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Meet Us

Cofounder and Executive Director: Lisa Steven
303.429.1012 ext. 227
Lisa Steven has more than 20 years experience working with teen moms. She co-founded Hope House and has served as the Executive Director since 2003. Lisa has led Hope House to new levels and growth that, with a budget of $1 million, has joined the top 10 percent of nonprofit organizations in the United States. Lisa was named the 2013 Arvada Woman of the Year for her contributions to the community and also received the West Jeffco Chamber's Outstanding Women of Jefferson County Award in 2010. She is a member of the Denver Women's Leadership Forum and also the co-author of the Teen MOPS Handbook and worked with MOPS International on their Strategic Plan for expanding the ministry of Teen MOPS.



Director of Development: Lisa Schlarbaum
303.429.1012 ext. 241
Lisa Schlarbaum has been involved with Hope House since 2006: she has served on the Board of Directors, volunteered, and coordinated various activities for the organization. Lisa assumed the role of Director of Development in 2011. With over 20 years of sales experience in Consumer Goods, Performance Improvement and Forest Products Industries, she brings expertise in new client acquisition, strategic account management and client relationship development to Hope House. Lisa also was the Chairperson for the Board of Trustees at Broomfield United Methodist Church, where she is an active member of the United Methodist Women and the founder and co-leader of one of their small groups. She has also served on the Women’s Mission Team and the Ministry Council. In 2009, Lisa was recognized by the United Methodist Women as an individual who has made a significant contribution in honoring God by serving others. Lisa has a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Illinois University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix and currently lives in Broomfield with her husband Jeff and their children.



Director of Finance and Operations: Chi Yokota
303.429.1012 ext. 229

Chi Yokota joined Hope House as Director of Finance and Operations in May 2013 after serving as a financial executive for several Fortune Global 500 companies for over 20 years. Most recently Chi was a Senior Principal at Hitachi Consulting, managing corporate mergers and acquisitions. While her expertise covers a wide variety of areas in finance and accounting, her true passion is to prepare a start-up organization to move to the next level. Chi has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tokyo Woman's Christian University and an MBA from Delaware State University and is also a CPA. Chi resides in downtown Denver.



Executive Assistant: Hannah Winn
303.429.1012 ext. 235

Hannah joined the Hope House team as a Residential Counselor in September 2012 and was promoted to Residential Program Manager in 2013. Hannah has a Bachelor’s of Music Education Degree from Central Michigan University and worked as a teacher in both the Aurora and Cherry Creek district schools for 13 years. Hannah and her husband are members of Trinity United Methodist Church where they are active members of the Music Ministry. She and her husband Dan live in Aurora.


Volunteer &  Business
Partnership Coordinator:
Lynn Martinez
303.429.1012 ext. 223



Counselor & Healthy
Relationships Coordinator:
Trisha Daly
303.429.1012 ext. 242



GED Program Coordinator
Katie Morton
303.429.1012 ext. 234




Community Program Manager:
Jenny Macias
303.429.1012 ext. 228



Senior Designer:
Kendra Morrish
303.429.1012 ext. 231



Development Officer:
Katie Poremba
303.429.1012 ext. 237


Residential Program Manager:
Renee Post
303.429.1012 ext. 238




Parent Educator:
Melinda Smith



Development Officer:
Tara Cox



PR Coordinator:
Kelly Tryba



Learning Lab Coordinator:
Jamie Barnes
303.429.1012 ex. 234

 Graphic Designer:
Jessica Kenenske


Residential Case Manager:
Erin Mattox
303.423.2784 ex.236


Community Family Advocate:
Julie Herrera
303.429-1012 ex.230


Early Learning Teacher:
Mria Gamble


Susan Lupo

Residential Counselors:
Sara Lee,
Jamie Barnes, Mria Gamble, Cheryl Aggus, Lauren Stevenson,
Lyndee James, Erin Mattox and Francy Zagar.