Board of Directors

TOM EVANS

Co-Owner of Nighthawk Ranch

 

DOROTHY EVANS

Co-Owner of Nighthawk Ranch

 

BOARD OF ADVISORS

DR. RICHARD MALYSZEK

Chief of Staff/Surgeon at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, Woodland Park, CO

Nighthawk Ranch Medical Advisor/On-Call Physician

Nighthawk Ranch is so fortunate to have Dr. Richard Malyszek, “Dr. Rick”, on our Advisory Board and as its Medical Advisor. Dr. Rick is a general surgeon with military combat experience and the ability to take on any situation. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, Dr. Rick joined the Army Medical Corps as a new surgeon. While awaiting deployment, he was assigned to the Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, NC where he became the Chief of General Surgery.

Assigned to the 2nd Armored Cavalry Airborne Forward Surgical Team, Dr. Rick was deployed to support Operation Iraqi. The 21 member frontline mobile resuscitative surgery group stabilized critically injured soldiers and worked to preserve life, limb, and vision, before passing their patients on to other facilities for further care. During this tour, Dr. Rick was awarded four medals, recommended for the Bronze Star, and received recognition from the commanding general for his surgical care, command, and control during the attack on the United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad on August 20, 2003, which resulted in 196 casualties. He operated alone on both military and civilian victims for two days straight during the incident.

Dr. Rick was later appointed to the William Beaumont Army Medical Center as the Chief of General Surgery Clinic and General Surgery Residency Program Director then did a second tour in Iraq with the 745th Army Forward Surgical Team.

In 2005, he entered private practice in rural Idaho where he was the only surgeon for three communities. He cared for roughly 2,100 patients a year and averaged 700 miles a week in travel. In 2007 he relocated to Woodland Park to work at the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital & Surgery Center.

In addition to his medical expertise, Dr. Rick is known for his kindness and good works in the community. Examples include his driving through a snow storm to personally transport a patient, spending time with members of Senior Circle, the hospital’s senior health support group, recently appearing as Santa at a senior’s luncheon and giving his time and expertise to help Nighthawk Ranch provide the best medical care to our campers.

 

SHAWN MAUL

RN, ENPC, TNCC, EMT

Nighthawk Ranch Nursing Director

Because she loves children and any activity that involves the outdoors or horses, Shawn Maul is a perfect team member for Nighthawk Ranch. Shawn has worked in the medical field for over twenty years, twelve of which were as an EMT. She is currently an RN, certified in both adult and pediatric trauma (ENPC, TNCC).

Serving as the ranch’s Nursing Director, she assists with the review of each camper’s medical records and applications, camper intake interviews when the campers arrive at camp, setting the camp’s nursing procedures, and oversees the infirmary and the nursing staff for each camp session.

While living in Arizona, Shawn was a passionate environmental activist with several non-profit organizations such as The Center for Biological Diversity, the National Audubon Society, and Long Rivers, doing grassroots outreach, community education and awareness, and fundraising.

As a single mother, Shawn raised two amazing daughters, Ciera and Cassidy, who are both currently in college.

 

TIFFANY DAVIS

MS, MPH, FACHE, ASQ SSBB, Associate Partner at Creative-Healthcare

Tiffany has an extensive background in the healthcare industry with specialized expertise in quality improvement methodologies, the continuum of care integration, program design, and project management. After earning her undergraduate degree in psychology and mathematics from Michigan State University, Tiffany went on to study graduate level biostatistics at the University of Michigan and public health at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to quality improvement credentials, she is a certified trainer through Peak Potentials and continues to study project management, leadership, and public speaking. She is a member of the International Society of Six Sigma Professionals (ISSSP) and the ASC.

Tiffany’s professional career began in clinical and laboratory research environments at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI. Tiffany also served in a variety of quality teaching, grant management and administrative leadership roles within the Center for Health System Studies and Quality Divisions using cutting-edge applications of process improvement techniques. In addition, she has served as the Research and Development Manager for Mercy Health Plans in Farmington Hills, MI; Regional Vice President for Magellan Behavioral Health’s Pacific Region; as an Executive and Operations Director for Inktel Direct Marketing Services in coordination with Affiliated Computer Services. Tiffany is currently an Associate Partner at Creative Healthcare. Given her expertise in cross-functional analysis and the continuum of care, Tiffany specializes in the design of innovative programs, departments and teams to enhance patient family, patient, employee, and physician experiences. She also teaches Six Sigma, Lean, Rapid Action Planning and Executive Development courses within these organizations as well as the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Tiffany’s expertise and advice have been invaluable to Nighthawk Ranch with regard to the creation of our policies, procedures, organization, our compliance with state and health regulations, recruiting of campers/volunteers, and public relations.

 

VICKY STERNICKI

Founder and President of Heroes Forever

The mission of Heroes Forever is “to provide pediatric cancer patients and their families with much-needed support, family activities, relaxation, and education.” Given her work with families who have children living with cancer, Vicky brings an unparalleled level of passion to carry out the mission of Nighthawk Ranch.

For more information on Heroes Forever go to www.heroesforever.org

 

ELIZABETH C. DARLING

Elizabeth Darling is an attorney living in Loveland, Colorado. She has been involved with many non-profit organizations as a volunteer, including serving on the board of directors of a Loveland non-profit youth gardening organization. She is passionate about helping youth achieve their potential, landscaping, and growing organic vegetables and fruit. Having seen several family members dealing with the effects of cancer and its treatments, Elizabeth is committed to bettering the lives of cancer survivors.

Elizabeth concentrates her legal practice in commercial real estate and finance matters, general business law, and non-profit advice. Elizabeth is a past member of the Real Estate Section Council of the Colorado Bar Association and past Vice President of CREW-Denver (Commercial Real Estate Women), a 200 member organization of real estate professionals.

A Colorado native, Elizabeth received her B.A. in political science from Colorado State University in 1979, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1983, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. She served as clerk for Justice William D. Neighbors of the Colorado Supreme Court from 1983 to 1984. Elizabeth has been listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” and has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded by that national rating directory.

 

DR. JEREMY DEWALL

MD, NRP

Dr. DeWall practices as a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician at Penrose – St. Francis Hospitals in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He also is the Chief Executive Officer of Wilderness & Emergency Care Consulting, PLLC in Woodland Park, Colorado. Furthermore, he is the dedicated Medical Director for over 23 EMS services ranging from aeromedical services, EMS education services, tactical EMS services, and urban and wilderness services throughout the Pikes Peak Region.