The Senior Hub currently has 14 full-time staff members and 31 part-time employees.
Jennifer Pepper, Executive Director
Ms. Pepper became Executive Director in October 2015, and brought with her 14 years of non-profit leadership experience. Her most recent role was as the Divisional Director of Volunteer Services for The Salvation Army, and previously as the Director of Weld County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), where she received the Inspiring Leadership and Outstanding Service Award from the University of Northern Colorado. She has also served in several volunteer leadership positions with Weld County Meals on Wheels, the American Cancer Society, and Girl Scouts of America.
Mr. Rapp 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. Mr. Rapp 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. Mr. Rapp is also the Chairperson of the Board of Keep Thornton Beautiful, a local Keep America Beautiful affiliate promoting environmental stewardship.
Ms. Gonzalez 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. Ms. Gonzalez 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. Ms. Gonzalez 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.
Ms. Gibson has a B.S.W. in Social Work, with an emphasis on Aging, and has nearly a decade of experience working with older adults. She provided Care Management for The Senior Hub for three years prior to undertaking her role as Program Director. Ms. Gibson’s background in providing personal care and learning services, as well as her familiarity with state Medicaid rules and regulations, enhances her contribution to the Program Director position.
Ms. Thatcher has completed a B.A. and Graduate Studies in Education, and brings over 10 years’ experience in Public Health Education and Program Management involving older adult wellness and injury prevention. In 2008-2009 she served as an appointee to the National Association of City and County Health Officials Injury Prevention Work Group in Washington, D.C. Mary is dedicated to older adult wellness efforts to ensure and enhance successful aging.
Ms. Kingsbury joined The Senior Hub in November, 2013 and brings with her a background as a Clinical Manager with 14 years of experience in health care management. She has eight years of hospice clinical team management and six years as Director of Social Services for Hospice of St. John. Nancy has a B.A. in Social Sciences and a Masters of Social Work, and has directed the management of projects that improved the overall quality of care above state and national benchmarks.
Ms. Dees 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.
Calina Bowman, Business Manager
Ms. Bowman 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. Ms. Bowman earned her BA in Politics & Government from Ohio Wesleyan University.