Stephen Koval

Stephen Koval

Adult and Family Advocate

E-mail: steve@aspenminecenter.org

Stephen L. Koval

 

Known as “Steve” to friends and family, he’s been a resident of Colorado off and on for over 27 years and currently resides with his wife (Marjorie) of nearly 44 years in their home in Cripple Creek Mountain Estates.

Steve was born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the US Air Force shortly after graduating from Johnstown Central High School. While not initially planning to spend 20 years in the Air Force time went fast and he greatly enjoyed working in the medical administrative career field. While he wasn’t stationed in Viet Nam or the Persian Gulf he was on active duty then and actively supported both conflicts in real ways here at home. In fact, Steve met Marjie while both were serving at the USAF Hospital at Myrtle Beach AFB, South Carolina, Marjie as a medic. Steve has also been stationed where there were just small Clinics (Pope AFB in Fayetteville, NC) and at a very large Medical Center (Andrews AFB in the Washington DC area).

Steve has two degrees in Healthcare Management (using his GI Bill benefit), one from the Community College of the Air Force and the other from Southern Illinois University.

Steve has worked in the medical career field at different times since retiring from the Air Force (in 1992) including some time at the Teller County Public Health Department as the Project Manager of the Steps to a Healthier Teller County Grant Program.

Before joining the team at Community of Caring Foundation in the Aspen Mine Center West building as an Adult and Family Advocate he was employed by TriWest Healthcare Alliance at their corporate headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. There he scheduled veterans referred by the VA to see a community provider closer to their home if the medical specialty of care was either not available at the veteran’s closest VA or the wait to see a provider exceeded 30 days.

Steve and Marjie worship at Rocky Mountain Chapel and enjoy being active in several ministries. Steve and Marjie have served as missionaries for a year in the Russian Far East back in 1996 and were asked to join The Navigator Ministry full time upon their return to the states which they did for several years. Steve continuing to make return trips to Russia for ten years after their full year in country. Steve then accepted a position as Director of Development at the Clean Air Campaign of the Pikes Peak Region where he had worked earlier as their Program Director for the Travel Reduction Incentive Program.

Steve enjoys working with and serving in our community and is very much at home with his new work family.

 

 

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