Who We Are
We are a 5013c3 organization based out of Aurora, Colorado.
The Community Investment Alliance partners with communities to develop stable housing, robust behavioral health services, wealth-building opportunities, access to healthy food, and integration with the natural environment.
As we work across the state of Colorado, we acknowledge that we are on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Apache, Comanche, and Shoshone People.
Dr. Kathleen Van Voorhis
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Kathleen holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver. She has held a variety of leadership roles in emergency sheltering, service design, delivery coordination, and coalition building. A born-and-raised Coloradan, Kathleen is passionate about working throughout the state to bring about sustainable change.
Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer
Jenn is a fundraising guru with more than two decades of experience in in affordable housing and homelessness solutions. She held a senior position in the Hickenlooper administration in Colorado and led regional housing efforts in Southwestern Colorado for several years. Jenn loves working with local community leaders and excels at both strategy development and implementation work.
Board of Directors
Executive Director at Maiker Housing Partners
Rebecca Miller Updike
Executive Director at Colorado Association of Family & Children’s Agencies (CAFCA)
Rev. Benjamin A. David Hensley
Lead Pastor at Lakewood United Methodist Church
Co-Founder at Colorado Eviction Defense Project
Jaimin Williams Harris
Entrepreneur & Housing Advocate
Community Activist & Project Management Consultant