The Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Community Access and Independence has named Cassandra (C.J.) Rocke as its new Director for the Division of State Veterans Community Living Centers.
The Division owns and operates living centers in Aurora (Fitzsimons), Florence (Bruce McCandless), Monte Vista (Homelake) and Rifle. The Division also serves in an oversight role for operations of the Veterans Community Living Center in Walsenburg, which is owned by the Huerfano County Hospital District.
Rocke will be responsible for maintaining cohesive relationships among staff and the residents CDHS serves, and providing long-term strategies to continue to serve Colorado’s war heroes in the most integrated living communities possible. Rocke’s early responsibilities will include re-evaluating the Division’s quality assurance programs and to implement an electronic health record system.
Rocke previously served as a regional vice-president and director of operations at Kindred Healthcare, which manages and operates skilled nursing facilities in Colorado and neighboring states. Rocke also directed operations and served as chief operating officer at Pinon Management in Lakewood.
Rocke began her duties on March 17.