Kat Lilley, Chief Executive Officer
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.
Crystal Karr, Director of Operations
Crystal loves to find the joy in the messy and muddy areas of life. She is dedicated to improving this crazy world we share for the betterment of all. She has a BA in Psychology from Ottawa University and a M. Div. from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, MO. Much of Crystal’s career has been rooted in the issues of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse. Crystal preaches on the side and is approved for Ordination in the United Church of Christ. Crystal, aka Yeti, is a proud member of the Pikes Peak Roller Derby Dames. She is obsessed with skating, tattoos, and Colorado Hot Springs.
Shelly Dierking, Development Director
Shelly comes to Family Promise in the role of Development Director. A former Founder/CEO of a healthcare focused non-profit, Shelly shares her more than 20 years of experience bringing stakeholders and thought-leaders together to address complex issues, help promote social justice, and improve communities. Also a former secondary social studies teacher, Shelly has firsthand knowledge helping families overcome the challenges of housing stability and access to quality education. A Colorado Springs native and a Palmer High School Graduate, she received her Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Northern 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.
Andrea Grebas, Volunteer Manager
Andrea is a Colorado Springs native, who graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska with Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Communications. After graduation, she returned to Colorado Springs, because Nebraska is flat and she wanted the mountains back. She obtained a position as the Volunteer Coordinator with the Glen Eyrie Group, and in 2008, relocated to Denver to work at an all-girls youth treatment center, Excelsior!. After holding positions as a Direct Care Professional, Special Events Coordinator and Therapeutic School Counselor, she transitioned to Continuum of Colorado, where she helped people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in obtaining and maintaining community employment and worked as a Case Manager with the TANF program in Douglas County. She is an alumnus of Skillful Colorado’s Governor’s Coaching Corp, which focuses on helping individuals secure good employment, based off their skills. Andrea has a passion for working with diverse populations and giving back to her community. She also enjoys traveling and taking advantage of Colorado’s beauty through hiking and camping with her family and friends.
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.
Terrence Ikener, Facilities Technician
Terrence finds purpose and joy in helping others. He loves his work at Family Promise because he knows and sees that he makes a difference in the lives of the people finding support. Terrence loves working on cars and snowboarding in his spare time.
Joyce Randall, Family Support Specialist
Joyce graduated from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and from Argosy University in 1999 with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She continued her education in the doctoral program at Argosy University in 2001. She has over thirty years’ experience in the mental health and substance abuse treatment field. Previously employed by Coastal Behavioral Healthcare in Sarasota, Florida, she held several leadership positions, including supervisory responsibilities related to mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, program management, Federal grant management and a liaison for community-based organizations. She coordinated the review and implementation of clinical procedures and policies, developed curriculums for women’s treatment groups and ensured program goals and objectives were met. She has experience in and a passion for addressing women’s issues and provided program development, counseling, training and monitoring of a Women’s Block Grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She is a Colorado Springs small business owner and has been a resident of Colorado Springs for the past eleven years.
Timotheus Cross, Safety & Security Technician
Timotheus is originally from Wisconsin. He moved here in the early 2000’s to Park County where he discovered his love of the mountains. Since arriving here he has enjoyed living on both the front range and the western slope. He is a very caring and protective person by nature of those he cares for. He enjoys standing up for those who may not be capable of standing for themselves. Empathetic, yet very no-nonsense attitude toward growth and progress in the face of hardship. He is a believer in a higher power with no restrictions on titles or religion. His hobbies are Fitness, Reading, and Cooking (All could use a bit more commitment). He joined the Family Promise team because he believes in what they are doing and wishes to become involved in altruistic causes.
Mariya Archuletta, Safety & Security Technician
Mariya has worked in security for over three years. They grew up in Colorado, all around the Rocky Mountains, studying art and art history for several years. Along with their studies, they spend their spare time creating canvas paintings. When not working or spending time with their art studies, Mariya enjoys consuming spooky TV shows and podcasts. They also enjoy spending time with their pets and partner taking in the beautiful sights Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas have to offer.