Aurora Care Team Members

InnovAge Colorado PACE

Center Director

I've always felt a personal calling to care for older adults. As an advocate of giving the senior population alternatives to living independently, I'm thrilled to work with the PACE program at InnvovAge.

As a licensed nursing home administrator, David has been an administrative leader for several Colorado skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Most recently, David was the administrator at Clear Creek Care Center in Westminster, Colorado.
 
David holds a bachelor of science degree in social work from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and a master of business administration degree in healthcare management from the University of Phoenix. 
Professional Bio

Medical Director

Aging and illness sometimes make it hard to experience quality living. My goal is to help ease those difficulties so patients can enjoy life and participate in things that make them happy.

Dr. Litvak enjoys coming to work to learn from others, including patients, and is proud to be part of a medical team devoted to helping older adults. Following in her father’s footsteps, Dr. Litvak pursued a career as a physician. She earned her Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She has worked in hospitals and private practice, including St. Anthony Hospital Systems and their affiliated clinics. She is board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Litvak grew up in Michigan and has lived in Colorado since 1968. She is happily married and has three sons. She enjoys many hobbies such as softball, gardening, bonsai, travel, reading and golf.
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Area South Medical Director - Colorado

Improving the quality of life for my patients is what drew me to geriatrics and what I strive to provide at InnovAge.

Dr. Libbon earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. After completing a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Colorado, he is currently board certified in both internal medicine and geriatric medicine. Dr. Libbon is also a volunteer faculty member at the University of Colorado and the Dawn Clinic.

Married with two daughters and an energetic dog, Dr. Libbon enjoys swimming, photography, filmmaking and music composition, arrangement, and performance. He and his wife sing with the Cherry Creek Chorale. An avid fan of The Golden Girls, he currently watches superhero shows and My Little Pony with his daughters.
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Primary Care Doctor

It’s my privilege to care for older adults. I love learning about their experiences and passions and strive to focus on what is most important to them when providing care.
 

Dr. Rogers earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. She also completed an internship/residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama and a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at the University of Colorado. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

She has special interests in preventative care, women’s health, and helping reduce caregiver burden.

Dr. Rogers’ husband is a pediatrician and they have a son. Their home also includes two cats and two dogs. She grew up in Texas. She and her family enjoy the weather and the people in Colorado. Dr. Rogers likes to hike, read, walk her dogs, travel and sample new restaurants in Denver. She speaks some Spanish and is always looking to practice with others who are more fluent in the language.
Professional Bio

My philosophy is to treat each patient as I would want to be treated. InnovAge participants’ kindness, gratitude and strength have inspired me to continue my personal and professional growth.

Dr. Halligan received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Baylor College of Dentistry at Texas A&M. She completed her residency in Hospital Dentistry at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX. Her professional memberships include the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh,Scotland in Special Needs Dentistry. Only thirteen dentists in the U.S. hold this membership. She is also a diplomat with the American Board of Special Care Dentistry. Throughout her career, Dr. Halligan has worked in private practice and teaching post and pre-doctoral dental students. Dr. Halligan is married to an elementary school music teacher and has three children. She and her family like to hike and bike. She has been inspired and has a desire to learn sign language.
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Nurse Practitioner

My father instilled in his children the value of hard work. He would always tell us, "everything can be taken away from you, but with an education and knowledge, it can all be rebuilt."

Caroline Humbles moved from Cote D’Ivoire, West Africa to the United States in 2003, where she was able to pursue education as part of her “American dream.” Her passion is to care for others, especially the adult-gerontology population.

Before earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing, Caroline worked as a certified nursing assistant, licensed practice nurse and registered nurse. In 2014, she earned her master’s degree in nursing at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, with a specialty in adult gerontology primary care.

Caroline’s family is her world. She has two children and enjoys watching movies, cooking, and visiting new places as time allows.
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Primary Care Doctor

I believe in creating a partnership with my participants.

Dr. Kimball is a board certified wound management specialist physician with additional qualifications in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular medicine, geriatrics, and surgery. She has a passionate focus on being a key opinion leader in the wound care industry and introducing innovative human designs that seek to improve the quality and delivery of care to patients.
 
Dr. Kimball received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School, completed her general surgery residency at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and completed vascular surgery research at the University of Utah. Dr. Kimball's primary professional goal is to build a thriving, self-sustainable wound management practice.
 
Dr. Kimball has two children, a son and a daughter.
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Primary Care Doctor

I’m motivated at work because I know that every participant can teach me as much about humanity as I can teach them about staying healthy.

Dr. Poudyal is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. She earned her medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut.

Prior to joining InnovAge, Dr. Poudyal was a nephrologist. She strives to make high quality medical care accessible to everyone. She volunteers in primary care clinics to serve those that are uninsured and is passionate about developing programs and scholarship opportunities for children and young women in developing communities.

Dr. Poudyal grew up in West Texas and moved to Colorado in 2006. In her free time, Dr. Poudyal enjoys jogging, listening to 80’s music and reading.
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Primary Care Doctor

My goal is to be compassionate and attentive to all of the patients in my care.

Dr. Rivera is board certified in internal medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines and completed her residency at Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati.

Dr. Rivera strives to foster a sense of family and community at the PACE center. Prior to joining InnovAge, Dr. Rivera worked at University of Cincinnati Health. She moved to Colorado with her husband in 2015. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in caring for patients.

Dr. Rivera is married and has three children. She loves to cook, travel, garden, read, spend time outdoors and attend Zumba classes.
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Nurse Practitioner

As an InnovAge provider, I am motivated to provide quality, preventative healthcare and serve as an advocate for our participants.

Teresa Tanabe is board certified in adult gerontology primary care. She earned her medical degree from University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining InnovAge, Teresa worked as a medical-surgical nurse, a geriatric nurse and a nurse practitioner in a variety of medical centers. Her passion is working with the senior population.

Teresa was born and raised in southern California and moved to Colorado in 2015. She is married and has several pets including cats, fish, chickens and a dog. She enjoys cooking, hiking and spending time with loved ones.
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Nursing in PACE

InnovAge nursing professionals share their thoughts on what it's like to work in the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE.