Staff and Consultants

Katherine Correll, Executive Director

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Katherine Correll is an innovative resource choreographer for local governments, non-profits, and private businesses hoping to achieve more with less. She brings broad experience in public-private partnerships, financing strategies, and organizational and partnership structures. Kat is well versed in professional development and volunteer networks, outreach and engagement, community and economic development, not-for-profit administration, project development and management, communications, and establishing collaboration around shared experience and marketing initiatives. 

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Katherine has worked with development initiatives in Denver, New York, Chicago, and the Former Soviet Union.  Katherine received her master's degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University and her bachelor's degree in Politics with a Minor in Urban Studies from New York University.

Kylie Brown, Rural outreach coordinator

Kylie is a Colorado Native and proud of it. She did take a brief sojourn to Tempe, AZ to get degrees from Arizona State University in Sustainability and Design Management. Kylie cemented her love for vibrant Colorado communities and their development when she interned at the Department of Local Affairs in the summer of 2015. She was hooked on providing assistance to communities all over the state so she came to work for DCI as their Communications VISTA. Now she's back! Kylie will be overseeing the AmeriCorps VISTA program, and is looking forward to leading a strong team of VISTAs building capacity and fighting poverty in our communities!


Stephanie Owens, membership manager and interim americorps vista leader

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Stephanie grew up in the Finger Lakes area of New York where her interest in community development and placemaking originated. She attended Messiah College where she received a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies with a minor in sociology/anthropology which further added to her interest in urban planning, placemaking, socioeconomics, and community development. After college, Stephanie spent 10 months serving with Americorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) doing a variety of service work in MT, HI, and CA. Stephanie is passionate about the Americorps program and community development and is excited to be overseeing the Americorps VISTA program at DCI.


Kayla Jones, Membership Coordinator Americorps vista

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Kayla is a recent graduate from Temple University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. Kayla’s key interests include environmental issues, sustainability, urban planning, and social justice. In her free time she enjoys cooking/baking, traveling, and listening to music. In the future Kayla hopes to potentially obtain a Masters in Urban Planning. Kayla is excited to be at DCI and an AmeriCorps Vista. She can’t wait to learn more about the non-profit industry!
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