President: Terry Neyland MBA JD: Lawyer
Secretary of the City Park South Neighborhood Association, Terry Neyland has an MBA and JD, which she has put to use working in both corporate positions and non-profits. Terry’s business experience encompasses sales and marketing positions with IBM and Cambridge Technology Partners. She has been a volunteer board member for the Dallas Children’s Museum in Dallas, Texas, and has served on projects along the United States/ Mexico border which brought clean drinking water, primary education, and nutrition to families in Northern Mexico. Terry moved to Colorado in 2013, and is excited to lend her business and legal skills to building an organization that helps address the need to provide affordable housing in the Denver Metroplex.
Member: Alison Leventhal Joucovsky MA LPC: Executive Director
Alison has been working in nonprofits and with older adults for 25 years in direct service, community organizing and program development. As the founder and Executive Director of Sunshine Home Share Colorado, she has works in the capacity of program development, fundraising, marketing, and outreach. As the Program Coordinator and Community Organizer for Jewish Family Service of Colorado she ran an innovative program supporting Aging in Community in Denver and Jefferson County she has a large network of connections and relationships in the older adult services community. Seeing a need for innovative programs to support aging in place and affordable housing, she worked to develop the first home sharing program in the state of Colorado. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and University of Northern Colorado.
Secretary: Yvonne Duvall: Grants Officer
Yvonne Duvall is a graduate of Metropolitan State College of Denver and received her master’s degree from the University of Denver. As the Director of a HUD approved affordable housing program she managed all aspects of Real Estate Owned homeownership program from pre-development to resale. She accelerated the achievement of a non-profit housing programs goals overseeing- 500% program growth in an 18 month window and the budget and successful resale of over $23,000,000 in homes to 139 low and moderate income homebuyers. In 2010, Yvonne became a Program Administrator overseeing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds expended within Arapahoe County. Responsibilities included insuring regulatory compliance within the CDBG and the HOME programs, specifically providing technical assistance to applicants, sub-recipients, non-profits and local jurisdictions within public service, housing, facility, and infrastructure projects. This included keeping projects on schedule, ensuring procurement requirements, timely expenditures, monitoring and reporting while acting as the lead for all related Davis Bacon and Environmental Reviews activities. In 2013, Yvonne became the Compliance and Evaluation Manager at Brothers Redevelopment (BRI) leveraging her expertise in the area of federal funding, she develops proposals to assist BRI in increasing scope of services, integrating programming, and funding new initiatives. She also serves as the administrative team lead for the Home Maintenance and Repair Program. In 2015, she secured over one million dollars in grant funding for BRI. Her role administering and monitoring all federal grants assists in the stewardship of federal funding; ultimately strengthening program delivery, compliance, reporting, and helping BRI maintain a framework for sustainability.
Treasurer: Romina Zaalcman MBA: Senior Accountant Jewish Family Service of Colorado
Masters in Accounting and Finance from Regis University. Currently works at Jewish Family Service as lead accountant. Born and raised in Argentina, Romina has a Bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Buenos Aires and an MBA from Regis University. Romina has over 10 years of experience in Public Accounting. She worked as an external auditor for BDO Argentina for over 5 years. When she moved to Denver she was hired by Bondi & Co and as a senior accountant she conducted audits for government and non-profit clients for 5 years. Romina currently works as a Senior Accountant for Jewish Family Service of Colorado.
Member: Tricia Stevens MA: Congressional Aide to Diana Degette
Tricia has her Masters from University of Denver and currently Tricia works for the US House of Representatives where she is actively engaged in the ongoing struggle for adequate and appropriate housing and shelter for our citizens. Her portfolio includes most of the "safety net" services available through the Federal government. Her outreach also includes disabilities and food security, which was also the topic of her Honors Thesis. When not at work as a Congressional Aide, Tricia can be found volunteering for the Denver Chapter of the United Nations Association, where she was a past Vice President, and the Denver Actors Fund, an organization whose mission is to assist members of Denver's rich theatre community who are in need, with vital support services.
Member: Karen Techner Retired Alternative School Director and Senior Home Provider
Karen Techner most recently retired from the MS Society working as a program manager. She lives in Boulder and due to the cost of housing she chose to home share to not live alone and help supplement her income. As a retired director of nonprofit schools, she brings clinical expertise and nonprofit start up and management experience. Her experience a home sharing senior, is invaluable to the development of Sunshine Home Share Colorado.