Maura Capaul, FNP
“What I love about being a nurse practitioner is the opportunity to get to know people and their families. My years of nursing taught me that it is possible for people to be well, no matter their state of health. The most interesting part of my work is figuring out what wellness means to each person, and then working with them to move them closer to their goal.”
Education and Affiliations
Maura grew up in Chicago and earned her nursing degree from Rush University in 1995. She first came to Colorado after nursing school to work as a Migrant Health Nurse for the summer. She provided nursing care to families out of the back of her car and in migrant camps along the front range. Soon she fell in love with the mountains and decided to stay when her summer ended. Maura worked in Longmont for four years, providing nursing care in a community health clinic to both English- and Spanish-speaking families, then as a home health nurse. During this time she also worked to help children with special needs and gained extensive experience in terminal and palliative care.
Maura returned to Chicago to work in cancer research, providing care for patients as well as investigating clinical trial protocols and funding opportunities. After getting her Master’s degree from the University of Illinois, Maura became a Family Nurse Practitioner and has provided primary care to all ages since 2003. She has overseen numerous patient-education programs on topics like diabetes, childhood obesity, asthma, nutrition, and perinatal health.
In 2005, Maura founded “Nurses for Africa” – a scholarship program that has graduated 30 nurses, all now working in Tanzania and Kenya. She also began teaching nursing students both in the classroom and the clinic. She taught pharmacology and supervised undergraduate and graduate students during their clinical rotations. Maura received several awards for her teaching in and out of the classroom.
In 2014, Maura decided to move to Boulder with her son, Rory, in order to be closer to family. She’s excited to be back in Colorado and to introduce her son to the adventures of camping, hiking and skiing. Maura is pleased to bring her wide variety of experience and her passion for community health to Lafayette Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.
Heather Dunham, FNP
“My lifelong dream has been to be a Nurse Practitioner. I consider it an honor and a privilege to walk alongside patients as we work together to reach their goals for health and wellness.”
Education and Affiliations
Heather grew up in the Pacific Northwest and completed her undergraduate nursing degree at Seattle Pacific University in 2003. After graduation, she spent a year working at a Children’s Hospital in Portland, OR. In 2004, she moved from Oregon to Broomfield, CO and took a break from professional nursing to stay at home with her children. In 2006, returned to professional nursing at Broomfield Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Heather’s goal has always been to go back to school and become a Nurse Practitioner. In 2016, was able to realize that dream and graduated from Regis University. She has been with Lafayette Pediatrics and Internal Medicine since her graduation.
Heather lives in Broomfield with her husband and 6 children. She enjoys time with family, the mountain views of Colorado and returning to the Pacific Northwest to walk on the beach.