Kat Lilley, Executive Director
Kat is a Colorado native who has 12+ years’ experience in business management and development, and a degree in Business Administration. She has had close ties to Family Promise of Colorado Springs since 2013. She served as a volunteer in various roles in 2014, and joined the Family Promise Finance Committee in November of 2014, until she joined the staff in March of 2015. Kat enjoys building new relationships and creative problem solving. She keeps herself busy away from work taking care of her six children, facilitating their various activities, and exploring the beautiful Colorado mountains.
Michael Royal, Director Emeritus
Michael and his wife Beth have lived more than 40 years in the Colorado Springs area. Michael began his career as a counselor in residential treatment and as a Team Lead in outreach to homeless and transients so he brings a sense of reality, understanding, and compassion to the plight of the homeless. His subsequent 6 years as a high school English educator and 15 years in marketing communications, job search consulting, and management roles has honed his writing skills, team building, public speaking ability, and knowledge of nonprofit management. His relational and organizational skills, and attention to detail show in leadership for fundraising events and in grant writing, in recruitment of new volunteers and donors, and in encouraging engagement on the part of Board, volunteers, and partnering congregations in the outcomes of this agency. Michael has served IHN and Family Promise since September, 2010.
Crystal Karr, Operations Manager
Crystal and her family returned to the Colorado Springs area in 2012 after spending 15 years is the diaspora of Misery (oops, Missouri). Crystal’s early career was in the field of Domestic Violence working as a Victim Advocate in Denver. Crystal has a BA in Psychology from Ottawa University and a M. Div. from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, MO. She spent 8 years as a pastor in Missouri and most recently managed the Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time Program at CASA of the Pikes Peak Region. In addition to her work at Family Promise, she is an on-call Chaplain at Pikes Peak Hospice. Crystal is obsessed with tattoos and Colorado Hot Springs. She and her family love camping throughout the great state of Colorado.
Desiree Myers, IHN Family Services Manager
Desiree is a Colorado Native, born and raised in Denver and has lived in Colorado Springs for about ten years. She considers her self to be a child stuck in an adult's body and a major nerd due to her love of all things Disney and her constant obsession with Sailor Moon. She has a BA in Visual and Performing Arts from UCCS and an AA for Dramatic Arts from Otero Junior College and is looking to go back to school for social work/sociology. Desiree has worked in social work for four years and is looking to continue her journey in helping those in need. She is also an active member of the local theater community, a current board member of the new theater, Funky Little Theater Company, and as performed in various community and professional theater productions throughout the town -- and has acted in a few local independent films.
Pamela Roberts, MSW, CC Family Services Manager
Pamela has enjoyed working with vulnerable populations over the span of a decade. Starting at age 16 working in a retirement community dining hall; she has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities, home-bound senior citizens, and children with mental health diagnoses. Pamela is passionate about systems change and finding new ways to solve social problems. She holds a BA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Sociology and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Denver with an emphasis on Family Systems. When not working with at risk youth and their families in their homes and community settings, Pamela enjoys volunteering in the communities she lives in. She loves to travel, run beautiful Colorado trails, and spend time with family.
Rev. John-Mark Brown, Volunteer Manager
John-Mark found his way to the IHN team through his former effort as a Volunteer Coordinator at First Baptist Church of Colorado Springs. Although he’s originally from Tennessee and has only been in Colorado Springs for 2 years, he has a great affinity and appreciation for the values and goals IHN pursues for the sake of its local neighbors. John-Mark has a BA in Biblical Studies from Carson-Newman University and an MDiv from Wake Forest University School of Divinity. As an ordained minister, he enjoys connecting with people from all different walks of life and hearing their stories. John-Mark is passionate about watching the University of Tennessee Volunteers football team, making breakfast, listening to hip hop, reading graphic novels, and serving others.
Adalina Blair, Facilities Manager
Adalina is a Colorado Springs native, who has a strong desire and ongoing attentiveness to give confident hope to our guest families through assisting with transpiration and to navigate families through tough times. Adalina enjoys working on cars and collecting rare Air Jordan sneakers. She has an adventurous, positive attitude which looks to the future, and a genuine unique strength for commitment and compassion. She is a NAMI advocate and CPR certified, and has an exceptional sense of humor.