Meet The Team Leads

 Everyone on our team is specially trained to help you.  Having the highest quality, dedicated people in the right positions is critical to superior patient care. We recognize the importance of each team member in this effort and provide ongoing education to assure the continuation of high quality care and service.

Derek Miller

Information Technology Director

Derek joined CCAO in 2014. He has experience in IT department management, systems and network engineering, and desktop support. He enjoys facilitating communication and relationships through technology, and is excited to join CCAO. He and his family enjoy exploring the Rocky Mountains together.

Keziah Ritter

Marketing Lead

Keziah joined the CCAO team in 2016. She has an eclectic background with experience in radio and adolescent care. She enjoys connecting people with all that CCAO offers. On the weekend you can find her spending time with her family, fishing, or at happy hour with friends.

Katie Shafenberg

Executive Assistant

Katie joined CCAO in 2016 with a background in business. She is passionate about making sure our patients receive excellent service at CCAO. On the weekends you can find her spending time with her husband and dog, doing photography, or going to brunch with friends.

Breanna Serrano

Nursing Lead

Breanna is a Colorado native born and raised. She received her bachelors of science in healthcare administration in 2012. She started in the nursing department in 2013 and moved into leadership in 2018. When not at work Breanna likes to spend time with her daughter.

Mackenzie Hellwig

Business Services Lead

Mackenzie is a South Dakota native who joined the CCAO team in 2021. She attended the University of South Dakota where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Health Administration. In 2020, she completed her Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in operations and supply chain management. Utilizing her extensive hospitality experience, Mackenzie takes pride in ensuring that the business operations enhance the exemplary care provided to our patients.  

April Rarick

Reception Lead

April joined CCAO in 2017 offering a background in leadership, finance, and working with at risk teenagers. She is passionate about equipping the patient services team with the skills they need to provide top tier patient care. Outside of work, she enjoys backpacking, hiking, fishing and camping in the beautiful Colorado mountains.

Denise Qualls

Director of Operations

Denise’s years of experience, both as the mother of four children and in the business world, helped to prepare her to join with Dr. Perkins in 1998 when he opened CCAO. She has been an integral part of this practice since the beginning, and both patients and employees of CCAO appreciate her willingness to do whatever is necessary to facilitate superior patient care.