Cindi Pursley , Sr. Director, Quality & Compliance
Start Date: 2018
Cindi's first experience with Palliative Care was when her grandmother was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 1986. At that time, working in ICU/CCU, end-of-life care in the home setting was alien to her. Home Hospice was unavailable in rural Michigan at that time. Her grandmother's illness changed Cindi's life personally as well as professionally. A tiny seed planted during this journey has grown into her current choice of Hospice and Palliative nursing, specializing in pain and symptom management.
Cindi has been with CVNA for 16 years. She has fulfilled many positions during this time. She has been a Hospice Case Manager, Hospice Clinical Manager, Assistant Division Manager, Administrator and the Director of Hospice, Palliative Care and Paraprofessional Services.
Outside of the CVNA: In March of 2016 Cindi was accepted to participate on the National Quality Forum (NQF) Palliative and End-of-Life Care Standing Committee. She will hold a three year term. She also acted as one of the VNAA (Visiting Nurse Association of America) Member Editors for the Clinical Procedure Manual, 20th Edition which was published in 2017. She was part of the VNAA Blueprint for Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care. Cindi remains the current chair of the CVNA Emergency Preparedness Committee and actively participates with local coalitions on emergency preparedness for Home Health and Hospice.
She has been an RN since 1977. Cindi has been active in End-of-Life care for over 28 years, presenting Nationally and Internationally on Symptom Management at the End of Life. She recently obtained her CHPN for the 6th time (every 4 years).
Chris Lee, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2015
Chris joined Colorado VNA in May of 2015 after an extensive search by the Board of Directors. Chris has widespread experience in home health and healthcare administration. His deep expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, business development, electronic medical record implementation, and Lean performance improvement and operations management. Most recently, Lee served as the General Manager of SCL Health Solutions, LLC, SCL Health's home health service line. In this position Chris was responsible for the acquisition, integration, and expansion of a home health agency in Denver. SCL Home Health expanded by over 40% under his leadership while also decreasing readmissions for complex patients discharged from SCL's Front Range hospitals. While part of Exempla Healthcare, Chris held leadership positions including serving on the team that opened Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Outside of Colorado VNA, Chris serves on several boards and committees including the Edmundite Southern Missions, Colorado Aging Data Outcome Advisory Committee (CADOAC), Colorado Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging - Supportive Community Committee, and Emily Griffith Technical College Executive Advisory Council.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a minor in computer science from St. Michael's College.
Paul Tosetti, CFO
Paul joined Colorado VNA in March 2016 following an impressive track record at Nurse Family Partnership where he served as CFO for eight years as well as the corporate secretary and the management lead on the Board's Finance, Investment and Governance Committees. Paul has more than 30 years of experience in financial management in environments in both the public and private sectors including non-profits and is an active CPA and CIA. He has experience working with many different types of functions within an organization including accounting, finance, treasury, internal audit, risk management, insurance, taxes, fund development, human resources, payroll, information systems, purchasing, and legal. Further, Paul has extensive experience with grant accounting, various government subsidy programs, and non-profit and government auditing requirements.
Paul is a member of the Colorado Society of Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and Financial Executives International. Paul received his Bachelor of Science in business and accounting from the University of Colorado.
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts