Colorado Staff and Board

Colorado Staff

Howie Hutchinson, Executive Director, (303) 596-2329

Howie moved to Denver in 2007 and immediately began serving the community through his career in the nonprofit arena. He worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado and Goodwill Industries of Denver before helping launch HopeKids Colorado in February 2016.

Howie moved to Denver from Boston, MA where he attended Gordon College and graduated with a Business Administration degree. Howie is fueled by relationships and has always had a knack for connecting with young people. Howie is inspired by the hope and connection that families receive through HopeKids and is excited to see how God will use HopeKids and the support of the community to serve families in Colorado.

Howie is all about spending as much time as possible with his wife Briana, daughter Adele and son Felix. You’ll often find them enjoying all that Colorado has to offer from the majestic mountains to all around beautiful weather.

Lisa Sweeney, Program Director, (720) 366-9833

Lisa first learned of HopeKids while watching a segment on a local news program. She was instantly drawn to the mission and the smiles on the kids faces. In April 2011, Lisa joined HopeKids Arizona as program manager. In February of 2016, Lisa felt the Lord calling her to Colorado.

When asked about her position with HopeKids, Lisa responded “I feel blessed and honored to be a part of the launch of a new chapter, and to have the opportunity to see the power of HOPE in action each and every day. I can only hope to do as much for our families as they do for me.”

Lisa resides in Castle Rock with her Yorkie, Sophie. Lisa’s daughter, Caitlin, shares her heart for serving others and is working on her master’s in occupational therapy at Colorado State University.

State Board Members

Catherine Capilupi
Business Development, Red Rocks Credit Union

Brian Connor
SVP/Commercial Banker, BOK Financial

Nina Currigan
Managing Director, KPMG

Trent Getsch
Broker Associate, REMAX Alliance

Brandi Fuller
Director of Business Development, OZ Architecture

Gina Kaelin-Westcott
District Manager – Denver, Insperity

Matthew Mansfield
Sales Executive, Flood and Peterson

Nicholas Poulos
Periodontist, Poulos & Somers

Dan Zalk
Account Manager, MGA Home Healthcare