PACE Care Team

InnovAge Colorado PACE - Lakewood

Kelly Swanson

Associate Center Director
Kelly Swanson, Associate Center Director, InnovAge Colorado PACE, Lakewood

Genuine human connection is the basis of quality care and overall satisfaction. My goal in all things is to establish this connection with those we serve and with those who provide direct participant care. It is my honor to be in a position within an organization such as InnovAge that allows me to reach this goal day in and day out. 

Kelly is a Master’s Level Social Worker, hired at InnovAge as a medical and social work supervisor, before being promoted to Associate Center Director. Previously, she worked at North Star Rehab & Care Community, a skilled nursing facility, as a social worker and social services director. There, Kelly found her passion for growing well-rounded teams by establishing and maintaining the all-staff education program which focused on areas such as dementia, mental health, self-care and burnout prevention, and crisis prevention and intervention. She shared these trainings to a wider audience including staff at sister facilities. 

Kelly earned her Bachelor of Social Work at Colorado State University, and her Master of Social Work at the University of Southern California. 

She says she finds true joy in creating meaningful connections with those she serves as well as with the employees who directly impact our participants. 

Kelly is a Colorado native and enjoys spending her free time with her family in the Colorado sunshine. She is also an avid reader!