Meet the CRHC Staff and Board of Directors
Supporting Rural Health in Colorado
Michelle Mills, Chief Executive Officer
As the CEO, Michelle brings substantial experience and working knowledge of rural health issues and has worked closely with rural communities and providers to make a positive impact on...View profile
Jen Dunn, Director of Programs
Jennifer works as the Director of Programs, where she is responsible for the oversight of the CAH, RHC, and EMS/Emergency Preparedness programs. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia...View profile
As Clinics Operations Specialist, Alyson works with rural clinics to provide support, improve operations, and ensure they remain compliant with the state and federal rules and regulations in order...View profile
Amy Hardin, Administrative Assistant
Amy supports the Executive Director and Office Manager as well as providing general office administrative support. She has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education from Midwestern State University. ...View profile
Ashley Mills, Recruitment Specialist
As Recruitment Specialist in the Colorado Provider Recruitment (CPR) program, Ashley works with hospitals and clinics in rural communities to place providers who are committed to working in rural...View profile
As the Program Coordinator, Blakesley assists with the Medical Oral Expanded (MORE) Care program as well as the Improving Communication and Readmission (iCARE) program. A Colorado native, Blakesley graduated...View profile
Camila Salvo-Lewis, Quality Improvement Specialist
As a Quality Improvement Specialist, Camila works with Rural Health Clinics to integrate oral health competencies into their practice as part of the Medical Oral Expanded Care (MORE Care)...View profile
Danette Swanson, HIT Program Manager
As Health Information Technology Program Manager, Danette is responsible for helping meet the HIT needs of hospitals in rural and underserved areas of Colorado. Danette has past experience in...View profile
James Stephenson, HIT Data Analyst
James works as a Health Information Technology (HIT) Data Analyst implementing Business Intelligence solutions and providing IT support for rural hospitals and clinics. He helps them maintain regulatory compliance...View profile
Jenny Royce, HIT Data Analyst - Business Intelligence
Jenny serves as a Data Analyst in Health Information Technology (HIT) implementing Business Intelligence solutions and providing IT support for rural hospitals and clinics. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree...View profile
Kelly Erb, Policy Analyst
Kelly serves as the Policy Analyst for CRHC. She is responsible for tracking and analyzing legislative policy, and engaging policymakers as an advocate for rural Coloradans. Kelly grew up in...View profile
Lori Arbuckle, Finance Manager
As the Finance Manager, Lori is responsible for all general accounting functions, ensuring the CRHC’s financial statements are timely and correctly stated, managing the external audit and the internal...View profile
Marcy Cameron, CAH Program Manager
As Critical Access Hospital Program Manager, Marcy is responsible for helping meet the needs of hospitals in rural and underserved areas of Colorado. Marcy is a healthcare management professional...View profile
Mary Bayham, Quality Projects Manager
Mary serves as the Quality Projects Manager for CRHC. She is responsible for managing the Medical Oral Expanded (MORE) Care program, and works closely with the Quality Improvement team...View profile
Matt Enquist, Outreach Manager
Matt works with the Outreach Department assembling grant proposals and writing, editing, designing and otherwise assisting with many of the organization’s publications and videos. A native of Illinois, he...View profile
Natalie Vogan, Clinics Program Manager
As Clinics Program Manager, Natalie works with rural health clinics to assess their needs, identify areas for improvement, and suggest resources to help facilitate change. Natalie grew up on a...View profile
Neeraja Sane, Junior Accountant
Neeraja “Neha” Sane serves as a Junior Accountant for CRHC. Her job responsibilities focus on record keeping of regular financial activities by processing vendor invoices, check & invoice requests,...View profile
Rachel Williams, Program Assistant
Rachel serves as the Programs Assistant at CRHC and supports the Programs Department. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in...View profile
Ron Seedorf, Emergency Services Programs Manager
Ron manages the Hospital Preparedness contract through the CDPHE Emergency Preparedness & Response Section that provides funds to help hospitals, clinics and first responder agencies enhance their capacity to...View profile
Shannon’s previous work includes event planning and volunteer management. She moved from Florida in 2013 and is currently pursuing her degree at the University of Colorado – Denver in...View profile
CRHC Board of Directors
Craig Loveless, Board Chair
Craig Loveless serves as the CEO at Prowers Medical Center. Prior to coming to Prowers Medical Center, Craig was the Chief Operating Officer at Southeast Colorado Hospital in Springfield Colorado. Previous to his relocation to Colorado, Mr. Loveless was the Chief Executive Officer and General Council at Genius Health Care Group Inc. in Woodland Hills California which is a management company that managed multiple skilled nursing facilities. Before entering into the healthcare field, Craig worked in the Wealth Management arena as a Regional Director for Trust and Investments for the Los Angeles and Orange County regions of Union Bank in their Beverly Hills California office.
Alan-Michael Vargas, M.D.
Dr. Vargas is a Family Physician originally from New York, graduated from Mount Sinai Satellite Program at St Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in NJ, and started practicing medicine in rural Rifle Colorado following residency at Grand River Health. He serves as a board member for CAFP and hopes to make changes in medicine throughout time that have positive effects on our State. He enjoys the Colorado lifestyle, scenery, skiing, and the fact that he can practice rural medicine.
Brandon Chambers is currently serving as the Southern Colorado RETAC Coordinator (Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, and Pueblo counties), he began working in EMS in 1989, becoming a Paramedic in 1992 and provided services as a paid and volunteer in both rural and urban communities of Southeastern Colorado. Brandon started as a part-time EMS educator in 1994. He owns his own private Ambulance Service Southern Colorado Rural Emergency Medical Services which provides BLS/ALS services and Critical Care intra-facility transports services to the many Rural Communities/facilities of Southeastern Colorado and has served six years on the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council.
John has been the CEO at Telluride Regional Medical Center. Previously he has been of member of the management and executive teams of P/SL Healthcare (Denver, CO), Sentara Health System (Norfolk, Virginia), PorterCare Adventist Health System (Denver), Centura Health System (Colorado), North Valley Hospital (Thornton, CO), and Good Samaritan Health Systems (Kearney, NE). He has a B. A. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and MS in Health Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver School of Business. John is active in a variety of community and professional organizations, serving on the Boards of the West Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, Centennial Mental Health Center, Colorado HealthOP, the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved, and the Colorado Hospital Association.
Jason McCormick is past Vice President of Finance, CFO for Family Health West and sits on the board of the Lower Valley Hospital Association in Fruita. Jason has over 19 years of experience working in rural and small hospitals under 50 beds across the country, including as a consultant to over 26 hospitals and healthcare organizations in 10 states. His extensive experience includes the areas of finance, management, policy development, program evaluation, public relations, strategic planning, and business development. Jason has an MBA with emphasis in Healthcare Management and a Bachelors Degree in Finance. He is a Certified Healthcare Executive of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Jason has an interest in working as a CEO of a rural hospital.
Rebecca “Beka” Warren is the VP of Quality and Risk Compliance Officer at The Memorial Hospital. She holds several degrees and certifications including; Registered Nurse, Masters in Healthcare Compliance, PhD Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Education, Anthropology and a Emergency Trauma Nurse Specialist and many more. In 1997 she received the Florence Nightingale Award for Nursing. She enjoys spending time with her sons and grandchildren and her interests include birding, sand collecting and studying.
Tammy, the Director of Rangely Family Medicine, has over 23 years of medical field experience. She started the quality improvement team and has implemented care coordination and behavioral health programs in the clinic. She moved to Colorado in 1996 with her husband and two children and owns/operates a steakhouse and campground. She is dedicated to the rural lifestyle and hopes to help ensure that it is preserved and sustainable.
Hutches started his career in healthcare 25 years ago at the age of 16 as a CNA. Since then he has received a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a Minor in Community Health from the University of Northern Colorado, an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology from Pueblo Community College and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Clarkson College at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Hutches’ experience includes nursing services, cardiac rehab, interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, anesthesiology, radiology (XR, CT, MRI. & US), mid-level management and senior level management. He has been CEO, COO, CIO and interim-CFO. Hutches has worked in rural, mid-sized and level one trauma centers. However, his true passion is rural healthcare. Hutches is currently CEO of Melissa Memorial Hospital in Hokyoke, CO.