The Team at New Dawn Memory Care
The New Dawn Memory Care team is comprised of passionate and well-trained individuals dedicated to exceptional senior care.
Our goal is to help our residents achieve maximum independence, while supplying excellent social, physical, and emotional support. We offer exceptional wellness programs, social activities, and health care in a family atmosphere to create a community you will enjoy calling home. Our team of dedicated and compassionate staff is there when you need them.
Interested in joining the New Dawn Memory Care team? Visit our careers page!
Susan Morris, Executive Director
As a young adult, Susan Morris invested most of her career in sales, customer service, and business operations. She realized early on that her passion was in achieving a successful balance between operations, empowering teams, and supporting folks along their journey with respect and dignity.
She has followed her passion by serving as an Executive Director in the Health Care Industry for over 16 years. Her dedication and perseverance enabled her to become a certified dementia specialist. She enjoys facilitating training classes and seminars on understanding the many faces of the various types of dementia.
In addition to being a certified living administrator, Susan has earned two master’s degrees, one in Gerontology and the other in Organizational Development and Human Resources, both from USF, University of San Francisco. In addition, she has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California University, Fullerton.
Susan is a native Californian and decided to follow her family to beautiful Colorado Springs four years ago. When not working, Susan enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and remodeling homes. She also volunteers and participates in the annual Alzheimer’s Walk.
Our Medical Director:
Michael Ragsdale, M.D.
Dr. Michael Ragsdale has been specializing in sub-acute and long-term care for over 20 years. Graduating from the University of Texas as a Medical Doctor in 1989, he has used his expertise and passion for helping others to treat people from many walks of life. He has been Medical Director at many facilities in the Denver Metro area and a Hospice Medical Director for 10 years. We are honored to have his experience and enthusiasm for care as a resource for our New Dawn residents.
Dr. Ragsdale's focus is compassionate care, personalized treatment and ensuring patient comfort at all stages of life.