Pueblo Care Team Members

InnovAge Colorado PACE

Center Director

There is nothing more important than ensuring our seniors are safe and cared for, specifically for those who no longer have a voice. PACE is such an incredible program, ensuring that healthcare and wellness is achievable for all seniors.

Kelly Keeler became center director at the Pueblo PACE Center in 2015. Prior to joining InnovAge, Kelly worked extensively in assisted living facilities, focusing on areas including memory care, operations and training. Kelly volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association and the Humane Society. She earned her bachelor’s degree in healthcare management and a master’s degree in health services administration from DeVry University.

Each InnovAge participant has a team of medical experts dedicated to providing personalized healthcare. Kelly is a member of our coordinated healthcare team for InnovAge Colorado PACE. 
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Regional Medical Officer – Central Region

I saw my mother care for her mother for more than 15 years after a traumatic brain injury, and I watched my father care for his mother as she declined from dementia. They were clearly labors of love – and Herculean labors in their own right. Spending my career at a place that tries to help seniors and families get the help they need is a tremendous honor. 

Dr. Mark Learned most recently served as vice president of Colorado Permanente Medical Group. He earned his medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine and his medical residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. 

Mark has practiced as a primary care internal medicine physician for over eight years. He has experience as a medical director for Medicaid and charitable programs, with extensive experience in primary care, urgent care, behavioral health, and broad-ranging experiences in leadership at multiple levels of primary care operations, quality, and government relations. 
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It is a privilege to help change lives and restore hope, health and happiness. My approach to care is best summed up by a quote from Jim Rohn, ‘Life does not get better by chance; it gets better by change.

Alicia earned her nursing degrees from the University of South Alabama. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner and an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner.

Prior to joining InnovAge, she worked at an urgent care center in Colorado Springs. She has experience working in many clinic and hospital settings. Alicia began her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She continued to advance her education and experience to achieve master’s degrees in nursing.

Alicia states she is a proud Special Forces Army wife. She has four children and two cats. Before coming to Colorado, she lived in Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Utah, and Arizona. Her adventures include cage-free shark diving and bungee jumping into a deep gorge without a safety net.

Each InnovAge participant has a team of medical experts dedicated to providing personalized healthcare. Alicia is a member of our coordinated healthcare team for InnovAge Colorado PACE. 
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Nurse Practitioner

I enjoy caring for people of every age and background. It is a privilege to collaborate with participants to help them live their best lives. PACE is the true embodiment of the concept of a medical home.

Brian earned his Master of Science degree in Nursing from Colorado State University – Pueblo. He is board certified in Family Nurse Practice. His past experience includes work as a registered nurse in the operating room, emergency department and intensive care unit. He has worked in family medicine as a nurse practitioner. Brian has also worked in hospice care. He has additional training in acupuncture and complementary medicine. Brian teaches future nurse practitioner and pharmacy students.

Brian is married with a son, a daughter, and a dog. He spent time in military service and has lived in many states. He considers Wisconsin his home base, but has lived in Pueblo for nearly 20 years.

Each InnovAge participant has a team of medical experts dedicated to providing personalized healthcare. Brian is a member of our coordinated healthcare team for InnovAge Colorado PACE. 
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Center Medical Director

I strive to provide quality and preventive healthcare for our participants.  I enjoy being their advocate and helping them meet their healthcare goals.

Dr. Dietz earned his Bachelor of Science and his Medical Degree from the University of Iowa. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Practitioners. Dr. Dietz completed a family medicine residency at Cedar Rapids Family Medicine Foundation in Iowa. He is board certified in Family Medicine.

Prior to joining InnovAge, he worked for UC Health in Falcon, CO. He has also served as the medical director for a skilled nursing facility and a hospice program.

Dr. Dietz and his wife are from Iowa. They enjoy spending time in Colorado’s mountains. They ski in winter, hike in summer and ride their Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Dr. Dietz has two cats named Albert and Jean-Luc.
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Nurse Practitioner

I believe the PACE program is a great way to assist older adults to age in place and independently in their own homes. My passion for the aging population and working at a PACE program, led me to pursue a career as an Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

Sylvia earned her Master of Science in Nursing – Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN. Her education also includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science degree in Management from Colorado Technical University. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Prior to joining InnovAge, Sylvia worked at Rocky Mountain Senior Care in assisted living, sub-acute and long-term care facilities. She also worked in a correctional facility in Canon City, CO. She has additional experience in a variety of nursing positions at UCH at Memorial Hospital Central, HealthSouth/Encompass, Penrose Hospital, and Rocky Mountain PACE in Colorado Springs, CO.
Sylvia was born in Germany and moved to Colorado as an adult. She is fluent in German. She has two adult children who also live in Colorado. Sylvia has three dogs she refers to as “her children”. Her hobbies include hiking, spending time with family and friends, and social dancing. She especially enjoys Latin dance.
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