John has been a leader in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. He is the former executive director of the Colorado Arts Consortium and Creating Caring Communities (an anti-bullying program). He has worked as senior management at the Colorado Nonprofit Association and the Denver Community Kollel. As a consultant and trainer, John has delivered countless hours of technical assistance and professional development to nonprofits statewide.
Shelly directs the Family Safety Net (FSN) department, which includes the Emergency Assistance Program and the Weinberg Food Pantry. She began her career at JFS as a case manager and then program manager in the FSN department. As director, Shelly designs, implements and manages homeless prevention programs that directly impact vulnerable populations in the community. Shelly’s emphasis is to lead in homeless prevention by providing quality case management services to help the people JFS serves achieve stability and lasting self-sufficiency.
Ian is the training and quality assurance manager at VOA’s Denver Veterans Service Center. Ian has a training and education background as well as experience in compliance, grant oversight and nonprofit board advisement. These skills enable him to support the mission of HSN (to improve the quality and integrity of service provided to vulnerable populations) and strengthen the organization through the application of best practices for nonprofit management.
Nora is a pre-kindergarten teacher with Aurora Public Schools. Nora is dedicated to working with low-income communities and is passionate about working with students and families from marginalized backgrounds. Nora has experience volunteering with non-profit organizations at the University of Connecticut, where she received her B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies. Following UConn, Nora served as a corps member with Teach for America in Kansas City. She looks forward to learning more about the Denver community, and serving on the board with The Network.
Julie is a family service worker with Catholic Charities’ Head Start & ECE Program. She has dedicated her career to serving others, especially communities that are most vulnerable. As a former educator, she believes learning is a lifetime experience. She participated in several professional development opportunities via The Network and values the relevancy of the coursework as it directly improves how we serve our clients.