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., Doctor of Audiology

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

Kimberly Hart, Au.D.

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. Kacy Hooten, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Kacy Hooten, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Kacy Hooten joined the Hearing HealthCare Centers team in Summer 2018, after completing her Doctorate of Audiology at Wayne University in Detroit, Michigan. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from Central Michigan University.

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Her clinical education at Henry Ford Hospital, Ann Arbor, VA, and various private practice settings provided her with extensive knowledge on diagnostic testing, the latest hearing instrument technology, and genuine, quality patient care. Dr. Hooten has great enthusiasm educating her patients about their hearing loss and how to improve communication with their friends and loved ones.

Dr. Hooten is a native Michigander, she grew up in a small town near Grand Rapids. While she misses Pure Michigan and the Great Lakes, she is happy to call Colorado Springs and the Rocky Mountains her new home! On the weekends, catch her on the golf course, hiking colorful Colorado or cooking (and eating!) good food with good company. She is also a dedicated Cheesehead, so her Autumn Sunday’s are spent cheering on the Green Bay Packers!

Chelsea Bega, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Chelsea Bega, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Chelsea Bega joined the Hearing HealthCare Centers staff in Spring of 2018. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Oregon, then went on to receive her Doctorate of Audiology degree at Arizona State University’s Speech & Hearing program.

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Dr. Bega has had the privilege to practice Audiology in many diverse settings including public schools, private practices, ENT clinics, and clinical research positions. Dr. Bega fell in love with the field at the young age of 13, after her brother was diagnosed with a hearing loss. She has since then made it her life goal to help people reconnect with their loved ones and the world around them through better hearing.

Dr. Bega was born and raised on the beautiful island of O’ahu, Hawai’I, where she spent most of her free time exploring the ocean. Since moving to Colorado, Dr. Bega enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and volunteering her time with furry friends at the local animal shelters. She has recently taken up fishing and is always eager to learn fishing pointers and tips from the Colorado pros!

Shawna Beasley, Au.D., 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.

Ellen Kuehne, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Ellyn Kuehne, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Ellyn Kuehne’s interest in hearing healthcare began when she first recognized a high pitch ringing in her ear at the age of 8. Since that time, Dr. Kuehne recognized a genetic hearing loss in her family history as the cause of not only her tinnitus but also the hearing loss of her grandfather and her mother.

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Dr. Kuehne understands the impact a hearing loss can have on relationships of families and strives to provide patients with better communication between loved ones.

Her clinical interest is focused on cochlear implants and hearing aids and she develops an individualized path for each patient she meets with. Dr. Kuehne obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, and moved on to obtain her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. She fell in love with Colorado throughout her time in graduate school and spends as much of her free time as she can in the mountains. When she is not hiking or skiing, she is a certified yoga instructor and teaches at a local studio near her home in Denver, Colorado.

Jocelyn Tubbs, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Jocelyn Tubbs, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Jocelyn Tubbs joined Hearing HealthCare Centers in 2021. She received her Clinical Doctorate Degree in Audiology from Pacific University in Oregon and completed her clinical residency in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Tubbs received her Bachelor Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Bowling Green State University.

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In addition to being an audiologist, Dr. Tubbs is also an author and a musician. Her book, A Sound Adventure, is a children’s story designed to teach children and their parents about ear anatomy with a fun musical journey through the ear.

Dr. Tubbs started playing piano at an early age, before falling in love with the cello. She has excelled in playing cello throughout her school years, and is now returning to pick up piano again. She says that the multitasking nature of playing piano actually helps her in the routines of practicing audiology. 

Dr. Tubbs has a passion for helping people to improve their lives through better hearing. To keep herself in great shape, she enjoys working out with swimming, boxing and hiking. She also stays active with her dog, Binky, who enjoys all of the same activities! Dr. Jocelyn Tubbs and Binky both love a good brunch, especially french toast and cinnamon rolls.

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.

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.

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.

Rhonda Collins, Patient Liaison

Rhonda Collins
Patient Liaison

Rhonda joined the team in early spring of 2020. She didn’t know much about audiology, but Rhonda knew she would love working here based on the types of patients we see, and she was right! She loves people and especially loves older adults. Rhonda loves to help people so working at Hearing HealthCare Centers has been a great fit.

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Rhonda knows she can brighten patients’ days, which in return brightens her day as she loves serving. You’re not supposed to have favorites but Rhonda does – and it’s all the patients of Hearing HealthCare Centers!

Rhonda has a passion and love for country partner dancing. She finds joy in dancing and her husband is a good sport too! Rhonda is also a biker chick and gets thousands of miles on her motorcycle every year. She’ll bring her dog along for rides.

And Rhonda loves her family – they’re very important to her. They go to Sturgis, North Dakota, every year on motorcycles. She likes to garden and landscape, can food and grow flowers. Being with nature and plants is a type of spirituality for Rhonda.

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

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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.

Raney Leamon, Patient Care Coordinator

Raney Leamon
Patient Care Coordinator

Raney joined the team in 2019. She loves working in customer service and with people and felt a medical setting would be a perfect match. The majority of her work experience has been retail and hospitality, and while she was helping people in a sense, helping patients to hear better is more fulfilling of her time and effort.

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Raney is obsessed with David Bowie. Her health journey, and the health journeys of others, is also very important to her. She is highly passionate about nutrition and our food system and hopes to change the world through her healthy baked goods.

She loves the mountains and outdoors – especially going for hikes. She has three cats and her favorite pastime is watching movies, with her favorite being Labyrinth with David Bowie. Raney loves to laugh and make others laugh, and hopes to see you in the Loveland clinic soon!

Jacey Santos, Patient Care Coordinator

Jacey Santos
Patient Care Coordinator

Jacey began working in Spring 2020 greeting and helping patients in our Boulder clinic. Hearing HealthCare Centers stood out to her as a small company that truly cares for their patients. She loves working in healthcare and has been helping patients in the front office for over four years.

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Jacey is passionate about anything and everything outdoors. Originally from Hawaii, she knows how to appreciate and make the most out of the beauty and nature around her. Outside of work, you can find her camping, gardening, four wheeling, and snowboarding. Her three dogs keep her busy too!

Barbie Sandoval, Patient Care Coordinator

Barbie Sandoval
Patient Care Coordinator

Barbie joined the practice in September of 2020 as the Patient Care Coordinator in the Broomfield office. She graduated from the medical assistant program at Concorde Career College and went into Hospitality management. She managed the largest hotel in north Denver for six years.

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Barbie wanted to join the HHCC family because of her love for American Sign Language and wanted a career that would make her heart happy. Barbie is passionate about art, she mainly works with charcoal because she is colorblind. Saying Barbie is a fan of cruises is an understatement. She would love to travel the world by cruise ship. She also loves spending time with her family and re-watching Friends TV series. Barbie is newly engaged and has a beautiful daughter.

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