Administrative Staff

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Ashley Bruscoe Development Director 
Ashley joined YWCA in the summer of 2015 and is thrilled to be a part of our accomplishments in Boulder County. She loves nonprofit work and has spent over a decade in the industry, advocating for issues such as environmental conservation, empowerment of at-risk youth, and elimination of hunger for the elderly and disabled. She is especially passionate about our mission and is excited to build partnerships in the community. In her free time she can be found running on trails, creating nifty furniture from wood, and reading up on the latest studies in behavioral economics.
abruscoe@ywcaboulder.org 303-443-0419 x115

Karen Hada Operations Director 
Like her job at the YWCA, Karen’s background is varied. Moving to Colorado in 1996, she used her mechanical engineering degree from the University of Delaware to design wheelchairs and manufacture implantable hearing aids. After a seven-month traveling adventure throughout Asia and a reassessment of life’s priorities, Karen found value alignment working at the YWCA, and has been here since 2003. Karen has been renovating her house with strawbales and loves spending time in the outdoors with husband, Ian, a structural engineer, and 3 year old daughter, Etta.
khada@ywcaboulder.org 303-443-0419 x105

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.
dpope@ywcaboulder.org 303-443-0419 x101

Renee Rieder 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.
rreider@ywcaboulder.org 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.
vtiedeman@ywcaboulder.org 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.
lvanderveer@ywcaboulder.org 303-443-0419 x116