Our Visiting Angels Office Staff
Our Office Staff
|Chris Smith – Chief Visionary Officer - Pagosa Office|
As our CVO, Chris is the strategic business planner for our many Visiting Angels offices. He motivates the staff with the latest company goals to continuously improve and grow the services we provide. His persistence is invaluable as our Visiting Angels agency continues to expand and provide the best care to our clients. He is also an advocate with many local care support agencies. Chris relates, "We heard about Visiting Angels and were attracted by the opportunity to do something good, start a business that would bring more jobs to our area and also help my Grandma. We do serve as angels as we help to brighten homes and better the lives of our clients.
|Michele Smith – Co-Owner|
Michele and husband Chris opened Visiting Angels in January of 2011. Although she is not active in the daily office activities, she continues to work alongside Chris on ownership decisions and issues. Michele is a source of support to the entire staff, always offering a kind word of encouragement and support.
|Michelle Johnson - Chief Executive Officer- Pagosa Office|
Michelle’s background is in Corporate Management. Her experience in leadership and guidance is the driving force to achieving the organizational goals of our agency. She has lived in SW Colorado for over 24 years, and loves serving her community. Her job as Administrative Director includes many roles, but she is focused on creating the best environment for our staff, allowing us to provide excellent, professional care to our clients and families.
|LuAnn Ormonde – Care Director - Pagosa Office|
LuAnn's leadership plays a vital role in our company, as the Care Director. She began with the company as a caregiver with a heart for helping others. Her skills in office management serve in coordinating all aspects of care. Her experience includes 11 years as office manager for a cardiac-thoracic surgeon, managing local restaurants, and hours of volunteer positions in her church. LuAnn strives for excellence, and is a strong leader in our agency.
|Brenda Jeffryes Peacock – Marketing Director - Pagosa Office|
Brenda oversees resources and marketing in all areas, promoting our outstanding company in the field. Her marketing degree and expertise as a former client care manager, combine to make her sensitive to new ways to creatively present the resources we offer in homecare. Brenda has been with us since the beginning, and is devoted to both leadership and excellence.
|Emily Green- Pagosa Client Care Manager/Mentor Facilitator- Pagosa office|
Emily has been in Pagosa Springs for 13 years. She is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant with a background in Oncology and general patient care. Her passions lie in patient care, raising her four children with her husband and enjoying nature in Pagosa Springs. Emily is a caring, outgoing individual whose focus is excellent care-giving to our community. She is a great addition to our Angel Team.
|Syndey Quiller – Executive Assistant- Pagosa Office |
Sydney has spent most of her life in Pagosa Springs and she is the daughter of our owners. She loves spending time outside in all seasons. With her husband and 3 kids, they love to hike, paddle board, ride bikes, swim, snowboard, camp, and shoot archery. Sydney is a sweet spirit and such a helping hand in our busy office.
|Sheree Atkerson – Communication Specialist- Pagosa Office|
Sheree moved to beautiful Colorado from the Texas desert and now serves happily at our Front Desk as a communications specialist. She enjoys camping, roller skating, and hiking with her friends. She has a kind heart and willingness to assist with anything that is needed. She is a delight as the first impression in our office.
|Kathleen Castellot – Special Projects/Admin Asst- Pagosa Office|
Kathleen started with Visiting Angels in 2013 as a caregiver. She has served in various roles, and is now assisting our Care Director. She and her husband both enjoy numerous outdoor sports, including, windsurfing, water and downhill skiing, riding motorcycles and golf. She is thrilled to be back on our Angel team, in hopes of making a positive impact for both caregivers and clients. We appreciate Kathleen for her “can do” attitude!
|Michele May- Scheduling- Pagosa Office|
Michele comes to us from southern California. She and her family moved to Pagosa Springs to enjoy the great outdoors and simple life style. She loves spending time with her husband and children. Michele is a quiet, dedicated personality in our busy scheduling office and a perfect addition to the team.
|Theresa Howard -Scheduler- Pagosa Office |
Theresa Howard is a global citizen from Oklahoma, and has lived and travelled all over the world. Theresa came to Pagosa Springs 5 years ago to be near her family. Her career has included travel agent, personal chef, executive recruiter, and office manager. She is a kind and compassionate soul who believes that a job worth doing is worth doing right. Theresa brings a sense of excellence to her job of scheduling caregivers and assisting clients.
|Kindolyn Tully- Human Resource Generalist- Pagosa office |
Native to Pagosa and being blessed to raise her now grown children, Kindolyn has always taken advantage of the great outdoors, including hiking and camping. She loves a good physical challenge and also loves taking photos of the surrounding beauty. She has a long career in restaurant management and service, and also has remodel skills. Her true heart is in serving people, and it shows in her HR role.
|Kathy Compton/ Human Resource Generalist- Pagosa Office|
Kathy is new to the Pagosa area, along with her family and dogs. She has experience managing a business office and nursing facility, and various other businesses. Hiking, fishing, and ATVs are just a few of the great outdoor adventures she loves. Kathy’s calm and friendly voice are a huge asset to our HR team, as she kindly assists with personnel and new hires.
|Moria Spencer - Accounting/Payroll – Pagosa Office |
Moria is a proud mother of three. She enjoys all that the outdoors has to offer in our area, and watching sports, especially football. She has been in the accounting field for over 7 years, and loves using her critical thinking skills to problem solve. Moria is loyal and empathetic, and she has an optimistic outlook that she brings to our accounting team.
|Nacona Chavez – Accounting/Billing - Pagosa Office |
Nacona is a Pagosa Springs native who stays busy with her three children and two fur babies. She is very active in the local Athletic Booster Club, and enjoys time with friends and family in the great outdoors. Nacona loves learning new things and lending a helping hand where it is needed. She is a vital part of our billing dept.
|Teri Danielson --Veteran Billing Clerk- Remote Office|
Teri is our calm and caring billing clerk. She is responsible for maintaining, processing, and submitting all billing for our Veteran clients. Teri is very experienced in the bookkeeping area. She works well with numbers and enjoys the little details of her job. Teri is a vital part of our cherished Veteran services.
|Kristen Duvall - Accounting/Payroll- Pagosa Springs Office |
Kristin comes to us from the San Antonio/Austin area with an extensive accounting background. She, her husband, and 2 dogs moved to Pagosa Springs in 2022. Kristin loves the four seasons of Colorado. She loves to hike, cross-country ski, snowshoe, and spend time with family. She serves us well in her accounting role and does it with confidence and kindness.
|Torri Medina- Accounting/Billing – Pagosa Springs Office |
Torri has been with us for 3 years and has served well in many positions. Caregiver, receptionist, on-call, and now billing. She recently moved back to her hometown of Pagosa Springs, and her hobbies are fishing, camping, and family. Torri enjoys helping others with billing issues and is kind and helpful to everyone.
|Delores Chance - Controller – Pagosa Office |
Delores is new to Pagosa Springs. She moved here to escape the humidity of Missouri and enjoy being outdoors in the mountains of Colorado. She joined the accounting team in November of 2020, and is bringing 25 years of experience as a Controller with her. Dee enjoys camping, hiking, and skiing with her husband and her two fur babies, Willie and Sissy. We are happy to have Dee at the accounting helm.
|Mikayla Jeffryes- Mileage Specialist- Remote Office|
Mikayla comes from a diverse work background, including ranching and gymnastics coach. She is an EMT, and has a degree in social work. She loves to stay fit, the great outdoors, and her little dachshund companion Lory. She is currently working toward her Masters degree, and is eager to stay on top of all mileage tracking issues, and she does it with a sweet smile.
|Brenda Porter- Durango/Cortez Client Care Manager- Durango Office|
Brenda has a degree in organizational management. She has two children and 4 grandchildren that she loves spending time with. She is enthusiastic and energetic in her role as Durango client care manager. Brenda has a great attitude and serves our clients well. She is always willing to go the extra mile with a smile.
|Clorinda Chavez-Martinez - Client Care Manager San Luis Valley - Alamosa Office|
Clorinda’s job as care manager includes interviews, schedules home assessment visits, assists in franchise training and marketing to the San Luis Valley. Clorinda’s background has been in human resources for 17 years at the Alamosa hospital and for 15 years in payroll and in accounts payable. Clo is fully committed to excellence in client care, and she gives 100% to our agency.
|LeeAnn Pacheco- Assistant Care Manager/ Scheduler - Alamosa office|
LeeAnn owns her own business, she has a degree in early childhood ED, and she has worked in the medical scheduling field. LeeAnn is a valued assistant as she schedules and assists with admin duties in our SLV office. She loves working with our people, and we love her gentle, kind personality.
|Tracey Howlett- Client Care Manger- Farmington Office|
Tracey is a native to the Four corners area, and grew up as a rodeo girl. She and her family love the Farmington area and all it has to offer. Tracey’s experience as a CNA, an office manager, and assisting others with careers/college, serves her well in her office manager role. Tracey has a sweet spirit and the desire to help people. She is a bright spot to serve our NM clients.
Traci Middleton- Assistant Client Care Manager- Farmington Office
|Etheline McCray- Ute Client Care Manager- Farmington Office |
Born and raised in NM, Etheline is originally from Crownpoint, NM, on the Navajo Nation reservation. She has lived in Farmington for the last 32 years with her family, including four daughters and a beautiful little grandson. Etheline loves family, cooking, and silversmithing. She is a dedicated leader in her role of managing our tribal clients and overseeing all aspects of their care.
Serving Pagosa Springs, Cortez, Alamosa, San Luis Valley, Durango, CO & Farmington, NM Areas
Visiting Angels SOUTHWEST COLORADO301 N Pagosa Blvd #B10
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147