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Tom Zeleny, NHA, CEO and Founder:

In addition to having been a licensed administrator for over 20 years, Tom is also an expert consultant for a state Board of Nursing Home Administrators, and testified as a subject matter expert for operational and regulatory compliance for long term care.  He has worked for prestigious national and privately-owned providers in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors as Administrator, Executive Director and multi-site manager.  This hands-on experience has helped him consistently place candidates in senior living positions throughout the United States since 2003.

Tom received his Certificate of Gerontology from Colorado State University, and has received professional certification from the American College of Nursing Home Administrators (ACHCA).  Tom maintains an active Administrator’s license, and continues to keep abreast of the constant regulatory changes that affect senior living clients and candidates.  He has been selected as speaker for multiple state organizations on topics to include: talent acquisition, effective salary negotiation, generational differences in the workforce, job performance standards and job descriptions, as well as other human resource-related best practice topics.



Allison Ferranti, Executive Recruiter:

Allison made Colorado her home when she moved from South Carolina in 2007. She earned her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. Her education has allowed for tremendous opportunities to travel to Africa and throughout Europe. She has worked in the physical therapy department in a number of skilled nursing facilities throughout the Denver metro area. Allison’s clinical background provides a unique perspective when speaking with clients and candidates. Her organizational skills and outgoing personality have contributed to her success in senior housing.



Terri Zimmerman, Executive Recruiter:

Born and raised in Texas, Terri made Colorado her home in 1996, after falling in love with the Rocky Mountains. Prior to then, she served as a volunteer park ranger at Canyonlands National Park. Upon relocating to Colorado, she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Organizational Management with emphasis in Human Resources; and a Master’s degree in Education from Colorado Christian University.

Utilizing her broad educational background, Terri found fulfillment in serving seniors as an Executive Director of an Assisted Living community in Colorado. While there, she sharpened her skills in operational management, and became well-versed in senior living regulations.

Terri also has extensive experience in coaching and counseling, both individuals and teams to set and achieve goals. Her knowledge extends from the senior living sector to large call centers as well as helping individuals set their own personal health goals. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping and facilitating a wide variety of in-person common interest groups.



Jim Byrne, Executive Recruiter:

Jim Byrne has an extensive background as a Human Resources Generalist. He has occupied key senior HR positions in financial services, banking, government and healthcare (long term and acute care) . As a recruiter, Jim has conducted successful professional searches for all levels; from entry-level to C-level senior management.

Jim has lived on the East Coast, Midwest and now the Mountain States. As a result, he has established a substantial network of resources he brings to executive search activities around the country. He has a BA from the University of Maryland, College Park and is enrolled in the Master’s program in Organization Improvement at Regis University in Denver, Colorado.



Annell Mook, Executive Recruiter:

Annell has forty years of experience in the healthcare industry.  She began as an admissions director for a hospital, and grew to become an owner of a corporation that developed customer service and supervisory training programs for over 400 hospitals.   Annell’s long-term-care experience includes serving as Director, Regional Director, and Area Director of skilled nursing centers, assisted and independent living communities. She also was the Director of Provider Network and Sales for United Health Care’s Evercare program.  Throughout her endeavors, Annell discovered that she had a talent for recruiting great people and helping them realize their career goals.

She appreciates being associated with Aspen Associate Group because of its dedication to matching skill sets and culture sets between employees and employers and the resulting successes that ensue.  Annell attended the University of Kentucky.  Most of her career has been in Colorado.  She has been involved as an officer, or on the board of numerous organizations that serve seniors – including White House Conference on Aging.  She was a recent recipient of the Colorado Gerontology Society’s Al Berger Distinguished Service in Aging Award.

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