Our Staff

The Senior Hub’s staff currently includes
13 full-time & 35 part-time employees.

Stephanie Knight, Executive Director 

Stephanie Knight joined The Senior Hub as Executive Director in February of 2018.  She brings to our agency eighteen years of combined experience in leadership, small business consulting, training, speaking, marketing, program development, long-term senior care, grant writing, and community outreach across nonprofit and private sectors.  Her background includes service as Executive Director of the Better Business Bureau, and as Interim Executive Director of the YWCA of Greater Mobile, AL.  Passionate about community-based programs that serve our senior communities, Stephanie is excited to helm The Senior Hub’s mission of improving the lives of local elders.

Stephanie holds a BA in Sociology from Northwestern University, in addition to master’s level coursework in Behavioral Studies from the University of California at Irvine.  She is an active youth mentor in the Denver Metro area, as well as a member of several professional Denver organizations.

Stephanie is an avid reader, cook, lover of all parks and outdoor recreation, and seeks to advocate daily for the underserved and most vulnerable citizens in our communities.

Dees_1Renee Dees, Development & Community Relations Director

Renee joined The Senior Hub in January 2007, bringing with her 15 years of development management experience.  She has also had extensive experience working with volunteers and running large fundraising events including bike rides, mountain climbs, and dinner events.

Rapp_1Thomas Rapp, Program Director, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Thomas joined The Senior Hub in 1999 as a part-time employee helping to manage the Minor Home Repair Program. In 2000, he assumed management of the RSVP program. Thomas has an M.A. in Education Administration and was employed for 26 years as a teacher and administrator in the Adams Twelve Schools. He facilitates the Adams Community Garden CO-OP, a network of approximately 20 community gardens in western Adams County providing fresh produce to food banks in the northern-Denver suburbs. Thomas is also the Chairperson of the Board of Keep Thornton Beautiful, a local Keep America Beautiful affiliate promoting environmental stewardship.

Jessica Gonzalez, Program Director, Meals on Wheels and Rural Meals on Wheels

Jessica started at The Senior Hub in 2014, working with our Senior Solutions program, then moved into the Program Coordinator position in our Homecare Services program. Jessica has an Associate’s degree from Community College of Denver and a Bachelor of Science degree from Metro State University, both in Human Services with a concentration in Mental Health Therapy and Nonprofit Services. Jessica developed expertise in the Meals on Wheels program as an intern under the former Program Director, and also managed the March for Meals project in 2016. She has been working with volunteers for over four years.


Maida Pearce, Program Director, Senior Solutions Program

Maida joined The Senior Hub in 2016, working as a program assistant to help oversee the food bank.  She moved into the role of Senior Solutions Program Director in August of 2018.  She holds a BA in Environment, Society, and Sustainability, and her experience in a number of agrarian settings includes establishing programs to limit food waste.  Maida also brings nine years of service as a United States Army communications specialist, for which she received an Army Commendation Medal.

Mara Blake, Program Director, Homecare Services 


Mara has an associate degree in business. She started here as a volunteer in 2016 and then became the administrative assistant. Now, Mara is a program director at The Senior Hub and is developing stronger program processes and processes in order to serve our clients better.

Calina BowmanCalina Bowman, Business Manager

Calina started at The Senior Hub in 2008 as an administrative & program assistant. Over time she took on an increasingly important role in the agency, leading to her promotion to Business Manager in 2013. Calina earned her BA in Politics & Government from Ohio Wesleyan University.

We Need Your Support…

Make a donation online directly to The Senior Hub:

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Mail to: The Senior Hub, Inc.
9025 Grant St. Suite 150
Thornton, CO 80229

Call 303-426-4408 for more information or to process your credit card personally.