Administrative Staff

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Kate Hise Director of Children’s Alley
Kate comes to the YWCA with over 20 years of experience in early childhood education in both private and public schools. In addition to classroom and administrative experience, Kate is also a HighScope certified teacher, a trained Love and Logic facilitator, and a STEM coach specializing in early childhood education.  303-443-0419 x111

Debbie Pope CEO  
Debbie Pope has 17 years of non-profit management experience. She has led efforts to expand and strengthen revenue development, strategic marketing, community engagement, advocacy and services to expand and strengthen support for families battling the debilitating social and physical challenges of multiple sclerosis. Most recently, Pope was the National Executive Vice President for the National MS Society, leading a diversified revenue plan and engaging donors, communities and corporate partners to raise $172M in annual fundraising. Prior to her work with the National MS Society and throughout her career, Pope has been a strong advocate and personal supporter of critical social justice issues related to ending racism, empowering women and tackling other injustices including poverty and homelessness of women and children. As a broadcast journalist for all three major network affiliates from 1994-2000, Pope was recognized for tackling challenging community issues and bringing awareness to the rising number of homeless women and children, infringed rights for impoverished families and unjust laws and policies. Pope graduated with a B.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Minnesota. She was accepted into the prestigious Washington political journalism internship program receiving credit for her work with the ABC news program, “This Week with David Brinkley”. She is a mother to four dynamic and energetic children.  In her spare time, she enjoys painting, hiking “14ers” and enjoying time cooking with her husband, Chris. 303-443-0419 x101

Ali Randall  Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Ali has more than 20 years of professional communications, public relations and media relations experience, and began her career working with the YWCA Princeton in Princeton, New Jersey. Ali will be planning and implementing public relations campaigns as well as social media marketing and outreach. Additionally, she will help spread the word about the work the organization is doing and the people it serves. 303-443-0419 x102

Renee Rieder Program Manager / Office Manager 
Renee grew up in Minnesota, yet spent half of her life in Denmark. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in International Relations and Affairs and obtained a second Bachelors Degree in Information Technology from Roskilde Business College in Denmark.  Renee moved to Boulder in 2007, and her passion for the empowerment of women and issues regarding racism brought her to YWCA Boulder County. She lives in Boulder with her sons Angelo and Andre. Renee enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, and cooking. 303-443-0419 x100

Vicki Tiedeman Bookkeeper 
Vicki came to YWCA as a volunteer in 2006 and became staff shortly thereafter. She has a degree in Elementary Education from Valparaiso University and is a certified massage therapist. Vicki spent many years as a stay at home mother to her two daughters, Rachel and Emily, and as a community volunteer. In her free time, Vicki enjoys storytelling, playing the fiddle, hiking, biking, baking, and reading fiction. 303-443-0419 x107

Lisa Van der Veer, CMA Business Director
After thirty plus years in financial management in the high tech sector, Lisa has turned her attention to helping non-profits achieve financial stability and process excellence.  A graduate of CU Boulder with a dual accounting and marketing degree, she has been with the YWCA since September 2017 and is very proud of its mission.  Lisa lives in Niwot and enjoys reading, taking long walks with her husband and two dogs, and is a dilettante gardener. 303-443-0419 x116

Brittny Wilson Vice President of Development & Marketing
Brittny has over 15 years of nonprofit experience ranging from program management to marketing and fundraising. She provides oversight and execution of revenue growth, issue awareness and community engagement. Brittny is an integral partner in strategic planning and a partner with the CEO in leading the organization. She lives in Longmont with her husband and two young daughters who all enjoy camping as frequently as possible.  303-443-0419 x114

Children’s Alley Phased Reopening

We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we continue to ensure the safety of our children, teachers and families of Children’s Alley to determine our reopening date. Based on the latest decision from Boulder County to extend the Stay at Home Order until May 8, we will be moving back our phased reopening to Monday, May 11. We have determined a phased approach to reopening will ensure our alignment with Colorado Public Health guidelines.  

Phase 1 will begin on May 11, with the partial reopening of our Infant Development Center (IDC). We will be contacting families directly who currently have contracts with the YWCA. On May 18, we will reopen part of our Pre-K program. We will be contacting families directly who currently have contracts with the YWCA.

We will not be able to offer traditional drop-in services at this time but we are working with Colorado Public Health to determine what that process will look like as we get further into the opening.