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Mark Bedinger, N.H.A., President/CEO

mbedinger@colavria.com

Mark has been a licensed Nursing Home Administrator for over 17 years. Prior to becoming an administrator, Mark was the Western States Director of Food Services for one of the largest nursing home and assisted living companies in the country. Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Health Care Association, the Colorado Culture Change Coalition and is a past appointee of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Informal Dispute Resolution Committee. Mark holds a Bachelors degree in Organizational Management and has formal culinary arts training from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.  Mark has been a frequent speaker to many groups such as the American Health Care Association, the Colorado Health Care Association, the Colorado Dietary Manager’s Association and the Colorado Culture Change Coalition. His speaking topics have varied from culinary systems in long term care to operations management and culture change practices.

Jodie Walker, R.N., B.S.N., Vice President of Clinical Operations

jwalker@colavria.com

Jodie graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona and is employed as the Director of Clinical Operations for Colavria Hospitality.  Prior to her employment at Colavria she worked for a large national corporation as the District Director of Clinical Operations, consulting in multiple states and with a variety of facilities. In addition, as a Quality Improvement Specialist for CFMC, the Quality Improvement Organization for the state of Colorado, she consulted in 23 Colorado nursing homes. Her project received national recognition for reducing Pressure Ulcers in the state of Colorado. She was a Director of Nursing for 15 years and has worked in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors of long term care. Although an acute care nurse for 10 years, moving to a rural community exposed her to the world of long term care during which time she developed a strong love and compassion for the elderly. She is currently participating in a national workgroup for Advancing Excellence and is a member of the Education Committee and the Quality Initiatives and Leadership Committee for Colorado Health Care Association.

Scott Krise, Director of Accounting

skrise@colavria.com

Scott brings 12+ years of medical accounting and financial management and analysis experience to the team. Scott is well versed in reimbursement systems and cost reporting functions.  Scott earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Northern Colorado in 2000.

Erin Lawless, SPHR, Director of Human Resources

elawless@colavria.com

Erin has been a Human Resources professional since 2003. Prior to her joining the Colavria team she worked as the Director of Human Resources at Colavria’s Saint Paul Health Center. Highly skilled at Human Resource systems design, Erin has been instrumental in decreasing turnover and building the HR infrastructure at Colavria. Erin has worked in various HR roles over the last decade in fields such as manufacturing, hospitality, and enterprise information management. Erin graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder and earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources designation in 2013 and is a member of SHRM. She is a frequent speaker at Colorado Health Care Association on Human Resources best practices.

Jay Frazier, Director of Plant Operations

jfrazier@colavria.com

Jay has been the Director of Plant Operations for Colavria Hospitality since 2005. Jay has an extensive background in residential remodeling and construction covering more than 20 years. Experienced with both high end multi-million dollar projects, as well as small sized custom renovations, Jay provides expertise for high quality remodeling projects and building improvements at the facilities managed by Colavria. Jay is extremely knowledgeable and involved with Life Safety regulations and on going Emergency Preparedness.

Angela Byrne, Director of Operations

abyrne@colavria.com

Angela has been working with the Colavria family since 2001. She began her journey as the company’s first Human Resources Director and was charged with building the HR department from scratch. Once she successfully rolled out the HR function to 3 communities, she worked her way up to operations and became a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in 2004. Angela is known for her commitment and spirited belief in resident centered care. During her tenue as Administrator her community received high honors from Planetree International by being the first long term care community to receive an award recognizing a whole-hearted commitment to a resident centered care culture. Other accomplishments as Administrator include: excellent survey and quality measure outcomes, obtaining the quality award through American Health Care Association (AHCA), serving as a Quality Award reviewer for AHCA, adding on and opening a 30-bed rehabilitation unit, OSHA SHARPS certification and most importantly building a devoted and engaged team. In her current role as Colavria’s Director of Operations she pulls from her experience to provide operational support to fellow NHA’s as well as drive Colavria’s strategic plan. Angela is no stranger to and has extensive experience with: strategic planning, driving a culture of resident centered care, building and leading teams, excellent survey outcomes, a 98% Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) success rate, survey management, implementing programs to reduce rehospitalizations, PDPM planning, cost containment certification, OSHA’s SHARPS certification and employee engagement. Despite her fear of flying, she loves to travel internationally with her family and is hoping to visit Scotland, Ireland, Italy and Holland in the near future. Angela invites you to connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-byrne-19851442/

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