With 10 years of executive leadership in community health centers, Dr. Emily Ptaszek is committed to advancing health equity, access and whole-person primary health care. She comes to Peak Vista from Southwest Florida, where she most recently served as President & CEO at a Federally Qualified Health Center.
Dr. Ptaszek is a licensed psychologist and spent over a decade providing direct care before entering executive leadership. Her background has fueled her passion for providing high quality, patient-centered care to all and building competent, compassionate and cohesive teams that drive both community-wide and organizational change.
Dr. Ptaszek earned her Doctor of Psychology from Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland and received her Master of Business Administration with a focus in health care from Florida Atlantic University - College of Business. She is a board-certified clinical psychologist and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
In her free time, Dr. Ptaszek enjoys spending time outside and finding new places to hike and explore.
Robert is originally from Hillsboro, Ohio, however has spent the last 25 years in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Rob completed his Master’s in Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Colorado Technical University. He has 26 years of health care experience that includes executive management of a myriad of specialty and primary care practices, urgent care locations, and oversight of a residency program. Rob is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives, and is also a licensed PTA. He sits on several area boards including the American College of Health Care Executives and Home Front Military Care Network Advisory Board.
During his free time, Rob enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons.
Ryan has lived and travelled globally but considers Colorado Springs his home. He is a 20-year career Army Veteran, with half his career flying medical helicopters, and the other half leading healthcare administration through operations and finance.
He most recently served as the COO of Evans Army Community Hospital and concurrently as the CFO of the Colorado Military Health System.
He is a graduate of the University of Colorado here in Colorado Springs and earned his MBA from Western Kentucky University. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is passionate about influencing operations through the financial lens.
He and his wife focus on their seven children and he enjoys playing jazz guitar and working under the hood of old muscle cars in his spare time.
Dr. Tanaka is from Idaho and a twenty-six-year Army Veteran. He completed his undergraduate studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1992 and went on to graduate from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in 1996. Dr. Tanaka is passionate about serving people who have access barriers.
“My relationship with patients is based on mutual trust and respect,” comments Dr. Tanaka. “I believe that the majority of the healing process in people happens outside of the medical system – where people live, work, worship, play and socialize.”
During his free time, Dr. Tanaka enjoys spending time with his family and cheering for the Denver Broncos.
As Chief of Staff, Barbara serves as the voice of the CEO in the interest of managing projects to completion, tracking timelines, and planning for the PVCHC Board of Directors meetings, and works hand in hand with the Executive Team, Senior Leadership Team, and project management office.
Barbara is originally from Pennsylvania and has lived in Colorado Springs for the past 16 years. Before joining the Peak Vista team, she held positions as a Manager of Urgent Care, managing day-to-day operations for six Urgent Care Clinics across Southern Colorado; a Clinic Supervisor for three Physical Therapy Clinics; and served in Business Support for Health Care Executives.
She earned her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from Colorado State University, as well as an associate degree in Computer Science from Mount Aloysius College. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons kayaking, camping, and enjoying time outdoors.
A native of Colorado Springs, Colt has been serving and investing in the lives of Colorado’s underserved and disenfranchised community with Peak Vista since 2014, and brings over 19 years of organizational development and business leadership to compliment this passion for creating positive change in our community.
In addition to earning his Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Colt has many years of community development experience both domestically and overseas – fueled by his passion for service, fighting social inequality and a belief in the power of compassionate advocacy to create change.
Colt spends his free time with his wife and sons, exploring Colorado’s spectacular mountains.
Harold Geolingo is originally from La Verne, California and has lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado for 15 years. He has over 30 years of health care management and leadership experience that spans the spectrum of specialty care, primary care, and behavioral health in ambulatory and hospital settings. Geo has a passion and belief in quality health care that is patient-centric and evidence-based to achieve the best possible outcomes for the patient. He earned a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Baylor University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Geo is a twenty-year US Army Veteran and a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.
In his free time, Geo enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters.
Keith joined Peak Vista with over 25 years of healthcare leadership experience and has worked with 8 different FQHCs during his time at IU Health/Healthnet, Inc.
Previously, he held roles as both a Senior Director – M&A Healthcare Lead with Performance Improvement Partners and an Executive IT Advisor for Glass Full, LLC. He also served in various executive leadership positions across several states, including serving as the EVP of Strategic Initiatives & Chief Information Officer (CIO) for LGS Legacy Care in Virginia; VP & CIO for Roper St. Francis Health in South Carolina; and SVP & CIO for Lutheran Health Network in Indiana.
Keith earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Information Systems from Indiana University, and later his Master of Business Administration with a Healthcare Specialization from Indiana Wesleyan University. When he’s not in the office, Keith enjoys exploring the outdoors and traveling with his family.
Peak Vista Community Health Centers has proudly served Colorado communities since 1971. Our center began as an all-volunteer organization − open just two nights a week for walk-in patients. Today, we provide high-quality medical, dental, and behavioral health care to more than 81,000 patients in Colorado's Pikes Peak and East Central regions.
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