Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Thomas (Tom) Reiter brings over 23 years of experience serving the elderly population in health care organizations. His range of experience includes direct care, Director of Marketing and Community Relations, and most recently Executive Director of the Elder Service Plan (ESP) of the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Reiter currently serves on the Governance Committee of Community Care of Central Colorado (RCCO Region 7).
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. His specialties include Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and his background includes roles as Chief Resident, Associate Medical Director, and most recently, Medical Director with HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. 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).
Valerie Herl, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain PACE
Valerie Herl 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 the 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 is an active board member and treasurer with Community Health Partnership 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 Excellence
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 has a consulting company that has had engagements in Health care, Gaming, Automotive, Construction, and the Defense Industry. At RMHCS, Justin oversees the Strategic Design, Training, Implementation and Measurements of the newly formed Organization Development department.
Abbey Walda, MA, LPC
Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Options for Long-Term Care
Abbey Walda has been with Rocky Mountain Options for Long-Term Care since April of 2014, which serves elderly and disabled El Paso and Teller county residents through community based waivers. She has worked in the non-profit sector in a variety of settings including corrections and mental health since 1994. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. Abbey has lived in Colorado since 1981.