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Dorothy

Dorothy Silvanic
Agency Manager

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
Agency Manager

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.

Rhonda
 

Rhonda
Care Manager

Rhonda is a native of Missouri, in 1978 she moved to Colorado Springs and has lived here off and on since then. She has four grown children, two of which have served in the Air Force, and she has nine grandchildren. Rhonda has been a CNA, direct service provider, and caregiver for the elderly and developmentally disabled adults for more than 20 years. Rhonda is deeply passionate about caring for the senior population. During the time she was employed in production control with the DOD and supported our military troops at the Corpus Christi Army Depot she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Theology where she graduated with honors. She has volunteered time to the Coastal Bend Food Bank, and other local fundraisers. Rhonda also speaks Spanish and went on a mission trip to Costa Rica. She has a big heart and takes care of our caregivers like they are family.

Emily
 

Emily
Care Manager

Emily is a Colorado native, growing up in Monument. She earned a BS in restaurant, food and beverage management with a minor in event planning from Johnson & Wales University, Denver. After graduating, Emily moved to Fort Collins to work at a skilled nursing facility as director of dining. After three years there, Emily moved on to become a manager at Panera Bread where she specialized in scheduling and training. While living in Fort Collins, Emily spent time caring for her grandmother. In 2020, Emily moved back to Colorado Springs where she resides with her husband and two dogs. Emily started as a caregiver with Home Care Assistance before moving into the office.

DeAnna
 

DeAnna
Employee Care Manager

DeAnna is a Colorado native. She is a mother of three, licensed massage therapist for the last 15 years, writer, tax preparer, and Jill of many other trades. She proudly holds a spot on the deans list at Pikes Peak Community College, where she is currently enrolled, to attain her bachelor’s in psychology. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Alpha Gamma Alpha Chapter. DeAnna has been a caregiver for over 7 years doing her part in making sure that the elder community is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. She spent most of her youth taking care of her loved ones and being around the disabled. DeAnna has trained in Dementia and Alzheimer’s care, MS, Parkinson’s, and many other areas as well. DeAnna is the main recruiter for Home Care Assistance and searches extensively for only the best caregivers to join the HCA Team. She leads the Music and Memory program at Home Care Assistance of El Paso County. She is deeply passionate about music and intends to utilize it in her future therapy career. DeAnna may have cold hands, but she has a warm heart.

 

Django
Office Greeter

Django is a Queensland Blue Heeler aka an Australian Cattle Dog born and raised in Colorado. Before coming to Home Care Assistance, Django worked on a ranch and then spent one year in construction. He actively walks two miles every morning, listens to jazz music—Django Reinhardt of course and is Ladies’ dog. He uses his previous skills from the ranch to herd the office staff together to be a team helping caregivers and clients change the way the world ages.

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