Our Professional Staff

Roxanne, RRT - President

It was Roxanne’s dream and vision of a home care company that always puts the patient first that brought Ascent Respiratory Care to life. Her 30 years of experience covers a vast array of respiratory care, ranging from home and hospital care, to clinical education and ventilator manufacturing research and development. She is uniquely positioned to lead the company and make Ascent the leading home ventilation health care company in Colorado and Wyoming.

 

In her role as president and founder, Roxanne sets the bar for exemplary and compassionate patient care and exceptional communication. Her strong leadership skills and dedication to the business allow her team to provide the most comprehensive home ventilator care available. Roxanne is the 2017 recipient of the Colorado Society for Respiratory Care Leadership Award in recognition of her work to advance the care of ventilated patients in the home. She is well-known and respected within the respiratory care community nationwide, and is frequently called upon to present educational material in clinical settings and at industry events. Roxanne is licensed to provide respiratory care in Colorado and Wyoming.

 

Joshua - VP of Operations

Joshua serves as the vice president of operations, and manages the day-to-day business activities for Ascent Respiratory Care. With a background in customer service experience, he understands the integral role the daily operations plays in providing outstanding patient care. Joshua’s strong work ethic and genuine concern for unsurpassed patient care bolsters the company’s ability to become the leading home ventilation health care company.


Joshua is also a certified BioMed technician and is trained to service the LTV, Trilogy and Vivo ventilators. He ensures all of Ascent’s equipment is well maintained and works at peak performance.

 

Stephanie, RRT - Respiratory Service Supervisor

Stephanie brings more than 30 years of experience in respiratory therapy, including research, home care, physician’s office and acute care. She joined Ascent in 2016, and oversees the company’s clinical services and staff. She previously worked at a local hospital where she served as the clinical supervisor and frequently referred patients to Ascent.


Stephanie was drawn to Ascent due to the caring attitude of the company, as well as the level of customer service she experienced when working with the company. She particularly enjoys the remarkable people that she has met while working at Ascent, and helping patients get back home where they are surrounded and supported by family and friends. Stephanie is licensed to provide respiratory care in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Kansas.

 

Jacob - DME Technician
As the DME Technician Jake oversees inventory management, including purchasing, and ensures that Ascent’s clinical staff and patients have the equipment and supplies they need. Jake has a diverse career background, prior to joining Ascent in 2015, he worked as a mechanic and both long-haul and local delivery driver.

 

LaRita, RRT - Customer Service

LaRita brings nearly 40 years of respiratory care experience to the Ascent team. She has spent her career as a respiratory therapist in the hospital environment, including 27 years in intensive care, and a hands-on clinical instructor, teaching students at the clinical site. LaRita’s deep understanding of respiratory care and equipment make her invaluable in onboarding new patients and troubleshooting patient questions and concerns over the phone.

 

Bob, RRT - Respiratory Therapist
Bob has a long and varied healthcare career, from caring for acute pediatrics to long-term geriatric and rehabilitation patients. Whether administering emergency services in the field, direct patient care in the hospital or home or providing clinical education, his years of experience and sincere concern for people is apparent throughout his work. These characteristics make him a valuable resource to his patients and a respected member of the Ascent team. Bob is licensed to provide respiratory care in the state of Colorado.

Michele, RRT - Respiratory Therapist
After more than 30 years serving in various health care roles, Michele became a respiratory therapist in 2017 and joined the Ascent team. Prior to joining the company, she served as a rehabilitation tech at Craig Hospital, where she supported the recovery of patients with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Michele has experience working in nursing homes and facilities dedicated to developmentally disabled adults. Her wide breadth of care-giving experience allows her to provide compassionate and comprehensive care. Michele is licensed to provide respiratory care in the state of Colorado and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in rehabilitation services from Boston University.

Grace, BSN, RN, RRT - Respiratory Therapist
Grace has 15 years of health care experience, including four years as a respiratory therapist. She is continuously adding to her knowledge and skill set, most recently earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Grace’s experience and drive to always be learning gives her great insight into providing excellent home care. In addition to caring for Ascent patients, she works at Denver Health in its Behavioral Health Services department. Grace is licensed to provide respiratory care in the state of Colorado.

 

Danna, RRT - Respiratory Therapist
Danna embodies Ascent’s mission to build relationships with ventilated patients and their families to ensure they have the support and education they need for a successful and enjoyable life at home. Though she is a registered respiratory therapist, she continues to build her knowledge and will complete a bachelor’s of science in respiratory therapy in 2018 from the University of Cincinnati. In addition to caring for her patients with Ascent, she works as a respiratory therapist at Craig Hospital. Danna is licensed to provide respiratory care in Colorado.

 

Gio, RRT - Respiratory Therapist
As a bilingual respiratory therapist, Gio ensures our Spanish speaking patients receive the best patient care Ascent has to offer. His personable, can-do attitude makes him a great asset to both patients and the Ascent team. Gio is licensed to provide respiratory care in the state of Colorado.

 

Heather - Senior Business Development Associate

Heather manages marketing, business development and public relations efforts for Ascent. She has more than fifteen years of experience in marketing and business development, and specializes in communications and customer experience improvement. Heather is passionate about supporting the Ascent team in delivering on its mission to provide the best quality of care possible. Prior to joining Ascent, she worked as a communications consultant for the rural telecommunications industry. Heather holds a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration in marketing from the University of Denver.