Zoe Byers, Operations Manager
Start Date: 2020
Zoe Byers is the new Operations Manager at Restoring Connections. A recent graduate, Zoe is passionate about making the world a better, and more equitable, place for marginalized groups.
Jasmine Johnson, Program Coordinator, Making Choices
Start Date: 2018
Jasmine Johnson became a part of the CFSAW team while pursuing her Master's degree in Social Work at University of Denver. She is continuing her work with CFSAW coordinating the Making Choices and Re-entry programs throughout the year. Jasmine is passionate about advocating, serving others, and building equitable communities. With a Bachelors Degree in Social Entrepreneurship, Jasmine has worked in many roles for nonprofits serving various communities of marginalization. She is excited to continue working for systemic change within the community and alongside CFSAW.
Maureen Upton, Executive Director
Start Date: 2020
Maureen Upton is the new Executive Director of Restoring Connections.
Vie A. Thorgren, Programs Director
Start Date: 2017
Dr. Thorgren is the founder, immediate past Executive Director, and Programs Director of the Center for Spirituality at Work. She comes to this responsibility with thirty years professional experience as an educator, trainer, workshop presenter and retreat director on the local, national and international level including cross-cultural mission experiences in South Korea and Kenya. Her degrees in education, counseling psychology and spiritual theology have developed her integrated thinking. Her expertise in the research, design and implementation of programs to meet a variety of needs has taught her the irreplaceable value of relationships and personal contact for effective change. Her international experiences and her involvement with interfaith dialogue have enabled her to find linkages where others see barriers, and honed her abilities to bring people together to create solutions to social issues. She serves nationally as a Catholic Climate Ambassador, and is recognized by Colorado VOAD as a disaster spiritual care provider and trainer.
Child and Family Development