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About Our Staff

About Our Staff

Dorothy Silvanic

Dorothy Silvanic
Co-Owner

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 Co-Owner

Mark Silvanic
Co-Owner

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.


Cognitive Therapeutics Director

Jessica Colson
Cognitive Therapeutics Director

Jessica is a native of Washington state and earned Bachelor’s degrees in Public Health and French from the University of Washington in Seattle. After college, she moved to New York and worked with the American Red Cross Biomedical Services. She spent time in Ghana teaching HIV/AIDS awareness and caring for children in a village orphanage. Her most formative experience was as a care giver for a dear friend and cancer patient. She is married to her high school sweetheart, a US Army Captain and is the mother of two young boys. Jessica enjoys yoga and is currently undergoing training to be a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor. Jessica’s is a Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ Coach, manages the CTM and Music and Memory programs, and presents the Mind Fit group activities throughout the county.


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