Media is invited to Chipeta Elementary School, 2340 Ramsgate Terrace, 80919, on Friday, March 24, at 1 p.m. for the “Multiply our Success” math rally. Recently Chipeta was one of only two Colorado Springs schools to receive Governor Polis' Math Bright Spot Award for continued growth in math scores from 2019-2022, despite the pandemic. The award comes with a $50,000 commitment from the state that can be used to further the school's positive math academic outcomes.
The “Multiply Our Success” celebration will feature math activities and exploration, remarks from the principal and district leadership about the math success at Chipeta, and the dedication of a special banner to highlight Chipeta. We hope you can join us!
March 20, 2023
Peak Vista Chief Operations Officer Named as a 2023 Colorado Titan 100
Colorado Springs, Colo. – Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP are pleased to announce Robert Nartker, Chief Operations Officer, Peak Vista Community Health Centers (Peak Vista) as a second year 2023 Colorado Titan 100.
The Titan 100 program recognizes Colorado’s Top 100 CEO’s & C-level executives. They are the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that includes demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion. Collectively, the 2023 Colorado Titan 100 and their companies employ upwards of 50,000 individuals and generate over $37 billion dollars in annual revenues. This year’s honorees will be published in a limited-edition Titan 100 book and profiled exclusively online. They will be honored at an awards ceremony on June 1, 2023 and will be given the opportunity to interact and connect multiple times throughout the year with their fellow Titans.
“The Titan 100 are changing the way that business is done in Colorado,” says Jaime Zawmon, President of Titan CEO. “These preeminent leaders have built a distinguished reputation that is unrivaled and preeminent in their field. We proudly recognize the Titan 100 for their efforts to shape the future of the Colorado business community. Their achievements create a profound impact that makes an extraordinary difference for their clients and employees across the nation.”
Robert Nartker started his career in health care as a registered physical therapy assistant and certified athletic trainer. After nearly a decade of patient care, Nartker transitioned into health care leadership, looking to increase health care access and bring together communities in Colorado. In July of 2019, Peak Vista welcomed Nartker as its Chief Operations Officer.
“What makes us great leaders is the ability to stand back, sit down, and listen to everyone around us – from our teams and stakeholders to other leaders, strategic partners, and the community around us,” says Nartker. “Success isn’t accomplished alone; it takes a village. I’m proud of this accomplishment and grateful to meet other leaders, listen and learn, and find new ways to set an example and serve my organization and community.”
The annual Titan 100 awards celebration will be held at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver, CO on June 1, 2023. Wings Over the Rockies is located on the former grounds of Lowry Air Force Base. The museum is housed in the historic Hangar No. 1, built in 1939, and features dozens of historic airplanes, space vehicles, and interactive exhibits. This unique cocktail-style awards event will gather 100 Titans of Industry for an evening unlike anything that exists in the Colorado business community.
“On behalf of the partners and associates at Wipfli, we congratulate the Titan 100 honorees,” says Pete Aden, Partner at Wipfli. “From the first year Titans to our new Hall of Fame honorees, we appreciate the lasting impact each leader has made, and continues to make, in building organizations of significance both here in Colorado and abroad. Your ingenuity and creativity have set you apart, and the honor of being seen as a Titan is richly deserved.”
About Peak Vista Community Health Centers
Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a nonprofit organization providing exceptional health care to people facing access barriers through clinical programs and education. Celebrating over 50 years of community health service, Peak Vista offers primary medical, integrated behavioral health and dental care services. We proudly serve over 81,000 patients annually through 23 outpatient centers in Colorado’s Pikes Peak and East Central regions. To learn more about Peak Vista, visit www.peakvista.org.
COLORADO SPRINGS – D2 cordially invites you to the D2 Steam E2 Lab ribbon cutting event, today March 16, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
D2 successfully secured a 1.8 million grant from CDE to enhance our K-5 and K-8 schools by installing a lab at each campus. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Labs are designed for students to learn in the form of hands-on project-based learning.
Please join us at Centennial Elementary, 1860 S Chelton Road.
March 15, 2023
Peak Vista Names Senior Director of Community Outreach (COVID)
Amie McCarthy to fill new, grant-funded role.
Colorado Springs, Colo. – Peak Vista Community Health Centers (Peak Vista) announces a new leadership role within its organization, the Senior Director of Community Outreach (COVID).
The Senior Director of Community Outreach (COVID) works in conjunction with Peak Vista’s Senior Vice President, Health Equity and Community Education, to serve as the primary community contact for Peak Vista’s outreach efforts. This role focuses on promoting health outcomes while working in partnership with local, community, state, and federal partners and agencies to achieve health equity amongst the communities’ most vulnerable populations.
This new position is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 2023 Expanding COVID-19 Vaccination (ECV) grant, awarded to Peak Vista earlier this year. The grant aims to increase access to, confidence in, and demand for updated COVID-19 vaccines within Peak Vista’s service areas. The grant will also fund the creation of the Community Health Worker team, which will work closely with the Senior Director of Community Outreach (COVID).
Peak Vista is proud to announce that Amie McCarthy will serve in this pivotal new role.
McCarthy joined Peak Vista in 2015, serving most recently as the Vice President of Clinical Operations for Dental Services. She previously held roles as a director, and later vice president, of Clinical Operations for Medical Services.
Prior to joining Peak Vista, McCarthy worked for Boston Children’s Hospital while earning her Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Suffolk University. She also served as a Director in a Residential Treatment program for the Robert F. Kennedy Action Corps. Across nearly ten years in the role, McCarthy worked with teenagers in the Key Program who were battling social and emotional issues, partnering with them and their families with the goal of reunification. She also began one of the first therapeutic mentoring programs in the state where she would meet with teens in their homes or within their communities, and partner with them on goals they and their families were striving to achieve.
“I am excited for this opportunity to continue serving the community that I love,” said McCarthy. “I look forward to building a team of likeminded, caring, and compassionate individuals to serve as Community Health Workers, meeting patients where they are and helping to remove barriers to exceptional health care for everyone. I strongly believe that Community Health Workers can play a life changing role for many of our most underserved and vulnerable populations, and I am thrilled to be part of this new initiative.”
About Peak Vista Community Health Centers
Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a nonprofit organization providing exceptional health care to people facing access barriers through clinical programs and education. Celebrating over 50 years of community health service, Peak Vista offers primary medical, integrated behavioral health and dental care services. We proudly serve over 89,000 patients annually through 23 outpatient centers in Colorado’s Pikes Peak and East Central regions. To learn more about Peak Vista, visit www.peakvista.org.