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Nursing Facility Culture Change Accountability Board

Grant Application / Deliverables / Instructions / Reports 



The Nursing Facility Culture Chance Accountability Board new grant application process for the 2014-15 grant cycle is now open.  Applications had to be submittted electronically to no later than December 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. 

Grant application and instructions may be accessed at the link above or in the left navigation.


The Nursing Facility Culture Change Accountability Board was created by enacted House Bill 09-1196. The statutory authority is located in 25-1-107.5 et al C.R.S. The function of the Board is to promote improved quality of life at nursing facilities through grants that support progressive culture change.


Culture change is the common name given to the national movement for reforming older adult services, based on person-directed values and practices, where the voices of older adults and those working with them are considered and respected. Core person-directed values are choice, dignity, respect, self-determination and purposeful living. This may be translated into changes such as organization practices, physical environments, relationships at all levels, workforce models, leading to better outcomes for older adults.



10 Members identified statutorily as:


Beverly Hirsekorn (Designee)

Executive Director-Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing or designee


Cindy Webb (Designee)

State Long Term Care Ombudsman or designee

Elizabeth B. Irtz, Chairperson

One Member Representing the Colorado Culture Change Coalition or its Successor Organization

Jo Tansey (Designee)

Executive Director-Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or designee

Carolyn M. Mickey 

Vanessa Carlson 

Dana Olson

Three Members Currently Employed in Long Term Care Nursing Facilities (Governor appt)

Paul D. Phillips                                    

One Member Who is or Represents a Consumer of Long Term Care

Candace Kramer      

One Member Representing the Business Community

Gary Pauli   

One Member Representing the Disability Community Who is Either a Resident of a Nursing Facility

or a Family Member of a Nursing Facility Resident


Terms expire at the pleasure of the governor. The members of the Board serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for expenses incurred while serving on the Board.


The Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions accepts applications for this board.  If you are interested in applying for the ColoradoNursing Facility Culture Change Accountability Board, please complete the general Boards and Commissions application and submit it along with your current resume to the Office of Boards and Commissions (scan and email, or fax preferred).


Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions
303-866-6368 fax