Monique LovatoChief Executive OfficerLeadership
Thalia Acosta LozanoProgram Support SpecialistProgram Support
Denyse AirheartDirector, Business PathwaysBusiness Pathways
Alyssa BakerPostsecondary & Workforce Readiness CoordinatorCareer Pathways
Lauren BrownDirector, Career PathwaysCareer Pathways
Kevin BurdiDirector of FinanceFinance
Kathy CallenderDevelopment CoordinatorFundraising
Marcia DavissonBusiness Consultant and InstructorBusiness Pathways
Martin DiazFront Desk Admin/ReceptionistAdministration
Nancy EnriquezProgram Marketing CoordinatorProgram Support
Dina EscobedoExecutive AssistantAdministration
Andy FigueroaBilingual Business ConsultantBusiness Pathways
Patrick GarrettCareer Pathways TrainerCareer Pathways
Marissa GlatterGrants ManagerFundraising
Laurel HaydenBusiness Pathways RecruiterBusiness Pathways
Kasey HerndonProgram Support ManagerProgram Support
Nishana JohnHuman Resources & Administration ManagerAdministration
Kelyn LanierBusiness Consultant and InstructorBusiness Pathways
Javier MartinezCareer RecruiterCareer Pathways
Tammy MulliganChief Operating OfficerAdministration
Katey OrrEvaluation CoordinatorProgram Support
Louis PantalacciAccounting SpecialistFinance
Kimberly PeñaCareer NavigatorCareer Pathways
Evelyn PerezEvening ReceptionistAdministration
Michael PerezCareer CoachCareer Pathways
Allie RasmussenCareer Pathways Trainer
Georgia ReaganProject Director, Financial Services Pathway
Sonya RodriguezAccounting Specialist IIFinance
Jamie RothSenior Manager of Resource DevelopmentFundraising
Jennifer RothschildProBoPat Program AdministratorBusiness Pathways
Michelle SalinasBilingual Business ConsultantBusiness Pathways
Ana SanchezBilingual Business ConsultantBusiness Pathways
Andrea Stiles PullasChief Strategy OfficerFundraising
Monique Lovato is the CEO of Mi Casa Resource Center. Monique assumed the reins of Mi Casa in 2016. She is a highly experienced leader with a strong track record leveraging community, business, and government resources and partnerships to advance positive economic impact for Denver residents, particularly low- to moderate-income families. Before joining Mi Casa, Monique spent more than 20 years at Xcel Energy in local government relations, managing philanthropy and helping develop such innovative initiatives as the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Program (NEEP), which has returned more than $130 million in energy savings for metro Denver nonprofits. She was recently appointed by Mayor Michael B. Hancock to the National Western Center Authority Board. Monique has also served on the Denver Urban Renewal Authority Commission, chaired the board of Mile High Early Learning, and is a 2009 alumna of Leadership Denver.
Thalia Acosta Lozano
Thalia Acosta Lozano is the Program Support Specialist at Mi Casa Resource Center. She assists in implementing all of Mi Casa’s programs through administrative and programmatic support. Thalia joined the Mi Casa team in 2014 after having participated in Mi Casa’s Youth program throughout middle school and high school. Thalia is passionate about working with Denver’s underserved youth and is especially passionate about being part of advancing and achieving Mi Casa’s mission.
Denyse Airheart is the Director of Business Pathways at Mi Casa Resource Center. She oversees the strategic advancement of the Business Pathways Department, a department that supports entrepreneurs through all stages of business development helping them explore, launch, and grow their business through bilingual training, consulting, access to capital, and holistic support services. Denyse joined the Mi Casa familia in 2019 after relocating to Denver, Colorado with her family. She previously worked with the City of Maricopa in Arizona as the Director of Economic Development where she expanded the City’s business attraction and retention efforts, provided site selection services, business resources to budding and expanding entrepreneurs and marketing and branding.
Alyssa Baker is the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Coordinator as part of the Career Pathways team. She works supporting the design, implementation, and evaluation of training programs for youth. Alyssa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish and earned her MEd in Educational Leadership, Renewal, and Change. After teaching 8th grade, Alyssa saw the need for supporting learners in a more holistic way and is excited to do that as part of the Mi Casa family. She is passionate about empowering and giving a voice to Denver’s underserved populations.
Lauren Brown is the Director of Career Pathways at Mi Casa Resource Center. She is responsible for the strategic advancement of the Career Pathways department, including Mi Casa’s work to connect youth and adults to successful education and employment. Prior to joining Mi Casa in 2010, Lauren was a community organizer in Mexico City, where she led community-driven, empowerment-based programs for over two years. As an active member of many alliances and coalitions across the Denver metro area aimed at increasing opportunity for underserved populations, Lauren is passionate about supporting all people on their own pathway to opportunity.
Kevin Burdi, CPA is the Director of Finance for Mi Casa Resource Center. He joined Mi Casa in early 2019. Kevin has worked solely with nonprofit organizations since graduating from Siena College with a B.S. in Finance, and subsequently earning his Master’s in Accountancy from American Public University. Previously, Kevin worked as an auditor gaining extensive experience in all aspects of U.S. GAAP audits, employee benefit plan audits and Uniform Commercial Guidance audits in the nonprofit industry. Kevin is also proficient in the preparation of Federal Form 990 for tax-exempt entities. Kevin is passionate about using his knowledge to contribute to the success of Mi Casa as a whole, as well as its valuable programs and participants. He strives to continue to ensure Mi Casa is accountable and transparent and remains an invaluable resource in our community.
Kathy Callender is the Development Coordinator at Mi Casa Resource Center. She joined the team as a part-time consultant in 2016, following an extensive career in nonprofit association management and membership development for national and state organizations. Her consultant role introduced Kathy to the programs, participants, and staff at Mi Casa and reacquainted Kathy to her early years contributing to development and renewed her commitment to improve the Denver community. In her current role as Development Associate, she supports the Development team and provides administrative assistance to the CEO. Kathy’s personal dedication to the advancement of low-income families and underserved populations has been at the core of her volunteer advocacy and she is now excited to incorporate it into her “encore career.”
Marcia Davisson is a business consultant and instructor at the Women’s Business Center at Mi Casa Resource Center. She provides 1 on 1 consulting for underserved business owners and entrepreneurs and teaches several of Mi Casa’s business courses. Marcia has extensive curriculum development, training, and marketing experience in the hospitality industry – opening hotels and restaurants around the world. Her focused expertise in Culture and Leadership development, spanned from local clients to International Fortune 500 Companies. She had led Training & Development teams in hundreds of New Store Openings- from coffee shop to luxury hotels. Marcia is passionate about empowering individuals to grow and challenge themselves.
Martin Diaz is the Receptionist at Mi Casa, as part of the Admin/Development Team at Mi Casa Resource Center, he is the first person you meet or speak with when coming into or calling Mi Casa RC. Martin will answer your questions and get you to the right person and program group to get you on your path to improvement and success. Martin joined the Mi Casa familia in 2019 after working at several other organizations in the supply chain field for major metals distributors and sugar cooperatives in CO. He also volunteered with several nonprofits like United Way – Metropolitan Chicago school mentor programs, the Chicago Latino Network and CAPS (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategies with the Chicago Police Dept.) for 15+ years. He brings his passion for community service and compassion for his fellow residents, from the Windy City to the Mile High!
Nancy Enriquez is the Program Marketing Coordinator at Mi Casa Resource Center. She is responsible for the coordination and implementation of MCRC’s marketing strategy and works closely with the Business Pathways, Career Pathways, and Development teams to market Mi Casa’s programs. Nancy joined the team in December 2019 after earning her Master of Science in Marketing degree from the University of Denver and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Denver. Nancy is passionate about marketing and serving underserved communities in Denver.
Dina Escobedo is the Executive Assistant to the CEO at Mi Casa Resource Center. As a seasoned assistant, Dina enjoys creating partnerships with her leaders, team, and community. Before coming to Mi Casa Resource Center, Dina gained her experience working for C-level executives in fast-pace corporate offices in Los Angeles and recently in Denver. At each corporation, Dina would find herself volunteering with her corporate office’s philanthropy team. Realizing the social and economic impact her contributing hours were affecting her community, volunteering on weekends and days-off became the norm for her. In 2019, she felt compelled to transition out from corporate into non-profit. She loves contributing her skills towards Mi Casa Resource Center’s vision: We envision a community where all people have the power to achieve their economic goals and realize their dreams.”
Andy Figueroa is a Bilingual Business Consultant as part of the Women’s Business Center at Mi Casa Resource Center. He provides 1-on-1 consulting for underserved entrepreneurs and business owners. Prior to joining Mi Casa in 2013, Andy worked as a Program Manager for the Secretary of Education in the state of Michoacán, Mexico. Andy holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and is passionate about education and community development. He loves Mi Casa and its mission and believes in the power of education to advance family prosperity.
Patrick Garrett is a Career Pathways Trainer at Mi Casa Resource Center. He is the lead trainer for the Financial Services Technical Training, which helps job-seekers obtain high-paying customer-facing roles in banks and credit unions. Patrick brings a variety of philanthropic engagement, business management and training facilitation experience to the team at Mi Casa, having recently returned to the United States after 2 years serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Guatemala. Patrick is bilingual in English and Spanish, holding both a Master’s Degree in International Studies from the University of Denver as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Colorado State University. He is excited to continue to pursue his passion for helping others through contributing to Mi Casa Resource Center’s innovative Career Pathways programs.
Marissa Glatter is the Grants Manager as part of the Development team at Mi Casa Resource Center. She manages all activities related to foundation, corporate and government grant proposals and reports. Marissa joined Mi Casa in 2016 after working with organizations in public health research, mental health, and assault and trauma services since graduating from the University of Colorado, Denver with Bachelor Degrees in Communication and Sociology. Marissa has a strong passion for improving the quality of people’s lives and the communities we live in. Working for an organization like Mi Casa Resource Center is a wonderful way to foster her pursuit of helping people discover and reach their potential and fully participate in life.
Laurel Hayden is the Recruiter for the Women’s Business Center at Mi Casa Resource Center. She joined the team in April 2019 and has since then been working directly with those interested in taking advantage of the resources that Women’s Business Center has to offer. In addition to being a point of contact for workshops and classes in the business center, Laurel works with participants to make sure they are taking the most practical next step for their business growth through the resources at Mi Casa. Laurel has a Masters in International Human Rights and spent the last four years as a bilingual community organizer working directly with community members on housing justice issues in the Denver-metro area. She is passionate about supporting community members fulfill their dreams through owning small businesses and creating community through learning and growing together.
Kasey Herndon is the Program Support Manager serving our Business and Career Pathways Programs. She contributes to overall program development and oversees organizational operations including marketing, evaluation, partnerships, and recruitment. Kasey has an extensive background in program development, evaluation, database management, and leadership. She earned her Master of Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University and is passionate about serving and advocating for underserved communities and people of color.
Nishana John is the Human Resources & Administration Manager at Mi Casa Resource Center. She coordinates all human resources activities, including hiring, onboarding, employee relations, and benefit administration. Nishana joined Mi Casa in 2015 after having volunteered with the organization for nearly two years. Nishana received her MS in Organizational Leadership and is passionate about helping organizations build success relationships with their greatest asset – their people. Her volunteer time helped her see the impact of Mi Casa’s work in the community and aligned with her need to give back to the community.
Kelyn Lanier is a business consultant and instructor at the Women’s Business Center as Mi Casa Resource Center. He provides 1 on 1 consulting for underserved business owners and entrepreneurs and teaches the Business Success course. As an entrepreneur himself, Kelyn has engaged in numerous business ventures. He and his team have utilized the success of his subsequent startups to develop companies in the healthcare, technology, transportation, and infrastructure industries. In all of his ventures, he functions as the conceptual architect for the businesses, blending rigorous scientific research methodology with the risk-loving adventurous spirit of the classical entrepreneur to create companies that are able to withstand the rapidly changing landscape that is the business world today.
Javier Martinez is the Career Pathways Recruiter at Mi Casa Resource Center. Javier joined the team in August of 2019 and has been working directly with individuals to assist them with in education and employment. In addition to being a point of contact for workshops and classes, Javier works with each participant to identify their goals and develop a customized plan to reach their career goals through the resources available at Mi Casa. Javier has a Sociology degree and has spent time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala. He is enthusiastic and passionate about helping community members reach their career goals and fulfill their dreams.
Tammy Mulligan is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Mi Casa Resource Center. Tammy joins Mi Casa with a strong background in nonprofit leadership, both as a staff member and a board member. Her passion is working with organizations that offer opportunities to those who are ready to take the next step forward. Before joining Mi Casa, Tammy served as the Executive Director of Denver Urban Matters (DenUM) for 15 years. Her work was focused on revenue growth, program evaluation, leadership development, and inclusivity efforts. In 2017 she led DenUM through a successful merger and has spent time consulting with small organizations on operations, project management, and strategic opportunities. Tammy’s board service includes Denver’s Welfare Reform Board, Community Shares of Colorado, Colorado Participation Project, and numerous others all focused on helping individuals and organizations move forward.
Katey Orr is the Evaluation Coordinator at Mi Casa Resource Center. She manages program impact evaluation across the organization, provides data for grant proposals and reporting, and administers Mi Casa’s Salesforce database. Katey first came to Mi Casa in 2016 as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer and joined the Mi Casa familia full-time in 2018. She developed her passions for social and economic justice, public service, and data-based arguments while earning Bachelor Degrees at Rhodes College and North Carolina State University.
Louis Pantalacci is the Accounting Specialist. As part of Administration department at Mi Casa Resource Center, he is responsible for receiving, organizing, and processing various accounting transactions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and contracts. Louis joined Mi Casa in 2018 after he spent four years working in the for-profit industry. He made the transition to the nonprofit sector since it is a more suitable environment for his passion – serve people. He knew Mi Casa would be a great place to contribute in people’s life in Denver community.
Kimberly Peña is the Career Navigator on the Career Pathways team at Mi Casa Resource Center. She supports participants on their own unique career path to meet their goals, utilize their strengths, and navigate barriers. Kimberly joined the Mi Casa team in February 2019 after working internationally in Nicaragua and Dominican Republic in a leadership program for youth. She is excited to use her bilingual skills in English and Spanish and is passionate about continuing her advocacy for social and economic justice to expand opportunities for participants. Kimberly studied Social Work and Economics as a first-generation scholar at Colorado State University.
Evelyn Perez is the evening receptionist for Mi Casa Resource center. She assists staff and facilitators in the evening classes with audio visual, administrative, data entry, and making sure to greet and assist guests as they come in. When she’s not at Mi casa Resource center she is in class pursuing her degree in Criminal Justice at Metropolitan State University. Evelyn feels very passionate about providing excellent customer service by welcoming participants, guest and callers.
Michael Perez is the Career Coach as part of the Career Development team at Mi Casa Resource Center. He is Bilingual, has a BBA in Human Resource Management, and is vehement about connecting job seekers and employers to create synergy. Prior to joining Mi Casa, Michael served as an Employment Counselor with BakerRipley where he provided one-on-one coaching and career development training as part of a program with the Office of the Attorney General of Texas. Michael joined Mi Casa in 2019 after moving to Colorado from Texas and is thrilled about helping his community and supporting all peoples to achieve and exceed their employment and economic goals.
Allie Rasmussen is a Career Pathways Trainer at Mi Casa Resource Center. She brings a background in family development and a bachelor’s degree in English to her role facilitating the Career Skills training. In the training she covers a variety of topics including resume writing, interviewing, and professionalism while encouraging participants to uncover their strengths and celebrate their skills. Allie loves leading training and is passionate about ensuring all people have access to information, opportunities, and support as they work towards their goals.
Georgia Reagan is the Project Director for the Financial Services Pathway. She brings nearly 10 years of experience in higher education, instruction, admissions, student supports, and Career and Technical Education while supporting first-generation college students, immigrant students, and adult learners. In her role as the Project Director, she works closely with Mi Casa’s Financial Services Training team, Community College of Aurora, and Metropolitan State University to recognize and transfer prior learning into stackable credentials that lead to certificates, diplomas, and career advancement. Georgia is passionate about educational equity, career development, and innovating higher education.
Sonya Rodriguez is the Accounting Specialist II as part of the Administration department at Mi Casa Resource Center. She is responsible for receiving, organizing, and processing various accounting transactions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, contracts, and payroll. Sonya joined the Mi Casa familia in 2003 after spending a decade in a corporate banking environment. She is passionate about giving back to the community and joining Mi Casa has helped her find meaningful ways to give back.
Jamie Roth is the Senior Manager of Resource Development at Mi Casa Resource Center. Her role at Mi Casa is to devise and implement a revenue strategy to support the organization’s growth and meet the needs of vulnerable community members in Colorado. She comes to Denver from Chicago where she supported programming for youth and families with workforce, education, and social emotional learning services. She moved to Denver two years ago to pursue her Master of Public Administration which will be completed in May. Jamie is passionate about supporting community voices and thinking strategically to break the cycle of poverty
Jennifer Rothschild is the ProBoPat Program Administrator as part of the Women’s Business Center team at Mi Casa Resource Center. She oversees ProBoPat, an initiative of the US Patent & Trademark Office, the Colorado Bar Association, and Mi Casa. Jennifer connects qualified, low-income inventors with patent attorneys and agents who provide their services on a pro bono basis. She joined Mi Casa in 2015 after working as a paralegal in law firms in the Denver area. Jennifer enjoys working with inventors to help them understand and navigate the process of obtaining patent registrations for their inventions.
Michelle Salinas is a Bilingual Business Consultant at the Women’s Business Center at Mi Casa Resource Center. She provides 1-on-1 consulting for underserved entrepreneurs and business owners. Michelle brings expertise in sales, customer success, project management and training within the IT, digital marketing, and other related industries. Her professional background combined with her life experience, equips her to provide unique strategies and perspectives. Most recently, she has been an independent business consultant assisting different organizations with their training, project management and business development needs. Her mission of making a difference for the betterment of humanity aligns with the outstanding work Mi Casa Resource Center dedicates itself to.
Ana Sanchez is a Bilingual Business Consultant and instructor at the Women’s Business Center at Mi Casa Resource Center. Ana has extensive experience in business ownership, entrepreneurship, marketing, communications and public relations. Most recently, she worked as the Deputy Administrator of Operational Services at the Government of Puerto Rico’s Department of Family Affairs. Prior to this, she was the President and Owner of Ani Cooks where she designed unique dining experiences to promote networking opportunities for individuals. Ana has also worked for multiple years with the Foundation of Puerto Rico and the Office of the Governor of Puerto Rico in support of Economic development efforts. Ana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia College, PR.
Andrea Stiles Pullas
Andrea Stiles Pullas is the Chief Strategy Officer at Mi Casa Resource Center. She is responsible for the design and resource strategy for Mi Casa’s key initiatives for growth. Andrea is a career economic mobility professional who joined the Mi Casa team in 2015. In her work, Andrea has designed and led programs in workforce development, financial capability, and small business development in the United States and Latin America. She holds a Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin.