Christina Salas, Chief Executive Officer
Christina possesses more than twenty-four years of healthcare experience. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Adams State College in Alamosa, CO, and a master’s degree in social work from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Christina is passionate about providing quality care to the patients of Northern Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska.
She is a member of the National Stroke Association and Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA). She also is involved with Professionals for Seniors and Northern Colorado Health Care Summit.
Christina enjoys golfing, riding bikes, and taking care of her flower gardens. She loves traveling with and entertaining all her friends and family.
Dr. Revelyn Arrogante, Medical Director
Whether on the tennis court or in the hospital, Dr. Arrogante brings energy, enthusiasm, and focus to whatever she is doing.
Dr. Arrogante possesses more than 10 years of medical experience. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California at Riverside in Riverside, CA, and a master’s degree at the American University of the Caribbean in Monserat. Dr. Arrogante completed an internship in general surgery at Waterbury Hospital Health Center in Waterbury, CT, and a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.
She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). She enjoys playing tennis and is a member of the USTA Tennis League.
Amy Hansen, PT, DPT, Chief Operating Officer
Amy began her career at Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital and Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital as a physical therapist and lead therapist in 2010, assisting the hospital in achieving the prestigious designation as the gold standard for stroke rehabilitation in 2013. She then chose to expand her clinical experience providing therapy to patients in their home. Amy returned home here at NCRH & NCLTAH as the Director of Therapy Operations in 2019, where she guided our hospital in achieving the gold standard certification for our brain injury program in 2020. As the COO, Amy will continue to lead a passionate group of leaders toward best practice standards of care.
Amy has a certification that specializes in rehabilitation for patients with stroke and brain injuries (Neuro-IFRAH) and has led a team of specialized therapists in providing the highest quality of care to our patients.
Amy leads by example with a strong passion for her patients and her colleagues. Amy is a nine-year survivor of ovarian cancer, proving to be one of self-determination and strength.
Aside from her career, Amy enjoys traveling, yoga, cheering on her beloved Kansas Jayhawks, and family time with her husband, Andy, and children, Gavin and Danika.
Jess Apostle, RN, BSN|Chief Nursing Officer
Having twenty-one years of experience in nursing, most of which are in critical care, Jess was a natural fit for leading both Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital and Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital. Her leadership skills as a Charge Nurse and House Supervisor will help her transition seamlessly to this role supporting the entire nursing team.
Jess graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Nursing. From this point forward, Jess has developed a passion for healthy communication and strong teamwork within the entire healthcare team. Her belief is this is the foundation to providing the highest quality patient care with the most patient satisfaction.
When Jess isn’t working with her team, she enjoys hiking and visiting her family in the Midwest with her two children ages 7 and 10 years old.
Alissa Gould MS, CCC-SLP, Director of Therapy Operations
Alissa comes to the director of therapy operations role with over ten years of experience at Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital as a speech-language pathologist. Originally from Iowa, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Northern Iowa. Alissa continued her education earning a Master of Science from the University of Central Missouri and a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in 2012. Her passion for the neuro patient population including stroke and brain injury continued to lead her to certifications for Neuro Muscular Electrical Stimulation/VitalStim and Myofascial Release.
In the last ten years at NCRH, Alissa has been known as a passionate patient advocate by instilling patient-centeredness and individualization in each of her patients. Her innate pride in improving patient independence and returning to the community with dignity is what drives her continued care for all of her patients, their families, and her team. Her leadership and effective communication among a large interdisciplinary team will help her move seamlessly into her new role as director of therapy operations.
When Alissa isn’t caring for patients, she loves spending time with her husband, Jeff, and two children (three & four years old), traveling back to Iowa, camping, and enjoying the outdoors. In her spare time from family and the hospital, Alissa does bookkeeping for her husband’s lawn and landscaping business. Alissa’s passion for hard work and providing the highest quality care are qualities she plans to instill in her therapy team.
Daniel O’Connell, Director of Pharmacy Operations
Daniel knows the importance of good pharmaceutical management to aid in a patient’s recovery. He thrives in the environment, which involves efficient multi-tasking and extreme quality control.
Daniel earned a doctor of pharmacy degree at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.
He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). When he’s not working, Daniel enjoys traveling, camping, and biking with his family. He is a winter sports enthusiast and avid reader and moviegoer.
Kerry D. MacFarlane, MSN, NHA, RN, CCVRN, Market Director of Compliance
Kerry began her nursing career 20 years ago as a unit clerk during the summer at her local hospital, while she was off from teaching kindergarten. She quickly realized after the birth of her daughter and some major medical issues, that becoming a nurse was going to be her next career move. Kerry became an ICU nurse early on and began specializing in cardiac issues. She decided to go for her certification in cardiac and worked in different areas, including CICU, cath lab, step down, and telemetry.
Kerry received her BSN and MSN in nursing education and has also obtained her Nursing Home Administrator licenses in both Colorado and Florida. She is passionate about the nursing community and has sat on several committees and boards. Quality and infection prevention has always been a passion, and coming into this position feels like coming home. Kerry has taught many nursing classes and has a genuine calling to foster the next generation of healthcare providers.
Kerry stays busy outside of work with her husband and their blended family of seven adult children, three daughter-in-loves, and soon-to-be seven grandchildren. “Life is all about the moments that create the memories.”
Sean Fancher, DPT, Director of Patient Outcomes
Sean joins our team, originally from the suburbs of Chicago. He graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in Florida in 2015. Quickly following graduation, he began his career as a traveling physical therapist. Travel provided him with the opportunities to work in a multitude of settings across the western states, as well as healthcare volunteering abroad. In 2018, Sean decided to settle in Fort Collins, Colorado, working as a full-time clinician in home healthcare, in addition to a per diem therapy position in a skilled nursing facility.
His passion for leadership led Sean to pursue management opportunities at both companies he was working for at the time. Beyond his clinical roles as a physical therapist, Sean remains involved with graduate-level education. Currently, he serves as an adjunct faculty member for the doctorate of physical therapy program at Hawaii Pacific University. His wide range of experience in post-acute care and academia will translate seamlessly to his role here as the director of patient outcomes. He looks forward to joining our exceptional leadership team.
Sean enjoys Colorado by playing ice hockey, hiking, camping, and traveling.
Arba Boci, MSN-MHA, BSN, RN, Director of Marketing & Business Development
Arba has worked in healthcare for over 15 years. Her vast experience includes many different perspectives from being a bedside nurse, front desk, admissions, and a CNA. Most recently, Arba worked as a clinical liaison assisting patients in accessing our care. This experience and innate leadership translate into a seamless transition in her newest role here.
Arba is passionate about providing quality care to the patients of Northern Colorado. Her passion drove her pursuit of higher education, receiving her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Masters of Nursing and Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Arba loves spending time with family and friends while she’s not at the hospital. Her family includes her two dogs. Aside from her family, Arba enjoys hiking, traveling, and reading on her days off.
Devan Siefford, Director of Facilities Management
Devan has over 25 years of construction and maintenance experience. He started his career in Baton Rouge Louisiana, working for his uncle’s construction business. He then moved back to Colorado in 2002 and continued his career in construction and taking advantage of leadership learning opportunities. Devan has now worked in facilities health care for 8 years. Devan has a passion for working in health care, serving patients, and the surrounding community.
Devan continues to strive for excellence by participating in Emergency Manager Basic Academy with FEMA becoming a member of the Colorado Emergency Management Association and providing emergency management support for Ernest Health.
Devan lives in Lyons Co. He loves local music festivals and spending time in the beautiful mountains with his family.
Sam Flood | Human Resources Manager
Sam’s journey in with Ernest Health started in 2011, and she’s had the privilege of wearing multiple hats along the way. She has previously held positions in the nursing department and nursing administrative support, each of which contributed to her understanding of the healthcare HR landscape. She’s spent the last 8 years in Human Resources at Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital and Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital, and her career progression has taken her from the position of HR Assistant to HR Coordinator to her current position as HR Manager.
Sam’s career has been guided by a profound passion for healthcare, and she believes our company’s most valuable asset is its people. Her commitment is to ensure our hospitals are a place where healthcare professionals can thrive, leading to improved patient outcomes and a positive impact on our community.
Outside of work, Sam finds inspiration and balance in nature and seeks out the beauty of the outdoors through hiking, gravel biking, and backpacking.