Kawana Gaylor is the Transitional Specialist for both the Shore and Bijou homes. Kawana has been with the organization since July 2019. Kawana has worked at Aspen Pointe and Springs Rescue Mission with adults experiencing mental illness, and substance use, individuals within the judicial system, and homelessness. She studied Psychology at Ashford University and obtained her CAC in 2016. If you would like to contact Kawana, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (719) 578-1629.
Sarah Stacy is the Family Services Transitional Specialist for Ithaka and has been with the organization since May 2018. After several careers in the public sector, Sarah chose to apply her talents and skills to participate in the solution for homelessness in Colorado Springs. It is the mission of Ithaka that connects her to her work here – believing that everyone deserves a home and working to see the most vulnerable in our community housed. She developed homeless services based on the idea that the broad solution to homelessness is relationship and connection at Springs Rescue Mission, has spoken at national conferences helping other cities to develop relation-based services and is now applying that knowledge and model to housing services at Ithaka. Sarah’s next goal is to be chosen to give a TEDx talk sharing ways to turn relationships into the confidence required to recover from chronic homelessness. If you would like to contact Sarah, you can email her at email@example.com or call (719) 578-1629.
Chief Executive Officer
Anjuli Kapoor has served Ithaka's residents as CEO since October of 2017. With two Masters Degrees and a certificate as a certified mediator, Anjuli spent the first ten years of her professional life in higher education before moving into the private nonprofit sector. After three years with Fostering Hope Foundation working with youth in foster care and corrections, she moved onto Director-level positions. Anjuli's personal struggles with mental illness and childhood trauma help to inform her approach to care and leadership for our organization. She cultivates a unique staff of culture built on relationships, with kindness, compassion, and integrity leading the way. In her short tenure, Anjuli has overseen the creation and implementation of Ithaka's two programs, expanded full-time staff from two to eight, increased Ithaka's revenue through outside foundation support, and built new partnerships to help combat homelessness in our community. If you would like to contact Anjui, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (719) 578-1629.
Timotheus is from Milwaukee, WI and moved to Colorado in 2001 as a teenager. His first job was on a horse ranch in Park County. There his boss taught him basic use of tools and the value of being capable of taking care of your own home. Since then, Timotheus has always enjoyed fixing things and building with his own hands. The skills he has learned since, paired with his compassionate upbringing, make him a better person for service to others in many ways. Timotheus has worked carpentry, plumbing, concrete, janitorial, and most handyman work in his years since arriving in Colorado. He enjoys reading, fitness, hiking, and fishing in his free time. He is a father and dedicated family man. He also has a history in the non-profit sector as a Maintenance Technician and Security Technician. His previous experience gives him a good understanding of the people he works with as well as the people he provides needed services to. While at Ithaka, he hopes to grow in his own field while also learning the soft skills needed in the social work that is provided. Timotheus is passionate about living in LOVE. "It truly makes the world turn" He laughs loud and talks a LOT. But he always tries his best to encourage through action and purpose.
Ana Mai Luckett
Ana Mai Luckett is a Transitional Specialist at Ithaka and joined the team in July 2020. She is a Colorado Springs semi-native, having moved here at age five. She attended College in Lancaster, PA and focused her studies on Spanish, Women's Studies, and History. Through personal struggles with trauma and mental health, Ana Mai has come out stronger and more compassionate. Her passion is serving the community that raised her, and helping each human she works with tap into their innate magnificence. Ana Mai previously worked at TESSA in both its temporary emergency shelter and children's programs. Ana Mai se crió hablando español en casa con su padre, y hoy le encanta ayudar a sus clientes hispanohablantes en su idioma.If you would like to contact Ana Mai you can email her at email@example.com or call 719-578-1629.
Emily Newhouse is the Community Coordinator at Ithaka and has been with the organization since September 2019. Emily is excited to be a part of Ithaka’s mission and the impact they are making in Colorado Springs. Her three years as an educator cultivated a passion for connecting to the community and building relationships. Emily is originally from Michigan where she graduated from Calvin College, and outside of work spends as much time in nature as she can. If you would like to contact Emily, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (719) 578-1629.
Tim has been with the Ithaka team since January, 2020. Due to some challenges in his past where a mentor helped him turn his life around in a positive way, Tim has developed a newfound passion for serving others through mentorship. Tim highly values working with both men and women who have or are experiencing challenges related to homelessness, drug and alcohol use issues, incarceration, and reintegration into society. Through his own personal growth journey, Tim has recognized a desire to aid disadvantaged or misunderstood populations of people in a nonjudgmental way. Tim is motivated to empower individuals who are seeking physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual stability.
Jonathan Royal is the newest addition to the Ithaka family as our Program Manager, with the organization since January 2021. Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Jonathan earned an undergraduate degree in communication and master’s degree in theology from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. He has worked his whole career in the non-profit sector, developing holistic programs and community partnerships to alleviate the effects of poverty. Prior to coming to Ithaka, Jonathan worked at El Pomar Foundation as a Fellow and then as the Assistant Grants Manager. Jonathan is passionate about building trust and supporting under-resourced communities in Colorado. In his free time, he enjoys soccer and being in the mountains. If you would like to contact Jonathan, you can email him at email@example.com or call (719) 578-1629.