Back Row (left to right): Mark Halvorson, Karl Gills, Susan Larson, Marilyn McCaulley, Chuck Parsons, Loui Antonucci. Front Row, left to right: John “PJ” Wharton, Frank May, Brian Harrington, MD, Ed Trousil. Not pictured: Renee Gilbertson, Susan Reimer.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Karl Gills - Chairman of the Board
Karl is the Chair of the Board and President of Colorado Senior Residences, the non-profit community organization that owns Casey’s Pond Distinctive Senior Living Community
Karl has been in health care management for 34 years, after graduating from Ohio State with a Masters in Health Administration. He moved from Greeley, CO in 2001 to become the CEO of the Yampa Valley Medical Center. He retired from YVMC in March 2012. Karl is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Karl has served on the boards of the Routt County United Way and Colorado Hospital Association, among others
Karl is involved with the Casey’s Pond project to help bring a new dimension of senior residence and care opportunities to Steamboat Springs. He believes that Casey’s Pond will be a significant new resource that will enhance the livability of our community. Karl and his wife, Mary, have lived in Steamboat Springs for 11 years.
Susan retired to Steamboat Springs after 19 years in the technology/PC business. She started the Corporate division at Dell Computer Company and served as VP/General Manager of Dell USA and also of Dell UK/Ireland. She attended Hollins University and pursued Exec MBA’s at Stanford, Wharton and the University of Texas. Susan has served on the Board of Directors of NWCOVNA, Boys and Girls Club of Steamboat Springs, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, the Yampa Valley Healthcare Foundation, Women in Technology International, and the Women’s Foundation of Colorado.
Susan personally struggled with commuting to the east coast for several years, with different family members in Assisted Living, Memory Care and Hospice programs. She sees Casey’s Pond as a wonderful family solution for the decisions that so many families face. Susan and her husband, Jim, have lived in Steamboat full time since 1998.
Marilyn graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in Occupational Therapy. She has worked as an OT at Rehabilitation Systems of Illinois, Presbyterian Denver Hospital, the former Routt Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Center, NWCOVNA, Mountain Medical Associates and Horizon Specialized Services. Marilyn has also worked as an EMT with Mountain Flight Services.
Marilyn is excited to be part of the Casey’s Pond team. Her parents have been residents of a senior living community for the last 3 years. This experience has led Marilyn to believe that Casey’s Pond can be an exemplary community that enhances the quality of life – one that residents are proud to choose as their home. Marilyn and her husband, Mark, have lived in Steamboat since 1982.
Chuck, a Vietnam veteran, earned a BA at MacMurray College and an MA from Valparaiso University. He spent 32 years at Urschel Laboratories in Valparaiso, Indiana, in various capacities, most recently as Vice President of Industrial and Employee Relations. Chuck and his wife, Karen, moved to Steamboat in 2006 upon his retirement from Urschel.
Chuck served on the Board of Directors of Pines Village Retirement Communities, an independent and assisted living facility located in Valparaiso. Chuck had a personal interest in the operation of Pines Village since his mother was a resident there. Through this experience he gained a significant understanding of the operations of a senior living facility and hopes to continue to apply that knowledge as Casey’s Pond becomes a reality.
Frank is the current CEO of Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. His new title became effective April 1, 2012 with the retirement of former CEO, Karl Gills. His background includes a Masters degree in Health Administration and 30 years of experience in the health care field.
Frank became involved with the Casey’s Pond project through his employment with the
Yampa Valley Medical Center. Frank has been part of the Finance Committee, focusing
on the financing of the project. Frank and his family have lived in Steamboat for 13 years.
Susan is the Executive Director at the Heritage Club Mountain View in Denver, Colorado. She has been working in healthcare for 13 years and with Brookdale Senior Living since February 2003. Prior to opening Heritage Club Mountain View, Susan was the Executive Director and Healthcare Administrator at Heritage Club Greenwood Village.
Susan is involved with Casey’s Pond in order to share the insight and experience gained from opening a new CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) in the Denver area. She was on site and involved in every aspect from the ground up and looks forward to being part of this exciting new Steamboat community.
John “PJ” Wharton
President & CEO of Yampa Valley Bank since January 2008 and joined Yampa Valley Bank in May 2004. PJ has 22 years of Colorado banking experience. Yampa Valley Bank is pleased to have achieved a “5 Bauer Rating” the highest ranking for a community bank as well as the 2010 Navigator award as the Steamboat Business of the Year.
PJ’s passions include his wife Amy, and their 3 boys John (17) Ben (16) and Peter (11) and have been residents of Steamboat Springs for the past seven years.
PJ is excited to be part of a progressive, distinctive Senior Living Community in Steamboat Springs. He believes Casey’s Pond will provide a high quality, beautiful, and caring community for the people he counts as his friends and neighbors.
Renee Gilbertson, Yampa Valley Medical Center’s project manager for cancer services,
has 25 years of healthcare experience. Founder and CEO of Advance Rehab Centers,
Inc., she developed outpatient rehabilitation centers throughout the Jacksonville, FL area.
In 2000, Renee sold her practice to Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital where she became
vice president of the hospital’ss outpatient division.
The need for Casey’s Pond and its full continuum and scope of care for our seniors is a
wonderful addition and opportunity for the families and citizens of Steamboat Springs.
Casey’s Pond will not only serve its residents with state of the art care, but provide an
atmosphere exemplifying the beauty and richness of Steamboat, enhancing the quality of
life of each individual. In 2001, Renee and her husband bought their first home in Steamboat; they now live here
full time with their two sons.
Loui has lived in Steamboat for 30 years, and was a co-owner of the Old Town Pub and Restaurant for 16 years. He also spent 4 years with Snow County Construction, and is currently in real estate as a Broker/Owner at Keller Williams Steamboat Realty. Loui is probably best known for his terms on Steamboat Springs City Council, 1989-1993 and 2001-2009. From 2007-2009, he served as City Council President.
Loui believes that in order to have a well rounded community, we need to have all age groups be able to live here and to contribute. He sees Casey’s Pond as an important addition that will enable us to care for those that want to stay in Steamboat Springs as they age.
J. Mark Halvorson - Advisory Committee Member
Mark moved to Steamboat Springs from Minnesota on April 15, 1972. Since that time, he has been involved in construction, development, and real estate. His company’s emphasis is premium quality commercial construction and high-end residential.
Mark’s 40 years of construction and design experience in Steamboat bring great insight to the design and construction of the entire Casey’s Pond campus. His focus is on enabling the facility to meet the unique requirements of our mountain environment.
Brian Harrington, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Dr. Harrington is a graduate of Harvard College, Dartmouth Medical School, and the University of Washington School of Public Health. He is board certified in Family Medicine, and served as a physician in the US Army. Much of his career before Steamboat Springs was in academic medicine.
Brian currently serves as the medical director for the Doak Walker Care Center. Casey’s Pond will improve the lives of its residents and their families, and will better our community.
Brian and his family have lived in Steamboat Springs for 6 years.
Lisa Brown is the CEO for the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association (NWCOVNA). NWCOVNA creates community health and wellness through diverse programs that focus on disease prevention, care and management for individuals of all ages, income levels, cultures and health statuses. Previously, Lisa was the Program Manager for the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. Lisa was elected to the Steamboat Springs School District RE-2 Board in 2007, was appointed to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board, has been a member of the Routt County and City of Steamboat Springs Human Resource Allocation Committee, and is a founding member and participant of Impact100, a Routt County philanthropic group.
She values the importance of and necessity for the integration of education, social, health and environmental systems to create truly sustainable individual and community health. Casey’s Pond offers a community that supports individuals to fully enjoy their life and family. Lisa is a third generation native of Steamboat Springs.
Karen Bomberg earned a B.S. degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Health Sciences and her professional training is in Occupational Therapy. Karen has worked in a medical university teaching hospital, in a private community hospital, and in the public school system. Over the years she has volunteered in private and public schools and in the arts community. Karen has also been involved with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, Rollingstone Respite House, Yampa Valley Botanical Garden, YVMC Auxiliary, Literary Sojourn, and Comunidad Integrada.
Karen supports the Casey’s Pond project as an asset to our Steamboat community and a progressive lifestyle option for our aging residents and their families. Karen and her husband, Dr. Bryan Bomberg, and their children have lived in Steamboat for 18 years.
Kathleen A. Coates
Kathy grew up in Massachusetts and received her B.S. degree from the University of Delaware. She spent 26 years living in several large cities before moving to Steamboat Springs with her son in the summer of 2000. The thread running through her work life has been educating, coaching and assisting people at major turning points in their lives, such as working with high school seniors from Illinois coal towns who were trying to continue their education; newly downsized executives in the Philadelphia area who needed to find new jobs in new industries; and local Steamboat businesses right after 9/11 in her role of Membership Director at the Steamboat Chamber.
Life in Steamboat began as five-year plan to get her very active teenage son into a community that valued high energy and outdoor careers. Kathy now admits she is “hooked” on the Yampa Valley and the people who live here. Her interest in Casey’s Pond stems from her 91 year old mother’s current experience in an Independent Living community in Western Massachusetts. Traveling there every 3 months to visit and more often when there is a health crisis is a challenge. Kathy loves being able to share the vision of Casey’s Pond - an appealing, active place for people to live as they age.
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT TEAM:
Marketing & Operations Mgmt:
Paul Barry & Max Consulting