Karen Buchanan, Founder & Owner
Karen is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, and over 30 years of diverse nursing experience. Ms. Buchanan has focused on geriatrics and care management for over 19 years. Karen's philosophy is to honor each client's unique needs by first establishing a safe environment and second developing a care plan that incorporates her client's specific wants with a support network to meet their health care and social needs.
Ms. Buchanan remains influential in the care management and professional guardianship community. Ms. Buchanan is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, the National Council on Aging, the National Guardianship Association, the Colorado Guardianship Association, the National Gerontological Nursing Association and the Western Region Geriatric Care Management. Ms. Buchanan served 6 years on the board of the Western Region Geriatric Care Management and is currently on the board of the Colorado Guardianship Association.
Leila Lange, RN Care Manager
Leila is an RN Care Manager who graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Ft. Hays State University in Kansas. She has worked in multiple disciplines, including Critical Care, Hospice, Head and Neck Cancer, and Ear Nose and Throat. She has done volunteer nursing in Africa, India, Central America, and Mexico. Leila has worked with CECS since October 2008 and she loves care management because it allows her to use her clinical and psychosocial skills to address our client's needs. She finds the work inspiring, allowing her to be a true advocate for our clients. She especially enjoys the wealth of stories and experiences clients share with her.
Linda Lusher, Office Manager
Linda is our office manager. Linda graduated from the University of Colorado. She is always available to answer client questions and help them connect with care managers to meet their needs. Linda loves the opportunity to connect with our clients and make a positive difference in their lives.
Anne Meskimen, Office Assistant
Anne is our office assistant. She graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelor’s of Science degree focusing on Human Nutrition and Dietetics in 2013. Anne has been with CECS since January 2015. When Anne isn’t at the office she enjoys spending time working in the garden, reading, and fixing up her house with her husband.
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