Cheyenne Mountain Center
835 Tenderfoot Hill Rd.
Colorado Springs , CO 80906-3903

719 576-8380

Our Leadership Team

Kathleen O’Leary, RN, NHA
Center Executive Director

Kathleen started her career in geriatrics in upstate New York 25 years ago. She married her best friend who is Active duty in the United States Army. Upon leaving New York State, they lived in Hawaii for several years and have been in Colorado Springs for the last twelve years. The opportunity to live and work in many states has provided cultural insight to the diverse needs in a community.

Melanie Ruiz, RN
Center Nurse Executive

Melanie comes to us with over 20 years of experience as a nurse and over 15 of those Long Term Care. She began her nursing career in the Emergency Room and realized she had a passion for the geriatric population. She started at Genesis as the ADON and was quickly promoted to the CNE for Cheyenne Mountain Center. Her husband recently retired from the military and they have decided to make Colorado Springs their home.

Cindy Castillo
Admissions Director

Cindy has been with Genesis since 2016 as a Coordinator and then transitioned to Admissions Director.  She has over 10 years of experience in various positions within the healthcare field. Cindy has a passion for the elderly and she is focused on providing excellent customer service to both residents and families. Her goal is to help to be a stress free transition from hospital or home to our facility.

Dr. Jeffrey M. Westgate, PT, DPT, GCS
Director of Rehabilitation

Jeffrey earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 2012 and went on to become a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy in 2015. He has worked for Genesis Rehab Services since 2012 in the skilled nursing setting, as well as an administrator and director of rehab for a Genesis outpatient rehab clinic.