Gerry Lafont, our Executive Director comes to us with more than 17 years of experience in the operations and management of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities and memory care communities. Gerry possesses a strong track record of providing award-winning clinical environments for residents and has received a number of industry awards, including an ongoing Five Star Medicare rating, “Circle of Excellence”, “Most Profitable Center”, and “Most Consistent Performer in the Rocky Mountain Region.” Gerry was appointed to the State of Colorado’s Long Term Care Advisory Committee and recently appointed by the Governor to serve on the Colorado Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators after Long Term Care Advisory and continues to be actively involved.
Prior to joining our team, Gerry gained an enormous amount of experience acting as Director of Operations, Vice President of Business Development, and Executive Director. While directing the general operations of multiple facilities, Gerry broadened his expertise with a spectrum of matters involving Medicare/Medicaid claims, JCAHO, HUD loans/renovations, and reorganization and turnaround management.
Gerry holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green University and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Colorado. Gerry has been married to his wife Cynthia for almost 19 years and has a daughter, an early high school graduate now at CSU studying to be an architect. His hobbies include biking, hiking 14ers and spending time outdoors with his two Australian Shepherds.