Naropa University
Degree: Bachelors/Masters in Contemplative Psychology
Date of Graduation: January, 1990

Fleming College Florence, Florence, Italy
Degree: Associate of Fine Arts
Date of Graduation: May, 1975

Continuing Education/Certifications/License

Trained as a Certified Senior Advisor – 2012–2019
Society of Certified Senior Advisors

Licensed Professional Counselor – August, 2012
State of Colorado

Alzheimer’s Association training:
Communication; Behaviors; Death, Dying and Dementia

QMAP (qualified medication administration person)

Mindfulness Awareness meditation and practice since 1977

Training and Skills Background

Ellen has been working with older people with dementia since 1996.  She has tremendous compassion, sensitivity and appreciation for people struggling with memory loss and confusion.

Death and Dying – many years’ experience including hospice interaction

CNA trained – Fall protocol
Wound care
Medical care management
Familiarity with illness, recovery falls, stroke, illness, frailty, dementia..

Professional Experience

Private Consultant and Geriatric Care Manager – 1996-Present

Windhorse Community Services – 2007-2017
Team Leader

Windhorse Family and Eldercare Services – 2007-2014
Clinical Steering Committee

Temenos House, Inc. – 1996-2007
Owner/operator of Licensed Assisted Living Home

Boulder County Mental Health Partners – 1990-1997
Crisis Team

Community Involvement

Served on the Board at Our Home – 2015-16

Served on the Board at Santa Fe Tree House Camp – 2015-Present