Meet our new Board Chair!
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
Partners in Housing has been blessed with remarkable Board Chairs that have moved our agency forward while remaining true to our core values. In January of this year, Barbara Harris (pictured above, left) completed her two-year Board Chair term. Barbara is a force to be reckoned with, overflowing with passion for our mission and armed with nearly 30 years of housing and real estate expertise. She was recognized for her abundant work in the community by receiving the coveted Accolades award, ‘Business Leader of the Year’ in August 2021, presented by the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. While Barbara has handed over the Board Chair reins, she will remain on the Board as past Chair for one year and will continue to play an active role on our Development Committee. With her critical thinking and creative mindset, we are thankful to have her continued involvement!
We are pleased to announce that former Board Vice Chair, Keri Ellen White (pictured above, right) has stepped into the role of Board Chair! Keri Ellen, a D49 teacher, was a Partner in our Family Self-Sufficiency Program in the 2000s. While it is common for past Partners to serve on our Board of Directors – bringing a much-needed perspective to ensuring our program is as effective as it can be – a past Partner going on to become Board Chair is a rare feat. We are thrilled to be guided by Keri Ellen’s leadership. With her sheer determination and heart for giving back, she is a role model for Partners in Housing staff, program families, and our community.
Keri Ellen’s full story can be found here.
To read the full Winter Newsletter for 2022, including a partner family update and pictures of wind storm damage, visit here.