Meet Our Leaders

Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital is led by a team of highly experienced healthcare professionals who are passionate about providing the highest level of care available to the hospital’s patients.

We invite you to learn more about us below:

Meet our Leaders

Dr. Gary Pearson | Medical Director
With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Pearson is dedicated to delivering comprehensive medical care to our hospitalized patients.

Dr. Pearson is board certified in family medicine. He completed a residency and internship in family medicine at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colo. He earned his medical degree from The Ohio State College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio, and earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of California, Davis in Davis, Calif. Dr. Pearson is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Pearson is fluent in Spanish and is actively involved in medical missions to Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua.

When not working, he can be found enjoying time with his wife and five children. He also enjoys road biking, fly fishing, playing tennis, and reading.

Amy Hansen, PT, DPT | Market Chief Operating Officer
Amy began her career at Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital and Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital as a physical therapist and lead therapist in 2010, assisting the hospital in achieving the prestigious designation as the gold standard for stroke rehabilitation in 2013. She then chose to expand her clinical experience providing therapy to patients in their home. Amy returned home here at NCRH & NCLTAH as the Director of Therapy Operations in 2019, where she guided our hospital in achieving the gold standard certification for our brain injury program in 2020. As the COO, Amy will continue to lead a passionate group of leaders toward best practice standards of care.

Amy has a certification that specializes in rehabilitation for patients with stroke and brain injuries (Neuro-IFRAH) and has led a team of specialized therapists in providing the highest quality of care to our patients.

Amy leads by example with a strong passion for her patients and her colleagues. Amy is a nine-year survivor of ovarian cancer, proving to be one of self-determination and strength.

Aside from her career, Amy enjoys traveling, yoga, cheering on her beloved Kansas Jayhawks, and family time with her husband, Andy, and children, Gavin and Danika.

Stephanie Drobny, MS-HSL, RN, CPHQ | Director of Nursing
Stephanie began her career as a housekeeper for the elderly. She fell in love with caring for this population, so she obtained her CNA and did private home health hospice care. After a few years, she moved into the acute setting on a busy surgical floor that specialized in bariatric patients. An invitation from an amazing leader led her to leave the bedside and spend the next years in program development while she obtained her BSN.

In the last six years, Stephanie has held nursing leadership positions in Quality, Compliance, Infection Control, Oncology, and Medical-Surgical Services. During that time she also obtained her Masters in Health Systems Leadership, her national certification in Health Care Quality, and her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She has also published two articles in national nursing journals as she strives to improve the quality of health care on a broader level.

Stephanie stays busy outside of work with her family consisting of her husband, four children, and two dogs. Her favorite things are to garden, read, take long walks, and snuggle with her kids.

Jen Newman, OTD, OTR/L | Director of Patient Outcomes/Case Management Jen brings over 15 years of experience as a compassionate occupational therapist in many facets of healthcare. She has been a successful therapist in many levels of care from skilled nursing to intensive care. Her passion for assisting patients both in and outside of the hospital achieve their highest level of functionality is unsurpassed. This translates into her current leadership role.

Jen is a nationally certified lymphedema therapist and has her doctorate in occupational therapy. She has shared her compassion and knowledge as an educator in occupational therapy at different universities.

When Jen is not working with her patients, she adores spending time with her husband, two children, and their dog. She loves to do all things Colorado, like hiking, biking, skiing, and traveling.

Daniel O’Connell | Director of Pharmacy Operations
Daniel knows the importance of good pharmaceutical management to aid in a patient’s recovery. He thrives in the environment which involves much efficient multi-tasking and extreme quality control.

Daniel earned a doctor of pharmacy degree at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.

He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). When he’s not working, Daniel enjoys traveling, camping, and biking with his family. He is a winter sports enthusiast and avid reader and moviegoer.

Arba Boci, MSN-MHA, BSN, RN | Director of Marketing & Business Development
Arba has worked in healthcare for over 15 years. Her vast experience includes many different perspectives from being a bedside nurse, front desk, admissions, and a CNA. Most recently, Arba worked as a clinical liaison assisting patients in accessing our care. This experience and innate leadership translate into a seamless transition in her newest role here.

Arba is passionate about providing quality care to the patients of Northern Colorado. Her passion drove her pursuit of higher education, receiving her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Masters of Nursing and Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Arba loves spending time with family and friends while she’s not at the hospital. Her family includes her two dogs. Aside from her family, Arba enjoys hiking, traveling, and reading on her days off.

Keith Hoover | Director of Facilities Management
Keith comes to us with over 25 years of facilities experience in many different capacities. Keith went to school for a degree in Project Management and a minor in Emergency Management. Keith was formerly a hazardous waste incident commander as well as a responder.

His background in facility management led him to successfully pursue certification from the International Facility Management Association as a Facility Management Professional (FMP). He continued to strive for excellence by participating in Emergency Manager Basic Academy with FEMA/EMI, becoming a member of the Colorado Emergency Management Association, and providing emergency management support for Public Works and Facilities Management with the City of Loveland for nearly a decade.

Keith is a Colorado native with a love for studying history and traveling.

Becky Kosach | Senior Director of Human Resources Specialist
Becky joined our team in 2019 as the Human Resources Director and currently serves as a resource for our twelve Mountain West hospitals. Becky earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Wyoming and is a certified professional in Human Resources. Becky is passionate about organizational development, employee engagement, and diversity and inclusion. Becky brings 15 years of experience in health care and human resources to our leadership team.

As a lifelong learner, Becky enjoys a variety of activities outside of work, including volunteering in the community, art, film, reading, and paddle boarding.