Thornton Care Team Members

InnovAge Colorado PACE

Center Director

I spent a lot time interacting with my grandparents and as they got older I found myself caring for them. I was able to take them to doctor’s appointments, administer medications, and met other personal needs. This helped me realize my passion and led to my wonderful career at InnovAge. I enjoy making a positive difference in the lives of the seniors we serve by responding through the lens of my grandparents and my 87-year-old dad.

Linda Whyte became director of the Thornton PACE center in November 2019. Over the last ten years, she has held several roles with InnovAge, including as provider relations manager and in leadership positions for adult day center operations, and administrative services. She began her career with InnovAge as an administrative coordinator at the Lakewood PACE center. Linda holds a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in healthcare management from Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs.

Each InnovAge participant has a team of medical experts dedicated to providing personalized healthcare. Linda 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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Nurse Practitioner

My goal is to help older adults live their best lives. I enjoy being part of entire healthcare team dedicated to this same purpose for our participants.

Charlene earned her Bachelor of Science, Nursing from the University of Rhode Island and her Master of Science, Nursing from the University of Colorado. She is board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.
 
Prior to joining InnovAge, she worked at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and Kaiser Permanente.
 
Charlene lived in Rhode Island and Massachusetts before moving to Colorado. She enjoys reading, listening to live music and spending time with family and friends-especially if it involves a beach vacation.
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I absolutely love working at InnovAge because the participants are such a joy to be around. I love hearing their stories and sharing time with them.

Dr. Kimball enjoys working in an upbeat, patient-centered environment where days are spent making a difference in patients’ lives, the quality of work is top-notch, and the whole team is invested in success. He attended high school in Minden, Nevada, followed by college in Colorado Springs, and dental training at University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. His focus is geriatric dentistry, oral manifestation of systematic disease, and/or effects of polypharmacy on oral health. Dr. Kimball has lived in a variety of states in the South and West, but his favorite place to live is Colorado. He minored in theater in college, was a swing dance instructor, and performer. He met his wife swing dancing; they now have two daughters and a cat.

Each InnovAge participant has a team of medical experts dedicated to providing personalized healthcare. Dr. Kimball is a member of our coordinated healthcare team for InnovAge Colorado PACE. 
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Primary Care Doctor

I believe in creating a partnership with my participants.

Dr. Kimball is a board certified wound management specialist physician with additional qualifications in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular medicine, geriatrics, and surgery. She has a passionate focus on being a key opinion leader in the wound care industry and introducing innovative human designs that seek to improve the quality and delivery of care to patients.
 
Dr. Kimball received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School, completed her general surgery residency at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and completed vascular surgery research at the University of Utah. Dr. Kimball's primary professional goal is to build a thriving, self-sustainable wound management practice.
 
Dr. Kimball has two children, a son and a daughter.

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