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Jennifer Weber - Program AdministratorJennifer.jpg

Jennifer began her career at the University of Colorado in the Department of Medicine in 1985 where she remained for 14 ½ years. In 2000 she left to help her husband with his business and stay home with her young children. In September, 2009 she returned to the University and joined the Internal Medicine Training Program. Jennifer and her husband, Gary, have three daughters. She enjoys gardening, canning and spending time with her family.




Canterbury, N.JPGNicole Goodwin- Residency Program Assistant 

Nicole graduated from West Virginia University with BA degrees in Foreign Language and Political Science along with a minor in Business Administration. She then attended Cleveland State University where she completed a Master of Nonprofit Administration and Leadership (MNAL). Following her education, Nicole worked for a marketing firm in Ohio, managing the fundraising campaigns of various local and national nonprofit organizations. She eventually found her way to Denver, where she now assists the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program as Residency Education Coordinator. In her spare time Nicole enjoys reading, baking and hanging out with her family (including her canine and feline kids).  


Danaa Kennedy, Medicine-Pediatric Residency Training Program Administrator 


A native Denverite, Danaa graduated from Metropolitan State University with a BA in Speech Communications (emphasis in Broadcast Journalism) and a Theater minor. She has 15+ years work experience in various professional arenas and has worked in Higher Education since 2003. Danaa loves all forms of art, learning new languages, traveling, karaoke and CATS!!!!

Akemi Iwanabe, Primary Care Program Assistant 

Akemi grew up and worked in Japan. While working for an American company in Yokohama, she had an opportunity to work for their global project and was transferred to the US office in Lakewood CO, where she met her husband, step-son, and became a Broncos fan! When the company closed their Asian market, she went to school and graduated summa cum laude earning her B.S. in management from Metro State University. Medical insurance systems are different in Japan, Akemi didn’t understand what “PC” meant, however since she started working for the Primary Care program, she recognizes the importance and demand of PC and enjoys working with the future primary care providers.

Cayleigh Brown, Hospitalist Training Program (HTP) Brown, Cayleigh 9.12.17 .jpg

Cayleigh is the Education Programs Coordinator for the Hospital Medicine Group. Cayleigh is a native to ​​Colorado, but spent 8 years in Wyoming where she attended college, worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and taught high schoolers through the Upward Bound Program. Cayleigh received a Bachelor of Science in Physiology through the University of Wyoming, and is currently finishing her Masters in Neuroscience. Cayleigh’s focus is health education programming at all levels. Currently, in addition to the HTP she helps in coordinating the Health Innovations Scholars Program, the Advanced Practice Fellowship, Launchpad- the faculty development program, and the Hospital Medicine Sub-Internship. She has a passion for medicine, education, and helping others excel. In her spare time she enjoys playing volleyball, being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family. ​

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Celsey Duritsa, Internal Medicine Residency Recruitment Coordinator  

Celsey is the Residency Recruitment Coordinator for the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. She is a Colorado Native, born at Rose Medical, and then moved to Telluride, Montrose, and Fruita, CO. She attended Humboldt State University in Northern California for her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology, and then quickly moved back to Colorado. Celsey made a 360-degree career change after working in a gastroenterology clinic and discovering her passion for the administrative sector of healthcare. She is currently finishing her MBA in Healthcare Administration at the University of Colorado. Celsey is an avid runner, health freak, and lover of all things fitness related! When she is not working or in class, Celsey is trail running, practicing yoga, or gallivanting through Denver’s urban landscape.​