Lee Patke, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2010
Mr. Patke joins Greccio Housing from Griffith Centers for Children, where he has worked since 1998 and most recently served as their Chief Operating Officer for Resident Services. Throughout the past twenty years Lee has worked in both the social and for-profit sectors, gaining valuable experience at several organizations to include Volunteers for America and Hershey Chocolate, USA. Lee is originally from College Station, Texas and holds a BA in Communications from Sam Houston University and an MS in Social Work from University of Texas at Arlington.
Hayley Suppes, Development Director
Start Date: 2017
Hayley has over 9 years of all-encompassing experience in the nonprofit sector with organizations like American Cancer Society and Boys and Girls Club of America. Most recently with Boys and Girls Club, where she served initially as Marketing and Development Director and then was promoted to Operations Director, her focus was primarily in the areas of outcomes, community outreach, grant writing and management, program development and implementation. Hayley's non-profit experience also includes managing multiple community fundraising initiatives and special events across the Western Colorado region during her time as Community Relationship Manager for the American Cancer Society with heavy emphasis on volunteer management. Hayley has been a long time member of Kiwanis International and is currently serving as Governor of the Rocky Mountain District.
Kelly Jennings, Operations Director
Kelly Jennings is the Operations Director of Greccio Housing. Kelly was born in Southern California and pursued her education at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA. Afterward, she began her career in the corporate world of property management as a leasing agent and continued to focus on working her way up to Property Director in a three year time frame. Kelly has managed a variety of properties ranging in size from a 162 unit student-based property, to more than 500 units located in Newport Beach, CA. Most of Kelly's career has been focused on managing properties that were undergoing renovations and enhancing the exterior and interior of all aspects of the property. Two of Kelly's major professional accomplishments were receiving Award Winning Renovation of the Year and Property of the Year. After spending 14 years in property management in California, she finally decided to take a leap and move to Colorado Springs in August 2014 with her husband. After a few months of exploring, Kelly knew that she wanted to do something different that would be meaningful and would help others. Kelly was eager to work at a not-for-profit organization after spending several years working in the for-profit world. Soon after, Kelly began her career as Operations Director for Greccio Housing in November 2014. She enjoys all of the variety she is exposed to.
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning