Care Synergy Provides Mission Support to our Affiliate Organizations

Since its inception in 2014, Care Synergy’s network has grown to four independently operated mission-focused not for profit organizations including The Denver Hospice/Optio Health Services, Pathways, Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care and the Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. This growth allows our network to provide a full continuum of community based care and services.

Colorado Visiting Nurse Association

Colorado Visiting Nurse Association (CVNA) is a nationally recognized leader in the provision of an innovative continuum of care that maximizes individual health, wellness and well-being in the Front Range. CVNA provides the most appropriate range of health care solutions to allow people to maximize independence and to heal and age at home.

  • Serving the greater Denver/Boulder-metro area
  • Number of Patients Served in 2021: 4,214

Board of Directors

  • Adam Bergquist
  • Nancy Botiller, Secretary
  • Tim Bowen
  • Nedra Downing, Treasurer
  • Tony Giacomini, Vice Chair
  • Ben Price, Chair
  • Mary Scott

The Denver Hospice and Optio Health Services

The Denver Hospice and Optio Health Services has been a leader in hospice and palliative care in the nine-county metro Denver area since 1978. The Denver Hospice and Optio Health Services offer a range of services in keeping with their mission to encircle those facing advanced illness with unprecedented levels of comfort, compassion and expertise.

  • Serving the greater Denver-metro area and southern Weld County
  • 24-bed Inpatient Care Center located in Denver
  • Number of Patients Served in 2021: 5,327

Board of Directors

  • Brad Baumgartner, Chair
  • Tim Bowen
  • Kay Cowling
  • Sue Law
  • Evi Makovsky
  • Dr. Meera Mani
  • Betsy Moran
  • Adele Phelan
  • Shari Repinski
  • Rodney Rice, Vice Chair
  • Mary Beth Savory
  • Becky Takeda-Tinker


Pathways, located in Fort Collins since 1978, provides care for those navigating the last months of life and support programs for their families. Pathways serves individuals living in Larimer and Weld Counties, including Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor and surrounding communities.

  • Serving Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley and surrounding communities
  • 12-bed Inpatient Care Center located between Fort Collins and Loveland
  • Number of Patients Served in 2021: 2,510

Board of Directors

  • Will Beyers
  • Tim Bowen
  • Cindy Bragdon
  • Karen Dawson, Chair
  • Mary Dellenbach
  • Katrina Einhellig
  • Gene Haffner
  • Laurie Hansen, Secretary
  • Nathalie Kees
  • Nate Lamkin
  • JoAnn Lovins, Past Chair
  • R.J. Martinez
  • Gary Premer, Treasurer
  • Lindsay Salazar

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care (PPHPC) introduced the hospice movement to the Pikes Peak region in 1980. Since that time, PPHPC teams have continued to offer compassionate, expert care and practical support to ensure comfort for all who face serious illness.

  • Serving communities throughout El Paso and Teller counties
  • 8-bed Inpatient Care Center located in Colorado Springs
  • Number of Patients Served in 2021: 2,008

Board of Directors

  • Tim Bowen
  • Colonel Morgenstarr Brienza
  • Mary Ann Cutter
  • Dawn Darvalics – President
  • Steve Hochstetter – Treasurer
  • Sally Hybl
  • Cristyn Kelly
  • Cassady Palermo
  • Sr. Mary Colleen Schwarz – Secretary
  • Brandon Shulze
  • Randall Stiles – Vice Chair
  • Michelle Talarico
  • Brian Wagner – Chair

Strengthening our Colorado Network of Nonprofit Providers!

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