Meet the Staff
Katie Sporcich joined the South Central Council of Governments in January 2011 as a Case Manager. She was promoted in 2016 to Lead Case Manager and supervises client staffing and care coordination. Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master Degree in Clinical Forensic Psychology. Katie and her husband live in Navajo with their family.
Denae Eccher was hired in November 2016 as a Case Manager. She has extensive background in the nursing home field as both a Certified Nursing Assistant and a Restorative Aide. She works one-on one with care providers to assure client needs are met per their care planning process. Denae and her family reside in Walsenburg.
Dorothy Martinez was initially hired as an office receptionist and quickly worked her way up to Administrative Assistant. She splits her time working in the Care Service Program, the Area Agency on Aging Program and the Housing Program.
Rebecca Mitchell is new to the Care Service Program as the Compliance Officer. Rebecca is charged with assuring compliance of care plans and provider reporting. She has both nursing home and physician office background.
During the hiring process, all applicants must pass a criminal background screening and a Department of Regulatory Agency screening. All provider staff must successfully complete 20 hours of skills training prior to being assigned to a client. Thereafter, annual training requirements must be met to continue employment. The Care Service Programs currently employs over 225 caregivers working throughout these counties.