Louie V. Larimer, JD
Interim Chief Executive Officer and President
Louie V. Larimer joined RMHCS in July of 2017 as our Interim CEO & President. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in business administration, and a juris doctorate. Mr. Larimer has taught graduate level courses in law, ethics, leadership, negotiations and conflict resolution for Regis University’s School for Professional Studies, and The University of Phoenix.
He has over thirty-five years’ experience as an attorney, corporate educator and strategic consultant in a variety of industries, including healthcare, law enforcement, real estate development, municipal, state and federal government agencies, and non-profit organizations. He has been founder/chief executive officer of several private equity ventures.
Originally, from the island of Oahu, Hawaii, he now resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his family. He is an avid reader, writer, golfer, and ukulele musician.
David A. Richman, MD
Chief Medical Officer
David A. Richman, MD, joined Rocky Mountain Health Care Services as the Chief Medical Officer in January 2017. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry to the nonprofit organization. Dr. Richman attended medical school at the University of Buffalo and completed his residency at the University of Buffalo and the University of Rochester. He practiced in Chicago and Tennessee before moving to Colorado Springs in 1998. Richman’s specialties include Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His background includes roles as Chief Resident, Associate Medical Director, and Partner and a member of the Board of Directors of one of the largest Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation organizations in the state. He most recently was the Medical Director at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Colorado Springs. Dr. Richman has served on the board of the El Paso County Medical Society for five years in Colorado Springs. In his free time he enjoys showing his dogs in dog shows, serving as the President of the Olde English Bulldogge Kennel Club, and is an avid Buffalo Bills fan.
Tamrin Apaydin, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Tamrin Apaydin started at RMHCS in 2010 and brings more than 15 years of experience in public accounting and executive management. Tamrin oversees accounting and human resources to assure the fiscal health of RMHCS operations and programs. Tamrin currently serves on boards and committees of Greccio Housing, the Colorado Springs Diversity Forum, and Community Care of Central Colorado (RCCO Region 7).
Executive Director, Rocky Mountain PACE
Valerie Anders has worked for numerous health care providers, the construction and banking industries, as well as self-employment in Colorado Springs. She joined the medical field in 1989 as the Business Manager of a local long term care facility. She completed her administrator in training program in 2000 to be a licensed long term care administrator in the State of Colorado. She served as the previous Vice President of Business Services of Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care to include oversight of all business lines since 2006. Valerie joined Rocky Mountain Health Care Services in August of 2016 and provides leadership, management and oversight to all service areas within the PACE model of care. She serves on the board at Sunny Vista and is a member of the Community Care Advisory Group—Community Health Partnership (CHP) Regional Care Collaborative Organization (RCCO) Region 7.
Valerie Smith, CBIS
Director of BrainCare
Valerie Smith joined Rocky Mountain Health Care Services in March 2013. Valerie has over 9 years of experience working with special populations, including brain injuries, mental illness, autism, and developmental disabilities. She oversees BrainCare’s Neuropathways Center and Residential programs, ensuring participants receive quality continuum of care that promotes the highest level of independence. Valerie is also a Crisis Prevention and Intervention Certified Instructor and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. In addition, she has experience and knowledge establishing specialized programs, such as Snoezelen®, multisensory environments, and T.R.A.P. (The Rhythmic Arts Project) in rehabilitation and adult day centers in Colorado Springs.
Wendy Jones, MBA-O
Vice President of Operations
Wendy Jones has been with Rocky Mountain Health Care since September of 2003. Wendy brings more than 20 years of operational experience and expertise both with the organization and from operating a sole proprietorship. Her focus is on operational excellence to meet the needs of the programs, staff, participants and stakeholders. Wendy has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a master’s degree in Business Administration in Operations Management. Wendy is responsible for overseeing the Transportation, Information Technologies, Facilities and Food Service Departments.
Vice President of Organizational Development
Justin Lewis joined the Rocky Mountain Health Care Services team in 2015. He is a Lean Bronze Executive professional with 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Direct Management and Organization Development in Manufacturing and Health Care industries. Justin oversees the Strategic Design, Training, Implementation and Measurements of the Organizational Development department.
Vice President of Accounting
Marcia Mitchell has been with RMHCS since July 2013. Her background includes 6 years of public accounting and more than 15 of accounting management for various Colorado Springs nonprofit and educational organizations. Marcia is responsible for all of the day-to-day accounting activities of RMHCS including payroll, financial reporting, and audits. She has a Master of Science degree in Accounting and is a member of the IMA, the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business.
Director of Business Development
Nigel Guyot joined Rocky Mountain Health Care Services in 2016 as the Intake and Enrollment Manager for the PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) and BrainCare programs and was promoted to the Director of Business Development role in 2017. He brings over 20 years of management experience to the organization. His leadership experience began with LexisNexis in 1995 in legal publishing followed by a production management role with AVX Corporation (part of the Kyocera Corporation), starting in 2005. Guyot was with El Paso County Public Health from 2007-2013 as the Program Manager/Chief Deputy Registrar of Epidemiology & Research/Vital Records and as the Community Health Program Director. He worked for Catholic Health Initiatives from 2013-2014 as the Grants Development Manager and for Dominican Home Health Agency in Denver from 2015-2016. Guyot has been married seventeen years and has a fifteen year old son. He enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid reader.
Sheri Gibson, Ph.D.
Director of Behavioral Health Services
Dr. Sheri Gibson has been the Director of Behavioral Health Services for Rocky Mountain Health Care Services to include the PACE and the BrainCare programs since 2015. Dr. Gibson received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2013 with a curricular emphasis in Geropsychology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS). She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the V.A. Palo Alto Healthcare System where she conducted neuropsychological assessments to older veterans presenting with a range of neurodegenerative disorders, and provided psychotherapy services to older veterans and families receiving treatment for serious mental illness in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Gibson completed her post-doctoral training at UCCS to include The Aging Center and Peak Vista Senior Health Clinics, and Rocky Mountain Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).She is also faculty affiliate with the UCCS Gerontology Center and an instructor for a doctoral-level course in Psychology’s Role in Geriatric Care Settings. Dr. Gibson has published works in the area of elder financial abuse for which she has received national recognition for her research and has presented lectures at national, local, and regional conferences. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, is Chairperson for the Colorado Coalition for Elder Rights and Abuse Prevention (CCERAP), and has volunteered for the Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition (PPEAC) since 2007. She is the 2015 Business Professional recipient of the Senior Resource Counsel’s Joe Henjum Award for her commitment to improving the lives of older adults in the Pikes Peak Region. Dr. Gibson is a member in good standing with the American Psychological Association, American Geriatrics Society, the National Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, and the American Psychology and Law Society.