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Dayton Romero
Chair

Regional Program Manager — Older Adults Technology Services from AARP

Chair – Rocky Mountain Healthcare Services Board of Directors

Chair – Pikes Peak Commission on Aging

Chair – Innovations in Aging Board of Directors

5th Congressional District Rep – Colorado Commission on Family Medicine (Governor Appointment)

Age Friendly Subcommittee- Colorado Commission on Aging

Appointee – Colorado Digital Equity Work Group

Dayton Romero joined the Rocky Mountain Health Services Board of Directors in August 2020. Currently serving as the Mountain-Central Regional Program Manager for AARP’s Older Adult Technology Services (OATS), Dayton draws on his extensive experience to oversee programs across ten states, collaborating with national leaders to bridge the digital divide among older populations. His background in psychology and gerontology and a Master of Public Health underscores a profound commitment to creating age-friendly communities.

In his diverse leadership roles, Dayton serves as the Chair for pivotal organizations, including Rocky Mountain Healthcare Services, the Pikes Peak Commission on Aging, and the Innovations in Aging Board of Directors. Through these positions, he has become a driving force in shaping impactful solutions that address critical issues in healthcare, aging, and digital inclusion. Dayton’s strategic acumen extends to his role as the 5th Congressional District Representative on the Colorado Commission on Family Medicine, an appointment by the Governor, reflecting his dedication to improving healthcare systems.

Beyond his professional commitments, Dayton finds fulfillment in running and traveling with his partner, Celeste, and his dog, Dexter. Dayton Romero’s leadership journey exemplifies a profound dedication to enhancing the lives of older adults and creating sustainable solutions for the evolving challenges in healthcare and technology.

John Hoelscher

Vice Chair

RTA Architects (Principal),
Healthcare and Educational Facility Projects,
American Institute of Architects (AIA),
NCARB,

Healthcare Architecture Certified Specialist

John Hoelscher became a member of the RMHCS Board of Directors in September 2019. John received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Nebraska. He has over 45 years of experience working on healthcare and educational facility projects. In the past 30 years, he has focused on providing planning and architectural services for healthcare clients and their projects. He excels in the early programming and planning phases of a project. John is particularly adept at working with large groups and committees and helping them sort through differing opinions and programmatic needs. John was one of the first Colorado architects to be board-certified by the American College of Healthcare Architects.

James T. Flynn

Treasurer

Flynn & Wright, LLC (Attorneys at Law),
Commercial Law,
Mediation re Financial Services,
Real Estate,
Probate,
United States Navy,
CSFA,
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

James (Jim) T. Flynn joined the RMHCS Board of Directors in September of 2019. Jim’s background includes an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, awarded magna cum laude with departmental honors and membership in Phi Beta Kappa, and a law degree from Stanford Law School. Jim began practicing law in Colorado in 1974 and was a partner in the Colorado Springs office of Holme Roberts & Owen (now Bryan Cave) for many years, before going into practice in a smaller firm with Stanford Law School classmate, Bruce Wright. Jim is the author of three lawyer novels, and a column in the Colorado Springs Gazette. Jim is now mostly retired, but in an of counsel capacity, he continues to consult with the other lawyers in the firm and provide meditation services in connection with financial services, real estate, probate, and business-related disputes. Jim is married to Anne Marie; has a son, Ian; and enjoys fly fishing in the rivers and lakes of Colorado.

Helen Cameron

Secretary

Business Owner, Entrepreneur 

Helen Cameron has been a member of RMHCS Board of Directors since October 2021. Helen is originally from Scotland. She married Sam Cameron in 1981, and shortly after, they relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. While living in Atlanta, Helen managed several successful businesses, including property management, retail, and services. In January 2004, Helen Cameron helped Sam Cameron and Kevin Butcher form CameronButcher Company. In 2020, Helen and Sam moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they formed Thrive Commercial Partners, a successful real estate brokerage company.

Helen understands the importance of effective communication in every aspect of her life. The value of listening is not lost on her; she is a fierce advocate for her clients. Her friendly style makes everyone feel comfortable from the start. She’s a highly skilled business negotiator whose personal business experience, keen understanding of marketing, and many years in commercial real estate enable her to build confidence, form strong long-lasting relationships, and achieve results. Her generous spirit and can-do attitude make her a key member of our Board of Directors.

Members at Large

Shirley Martinez

Colorado Springs Utilities,
HR Professional,
EEO/ER,
ADA Initiative/Procedural Planning,
Development,
Pikes Peak Diversity Council

Shirley Martinez joined the RMHCS Board of Directors in March 2018.  Shirley is a Retired Sergeant First Class in the United States Army.  She currently is the Director of Multicultural Outreach/Accessibility for the Pikes Peak Library District.  She holds a Master of Science degree in Psychology and License Professional Counseling, a bachelor’s degree in social psychology, and is currently in her last class for her doctorate with the University of Phoenix in Organizational Management (DM).  Shirley has worked for Colorado Springs Utilities as their Senior Compliance and Diversity/Inclusion Advisor and retired from the Army with 22+ years of service. Shirley was elected to Fountain Fort Carson School Board, is the President of the Pikes Peak Diversity Council, Inc, and President of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Preservation Society Committee of Colorado Springs.  She volunteers in her community and provides mentorship to several groups.

Rachel Sorenson, MSN, RN
School Nurse Consultant – Colorado Springs School District 11,
Chief of Case Management — Colorado Army National Guard

Rachel Sorenson has been a member of RMHCS Board of Directors since May 2021. Rachel grew up as an Army Brat, but has lived in Colorado longer than anywhere else, so it’s officially home.

Rachel has worked as a Registered Nurse since 2003. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Portland and a Master of Science in Nursing in Veteran and Military Healthcare from the University of Colorado. Her past nursing experience includes Mother/Baby, Labor/Delivery, Medical/Surgical, Home Health, Nurse Case Manager, and various leadership positions from Head Nurse to Unit Commander. She currently works as a School Nurse Consultant in Colorado Springs and serves as the senior nurse for the Colorado Army National Guard. She is passionate about helping individuals achieve a better level of health so they can live life to the fullest.

Rachel and her husband Kevin have three children who keep them busy with their various activities. She loves spending her free time with her family and when possible, she likes to explore Colorado’s many trails.

Jay Olson
Credit Union Executive, Institute of Internal Auditors Facilitator, Audit Committee Educator, Colorado Springs Rising Star, Chief Financial Officer Council, National Youth Involvement Board

Jay Olson joined the Rocky Mountain Board of Directors in July 2022. Jay leverages 30 years of credit union experience, contributes in a highly-collaborative manner, and models exceptional executive leadership. As a risk manager, his responsibilities include oversight of credit union risk programs in support of cultural transformation, corporate strategy, and department initiatives. He’s managed complex IT projects, host system conversions, and customer relationships for technology service providers. He’s consulted with credit unions on management strategy, process improvement, and technology planning and has been recognized by the Credit Union Association and local trades for his professional accomplishments.

Jay Olson specializes in Enterprise Risk Management; Policy Administration; Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning; Vendor & Contracts; Insurance Programs; Information & Physical Security; Fraud; Internal Audit; Mergers & Data Conversions; Information Technology (IT); Strategy & Project Management; Organizational Efficiency & Process Improvement.

Dan Nordberg
Market President, Bank of Colorado

Dan Nordberg is Market President for Colorado Springs and oversees the area’s branch operations and business development efforts.

Prior to joining Bank of Colorado, Nordberg worked as Director of Rural Affairs and Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration. In those capacities, he was tasked with leading national outreach to rural entrepreneurs as well as overseeing the delivery of agency loan programs across a six-state region. He also previously served in the Colorado House of Representatives, where he represented northern Colorado Springs for five years.

Born and raised in Colorado, Nordberg graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts. He and his wife, Maura, are the proud parents of three children and enjoy being active community members.

Rose Ann Scibona MSN, RN, NE-BC
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer – Retired, Penrose-St. Francis Healthcare Services

Rose Ann recently retired from Penrose-St Francis Healthcare Services (PSFHS) after serving patients, families, and staff for 41 years.   She attended El Paso Community College and was hired as a new graduate registered nurse in 1981.  Rose Ann spent her entire nursing career with the organization working at the bedside in Oncology as a clinician and then progressing to a number of leadership roles ending her career as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer in 2022.

Extremely proud to be an Air Force family, Rose Ann first moved to Colorado Springs in 1967 when her Dad was stationed at the USAFA. She enjoyed traveling the world and experiencing different cultures with her family during her dad’s military career.  With the exception of about three years, she has spent her entire adult life in the Springs and considers it home.

Rose Ann has stayed very busy since retiring by serving on the PSFHS Foundation Board, traveling, having a garden again, cooking, attending live music venues, and supporting her family.  Her entire family lives in Colorado Springs which includes her 91 year old dad, two children Whitney and Michael, and nine grandchildren ages two to 18 years old.

 

Now that she is home more, Rose Ann adopted two Siamese kitties from the HSPPR, Mia, and Phoebe, who have brought her a tremendous amount of joy and structure to her home life.

Patricia Yates
Rocky Mountain PACE,
Participant Advisory Council

Patricia Yates became a member of the RMHCS Board of Directors in July 2018. Patricia was born in St. Louis, MO and moved to Colorado Springs in 1973. She was an HR Professional for 25+ years in the telecom, education and call center industries. She volunteered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for 25 years and in 2002, Patricia was honored by the Colorado Springs Business Journal as one of Colorado Springs’ Most Dynamic Women. She currently serves on the Citizens Advisory Committee and Fountain/Chelton Partnership, both affiliated with CSPD’s Sand Creek Division. She has 2 children (one deceased), 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Patricia has been a Rocky Mountain PACE participant since 2016. She states, “It’s a pleasure to serve. I want to give back to an organization that has done so much for me.”