About Us


40 Years Strong

Since 1978, Pathways has served the community with the utmost compassionate care. Originally staffed by volunteers to provide comfort care in the final days of life for just 17 patients, Pathways has expanded astronomically to offer comprehensive hospice care, palliative care and grief and loss support for all, regardless of ability to pay.

Throughout the past 40 years, we have built strong relationships with physicians, facilities, therapists and other members of the medical community to provide the best care possible. We now serve thousands annually, including 1,200 hospice patients, 2,800 palliative care visits and 3,400 community counseling sessions.

Our Vision

Pathways is committed to being northern Colorado’s preferred provider of hospice and palliative care services through excellent patient care in all settings, as well as comprehensive grief support. We educate about end-of-life care, partner with caregivers, remain good financial stewards, grow to meet our community’s needs, and strive to be an employer of choice.

Our Mission

Honoring every moment of life, Pathways provides compassionate, excellent, comprehensive care for those who have an advanced medical condition and those who are grieving.

Our Values

We honor life through compassion, respect, integrity, excellence and stewardship.

our incredible team

People Behind the Scenes

Nate Lamkin


Nate Lamkin comes to Fort Collins all the way from Massachusetts, where he built his record of achievement with both nonprofit and for-profit hospices. With experience in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of an array of programs and services, Nate leads a staff of 150. Under his leadership and direction, Pathways operates as the preferred hospice care, palliative care, and grief and loss organization in northern Colorado.

Dr. Michael Towbin

Medical Director Executive

Dr. Michael Towbin has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, most recently serving as Medical Director and In-House Physician at Life Care Center of Westminster, where he supervised the medical care for the nursing home and served as an attending physician. Board Certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Towbin oversees Pathways’ healthcare professionals and programs. He also provides educational programs on the subjects of hospice and palliative care, advanced directives, and pain and symptom management.

Judy Calhoun

Director of development

Judy has more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership. She led the successful $2.1 million campaign to build the Humane Society’s new animal care facility. Judy’s success and experience with big capital campaigns, and her deep ties to northern Colorado, will be a huge benefit to Pathways and our expansion plans to meet the growing needs of patients and families in our community.

Tammy Brannen

Director of Pathways for Grief and Loss

Tammy Brannen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extra training in sand tray therapy, play therapy, and crisis/trauma counseling. In addition, she specializes in support to parents and families following prenatal, perinatal or infant loss. The compassion and insight that she brings to her position is an asset when helping children, teens and adults navigate the journey of grief following loss.

Angie Sickmon

Angie Sickmon

Director of Clinical Services

Angie Sickmon is a registered nurse and has been an integral part of the Pathways team for more than 17 years. Starting out as a nurse, she has filled many different positions at Pathways and now holds the position of Director of Clinical Services. Angie is first and foremost patient-focused, which has earned her the respect of her peers and the appreciation of the patients and families in hospice care. She has a strong commitment to customer service, and her prior nursing training enables her to bring tremendous insight into the special circumstances that may arise, as well as being a strong support to her team.

Gayle Osterberg

Gayle Osterberg

Director of Quality, compliance and EDUCATION

Gayle Osterberg is an Advance Practice Nurse with a MSN and a certification in Adult Gerontology. She has worked in hospice and palliative care for 13 years and brings to her role a passion for providing expert care during all stages of serious illness. In addition, she trains and mentors staff members to empower them to provide the same excellent care to all.

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