Our staff members at Workwell are all highly qualified and experienced in occupational medicine. Our physicians are board certified and Level II accredited, meaning they are specifically trained in the administrative, legal, and medical aspects of the workers’ compensation program in Colorado. They are all approachable and professional, making it easy for you and your employees to feel comfortable throughout the claim process. Our goal is to take care of your employees so they can return to work. At the same time, we help you protect your business. We know how to navigate the rules and regulations of the workers’ compensation system, and our staff members will provide assistance in any way they can.
Stephen Pottenger, CEO
Steve is the CEO of Workwell Occupational Medicine. He has a degree in healthcare administration and an MBA in marketing. He also has experience as the director of marketing and sales for several healthcare companies in Northern Colorado.
Paul Ogden, MD and Chief Medical Officer (Denver NE/Aurora)
Paul Ogden has been practicing Occupational Medicine in Colorado since 2010 and has experience providing primary care and medical director services for area employers. He completed medical school at Creighton University in Omaha and received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Ogden is double Board Certified in Preventative Medicine and Family Medicine. He completed residencies at the University of Wyoming Family Practice in Casper and the University of Colorado. He has a master’s degree in Public Health, he is Level II certified in Colorado, and he finds occupational medicine to be a perfect blend of his skills. Dr. Ogden and his wife enjoy traveling, seeing their grown children, and touring Colorado’s great outdoors. Currently working out of our Denver NE Office, he supports our physicians and staff in all of our clinic locations.
Judy Peinado, Director of Operations
Judy joined Workwell in 1999 as a Front Office Specialist. Over the years, she has displayed her ability to manage complex situations and be a leader within our organization. She has held a variety of positions within the company, including managing the Longmont clinic. She is also bilingual and DOT/BAT Certified. Judy is a Colorado native and lives in Longmont.
Beth Krominga, Director of Human Resources
Beth joined Workwell in April 2016 as our Director of Human Resources. She obtained her B.A. in Management and Organizational Behavior from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska and her MA in Management from Bellevue University in Nebraska. She is also PHR and SHRM-CP certified. Beth has a background in physician office management, as well as Human Resources. Beth moved to Colorado from Nebraska in 2007.
Krissy Edwards, Controller
Krissy joined Workwell in April 2016 as our Controller. She has a B.S. in Accounting from Franklin University and her master’s degree in Professional Accounting from CSU Global. Krissy is a Colorado native and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
Nate Johnson, Director of Business Development
Nate joined the Workwell Executive team in September, 2017 and brings with him a proven track record of over 15 years of sales leadership experience. Before Workwell, Nate came from the background check industry, which paved the way for learning how to navigate through a compliance driven industry such as Occupational Medicine. A Minnesota State University alum and soccer player, Nate moved to Colorado in 2003 to enjoy skiing powder rather than ice on the midwestern hills.
Matthew McLaughlin, Physical Therapy Lead
Matthew joined Workwell in 2007 after serving as rehab manager of outpatient services and the employee fitness/wellness center at Eastern Health Systems of Birmingham, Alabama. He has a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine and holds master’s and doctoral degrees in physical therapy. Matthew not only provides services in the Fort Collins office but also provides corporate leadership to the Workwell Occupational Medicine, LLC therapy department. He is a certified strength coach, essential functions evaluator, and Kinesio Taping practitioner.