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About Our Staff

About Our Staff

Dorothy Silvanic

Dorothy is a 25 year USAF veteran, serving primarily as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer with one assignment at the USAF Academy as a Group AOC. She retired in 2011 as a Colonel and Commander of the 48th Maintenance Group, at RAF Lakenheath, England. In 2011, she and Mark returned the family to the Colorado Springs area, attracted by the outstanding school systems, year-round sports and outdoor activities and beauty of the Front Range. Her interest in helping seniors is a natural extension of her service ethic, and a way to give back to her community. She has first-hand experience finding quality care for loved ones who faced a variety of specific in-home care needs, and looks forward to providing the best quality care to seniors in the Colorado Springs area. Dorothy serves on the board of the Tri Lakes Silver Alliance and the Colorado Parkinson’s Foundation.

Mark Silvanic

Mark is a USAF Academy graduate with a bachelor’s of science degree, and a UCCS graduate with a Master’s in Public Administration degree. He is a 20 year USAF veteran, and a 10 year DoD Civil Servant with over 3,500 flying hours in the OA-37, A-10, F-15E and A/T-38 aircraft, and is an expert in Operations Planning and Research and Lessons Learned. He most recently consulted in the energy industry, providing military-like planning, execution and process improvement services to companies across America. After 15 different moves with the USAF, Mark and his family have chosen the Colorado Springs area as their home. He has always made service his first priority, and is excited to now focus on serving the needs of the senior community in El Paso County. His service to seniors includes being on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs Senior Resource Council and the Colorado Parkinson’s Foundation.

Peggy Cusick, Cognitive Therapeutics Interventionist

Peggy Cusick
Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ Interventionist

Peggy has 26 years of extensive professional and volunteer experience working with seniors in the nonprofit sector, senior centers, hospitals, nursing homes and hospice settings. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Gerontology from Towson University in Towson, Maryland. Peggy worked for the Baltimore County Department of Aging and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine prior to moving to Colorado Springs where she led the Diocese of Colorado Springs Office of Planned Giving. Peggy joined Home Care Assistance in order to pursue her passion for helping older adults live healthier, happier lives at home. As a Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ Interventionist, Peggy is excited to offer one-on- one, personalized brain health services to keep aging minds sharp. Peggy and her husband, Conor (US Army, retired), enjoy biking, hiking, gardening and travelling.

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