time with family, cooking and gardening.
MDS Team / Carol Robinson, RN and Heather Walker, LPN
The MDS Team works closely with all departments, residents, family and guardians related to development and implementation of the resident’s care plan. MDS tracking and submissions are carefully analyzed to ensure the best care for the residents.
Carol was born and raised in Cripple Creek. She enjoys researching her family tree through genealogy. She has traced her family back to the late 1800’s in the Cripple Creek District.
Heather enjoys spending time with friends and family watching movies.
Medical Records / Daina Dalrymple
Medical Records duties include assisting in admission, transfer, and discharge procedures as well as assembling, maintaining, and filing residents' charts.
Daina enjoys gardening and hiking numerous trails in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Admissions ~ Marketing / Laloni Bancroft
The Admissions/Marketing Director is responsible for managing and directing the admissions process for the Center. This begins with handling inquiry calls from families, hospital discharge planners, doctors, senior advocates, etc, and then includes, but is not limited to, arranging presentations and/or tours, possible onsite visits, processing all appropriate paperwork, communicating with facility staff regarding special needs of new admissions, and working to ensure a smooth entry transition for the new resident and staff.
Additionally, the Director makes outside sales calls, maintains current knowledge of payment sources and state regulations, builds community relationships through meeting and event attendance, keeps up-to-date information on room availability, and provides all necessary reports on current inquiries and pending admissions.
When not working, Laloni enjoys spending time with family, hiking, reading and playing with her kids and fur babies.
Activities / Jodi Robinson
The Activities program is designed to encourage residents to participate in recreational opportunities in individual and group settings. Programs are designed specifically for the Rehabilitation, Long-Term Care, and Nursing Home residents.
Facility In-House activities include cooking, crafting painting, and exercising programs. Outside activities include shopping, trips to the gym for workouts, movies, dining, nature drives, and hiking trips. All activities are designed to enrich our resident’s lives, provide cognitive and physical stimulation, and encourage social interaction.
Jodi is a local resident of Cripple Creek. In Jodi’s spare time she enjoys walking, fishing/camping, and spending time with her family.
Human Resources / Susan Amiot
The Human Resources department serves as an advocate for the employees and the facility. Hiring qualified employees, coordinating payroll and assisting with employee benefits are primary responsibilities. Ensuring compliance of the facility’s policies is a high priority.
Susan enjoys walking, reading and spending time with her family and pets.
Business Office / Daniel Torres
The Business Office is responsible for initial phone and visitor contacts, maintaining up to date policies regarding long-term health care rules and regulations, managing billing procedures for Medicaid, Medicare, Veteran’s Affairs and private insurance, processing mail, etc.
Daniel has called Colorado home since the year 2000. An alum of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and moved to the area after completing his master’s in business administration. In his spare time Daniel enjoys discovering new music, sleepless nights gazing at the stars, and growing his micro-farm along with his husband and partner of 8 years. The most rewarding part of his job at Cripple Creek Care Center is working with the residents.
Accounting / Jo Ann Kincaid and Anita Tobar
The Accounting Office is responsible for general accounting, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, residents accounts, providing financial reports to the Board, and working with and responding to Auditors during annual audits.
Jo Ann is a well known artist in the area. She displays her fine art in various shows and galleries.
Anita enjoys crafts such as knitting, crocheting, cross stitching, and sewing.
Physical Therapy / Tricia Krempasky,
Tricia Krempasky received her doctorate in physical therapy at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL in 2009. In early 2014 Tricia and her new husband moved to Teller County to pursue their life together in the Colorado mountains.
Her nine years of experience as a Physical Therapist include acute care, long term care, home health and outpatient therapy, but she found her true passion in the therapy and care of the elderly population. At Cripple Creek Care Center Tricia has found that special place that needed her skills as a PT and met her desire to help the elderly population regain and maintain independence and mobility.
Dietary / Tim Parker,
Our in house dietary manager is responsible for tracking and planning for the dietary needs of each of the Center's residents.
Tim is a fourth generation Coloradan, born and raised in Old Colorado City. He has a passion for baking, and for working in and helping his community. He has been with his husband for eight years, and they moved to the area 2 years ago. He enjoys taking advantage of the area's hiking, hunting, fishing, and tubing whenever he can.
Social Services / Stephanie Henrich, SSD
The Social Services Director supervises discharge planning and help residents transition back into the community. In addition to making sure all forms are completed correctly for Medicaid and Social Security, she assists in acquiring specific equipment needed by the residents upon their discharge.
Stephanie enjoys 4- wheeling, camping, and fishing in her free time. Stephanie enjoys helping people and loves her career.
Housekeeping / Lois Mace
Housekeeping maintains a high standard in sanitizing the resident’s rooms daily. The Department also ensures cleanliness and safety in the facility while maintaining a comfortable, home-like atmosphere for the resident’s well being.
Lois is well known for her constant focus on decorating patients’ rooms and creating charming ambiance throughout the building. In her spare time she enjoys arts, crafts, and sewing, and as well as reading.
Environmental Services / Tom Snyder
There can be no down time in a nursing home! There must be hot water, heat, working doors, kitchen stoves, plumbing, refrigeration, and safe sidewalks at all times. In addition to keeping the home humming, it must meet environmental standards for chemicals, insulation, spaces, and safety. The environmental crew not only do repairs, they also anticipates problems and performs scheduled maintenance constantly. They also maintain backup plans in case of emergencies.
Tom enjoys hunting, fishing, competitive shooting, the great outdoors, and riding his motorcycle.