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Kate McCord considers nursing to be her calling. As the new chief nursing officer at Penrose-St. Francis Health System, she is facing a myriad of challenges. Her first move: to ensure Penrose earns “magnet designation” from the American Nursing Association. The designation is awarded for meeting a series of standards – including quality leadership and quality patient care.
For 86 years, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation has elevated the Colorado Springs community through philanthropy, and Sara Barad feels proud to be part of that legacy. Barad, 25, has worked as fund officer for PPCF since May 2012. She spends her days supporting local nonprofits and her nights...
Eric Austin Attard has been the executive director of the Pikes Peak Gay & Lesbian Community Center since May. He’s also busy working on a master’s in marriage and family counseling. The Springs has a reputation for being intolerant. What’s your take? I think where you immerse yourself is vital to...
Andy Oyler grew up in Colorado Springs. While caddying at The Broadmoor and other courses, he picked up not only valuable business tips, but also a full-ride scholarship to the University of Colorado in Boulder. After studying architecture, his career took a different turn when he met commercial real...
After overseeing operations at Westside CARES for the past 15 years, Stephen Brown, executive director of the ecumenical and interfaith nonprofit, will step down at the end of June. Brown has been instrumental in the organization’s growth, including its move from a cramped church basement into a building of...
UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak has withstood both the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, and the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression at the helm of the constantly expanding local University of Colorado campus. She’s seen state support shrink and student loans grow — and says that her biggest...
By fifth grade, while living in Japan, James M. Stewart knew he would join the Air Force and fly helicopters. But Stewart actually “fell in love with airplanes and speed” during his training, and ended up flying fighters — including F-4 Phantoms during the Vietnam War — throughout his 23-year...
A newcomer to the Pikes Peak region, Georgia Kostas MPH, R.D., L.D., has embraced Colorado’s sunny climate and scenic beauty since moving from Dallas to Colorado Springs three years ago. It was in Dallas in 1979 that Kostas was asked by Kenneth Cooper M.D., the founder of Cooper Clinic, to develop a nutrition program. Kostas’ approach to nutrition was unique — a preventive approach, at a time when the field was primarily focused on therapeutic diets which were recommended after a medical condition was diagnosed.
By Ashleigh Hollowell Painted on the door of Matt Smith’s office at his Pueblo West Snap Fitness gym, is the quote: “An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.” That is and has always been how he has lived as a...
George Hayes has spent much of his life in Colorado, returning after stints in other states. He went to Colorado State University after attending high school in Colorado Springs and working in Kansas City. After CSU, he traveled to another state for graduate school and work — returning once...
* Name: Robert Wonnett* Organization: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs* Position: Dean of Students * Hometown: Colorado Springs* How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 25 years * Education: B.S., M.S. University of Colorado-Boulder; MPA University of Colorado at Denver; J.D. University of Denver and...
Colorado Springs native Cari Davis has a passion for helping people in need — in particular, historically marginalized populations. Most recently, the 48-year-old taught management to health care professionals in Ethiopia and worked with leadership teams in Rwanda. Davis, who earned MBA and MPH degrees from Yale University, returned...