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 Child Care Closed

On March 18, Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order suspending in-person learning in public and private schools across the state from March 23-April 17. In accordance with this, the YWCA is planning for Children’s Alley to remain closed until Monday, April 20. We will keep you updated weekly as we continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation.

It has been incredibly hard for us to temporarily close our doors knowing that this is creating additional strain on the families we serve and the children we love. While some childcare centers remain open, we are following safety recommendations from Colorado Public Health to close Children’s Alley. As a drop-in childcare center with different children every day, there is an increased risk of spreading COVID-19 and our highest priority has always been to provide quality care while keeping our staff and families healthy and safe.

We are committed to working through this time by identifying the most pressing needs of our community and creatively aligning resources and programming to address these pressing issues. We are staying up-to-date with Boulder County Public Health and will communicate our reopening as soon as it is a possibility.

For more information and community resources, please read our recent blog post.