Dignity Care Staff
Heidi Herman has worked with Dignity Care for over 4 years as a CNA.
Heidi has a passion for dedicated and compassionate care of our senior clients. Heidi is known for making our clients comfortable in difficult situations and keeping them happy with her cheerful attitude.
We have a large pool of caregivers so we can match the right caregiver with a client. While we intentionally look for diversity among our caregivers, they all share a heartfelt commitment to their work. Our caregivers are required to attend regular trainings throughout the year to maintain their skills and learn about new developments.
Please meet the Dignity Care Staff –
DIGNITY CARE OWNER
Mary Kirk, MS, RD, CNA, Owner. Mary is a graduate of Cornell University’s Master of Science program (Nutrition) as well as a Veteran of the Army (rank of Captain). She has a unique knowledge of the geriatric community and the challenges families face during the aging process. Mary has helped her own parents and in-laws through aging and death. She is adept and skilled at helping families traverse the complex issues and decisions they face in their later years.
Ruth Rowse, RN, Director. Ruth graduated from the University of Washington, practiced nursing in Washington state for 30 years and moved to Colorado in 2009 as Director of Nursing. She has worked in hospitals, critical care, medical and surgical units, home health care and clinical settings. Ruth takes pleasure in helping the elderly maintain a healthy and happy life. She has amazing compassion – bringing joy, laughter and love to each and every client.
NURSES AND GERIATRIC CARE MANAGERS
Leigh Collings, MA, Certified Geriatric Care Manager, Client Care Counselor Leigh has a passion for helping and guiding families to support the elderly in their lives. For thirty years Leigh has been providing clients and families compassion with expert coordination of medical, physical, and emotional needs. Leigh has been working with Dignity Care as a Geriatric Care Manager since 2003.
Nino Merran, BA, Certified Geriatric Care Manager, Client Care Counselor Originally from the Republic of Georgia, Nino joined Dignity Care in 2000. She was a humanitarian aid worker during times of extreme economic poverty in post Soviet Georgia. Nino is an excellent communicator and has a passion for working with seniors. Nino has designed and implemented individual care plans for a wide range of needs from companionship to end-of-life care.
Audra Belden RN, Client Care Counselor.
Audra has worked in the medical field for 20 years including midwifery. Audra has worked for Dignity Care since 2009. Audra’s skilled and gentle style lend to her dedication to helping elders live with independence and dignity. She particularly loves working with clients and families and end of life care.
Colin Schiessl RN, Client Care Counselor.
Colin has worked for Dignity Care since 2012 as a caregiver, client care counselor and nurse. Working with geriatrics and end-of-life care is her passion.
Rachel Harrison, Office Manager. Rachel graduated from CU with degrees in psychology and art. She was a caregiver for her stepfather, who had Alzheimer’s, and worked as a caregiver for Dignity Care. She loves working for Dignity Care where the focus is on love and helping people. Rachel is caring, organized, and enjoys the contact with clients and their families.
Barbara Miles, Human Resources. Barbara worked as a CNA for Dignity Care and when the HR position opened up we knew she would be perfect for the job after raising 8 beautiful children!! She understands the in’s and out’s of being a caregiver and what difficult and rewarding job it is. Her compassion, attention to detail and finally honed listening skills are a huge asset to Dignity Care.
Asha Nagda, Bookkeeper. Asha graduated from CU with a degree in finance. Asha is one of those rarities, local to Boulder, grown and raised here. She started her own bookkeeping business and loves having Dignity Care as her client. Her hobbies include yoga and she enjoys her travels around the world.
Judith Ashworth, Scheduler.
Judith moved from California to Colorado with her family over ten years ago. She has been working in the home care field for over 25 years including being a caregiver for her own aging family members, clients, and as office support. Judith brings many talents to Dignity care having worked in Human Resources, office management, client intakes, scheduling, caregiver management and training. Judith brings so much to the scheduling team!!
Carol McClure, Scheduler. Carol moved from the Chicago area to Boulder county ten years ago, and is raising her family in Longmont. She worked in various environments, from retail to technical support at IBM, before Dignity Care. Carol has worked as a caregiver as well, which gives her insights into finding the right personality for our clients.