Meet Our Leadership Team!
Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about our “Dream Team!” We have
the privilege to lead and collaborate with outstanding, professional, dedicated and talented people every day. We work hard to make a difference in every client’s life starting with the first phone call. Our team strives to provide you with support and guidance every step of the way. You may see us at community events, fundraisers, educational programs and more! Please come say hello or meet us at our Fort Collins or Loveland space!
Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD, Owner – firstname.lastname@example.org
At the age of 17, I went to work with my aunt and watched her practicing occupational therapy (OT). I knew I found my destiny. Without a doubt, I wanted to become an OT. Over 20 years later, I am still convinced that was one of the best decisions I made!
As an OT, I have been fortunate to work with thousands of people to become more independent, safe and feel more satisfied with their life. Through creative problem solving, taking time to understand my clients and families, clinical training and experience I feel fulfilled helping others.
I created and developed Covell Care and Rehabilitation, LLC through the simple understanding that therapy is often more beneficial and effective when provided in a client’s familiar environment. Over the last decade, services and professionals have been added to Covell Care’s program to enable clients access to multiple disciplines and support to help them is a variety of aspects. Each discipline was carefully selected based on the needs of our community.
I absolutely love running and managing Covell Care. I deeply value my time with my clients and families and we often become part of each other’s lives for many years.
Helping students grow into fantastic OT’s is important to me and I have provided over 10,000 hours of volunteer time to Colorado State University. I received the Fieldwork Educator of the Year Award in 2013 which I am so proud of!
I am President of the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado helping OT’s in Colorado find support and value, as well as advocating for OT in the community and in political circles.
A Colorado native, I grew up in Castle Rock and have lived in Northern Colorado for over 20 years. My love of travel has taken me to over 40 countries. I also love to spend time with my husband, hike, waterski, reading, taking pictures and playing with my two sweet bulldogs.
Cassandra Gonzales, Director of Business Operations – email@example.com
One of my greatest passions has always been to help others and I can remember as far back as Kindergarten that I was always concerned for the well-being of others and wanted to help whenever I could. Prior to working with Covell Care I worked at Bonfils Blood Center as a Lab technician and primarily as a Training Specialist. Although I enjoyed my time at Bonfils, in 2008 I moved to Fort Collins and it was then when I truly realized my passion for helping others which led me to becoming a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). During my 3 years as a CNA I really enjoyed the feeling that I was making a difference in someone’s life by providing the highest level of care possible.
I am able to continue helping people at Covell Care and Rehab and strive to ensure our clients needs have been met. Speaking to clients and families in need is truly the best part of my day because I know I am helping ensure they get the care that they deserve. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, scrapbooking, crafts, and most of all spending quality with my amazing husband and beautiful daughter.
Haley Harrison, BA, MS, Director of Business Development – firstname.lastname@example.org
I received my B.A. in organizational communication and leisure, youth & human services from the University of Northern Iowa. I continued my education and earned a M.S. in Recreation Administration from Aurora University. I have extensive experience working with aging adults in continuum of care communities and home care agencies. I have a background in business development, care management, healthcare experience design and health & wellness programming. I stem from Iowa but have landed in Fort Collins after I met my husband, Bill. I have three daughters and a dog that can pass as my only son! In my free time I enjoy spending time in the outdoors with family and friends, trail running, hiking, road biking, reading, listening to live music and traveling the world.
I am committed to help educate community members and their families on the healthcare system and connecting people to resources available in Northern Colorado. My goal is to work toward transforming the healthcare experience for each client and family that we work with.
Kelli Howlett, Administrative Assistant/Intake – email@example.com
I came to Covell Care with a background in non-medical caregiving and Hospice. Having been on multiple sides of healthcare businesses as a care manager/personal assistant to staffing manager and office manager, I bring various perspectives to the table. My passion is to change the face of the customer experience, whether that is for one of our clients, referral sources or co-workers. I look forward to working with you and helping you navigate any questions you have about the healthcare industry.
When I am not in the office I am spending time with the latest edition to my family, my son.
Gail Wagner, Senior Fitness Trainer and Rigden Farm Senior Living Champion – firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Certified Fitness Trainer with an emphasis in Senior Fitness and exercise therapy. I earned my bachelors degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in kinesiology and exercise physiology in Los Angeles. I have worked with the Arthritis Foundation teaching their exercise for arthritis classes and now am teaching Tai Chi, Moving with Better Balance.