Our Team Approach
The Care Management Advocates team has extensive, varied experience in the care of the elderly and adults with disabilities. Founded in 2007 by Debera Powers, we specialize in the team approach to care management and guardianship services, with everyone from the experienced care manager to the owners spending time with each client. This allows us to provide 24/7 coverage, 365 days a year. With Care Management Advocates, you're not hiring an individual. You are hiring a team.
Deborah Henry, MSW
Deborah has extensive experience in elder services, care management and guardianship services. Prior to rejoining Care Management Advocates in March 2023, Deborah was the Resident Services Director for a skilled and long-term care facility in Denver for 5 years, managing the social work department. She was responsible for evaluations/assessments, admissions, discharge planning and assisting residents with obtaining mental health, home health, hospice and other services. Prior to that position, Deborah worked as a care manager for the previous owners of Care Management Advocates for 3 years. Previous experience includes working as a care manager/residential counselor for persons with traumatic brain injury and as a secretary in the ER and surgical units for a local hospital for more than 4 years, giving her a valuable medical background. Deborah earned her masters in social work from Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Metropolitan State University.
Don and Holly Burmania, Owners
In 2015, Don and Holly Burmania started helping a friend who became partially disabled following a stroke. Their friend had never married and had no extended family in Colorado, so Don and Holly took her into their home following rehab and arranged for home health care for overnights. They found an assisted living facility that would best serve her needs and helped her move there. Later, they coordinated the preparation and sale of her home, and moved her belongings into storage. When she became more independent, they helped her move to an independent living facility. They continue to provide her support today. Don, Holly and their friend have often wondered what she would have done if they hadn’t been available to help her. Unfortunately, there are a lot people like her, who have no family around or whose family may not have the time to devote to providing the level of care they would like. That’s why in August 2019 Don and Holly purchased Care Management Advocates from Debera and John Bartlett-Powers, who had started and owned the business since 2007. The Powers wanted to sell their business to someone who shared their compassion for people and who had a strong management background. In addition to helping their friend, Don and Holly have participated in and supported humanitarian causes throughout the world, including financing a team of workers who provide care services to over 70 “babushkas” in Central Asia. Don has extensive management experience as a regulator for 23 years with the State of Colorado. He retired from the State as the director of the Colorado Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division. He credits his professional success with surrounding himself with professional people who were empowered to do their jobs well. He spent his public service career ensuring businesses were run with integrity. He assures that Care Management Advocates does the same.