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Rose Verheul

Executive Director

Rose joined us in November 2015. Before Haven House, Rose led a Supplemental Education program for seven (7) years under a contract with the Denver School system. While in this position she managed up to 85 teachers working with over 800 children with learning difficulties in reading and math in 14 different schools and in the home. Her passion is working with children who are underachieving.

Julia Strickler

Case Manager

Julia Strickler has recently moved back to the Western Slope after completing her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Anthropology from the University of Puget Sound. She thrives in a diverse environment and loves meeting new people and helping them build strong foundations to strengthen their lives. She is very excited to be a part of the Haven House team! Julia is also a “legacy” of Haven House being the granddaughter of one of our original Co-Founders, the dearly loved, Carolyn Carter.

Nichole Guest

Director of Resource Development

Nichole joined Haven House in 2019 as our Director of Resource Development  to attract and strengthen our growing list of volunteers, broaden our community outreach and provide grant writing and fundraising services. Nichole is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and has had a five-year volunteer relationship with Haven House.  Nichole is also a graduate of the Haven House Transitional Living Program.

Bethany Parker

Youth Director

Bethany Parker – Youth Leader, joined the Haven House team recently bringing along her experience working with troubled school age children. Bethany leads the youth group activities, the Physical Activities program, our Supplemental Ed program, life skills training and our Summer program.

Charlotte Ruiz

Director – Kid’s Haven Early Learning Center

Charlotte joined Haven House in 2021 bringing 15+ years experience in the field of Early Childhood including as a Navy Home Provider and as a former Director in Washington State. She has completed many workshops in Pyramid Training, first aid and CPR, and Facilitating Staff skill Development and studied at Everett Community College where she completed certificates in Early Childhood Education of Specialization, The State Initial Ealy Childhood Education, Early Childhood Specialization in Administration, Early Childhood Specialization in Infants and Toddlers. Charlotte is a passionate and committed member of the team and loves giving our children the skills they need to ensure a brighter future.

Sonya Gleason

Office Manager

Sonya is the office Manager for Haven House since October 2013 and is a graduate from the Haven House transitional program. Sonya previously worked as a teller in a retail bank, in customer service for a restaurant and in a secretarial position with several businesses.