Excellence Awards

Each year, the Colorado Health Care Association & Center for Assisted Living hosts our awards banquet at the fall convention to celebrate those who are working to better long-term care in the state.
Every year, we have hundreds of applicants, from which finalists are selected and winners are chosen across several categories.

2020 Spotlight on Excellence Award Winners

CHCA/CCAL would like to thank all 2020 Spotlight on Excellence nominees, finalist and winners.  Congratulations!

Activity Professional of the Year:
Shirlee Patten, Regent Park Nursing & Rehabilitation
Activity Professional Finalists
Kim McDonnell, Vista Grande Inn
Andy Padilla, The Gardens at St. Elizabeth

Administrative Support Professional of the Year:
Calista Gonzales, Elms Haven Center
Administrative Support Professional Runner Up
Jennifer Ahlberg, Colorow Care Center

Assisted Living Caregiver of the Year:
Ratna Petropoulus, The Gardens at St. Elizabeth

Assisted Living Administrator:
Jane Woloson, The Gardens at St. Elizabeth
Assisted Living Administrator Runner Ups
Robin Dunbar, Mountain Vista Assisted Living and Memory Care
Rand Conroe, Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation

Business Management Professional of the Year:
Margie Rice, Kenton Manor
Business Management Professional Runner Ups
Yesenia Cercedo-Campos, Mesa Vista of Boulder
Michelle Burke, Autumn Heights

Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year:
Betty Brady, Vista Grande Inn
District VI
Certified Nursing Assistant Runner Ups
Drew Crowder, Harmony Pointe Nursing Center
District I
Mary Carmen Silva, The Peaks Care Center
District II
Kimberlee Ouart, Parkmoor Village Health Care Center
District III
Jacob Haydon, Larchwood Inns and PARC
District IV
Sabrina Gray, Rio Grande Inn
District V

Environmental Services Professional of the Year:
Manuel Perez, The Health Center of Franklin Park
Environmental Services Professional Runner Ups
Andrew Kahler, The Gardens at St. Elizabeth
Samuel Pohlman, Harmony Pointe Nursing Center

Food and Nutritional Professional of the Year:
Elizabeth Spilman, Wheatridge Manor Care Center
Food and Nutritional Professional Runner Ups
Liberty Petropoulus, The Gardens at St. Elizabeth
Jacquelyn Avante, Harmony Point Nursing Center

Heath Information Professional of the Year:
Eric Purcell, Arbor View
Heath Information Professional Runner Up
Theresa Holding, Broomfield Skilled Nursing

Nurse Administration Professional of the Year:
Terri Myers, Colorow Care Center
Nurse Administration Professional Runner Ups
Mihreteab Kidane, Summit Rehabilitation and Care Community
Kay Duley, Bear Creek Center

Nurse of the Year:
Jeniffer Garcia, Rio Grande Inn
Nurse of the Year Runner Ups
Jesica Klein, Parkview Care Center
Corina Quiroz, Belmont Lodge Healthcare Center

Nursing Home Administrator of the Year:
LeRoy Baker, Broomfield Skilled Nursing
Nursing Home Administrator Runner Ups
Claudia St. Peter, Colorow Care Center
Michelle Fraternali, Life Care Center of Littleton

Partners in Quality Professional of the Year:
Dr. Kent Aikin, Southwest Memorial Hospital

Social Services Professional of the Year:
Monica Trevino, Trinidad Inn Nursing Home
Social Services Professional Runner Ups
Jodi Dreux, The Gardens at St. Elizabeth
Pearl Strouse, Sunny Vista Living Center

Therapy Professional of the Year:
Paula Reyes, Medallion Post Acute
Therapy Professional of the Year Runner Up
Jason Niemeier, Arvada Care and Rehabilitation

Congratulations to all of our hard-working nominees, as well as all of these great finalists! It is professionals like you who make Long Term Care in Colorado very special!


Missed the Spotlight on Excellence Awards? Watch it here!