Volunteers

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Volunteer Coordinator

Ann Rush,PhD is a co-founder of SC4I.  Her Doctorate is in Education with a specialization in Training & Performance Improvement.  She is a retired U.S. Air Force officer, and she has spent over 30 years performing duties as an adult educator, AF operator, and program manager.  While in the Air Force, she was on several Crisis Support Teams and provided Suicide Awareness Training.  She manages SC4I’s Family Support Program and is the Volunteer Coordinator.  She is married to Dr. Daniel Crampton.

TJ Nunley

TJ Nunley grew up 50 miles east of Colorado Springs on a ranch in Rush, Colorado. He originally earned his EMT basic certification in 1999 but never worked as an EMT. Then in 2009, TJ decided EMS was the field he wanted to work in as a career, He started the EMT course at Pikes Peak Community College. He began working at Ute Pass Regional Ambulance District in June of that year. TJ worked with UPRAD part-time and then full-time from 2010 to 2015. In 2013, he also began working at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital part-time as an ER Tech becoming full-time shortly after. Currently TJ continues working at PPRH full-time while working on nursing prerequisites to apply to nursing school.  

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Amber Gates, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC, has a background as an emergency registered nurse in one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the country. During this time, she developed an understanding of the unique needs of EMS, law enforcement and other medical professionals.  Having a provider that understands what you've been through provides a foundation of mutual respect and trust among colleagues. Also married to a firefighter for almost 20 years, she understands firsthand the impact that these careers have on home life and family members. Combining 5 years of providing primary care as a nurse practitioner along with psychiatric training, Amber is able to provide basic care for conditions that also impact mental health such as thyroid deficiency, nutritional deficits and more. Amber offers Medication Management support for SC4i clientele. We are truly honored to have Amber on our team!

 

Amber also has a private practice called Curantis Wellness.