Jennifer Weber - Program Administrator
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.
Nicole Goodwin- Residency Program Assistant
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)
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.
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.