FACILITATORS & CONSULTANTS
DR. PAUL MICHALEC
Physician Well-Being Facilitator
I am a Clinical Professor in the Morgridge College of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning Sciences at Denver University. In this role I teach classes in the Foundations of Education and supervise apprentice teachers in the Teacher Education Program. As a facilitator, I am trained as a Courage to Teach facilitator hosting retreats for K-12 educators, health care workers and religious leaders designed to renew their inner calling to teach/lead. I find the wellness dialogues with physicians renewing and engaging because of the striking similarity between the professional challenges/gifts of doctors and the lived experiences of K-12 educators. All of the helping professions are experiencing an intense period of societal and institutional scrutiny that threatens the heart and soul of the work. So I find it a fulfilling mission to create sacred spaces for professionals to reconnect their call to serve with the very real demands, challenges and joys of caring for others.
For eight years I was the Director of Operations and Development at Lumunos. Before that I served as the CEO of a retirement community in Michigan, professor of nursing, and fundraiser. Although I recently retired, I am enjoying the opportunity to help Lumunos continue to grow in new and old directions. All these past roles give me a unique perspective on an organization that I have grown to love.
My husband Russ and I plan to travel extensively in our retirement, including visiting our children and grandchildren across the country.
Physician Well-Being Facilitator
I am a professional consultant, facilitator and educator. In this capacity I serve on the faculty for Champlain College’s Master Program in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies. I am a trained mediator, certified coach, and big fan of baseball in general, and the Boston Red Sox in particular. I live in Western Massachusetts with my wife Claire, and have two adult children living in various places around the world.
Within the established area of physician well-being and beyond to other industries, my primary focus is business development. I’m a bit of a renaissance man with an entrepreneurial spirit. I practiced securities and business law with Denver’s Holland & Hart; founded Colorado Capital, an SEC-registered investment firm; and pastored St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. This diverse background in law, finance and theology gives me a broad skill set with which to help Lumunos develop and realize its own entrepreneurial, multi-disciplinary potential.
In addition to helping grow businesses, I love to help people grow into their best, true selves. I’m an experienced group facilitator, and am privileged to work with multiple Lumunos groups in Colorado and Texas. I’m also part of a design team working to provide wellness services to physicians in rural Colorado.
Lastly, I’m a family man. I’m married to Anne, a writer and designer, and we have three children, Will, Elizabeth, and Caroline. I love sports, am a sometime musician and actor, and spend way too much time reading! Both Colorado natives, Anne and I make our home in Evergreen, located in the foothills of Rockies, and probably enjoy the mountains most of all.
DR. LARRY WOOD
I am a physician who practiced both outpatient and hospital internal medicine for many years in Littleton, Colorado before becoming the Chief Medical Officer at Littleton Adventist Hospital. I have also been on the clinical faculty of the University of Colorado Medical School, teaching medical students how to improve their communication and relationships with their patients. Through all my professional activities, I’ve learned the importance of healthy and resilient physicians to the quality and safety of patient care. A Lumunos Physician Colleagues program at Littleton was part of our efforts to reconnect our medical staff with the joy of practicing medicine and caring for patients. After I retired as CMO in 2015, I am pleased to be able to continue this important work with Lumunos.
My wife and I have two adult children and three grandchildren. We enjoy all that is wonderful about life in Colorado.