Meet the CRHC Staff and Board of Directors

Supporting Rural Health in Colorado

Leadership Team

CRHC Staff

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

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 Gardner

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

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 Warren

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 Dunker

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.

 

Trampas Hutches

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.