Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At Hearing HealthCare Centers, we pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our patients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.

Whitney Swander, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA, Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Whitney Swander, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Whitney Swander attended the University of Northern Colorado with the hopes of helping people, but without knowing how she hoped to do that. Within a very short time, she learned about the roles of Speech- Language Pathologists and Audiologists and earned Bachelor’s degrees in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in 1998. Dr. Swander went on to immediately earn her Master’s degree in Audiology in 2000.

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Dr. Swander began working at Hearing HealthCare Centers while it was still under the ownership of Jim Boggess in May of 2000. She purchased the Boulder and Longmont locations in 2008, and the company has grown to eight Front Range locations since then.

Over the nearly 20 years that she has been helping people to hear better, she has become even more passionate about the role that hearing technology can play in restoring people’s ability to feel fully engaged in social situations, without having to worry about missing out. As technology has improved over the years, her patients have been able to achieve higher and higher levels of success and satisfaction with hearing aids. She loves watching people take back their life when they take charge of their hearing. Part of her vision is to not only to help people hear better, but to help them live better. She hopes for anyone coming in for an appointment to feel a sense of belonging as they enter the clinic and to know they will be in great hands.

Along with helping people hear better on a local level, Dr. Swander has also traveled to Africa multiple times to fit people with hearing aids through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. When Dr. Swander is not helping patients or running the practice, you can find her gardening, cooking and spending time with husband, Jeff, and two rescued beagles, Maddie and Marley.

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An Introduction to the Team
from Dr. Swander

As a young audiologist fresh out of graduate school in 2000, all I knew was that I wanted to help people hear better. I learned that treating patients with care while partnering with them and empowering them to take back their hearing was the way to do it. Over the years, Hearing HealthCare Centers grew as people caught on to the way we made them feel. Even other Hearing Care Professionals learned that we cared and asked us to adopt their practices as they retired. It didn’t take long to learn that I couldn’t care for all the people who needed our help across the entire Front Range of Colorado, but I was determined not to lose my vision for how to help people as we expanded. The audiologists and administrative team members below have each been thoughtfully and intentionally chosen for their role because of how they are able to carry forth our mission of partnering with people to treat their hearing loss and regain all the benefits that good hearing have to offer.

All of our Audiologists hold Doctorate degrees in Audiology and have many years of experience working with advanced evaluation techniques for hearing loss, understanding speech in the presence of background noise and tinnitus, as well as auditory rehabilitation and verification of medically based hearing aid fittings. Because hearing loss has been linked to so many cognitive functions, each of our Doctors of Audiology has been certified in MoCA, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which is a standardized screening tool for early detection of mild cognitive impairment. We know hearing care is health care and that is critically important to take your body and your brain into account when it comes to treating your hearing loss.

I’m very proud of my team and know that you will be well cared for from the moment you make contact with us and throughout your entire journey with us.

Meet Our Providers

Dr. Kimberly Hart, Au.D., CCC-A, Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Kimberly Hart, Au.D., CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Kimberly Hart joined our team in 2017. She is a Colorado native with almost 20 years experience. She is very veteran, law enforcement, and first responder conscientious. Dr. Hart loves helping those heroes that serve our nation and community. She understands the needs of this unique population.

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Additionally, her years of experience in the field have given Dr. Hart a deep understanding of the challenges faced in our busy worlds, that each individual is unique and requires individualized attention.

Dr. Hart is focused on providing exceptional care so that you can benefit from better hearing, tinnitus management, or whatever your audiological needs may be. She has worked in the public schools, ENT clinics, private practice, and spent 13 years using her talents on our nation’s heroes at the Veterans Administration. These settings have given her a wide variety of expertise.

Dr. Hart has experience in tinnitus management, hearing conservation, balance therapy, the full gamut of audiological testing, aural rehabilitation, and amplification. Whatever your audiological needs may be Dr. Hart has the knowledge and the expertise to help.

When she is not at work Dr. Hart can be found hiking in our mountains, enjoying adventures with her family, and volunteering with different veteran, law enforcement, disaster relief, and homeless organizations.

Dr. Shawna Beasley, Au.D., ABA-C, Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Shawna Beasley, Au.D., ABA-C
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Shawna Beasley joined the Hearing HealthCare Centers team in 2020. At a young age, Dr. Beasley was diagnosed with progressive hearing loss and wore hearing aids for many years until it was determined that she could experience greater benefit from cochlear implants.

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She underwent her first cochlear implant surgery in 2007 while a senior in high school. It was so successful that she underwent a second surgery 6 years later to implant the other ear. Her experience with hearing loss and with the audiologist who had helped her for so many years encouraged her to pursue a career in audiology.

Dr. Beasley received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from UNC Greeley and her Doctorate of Audiology from University of Utah. Dr. Beasley worked at a neurotology clinic for 3 years before transitioning into private practice setting. She has experience with audiological testing, hearing aids, and cochlear implant candidacy and programming.

Born and raised outside of Sterling, Colorado, Dr. Beasley is passionate about helping Coloradoans achieve the best quality of life with better hearing. Being an individual with significant hearing loss herself, she can relate with patients on a personal level on their struggles and help overcome any obstacles they may have.

Recently married, Dr. Beasley loves to travel, explore nature, and spend time with friends and family, including two blue-eyed aussie/corgi pups.

Nicole Lilly, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Nicole Lilly, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Nicole Lilly originally joined the Hearing HealthCare Centers team in 2020 and worked in the Broomfield office. She left for a year in 2021 after she had her son and she is now back working in the Loveland office. Dr. Lilly obtained her undergraduate degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland and her doctorate degree in Audiology from Salus University.

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She has had ringing in her ears (tinnitus) from a very young age and didn’t realize that it was abnormal until she took her first audiology course in undergraduate school. She understands how much hearing loss can impact relationships and is passionate about helping people hear better and reconnecting with their loved ones.

Dr. Lilly moved to Colorado in 2013 and fell in love with the state. She enjoys all of the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer- hiking, biking, snowboarding, and exploring National Parks. Her son, Weston, is one year old and she loves playing and spending time with him!

Angelina Kinn, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Angelina Kinn, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Angelina Kinn has recently joined Hearing HealthCare Centers as the new Doctor of Audiology in Colorado Springs! She graduated with her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University and has been an audiologist in the state of Colorado for over 10 years. Dr. Kinn’s passion is to help people stay connected with their family and friends. She loves to engage with her patients and build relationships.

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Dr. Kinn moved to Co. Springs 2 1/2 years ago from the Denver area with her husband Nathan, daughter Emory and her two Frenchies: River and Roxy.

In her free time, she enjoys road trips to the mountains and attending concerts in her neighborhood! She is looking forward to serving the Co. Springs community through Hearing HealthCare Centers.

 Brennen Karl, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Brennen Karl, Au.D., CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Karl’s interest in hearing healthcare began after years of seeing how his mother’s life was affected by hearing loss and how hearing aids helped transform her life. He has been helping the Colorado community and treating hearing loss since 2021.

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Dr. Karl’s motivation for treating hearing loss comes from seeing his patients reconnect with their friends and family and stop isolating themselves from those they love due to their hearing loss.

Dr. Karl obtained his bachelor’s degree from University of Northern Colorado and moved on to obtain his Doctorate of Audiology from the same University.

In his spare time, Dr. Karl enjoys reading, acting and playing with his dog, Layla.

Kae O’Donnell, Audiology Assistant

Kae O’Donnell
Audiology Assistant

Kae started as a student intern and was promoted to Audiology Assistant in 2021. She is majoring in speech language and hearing sciences at CU Boulder, and will graduate this year. Kae’s interest in helping people with their hearing stems from growing up with close family friends that were deaf.

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During her internship, Kae was inspired by watching Dr. Ellyn help so many people with their hearing issues. Now, Kae is well on her way to becoming an Audiologist.

When she’s not working or in class, you might find Kae in the gym, listening to R&B music (old and new), and watching college and professional sports games. She loves most food, especially her mom’s home cooking, but don’t try to feed her dried seaweed or olives.

Kae loves watching movies and will often quote them in day-to-day conversations. Her favorites are Top Gun and Talladega Nights. Kae’s favorite author is Charles McCarry, former undercover CIA operative and spy fiction writer.

Dena Borszich, Audiology Assistant

Dena Borszich
Audiology Assistant

Dena has been the Audiology Assistant in Longmont since 2019. Dena did not choose audiology as a career, it found her. Dena took a medical terminology class and began to look for opportunities to find a personal medical career. She loves being an audiology assistant as it is personable and she loves to care for patients.

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When not in the office, Dena can be found working in her garden and arranging flowers into appealing arrangements.

Dena also loves to go camping, have breakfast for dinner, and tell inside jokes among family and friends.

Administrative Team

Therese Montecalvo, Director of Operations

Therese Montecalvo
Director of Operations

Therese Montecalvo joined the Hearing HealthCare Centers staff in 2015! She came from Ohio where she worked as a human resource and payroll specialist. She graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in Communication Studies and a minor in Marketing/Management.

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In her spare time, Therese enjoys hiking 14ers, trail running, and spending time with her friends and family.

She loves all that Colorado has to offer and its many outdoor activities.

Gaby Gordon, Insurance Credentialing Specialist

Gaby Gordon
Insurance and Credentialing Specialist

Gaby joined the Longmont team in July of 2020 as our Insurance and Credentialing Specialist. She is a Colorado native living all over the state over the years and now resides in Fort Collins.

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Gaby has an affinity for healthcare both professionally and personally which makes her a real asset to the practice.

She has a real love for animals and her two dogs, Elli & Mara, and cat, Aela, keep her on her toes.

She also has a love for music, singing, and spending time with her family and friends.

Jamie Goitia, Distribution and Outreach Specialist

Jamie Goitia
Distribution and Outreach Specialist

Jamie joined the Hearing Healthcare Centers team in January 2019. Born and raised in Nevada, Jamie received her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology (SLP) from the University of Nevada, Reno.

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She spent 5 years practicing speech therapy in a variety of settings including private practices, hospitals, rehab centers, elementary schools, and home health.

During her time as a SLP, Jamie gained a vast amount of experience working with individuals from all backgrounds including those who have suffered from stroke, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and memory loss. As a result, Jamie is very passionate about hearing health and educating others on hearing and the correlation between hearing loss and memory loss.

Jamie is a huge music lover, learning to play piano by ear as a child and later on playing the clarinet. She loves to go out dancing and to see performances at Red Rocks, and is always watching out for a good show!

Jamie is currently working towards obtaining her Board Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences (BC-HIS).

Kim McMillan, Administrative Assistant

Kim McMillan
Administrative Assistant

Kim started with Hearing HealthCare Centers, Loveland in 2021, as Administrative Assistant. This role was created specifically to align with her diverse experience and skillset. Prior to joining HHCC, Kim had 11 years of experience working in a hearing center in Seattle, WA.

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Her background includes training and management of front office staff, marketing, and administrative work. She enjoys the administrative side of the office because there she can be the most focused on her projects.

Kim moved back to Colorado for her love of family, the beautiful scenery, and especially the sunshine. She enjoys adventuring in the outdoors, working in the yard, and planting flowers. Kim is also an avid jewelry designer, working primarily with chain and beaded jewelry.

Kim loves working with a great team, and being part of helping people to hear better and connect with loved ones and the world around them.

Patient Care Coordinators

Pam Pearce, Patient Care Coordinator

Pam Pearce
Patient Care Coordinator

Pam joined the Hearing HealthCare Centers team as the Patient Care Coordinator in the Englewood location. She is not new to the area as she was born and raised in SE Denver. After she graduated from high school, she went to school to be a certified dental assistant.

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She worked in the dental field for several years. While there she learned how nice it is to get to know and help the patients that come to your office.

After she married, she moved to Englewood where she and her husband raised their two children. She did everything from babysitting to cleaning houses so she could spend as much time with her children as possible.

In her free time, she really enjoys sitting in the back yard by her pond or taking long walks in the neighborhood. She is also an avid gardener and loves to read. She especially loves sewing for her 3 granddaughters.

Sydney White, Patient Care Coordinator

Sydney White
Patient Care Coordinator

Sydney joined our Boulder location over the summer. She is a student at the University of Colorado and is working towards a degree in Sociology and Public Health, while also getting her EMT certification. Sydney is originally from Maine but moved out west for school and immediately fell in love with Colorado and its landscape.

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She’s always known she wanted to work in healthcare, making Hearing HealthCare Centers the perfect place to start.

In her free time she enjoys cooking meals with friends and binge-worthy TV- she is currently obsessed with Breaking Bad.

Heather Thompson, Patient Care Coordinator

Heather Thompson
Patient Care Coordinator

Heather Thompson joined our Co. Springs office in July. She has a variety of experience in customer service. Heather was born and raised in West Virginia, in a small coal mining town. Heather Thompson joined our Co. Springs office in July. She has a variety of experience in customer service. 

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Heather was born and raised in West Virginia, in a small coal mining town. Her husband and she lived there for 6 years before he passed. From there, she moved to the beautiful Colorado Springs.

Heather has three grown children, two girls and a boy. She was also blessed with three beautiful grandchildren.

In her free time she loves to travel and see new places. As Heather puts it, “I’m a sucker for good food and music” The first things most mention when they meet Heather is her smile and southern accent.

Heather’s motto in life is that kindness is free and everyone deserves to have that.

Laura Rieck, Patient Care Coordinator

Laura Rieck
Patient Care Coordinator

Laura joined Hearing HealthCare Centers at our Loveland in March 2022, however, she is not new to the industry! Laura has over 14 years experience in the audiology world. Through many years of other work experiences, as a medical assistant, coder, and biller, working with hearing aid patients is what she truly enjoys.

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Laura grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and will forever be a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and is always very excited for football season to begin.

She and her fiancé like to spend their time gardening, working on their home, hiking, enjoying the mountains and spending time with family.

Laura feels the best part of working at Hearing HealthCare Centers is the positive changes she sees In our patients when they start to hear what they have been missing!

Jaylene, Patient Care Coordinator

Jaylene
Patient Care Coordinator

Jaylene joined the team in 2022 as our Patient Care Coordinator in Longmont. She comes from a background in distribution and customer service where she learned how to navigate business production input and deal with high priority orders. Jaylene is the perfect fit for this role because she brings a positive attitude and great organizational skills.

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In her spare time, Jaylene enjoys reading, going out with her partner and dog and doing puzzles.

Caitlin Jones, Patient Care Coordinator

Caitlin Jones
Patient Care Coordinator

Caitlin is a Colorado native and has spent the majority of her career in the healthcare field. She is madly in love with audiology and is passionate about helping our patients on their hearing journey. One of her favorite aspects is watching patients discover sounds they haven’t heard in a long time and celebrating their cognitive improvements with them.

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In her spare time, she can be found reading, cheering on her niece and nephew at their games, spending quality time with family and friends, crafting, camping, and going on new adventures.

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