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At our Monday, August 23, 2021 CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting we will have guest speakers. Visitors are welcome to join the Zoom meeting. Send us an email if you want to attend – CONTACT US

Leah McMahon, the State Ombudsman, and Shannon Gimbel, DRCOG’s Ombudsman Manager, will be presenting from 9:30AM to 10:30AM on the topic, “An Update on Congregate Care Facilities in Colorado.”

Leah McMahon, the State Ombudsman
Leah McMahon is the Colorado State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Prior to her current position, Leah was a local Long-Term Care Ombudsman, with Denver Regional Council of Governments. Leah has 10 years of ombudsman experience. Early in her career, she served as a counselor for children and adolescents who live with trauma and severe mental illness. Leah has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Regis University and a master’s degree in Sociology from Northern Arizona University. As the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Leah is committed to a person directed and strength-based approach to advocacy.

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Shannon Gimbel, DRCOG’s Ombudsman Manager
Shannon joined the Area Agency on Aging staff at DRCO3G as an Ombudsman in 2002. Shannon worked to empower and educate residents about their rights within Long Term Care communities and how to resolve concerns that may arise. Shannon became the DRCOG Ombudsman Manager in 2010 and is responsible for overseeing both the Long-Term Care Ombudsman and PACE Ombudsman teams. Most of Shannon’s time is spent advocating at a macro systems level, providing larger agencies, and departments a resident/participant perspective when making decisions regarding the future of Long-Term Care as well as Programs of all-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

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