Our Staff


Shelly Dierking, CEO

Shelly DierkingShelly Dierking is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Patient Safety Education Partnership. Shelly has more than 20 years of experience managing complex initiatives in healthcare quality improvement.  She managed projects working with Colorado providers to implement quality improvement projects and participated on teams working to create healthcare change on a national level for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She received her Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Northern Colorado.  Shelly is a Colorado native that is committed to education and efforts that ensure safe and adequate healthcare for all.

Stacey Kerber, Senior Analytic Consultant

Stacey KerberStacey Kerber is a senior analyst who is bilingual in Spanish.  With over 15 years of providing analytical services for multi-million dollar transactions, Stacey has provided companies with financial modeling, data and risk analysis.  She has provided companies with these analytical services in many different industries including, Commercial Aviation, Financial Services, Equipment Leasing and Healthcare. Stacey attended the University of Denver where she earned a bachelor of arts in Music with a minor in Spanish and an MBA -Daniels College of Business.  Stacey currently resides in Castle Rock Colorado with her family.

Edward Havranek MD, Patient Safety Education Consultant

Edward HavranekDr. Havranek received his medical degree from the University of Vermont, completed internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Colorado, and cardiology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. He practices general cardiology at Denver’s municipal hospital, Denver Health Medical Center, and is Director of Health Services Research for Denver Health. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He was a clinical coordinator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services-sponsored National Heart Care Projects from 1999-2005, chair of the Care Standards Committee of the Heart Failure Society of America from 2002-2006, and a member of the governor’s Health Information Technology Advisory Committee for Colorado in 2008 and 2009. He serves on the editorial boards for several cardiology journals and is a member of the National Quality Forum’s Steering Committee on Voluntary Consensus Standards for Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency. Dr. Havranek has had a long-standing interest in measuring and improving the quality of care for cardiovascular disease. His current funded research focuses on causes and solutions to the problems of health disparities based on race and ethnicity.


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