Meet the Team at Minimally Invasive Procedure Specialists in Denver, CO
MIPS Administration Team
Vice President of Operations
Jacie has over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare field and has worked and trained at some of the best hospitals in the country. Her journey in healthcare brought her from nuclear medicine technology to a focus in healthcare leadership and a Masters in Accounting. Jacie is fueled by her passion for understanding the nuances of healthcare operations and the multifaceted layers of workplace success, to ensure work-life balance for her teams. Her most recent work as the Director of Imaging over Littleton Adventist and Porter Adventist Hospitals, led her to Minimally Invasive Procedure Specialists to continue her passion for excellence in patient care, customer satisfaction, and positive outcomes. The real-life impact that can be achieved by the talent and skilled providers at MIPS shapes the way the practice thinks strategically, and Jacie is pleased to be a part of that dynamic culture. When Jacie is not working she is committed to enjoying every moment with her husband and beautiful children. She enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling to places with warm sandy beaches.
Supervisor of Administrative Operations
Sara graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Chemistry. During her time at NAU, she completed the pre-med program and participated in research studies related to youth interventional education as well as performance enhancement in college athletes through a nutritional program that also reduced cardiovascular risks. Sara is passionate about helping others and started her medical career by volunteering in hospitals. After obtaining her degree, she worked as a physical therapy technician and personal trainer until she moved to Colorado in 2018. Sara joined MIPS in 2019 and has continued to lead our patient care coordinators and scheduling teams as they strive to support our patients in their journey to health. When Sara is not working, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, traveling and spending time with her friends and her dog, Bruce.
MIPS Clinical Expert Support
RN Clinical Coordinator
Kristi is originally from Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Kansas State University. After moving to Colorado in 2000 and working in the Financial Management industry for several years, she decided to change career directions. In 2005, Kristi graduated from Regis University’s accelerated Nursing program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. For the next 14 years, she worked in the metro’s busiest Level I Trauma center beginning in the Emergency Department then the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Interventional Radiology and the GI Lab. What Kristi enjoys most about nursing is helping her patients feel calmer and more comfortable during their procedural encounter. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and 3 kids at the pool and lake in the summer and on the slopes in the winter
Lead Interventional Radiology Technologist
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Interventional Radiology Technologist
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Sam graduated cum laude from CU Boulder in 2019 with Dual BASc. In Integrative Physiology and Psychology, minors in Religious Studies, Asian Studies, Philosophy and Sociology, along with certificates in Public Health and Care, Health & Resilience. She also worked as a Resident Advisor for four years during and contributed to multiple research projects on campus. She is incredibly passionate about understanding how to build brave spaces and increasing access to quality care and resources within under-served communities at home and globally. She has a keen interest in mindfulness practices and during her undergraduate her thesis was focused on understanding how residence halls and wellness practices could be used to enrich college campuses and increase student well being. Currently, she is a graduate student at the University of Denver studying Nonprofit Leadership and works at CU Boulder on the Mindfulness Project as a youth researcher. She is also in the process of applying to medical schools with hopes to specialize in pediatrics. She returned to Colorado in July after a year of teaching in her home country Sri Lanka, and is very excited and grateful for the opportunity to work at MIPS! In her free time, she enjoys binging on documentaries, spending time with her family, and dancing.
Certified Nursing Assistant
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Glenne has been performing vascular ultrasounds for over 16 years, the majority of that time was spent in a hospital setting in a vascular lab.
According to Glenne, “I am married with 6 kids – we have a crazy blended family. We have 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 4 chickens. I also foster dogs for a local rescue group which is my passion. When I’m not at work I am usually volunteering for them or my husband and I go camping and ride our side-by-side in the mountains”.
Lauren started her first job in the health field as a nurse for animals which is where she got introduced to ultrasound. In the human field, she found sonography interesting and knew MIPS was the spot to fulfill that interest. On days off, she loves hiking with friends and going on camping trips with her kids!
MIPS Patient Relations Team
Prior Authorization Specialist
Monica came to our office in 2018 with over 15 years of healthcare background: 4 years as a lead account specialist with the AR Follow-up Denial Team at Centura Health Corporate office, and 5 years working directly with the Vice President of Ambulatory Services at the UC Health Anschutz Medical Hospital. By working with the Denial Management team, she helped develop implement and executed a new successful workflow for obtaining authorizations approvals of all “High Cost Drugs” in cancer, neurosciences, orthopedic, spine, transplant and primary care charges. By decreasing denial claims by 8%, it saved the hospital over $3.9 million of total billable charges. With this significant achievement and recognition, she was awarded the prestigious Presidential Award of Excellence.
With her knowledge and experience, she is able to review and obtain an authorization for each procedure provided for our patients. She knows how important it is for each patient to receive the best care without having to worry about any insurance issues.
Being a true Colorado native, she enjoys her time of exploring and re-exploring every part of Colorado with her husband and daughter. Monica holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Colorado University in Boulder.
Patient Care Coordinator
Lisa graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s in biomedical science. Her passion for constant learning and education led her to earn a master’s in biomedical science with a concentration in forensic genetics from UNT Health Science Center. Her professional career ranges from involvement in Workers Compensation, assisting orthopedic surgeons in peer reviews, and medical/surgical assistant in dermatology and Mohs surgery. Lisa believes patient education and developing personal relationships are pivotal to providing superior healthcare; every person has a story to tell, and she feels she can learn something from every individual she meets. With this, she strives to bring a personal touch and connection to her interactions with patients, providers, and clinical staff.
Lisa believes in the therapeutic aspects of listening to, and harbors a deep love for creating music. During her time at A&M, she was a member in the A&M Women’s Chorus and also participated in piano competitions during high school. Thanks to Denver’s music scene, she has attended upward of 30 concerts since moving to Colorado in 2015, and is continuously adding to the list. She also enjoys time hiking and exploring everything Colorado has to offer in term of its natural beauty. Lisa enjoys cooking and experimenting in the kitchen; she will try any food once and, as of yet, she has not found a food she does not like.
Patient Care Coordinator
Lydia was born and raised in the Levittown area of PA. After many years of living on the East Coast, she and her family made their way to Colorado. Lydia has worked in healthcare for many years. She enjoys keeping things organized but her favorite part of her job are the patients. She loves to make them smile.
Lydia enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and dogs. Hiking, cooking, and gardening are things she likes to do on her downtime.
Patient Care Coordinator
Melissa is a Colorado Native and grew up in Littleton. From 2014-2020 she helped open one of the most successful restaurants in the state leading her to appreciate a happy community. She’s always had a passion for making sure people are happy and healthy. This passion has led her back to school to earn her bachelors degree in Integrative Healthcare while minoring in Ayurvedic Medicine at Metropolitan State University. Melissa enjoys spending much of her free time outdoors with her dog Rosco, her family, and her boyfriend.
Addison graduated magna cum laude from University of Alabama with a degree in Public Health with a concentration in Pre-Health Professions. During her time at UA, she studied abroad in Maynooth, Ireland. Addison was apart of the Delta Zeta sorority and was on the executive committee all four years for Relay for Life. Addison came to our practice in January of 2019 and has helped us in every way. She has been a huge contributor in building our EMR and making our lives easier. Addison is currently in Rad Tech school. After she graduates, we hope Addison stays with MIPS and becomes an IR tech with us. When Addison is not at school or working she loves to travel, cheer on University of Alabama, and spend time with her family, her dog, Finnigan, and friends.
Kendall is from Acton, Massachusetts. She is currently a senior at Bryant University working towards a degree in Communication with a minor in Marketing. Interning with Minimally Invasive Procedure Specialists has allowed her to be a creative person while also increasing her knowledge of the field of healthcare. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her amazing friends and family, re-purposing clothing, and skiing.