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Monica Gardea, Medical Assistant

  • Cambridge College

“Hello, my name is Monica, and I have been a medical assistant for more than ten years. I am a Type 1 diabetic mother of two healthy children, Ameya and Alejandro. I chose to work with Rose Midwifery due to my great experience with a midwife during both high-risk pregnancies. Although my care was elsewhere, I feel as though midwives bring compassion, love and commitment to the care they provide.”


Glenda Thorne, Medical Assistant

  • Parks College

“Hello, my name is Glenda. I was born in Bossier City, Louisiana, and I am the third youngest child of eleven. I’m a retired military wife who moved to Colorado in 2001, and I’m also a mother of two handsome sons, Joshua and Samuel, who I love dearly. I love football and basketball, so you can pretty much guess my boys played or will play one or the other - that’s the reason God blessed me with boys. I love to go for long power walks when I get the chance. I decided to go back to school to become a medical assistant at Parks College in Aurora after moving to Colorado. After graduating from the MA program, I was offered a job with Rose Midwifery working with a group of wonderful midwives who take the time to educate our patients about their pregnancy. I enjoy what I do, and I’m able to understand how patients feel because I was once in their shoes. For me, the best thing about working in this practice is the joy of seeing the new life of the little babies.”


Mara Arnold, Coder

  • AAPC Certification

“My name is Mara Arnold, and I’ve returned to Rose Midwifery after previously working here for many years. I am a Certified Professional Obstetrics and Gynecological Coder through the AAPC. I love my position at Rose Midwifery; I am constantly challenged with researching the current coding and reimbursement requirements of CMS and private insurances to make sure our practice is fairly compensated for our hard work, and our patients are aware of any insurance issues that may complicate their care.”


Betty Walker-Simmons, Front Office Coordinator