Sacred Heart House of Denver operates with a small staff, which operates as a team for the benefit and well-being of its residents.
Janet Morris, Executive Director
With business experience developed in Denver’s oil and gas industry and a degree in English Education, Janet Morris began her employment at Sacred Heart House in April 1991 as Administrative Assistant. She became Project Manager for the shelter's renovation under the Agency’s first Director, Sr. Sue Kennedy. After handling incorporation and general administrative matters, Janet took over fundraising and reporting responsibilities for the shelter as Assistant Director in July 1992. Following the resignation of Sr. Maureen Kottenstette in May 1998, Janet was chosen by the Board of Directors to assume the position and responsibilities of Executive Director and President of Sacred Heart House of Denver.
Garrett Singer, Associate Director
Garrett joined the staff at Sacred Heart House in September 1991 as Assistant House Manager. An accountant by degree, his responsibilities increased in 1992; he took over bookkeeping and preparation of monthly financial statements and audit schedules in July and became House Manager in October. Garrett supervises the housekeeping staff and maintains the physical plant. He prepares work schedules, payroll, pays employment taxes, etc. With the Executive Director, he prepares the annual fiscal budget and supplies financial information for our annual audit. He also picks up and delivers furniture to former residents who participate in the Follow-Up Program. In 1999, with the expansion of our services, Garrett added the coordination of Sacred Heart House of Denver’s Transitional Housing Program to his responsibilities. He supervises and coaches the Transitional Housing Case Manager.
Morgan Rosand, In-House Stabilization Case Manager
Morgan Rosand came to Sacred Heart House of Denver in January 2012 through the Christ in the City Volunteer Program with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Catholic Studies and Economics from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Case management responsibilities for women in Sacred Heart House of Denver’s In-House Stabilization Program include helping women with individual goal setting and finding resources to address critical needs.
Carrie Hansen, Program Associate
Carrie joined the staff at Sacred Heart House in October 2009 as Program Assistant. She comes to Sacred Heart House with previous non-profit program experience and degrees in Political Science and Human Rights. As Program Assistant, Carrie offers problem-solving assistance and resource referrals to former residents in the Follow-Up Program. In addition to communicating with former residents through a monthly newsletter, Carrie also organizes the annual Adopt-a-Family Program. Additional responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling volunteers and assisting with other program tasks.
Sacred Heart House of Denver employs two part time Housekeeper/Cooks and two part time Night Managers. Seventy-five individual community volunteers, as well as families and various groups from churches and schools, who help with house management and provide dinners, childcare and literacy programs for residents, support the staff.