Nancy joined Child Advocates – Denver CASA in 2016. Nancy is nonprofit professional with over 15 years’ experience. A graduate of Metropolitan State College with a degree in Organizational Communications, she began her career in the hospitality industry, working in sales and conference services. Moving into the not-for-profit sector in 2001, Nancy planned conferences and events for the American Water Works Association, where she was introduced to the international water and sanitation organization Water For People. In 2004 she joined their fundraising staff, eventually leading the Resource Development group. Nancy also worked for the March of Dimes as the Denver Division Director, was the VP of Community Relations for CU Cancer Center Fund (formerly AMC) and most recently the Director of Development of Susan G. Komen Colorado. Taking a sabbatical from nonprofits in 2014, Nancy and her husband bought an existing coffee shop, Drip Denver, and embarked on the new and challenging adventure of small business ownership.
Nancy has served on several professional and charitable Boards, including the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, where she served as chair of the mentoring program committee. She has volunteered for a variety of organizations, including Denver Urban Scholars, Susan G. Komen Colorado, East High School and the Golden Triangle Merchants Committee.
As the Executive Director, Nancy is responsible for the overall management of the agency and all aspects of the agency’s operations. This primarily involves the supervision and coordination of a volunteer service program which provides CASA services to abused and neglected children. Key responsibilities include:Fund development and donor stewardship, Agency and program planning, Community and public relations, Personnel management, Agency liaison to the Board of Directors, and Fiscal management.