Ashley Dunn, Executive Director
Start Date: 2019
Ashley Dunn joined Almost Home as the Executive Director in September 2019. Ashley was born and raised in rural Iowa but has lived throughout the country. Her education and experience across the country has allowed her to develop a holistic understanding of the systemic issues that lead to homelessness and housing instability. Ashley is a National Certified Counselor and has Masters of Science in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy from Bay Path University, as well as a Masters of Science in Marital and Family Therapy. She also obtained a Bachelors of Science in Social Work from Austin Peay Stay University.
She relocated from West Hartford, Connecticut, where she served as the Vice President of Housing Stabilization Programs at Way Finders, in Springfield, MA. She also worked as a clinician with group addictions and recovery therapy for Rushford Behavioral Health in Middletown, CT. In addition, she managed intensive in home counseling and crisis intervention services for Youth Villages in both Massachusetts and Tennessee. While working in each of these positions, she continued to see that addressing challenges was consistently difficult when housing was not stable and began to align with a Housing First and holistic approach.
When she and her family made the decision to relocate and establish permanent roots in Colorado, she knew she wanted to be a part of a mission that takes a holistic approach and Almost Home immediately aligned with her beliefs. Her experience in prevention, diversion, workforce development, rapid re-housing, stabilization services and program development felt like the perfect match with the mission and strategic direction of Almost Home. She believes that every household deserves the opportunity to live successful, self-sufficient lives and is excited to be a part of the team that is providing these services to Adams County.
Rachel Monroe, Development Director
Start Date: 2016
Rachel Monroe serves as the Development Director for Almost Home. Rachel is responsible for a variety of responsibilities including fundraising, grant proposal writing, event planning, community relations, donor relations and social media management. Rachel was most recently the Executive Director of the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce and prior to the Fort Lupton Chamber, Rachel was the Development/Membership Director for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association where she managed their membership and fundraising programs during her 15-year career at the association. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nonprofit Management and Human Services from Metro State University of Denver. Rachel is a very active member of the community, volunteering her time to local nonprofits and the City of Brighton.
Stephanie Beazley, Housing Services Director
Start Date: 2017
Stephanie is our Housing Services Director and comes to us with an amazing background and passion for helping the homeless in our community.
She has over 20 years of experience as a social worker in the non-profit sector. Stephanie has helped to create three new housing programs, two in the Denver Metro area.
Stephanie graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work.
Tracey Sanchez, Bilingual Case Manager
Start Date: 2019
Tracey is our Bilingual Case Manager and provides case management for clients seeking assistance with rent, mortgage and utilities.
Adam Schooley, Housing Case Manager
Start Date: 2020
Adam brings to Almost Home, extensive experience as a Housing Case Manager providing homeless prevention services, rehousing services, case management and conducting workshops.
Vanessa Cereceres, Bilingual Intake Specialist
Start Date: 2020
Vanessa is our bilingual Intake Specialist. She screens incoming clients to determine eligibility for our programs and refers outside resources if needed. Vanessa comes to Almost Home with a passion of providing help to the community in which she lives.
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