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Mark Bedinger

Mark Bedinger, N.H.A., President/CEO

Mark has been a licensed Nursing Home Administrator for over 20 years. Prior to becoming an administrator, Mark was the Western States Director of Food Services for one of the largest nursing home and assisted living companies in the country. Mark currently serves as Chair of the Colorado Health Care Association, is a past Board Member of the Colorado Culture Change Coalition and a former appointee of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Informal Dispute Resolution Committee. Mark holds a Bachelors degree in Organizational Management and has formal culinary arts training from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.  Mark has been a frequent speaker to many groups such as the American Health Care Association, the Colorado Health Care Association, the Colorado Dietary Manager’s Association and the Colorado Culture Change Coalition. His speaking topics have varied from culinary systems in long term care to operations management and culture change and resident centered care practices.

Sara Dent

Sara Dent, NHA, MBA

Executive Director Skilled Nursing

Sara has been a Nursing Home Administrator for Colavria Hospitality since July of 2009.    She has worked in long term care for over 20 years and practicing as a licensed administrator since 2004.  Beginning as the Director of Social Services at Springfield Rehab and Health Care Center in Springfield, MO, she then became a resident family coordinator at a small Alzheimer’s center in Colorado Springs, where she completed her Administrator in Training program. Sara later served as administrator of operations and then as the nursing home administrator at a large long-term care community in Thornton, CO.    During her time with Colavria, Sara has focused on revenue growth, operational excellence, culture change, and resident and staff satisfaction with stellar results.  In 2011, Sara received the Administrator of the Year award from American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (ANNAC), a nationally recognized organization dedicated to supporting long-term care nurses and professionals who provide quality care for nursing home residents across the nation.   Sara has also published four articles in pertaining to Culture Change in long term care, MDS and reducing alarms in long term care.   Sara currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Colorado Choice Transition Board, The Board of Nursing Home Examiners, as well as on the Board of Colorado Heath Care Association.

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Laura Dunnigan, MSN, RN, DON

Director Of Nursing and Health Services

Laura is an enthusiastic leader in her field of nursing. She graduated from Columbia University with her MSN and attended her post graduate fellowship in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Laura has taught Nursing Internationally focusing in on Emergency Nursing and Critical Care. Ms. Dunnigan has taught at several skilled nursing facilities in Colorado fundamentals of nursing and psychiatric nursing.

Laura is delighted to be at Gardens on Quail and loves her team. She believes that if we work together as a team we give excellent care to all of our residents. She has a keen insight into what the geriatric population and their families need from their nursing staff. She loves to teach at every opportunity.


Beverly Moraga, BSN

Wellness Director for Assisted Living and Memory Care

Beverly served as Health Services Director in various  specialized  senior communities. She has a diverse nursing background in both the United States as well as internationally and has pursued post graduate studies in International Nursing in United Kingdom.  Her passion in working with the elderly started when her mom passed away at the age of 64 from brain cancer.  From them on, she only wanted to be with this vulnerable resident who needs her care and compassion.