4:12 am - Sunday September 24, 2017

New Board Members Help Mi Casa Move toward Vision

New members bring programmatic and entrepreneurial expertise to
support Mi Casa’s movement toward an integrated model of service
delivery and sustainability via social enterprise

(DENVER): Mi Casa Resource Center is delighted to welcome three new
board members whose skills, experience and leadership will be
invaluable as Mi Casa moves to expand and integrate program services,
as well as launch social enterprise strategies. Mi Casa is pleased to
welcome these three professionals to our Board of Directors:

• Christiano Sosa, Director of Capacity Building
for The Denver Foundation

• Amy Khan, Vice Provost of the University of the Rockies

• John Reyes, Business Banker with JPMorgan Chase

Christiano Sosa is the Director of Capacity Building at The Denver
Foundation. He started his career in philanthropy at a young age,
steadily ascending to numerous leadership positions within the world
of philanthropy and nonprofits at the local and national level. As the
former Executive Director of the Northern Colorado AIDS Project, Sosa
is able to balance the work of fundraising and donor perspectives in
his current community work. Sosa is a Colorado Trust Fellow and
graduate of the Anti-Defamation League Glass Partners-in-Leadership
Institute. For the last seven years, Sosa has taught courses in
“Wealth and Philanthropy” and “Resource Development” in the Masters of
Nonprofit Management Program at Regis University. Sosa is co-founder
of the Colorado HIV/AIDS Community Partnership that led to the merger
of four of the five largest AIDS Projects in the state.

Amy Kahn has over 20 years of experience focused on strategic business
alignment and integration with the overarching goal of establishing
the appropriate supporting infrastructure to support management
solutions. Kahn is experienced in marketing, business operations,
strategic diversity management, change management, guiding and leading
executive councils and teams, executive coaching, communications and
community outreach. Kahn holds a PhD in Human and Organizational
Systems.

John Reyes, a Business Banker with JPMorgan Chase, assists businesses
with complex financial issues and advices them on how to boost
efficiency and improve cash flow. Reyes, an eight-year Marine Corps
veteran, is a seasoned entrepreneur, having launched a number of
businesses, including a retail store, a café, an insurance and
investment agency, and an outdoor adventure company. Reyes holds
bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Business Administration, as well
as an MBA.

“Sosa, Kahn and Reyes each boast expertise and experience that will
help Mi Casa strategically expand program offerings while planning for
long-term sustainability,” says Christine Marquez-Hudson,
CEO/Executive Director. “We look forward to tapping into their
expertise and leadership to move Mi Casa forward in the areas of
integrating program services and social enterprise.”

Though Mi Casa has offered Career, Business and Youth & Family
Development programs for decades, the agency has been moving toward a
model of service delivery that is more comprehensive and includes a
variety of integrated services designed to address the root causes of
poverty. In 2013, Mi Casa will continue to strengthen existing
programs and expand services to achieve the goal of providing
integrated services that reduce barriers to success for low-income
families and lead to positive economic outcomes including employment
and increased income and assets.

To ensure the long-term sustainability of programs and offset
declining revenue from traditional sources, Mi Casa is also working on
an innovative social enterprise strategy that complements the agency’s
mission of economic success. Mi Casa will launch TalentSource in 2013,
a full-service staffing agency specializing in diverse and bilingual
talent.

 

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