STAFF MEMBERS

Helping lead the way to a brighter future


Meet our organization's staff members:

LIFE

Arrah Gallaher
Executive Director,

Low Family Empowerment (LIFE)

For 11 years, Ms. Gallaher worked in non-profit focusing on supporting “at –risk” youth across 7 school districts and 36 high schools across Colorado. Ms. Gallaher obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Colorado-Boulder in political science and educational practices and policies, respectively, finishing graduate school with highest distinctions. Mrs. Gallaher is a Colorado native, and a first generation college student and is a graduate of Northglenn High School. 


Ms. Gallaher currently is the board treasure for the Denver Hispanic Chamber’s

Foundation, commissioner, on Mayor Michael Hancock, Denver Latino Commission, Servicios De La Raza, as well a committee member for the Denver Foundation’s Leadership and Equity Committee, and an active philanthropist of LatinasGive!, Denver’s 1st Latina Philanthropic giving circle.


I have found all of my experiences volunteering to be extremely rewarding, humbling, and

valuable. I believe I am effective advocate for social justice; I constantly motivated to find ways that to support my community donating much of my time to local organizations.

Arrah Gallaher
Executive Director,

Low Income Family Empowerment (LIFE)

LIFE

Ms. Kaplan-Gomez, Manager of Life Center, is dedicated to supporting the residents of Unison Housing Partners and Adams County residents.  She holds the interests and needs of the community at heart.  She holds a Master of Nonprofit Management and leverages her Community Partnerships to best support each participant.  She believes in collaborative leadership, providing individual action plans with the needed resources, tools and support.  As a Colorado native, she has a strong connection to nature and providing a holistic approach to supportive service.

Carla Kaplan-Gomez
LIFE Center Manager,

Low Income Family Empowerment (LIFE)

As a Program Coordinator for HIPPY, Ms. Guevara works directly with her team to support parents as they prepare their children for kindergarten. She also works to plan parent events and build relationships with community partners to ensure we continue to offer families information and resources.

Ms. Guevara was raised in both California and Colorado. As a child, she spent her summers with family in Lima, Peru. This gave her the opportunity to learn the Spanish language. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Spanish and earned a Master's Degree in Language, Reading, and Culture from the University of Arizona Tucson. She also served two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA in rural Arizona. Her experiences in education, volunteer positions, and a variety of home visiting positions have guided her to enthusiastically support home visitation programs such as HIPPY.

 

Outside of work, Ms. Guevara enjoys volunteering in a variety of capacities. She also enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, running, and reading.

Alicia Guevara
Program Coordinator,

Home Instruction for Parents of
Pre-school Youngsters (HIPPY

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LIFE Center

3033 W. 71st Ave.
Westminster, CO 80030

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

303-227-2393