Lakewood Care Team Members

InnovAge Colorado PACE

Center Director

I love working with older adults. It has been my passion since beginning as a certified nursing assistant when I was 17. My personal passion about working with this population and keeping them as independent as possible is a perfect match for InnovAge. I love the services we provide our participants.

Roslyn Paulson began her career with InnovAge as center director at the Thornton PACE Center before transitioning to her current role as director of the Lakewood PACE Center in 2017. Roslyn began her career in healthcare at the age of 17 as a certified nursing assistant. She has since worked in long-term care and senior nursing facilities, in roles ranging from social work and admissions to marketing and case management. She is also a licensed nursing home administrator. Roslyn earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Colorado State University.
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Regional Medical Officer – Central and Western Regions

My father always said, "It takes courage to age." I enjoy working with the interdisciplinary team at InnovAge, and courageous seniors, to keep our worlds large, and our time meaningful.

Dr. Strange earned her Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the St. Louis University School of Medicine, and is a diplomate with the American Board of Family Practice. A Colorado native, she has spent her career in private practice and residency faculty positions, teaching the next generation of family physicians in Pueblo. In 2015, the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors gave her the Bronze Program Director Award. Under her leadership, Southern Colorado Family Medicine in 2012 and 2015 received NCQA Level 3 recognition for providing patient-centered medical care. Dr. Strange’s husband is also a family practitioner and they have three children. She enjoys volunteering with her church, riding bicycles and hiking.
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Medical Director

Every person has a story and unique experiences in life. Seniors deserve to be able to maintain their dignity and independence as much as possible, which is of the utmost importance to me.

Dr. Richman earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Buffalo, School of Medicine. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Teaching future physicians has been important to him throughout his career. In addition to leading PACE physicians across all InnovAge Colorado PACE centers, Dr. Richman is also an associate clinical professor at the University of Colorado Medical School. He has worked in leadership roles in private practice and hospitals. He has a special interest in working with stroke and brain injury patients.

Dr. Richman is married, has two sons, one cat and one dog. He has a varied list of interests and hobbies that includes dogs, football and music. He and his wife are recognized breeders of rare Olde English Bulldogges. As a Buffalo, NY native, he is a big fan of the Buffalo Bills. He also played the French horn with the Buffalo Philharmonic.
 
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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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Primary Care Doctor

Great primary care is about creating a partnership between a patient and their care team. InnovAge puts the patient’s goals and individualism first.

Dr. Johnson is board certified in internal medicine. He earned his medical degree at Villanova University and Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his residency training at University of Colorado with his primary clinic at Denver Health Westside. Dr. Johnson served an additional year as the chief resident in quality and patient safety.

In addition to working for InnovAge, Dr. Johnson is the founder and medical director for the DAWN Clinic (Dedicated to Aurora’s Wellness and Needs). He also serves as the director of community health for Senator Rhonda Fields of Aurora.

Dr. Johnson loves to ski, hike, play games, watch the Broncos and listen to live music.
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Nurse Practitioner

One must listen to heal.

During her college years in Washington D.C., Patricia Hughes spent summers waitressing in Estes Park, Colo. She was hooked and moved to Colorado permanently. She earned her Master’s degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and her doctorate in nursing practice from Regis University. She specializes in adult care. Patricia has shared her expertise by serving as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). Patricia developed a pamphlet on the pros and cons of the prostate cancer-screening test, which was distributed to eastern Colorado VAMC clinics. Patricia was born and raised in New Jersey and has two sons and two granddaughters. She enjoys going for long walks, watching movies, reading and listening to jazz. She is also in the process of teaching herself Spanish.
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I enjoy talking with my patients and finding out about their lives and what they did for a living. They tell me some very interesting things!

Dr. Bottenbley has a way of making patients relax when providing dental care at the PACE center. He attended Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), and completed his Oral Surgery internship at the University Hospital in Aachen, Germany where he had to do “business as usual” in the German language. He completed his residency in General Practice at the Dept. of Dentistry, Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, and another residency in Oral an ad Maxillofacial Surgery at Bellevue Hospital, New York University training program. He taught oral surgery at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, and held a fellowship at New York University College of Dentistry. He enjoys fly fishing and hunting waterfowl and upland game. His greatest accomplishments are his “successful marriage to my wonderful wife, and a son I am very proud of.”
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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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Life is filled with challenges and triumphs. Our perspective makes the difference; I choose joy. I hope to impact others with that joy by serving those who are in the most need.

Raquia Denson earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Tuskegee University in Alabama, and her doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining InnovAge, Raquia worked as dentist-in-charge for a community health center in Dallas. She also has experience treating older adults in nursing homes, rehab facilities, and assisted living communities. She has treated patients in the department of corrections and has owned her own private practice. Her passion is treating the underserved. Raquia was born in Gary, Indiana and has lived in Georgia, Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Texas, Minnesota, and Colorado. She is a proud aunt to three nieces and three nephews. She has a Pomeranian-husky mix named Roxie. In her spare time, Raquia likes to craft, travel, dance, volunteer, and cheer for her beloved Chicago Bears!
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Primary Care Doctor

I enjoy working with older adults because I have the privilege of listening to their life stories. I hear their perspectives on the historical events they’ve lived through.

Dr. Leiding is board certified in Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care. He earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Loyola University in Chicago, held a fellowship in geriatrics at Rush University Medical Center and completed his residency in internal medicine at Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston. His specialties are dementia, maintaining function and quality of life, and end-of-life decision making. He enjoys working at InnovAge because the interdisciplinary team is quickly able to bring together a variety of services under one roof that participants need to lead the fullest lives possible. Dr. Leiding is married, has a dog, and enjoys exploring the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer.
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Nurse Practitioner

I’m so pleased to be a part of the InnovAge PACE program and help participants age independently.

Cheryl Maney’s experience spans geriatric care in private homes, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, neurology, dermatology and primary care. She also has a practitioner background in long-term care, acute/chronic diseases, as well as experience with mental/behavioral health issues and various dementias. Cheryl earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and Master’s degree from the University of Texas, both in nursing science. Additionally, she is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Cheryl has lived in Europe, Asia and a variety of states from coast to coast. She currently lives in Colorado and has three grown children. She enjoys walking, hiking, reading, sewing and cooking.
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Primary Care Doctor

I take pleasure in working at PACE and establishing long-term relationships with participants. I have the satisfaction of seeing their appreciation for life, learning from their wisdom and listening to the best stories of days gone by.

A central value in PACE care is supporting participants so they can maintain their independence for as long as possible. As a physician practicing for 17 years, this philosophy is something Dr. Pham believes in, because she has seen the difference the PACE program has made in the lives of those she serves. Dr. Pham is board certified in Internal Medicine and has an interest in Geriatrics. She received her Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, and completed her internship and residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dr. Pham grew up in Vietnam, came to the U.S. as a teenager and lived with a foster family in Iowa. Married now and a mother of twins, she is learning to play guitar and sings in her church choir.
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