Grace Hartway Honce
Grace is a seasoned nonprofit professional with over 10 years of nonprofit work under her belt. Grace has a passion for evidence based evaluation and research to inform nonprofit work: maximizing resources in this way is essential when serving the underserved. Grace holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Promotion from Winona State University and a Master of Public Health in Community and Behavioral Health from Colorado School of Public Health. Grace is a compassionate, empathetic, energetic public health professional who loves her work inside and out. She also loves her partner (Justin), animals (Harvey, Winston and Oliver) and niece (Amelia) who lives in Minnesota with Grace’s three sisters and parents.
Celia has a Master of Public Health from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado. She has international experience identifying public health concerns of refugee populations in the aftermath of Syrian refugee crisis in Munich, Germany. She also has local experience developing fundraising and public outreach strategies for Kith Colorado’s annual 5K event. She enjoys working with the talented and enthusiastic board members of Kith Colorado. She likes to hike, ski, paint, and crochet. She loves her two darling dogs Henry David Thoreau and Penny Lane.
Casey is a scientist and freelance designer by trade, but she first and foremost considers herself a listener and a learner. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Utah and has worked with several non-profit organizations to strengthen their impact through research and design.
Having both utilized and managed community resources for at-risk populations, Casey believes strongly in the power of evidence-based education, in combination with compassion and empathy, to empower marginalized individuals—granting them the dignity they deserve. She is currently located in Washington, DC and spends her spare time hiking with her dog, Boots, and starting—but never finishing—the New York Times crossword puzzle.
Fundraising Chair and 5K Event Manager
Melissa comes with a diverse background in social advocacy, community organizing and program development as a social worker, writer and entrepreneur. She holds a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma, building a career helping adolescents and adults living with mental illness, crafting legislation to address the needs of children with incarcerated parents and supporting the growth of a nonprofit children’s museum. Her varied interests span everything from learning what grows in garden to researching women’s rights during childbirth to creating programming that elicits pure joy from participants. Her fun, creative spirit provides a wonderful springboard for activities Kith provides through our annual 5K geared towards the whole family, while her macro perspective of community lends a great strength to Kith as a active partner and advocate for parents across Denver.