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Lori Carpenter, Director of Volunteers and Events
Lori has worked in several different capacities at Mount Evans since 2004, and has served as Director of Volunteers and Events since 2014. She recruits, trains, and supports 600 volunteers to work with patients, special events, and office work. She also plans and coordinates Mount Evans’ major fundraising events. Lori holds a BA in Psychology with a business minor from Northern Arizona University. She owned a real estate appraisal business before coming to Mount Evans, and also worked in Special Education for Jefferson and Douglas County schools. She lives in the Marshdale area of Evergreen and enjoys hiking, skiing, BBQing, and swimming. Lori calls Mount Evans volunteers and staff “amazing angels who give selflessly to the people who need us in our community.” She also praises “the family bonds and support within the staff of our organization.”
Suzanne Feroldi, Director of Clinical Staff
Suzanne Feroldi has worked for Mount Evans since 1985. She started as a field physical therapist on the 285 corridor and also worked in outpatient clinics in Bailey and Conifer for nine years before continuing full time for Mount Evans as a home health physical therapist. She helped with special projects over the years related to patient care and Medicare regulations. In 2014 she was named Director of Clinical Services, and she now supervises the field staff and helps with hiring and training of nurses, therapists, and home health aides. “Working close to home and being able to help neighbors through challenging times is very rewarding,” she says. Suzanne enjoys the outdoors, especially skiing and hiking, and also likes to be “domestic” with crochet and family time.
Nancy Hiester, Director of Development
Nancy Hiester returned as director of development for Mount Evans in June 2014. She was the first director of development from 2009 until 2013. Nancy has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She directs all elements of fundraising from individual and major donor gifts to grant writing to corporate sponsors to workplace giving. She works closely with Lori Carpenter to orchestrate special events and Susan Stearns for planned gifts and the endowment. Nancy worked with Adelante Foundation, which provides microcredit for women in Honduras, from September 2013 to May 2014. Prior to that Nancy was director of development and community relations for Friendship Bridge, helping empower women in Guatemala. “There is no better place in the world to work than Mount Evans – our team is capable and we build our mountain community on so many fronts.”
Doug Linn, Director of Finance
Doug has been in charge of all things financial at Mount Evans since 1998, including accounting, billing, and payroll functions. He also oversees our computer network. Doug received his accounting degree from Iowa State University, and before coming to Mount Evans he was Director of Finance at a nonprofit nursing home in Iowa. He and his family are flatlanders — they live in Littleton. As a hobby, Doug enjoys practicing magic and juggling. He says, “I am amazed at the commitment and dedication of our staff. They have always risen to tackle the constant challenges to provide the care and meet the needs of our community.”
Sandy Moorehead, Director of Patient Administration
Sandy Moorehead, RN, CHPN, has been with Mount Evans since 2001, when she started as a field nurse. Her main focus is overseeing the hospice and palliative programs at Mount Evans. "This entails knowing each and every patient and consulting and collaborating with our field staff to provide the excellent care that Mount Evans is known for," Sandy says. She also manages the patient care department, where referrals from hospitals, doctors, and nursing homes begin and the cases are staffed. Sandy received her RN from Lincoln Trail College in Illinois and is certified in Hospice and Palliative Nursing. She started her nursing career in a small rural hospital in Illinois, where she worked in the emergency room, medical and surgical, and obstetrics. She began her home health care more than two decades ago in Layton, Utah, and continued that course with Mount Evans after a brief stint in assisted living for the memory impaired. Sandy has lived in the Conifer area since 1999. She raised five children and now has nine grandchildren, all of whom live in Colorado. She loves hiking and skiing and everything else Colorado has to offer ... great music, outdoor life, and healthy living. "I love Mount Evans' mission to help the community in difficult and challenging times," she says. "We have an incredible culture and are very supportive of each other. We are a second family to each other."
Charley Shimanski, President & CEO
Charley Shimanski joined Mount Evans in October, 2015. In his role as President & CEO, he works to support the administrative team and field clinicians in the critical home health care and hospice work they provide the community He also ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations. An advocate for under-served and vulnerable populations, Charley has more than 20 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership and management. He worked in Washington, D.C. for five years before coming to Mount Evans, including serving as the American Red Cross Senior Vice President of Disaster Services. He also served as President & CEO of the Colorado Nonprofit Association from 2004-2008, growing the organization’s impact in service to Colorado’s 19,000 nonprofit organizations. An Evergreen resident since 1994, Charley is a 27-year veteran of the Alpine Rescue Team, and Past President of the Mountain Rescue Association.
Susan Stearns, Planned Giving/Gifts Manager
Susan Stearns has been Mount Evans’ Planned Giving Manager since 2013. A longtime supporter of the agency, she joined the Mount Evans board of directors in 1987 and served as board president three times. She helps donors explore ways to make tax-beneficial gifts that are “win-win”—that will help Mount Evans in the future without being burdensome to the donor in the present. Susan holds a BA in history from Colorado State University and received her law degree (JD) from the University of Colorado in 1979. Throughout her long career as an attorney at law, she specialized in estate planning and real estate. Susan and her husband live in Evergreen. A confirmed “computer geek,” Susan also loves to read, bicycle, and cook. About Mount Evans she says, “This is a very dedicated, giving group of people—the volunteers, the in-house-staff, the field staff. Everyone is willing to jump in and help; everyone is very caring and empathetic.”
Sallie Wandling, Sr. Director of Community Relations
Sallie Wandling has been with Mount Evans since 1991. She has an MSW from the University of Kansas. Sallie was the Bereavement Director previously for Mount Evans and she is the founder of Camp Comfort. She likes to travel, play golf, kayak, swim and be with her family . She says, “The staff and volunteers at Mount Evans are unmatched. Nowhere can you find better people to feed your soul.”