Meet the Staff

When you join Hope & Home and team up with our amazing staff, you'll find people who pour their heart and soul into everything they do for our kids and families.

Executive Director and Assistant

Ross Wright

Ross Wright

Executive Director

Gina Milne

Gina Milne

Assistant to Executive Director

Family Enrichment Department

The glue that holds Hope & Home together is our unique community-centric model. The faces you see below are the coordinators of ¬†all things community. From our myriad of events to our weekly support groups to our active website and social media community, when you are a Hope & Home foster parent, there’s no shortage of ways to stay connected.

Michael Beenenga

Michael Beenenga

Creative Director

Spencer Kellogg

Spencer Kellogg

Program Manager

Vanessa Beenenga

Vanessa Beenenga

Director of Education

Jenna Opperman

Jenna Opperman

Director of Development

Kelsey Wright

Kelsey Wright

Jr. Art Director; Social Media Manager

Foster Care Plus +

Becoming a Foster Parent can be a difficult and confusing process, but not with our Foster Care Plus team. Foster Care Plus is a completely original program that is totally unique to Hope & Home. The jobs of the ladies that you see below are to make sure that you have everything that you need as you are going through the licensing process. They will be with you every step of the way to answer your questions, help you finish paperwork, and keep the ball rolling all the way through certification.

Jennifer Swan

Jennifer Swan

Director of Licensing

Ashley Chase

Ashley Chase

Program Manager

Clinical Department

The ladies you see here are the ones who provide ongoing support for foster families starting with their first placement and beyond. They are experts in their field and will be able to answer all questions and provide 24/7 support.¬†These are the people who will visit your home, sit to talk with you and see how you’re doing, and connect you with the many resources available for you at Hope & Home.

Jacque Thurman

Jacque Thurman

Clinical Director; Hope & Home Deputy Director

Jess Engel

Jess Engel

Program Manager

Jana Hanna

Jana Hanna

Director of Education

Courtney Kuepper

Courtney Kuepper

Northern Colorado Home Supervisor

Accounting Department

Wendy Neal

Wendy Neal

Director of Finance

Sarah Perez

Sarah Perez

Accounting Assistant

Clinical Information Services

Jessica Spotts

Jessica Spotts

Coordinator for Clinical Information Services

Daphne Knight

Daphne Knight

Records Clerk

Open Your Home to a Child in Need

Our staff is here to support people who want to make a difference in children's lives. Come help us redefine what foster care looks like. Let's do this!

Foster a Child

“To love at all is to be vulnerable.”

C.S. Lewis