Current Consortium Members

Members of the Colorado Advance Directives Consortium, co-chaired by David Koets, MD, and Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA, met monthly from late 2013 through early 2015 to review and revise the MOST program and form in Colorado. They continue to work on integration of the updated MOST form and educating healthcare professionals about its implementation and use.

The core taskforce of CADC members includes:

  • Gail Finley, Vice President, Colorado Hospital Association
  • Allyson Gottsman, Executive Vice President, HealthTeamWorks
  • Andrew Kamell, MD, Parkview Medical Center
  • Ann Kokish, Assistant Director, Long-Term Care Services, Colorado Health Care Association
  • Holly LeMaster, President, Genuine Enterprises, Inc.
  • Kim Mooney, President, Practically Dying
  • Kathie Nelson, Hospice of Covenant Care
  • Nathan Pollack, MD, Medical Director, Pinnacle Hospice, Aurora, and Kindred at Home Hospice, Westminster
  • Alissa Schramm, Compass Elder Care Specialists
  • Sally Sharpe, Palliative Care Specialist, Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Dyann Walt, Adult Services Supervisor, Mesa County
  • Mary Watson, Community Project Coordinator, HopeWest

Additional taskforce participants included:

  • Fred Abrams, MD
  • Vickie Agler, Aponte-Busam Public Affairs
  • Sherry Annan, Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center
  • Peggy Arnold, Longmont United Hospital
  • Deb Bennett-Woods, Regis University
  • Guin Blodgett, State of Colorado
  • Norv Brasch, Buchanan & Stouffer
  • Joni Briola, BS, Paramedic, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
  • Caroleen Burns, Health Center @ Franklin Park
  • Edie Busam, Aponte-Busam Public Affairs
  • Ellen Caruso, Ellen Caruso Public Affairs
  • Bev Dahan, InnovAge
  • Beth Davis, TRU Community Care
  • Virginia Davis, Centura Health
  • Laurie DeLalio, Centura Health
  • Lorraine Dixon-Jones, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
  • Will Dunn, Eagle County Paramedic Services
  • Leslie Eber, MD, Rocky Mountain Senior Care
  • Sherry Edmond
  • Fred Feinsod, MD, CMD, member of Colorado Medical Directors Association (CMDA)
  • Jessica Flagiello, RMCC
  • Bob Fried, North Colorado Medical Center
  • Jane Garramone, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
  • Linda Gefroh, Health Center @ Franklin Park
  • Shannon Gimbel, DRCOG – Ombudsman Program
  • Tom Hill, Colorado Hospital Association
  • Kaile Hilliard, LSW, Vivage
  • Connie Holden, TCP Boulder
  • Alicyn Kaiser, PA-C, MMSc, Metro Community Provider Network
  • Tom Lally, MD, member of Colorado Medical Directors Association (CMDA)
  • Daniel LaPerriere, MD, Yuma District Hospital, Applewood Living Center, YLCC
  • Bronwyn Long, National Jewish Health
  • Hillary Lum, MD, PhD, University of Colorado
  • Carol Manteuffel, Miles & Peters
  • Janelle McCallum, The Denver Hospice
  • Jennifer McCurdy, Regis University
  • Fofi Mendez, InnovAge
  • Jim Miles, Miles & Peters
  • Michele Mills, Colorado Rural Health Centers
  • Tracy Nagell, RN, MSN, MHA, Boulder Community Hospital
  • Ann Navarro-Leahy, Denver Health
  • Mark Osweiler, Covenant Retirement
  • Mo Pangle, Hospice of Covenant Care
  • Kristin Paulson, CIVHC
  • Sydnay Reardon, Health Center @ Franklin Park
  • Lesley Reeder, RN, BSN, InnovAge
  • Marijo Rymer, The Arc of Colorado
  • Glenn Sackett, Porter Adventist Hospital
  • Jeremy Schupbach, Alliance
  • Janet Seeley, MD
  • Tasia Sinn, Colorado Health Institute
  • Teresa Trabert, Denver Health Medical Center
  • Anne Vigran, Colorado Health Institute
  • Heidi Walling, HCPF
  • Dave West, MD, representing Colorado Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP)
  • Greg Whitehair, representing Compassion & Choices
  • Jeanne Youngwerth, University of Colorado
  • Ryan Zeiger, Personal Assistance Services of Colorado

We are very grateful to the home agencies and organizations of our members for allowing them time to perform this critical work. We are also grateful to The Denver Hospice for providing meeting space and IT assistance.

Members from 2006 to 2010, who were instrumental in the original development of the program and form, are acknowledged here.