2023 Board of Directors

Julie Zaragoza - Board President

I am a Colorado native, born and raised right here in the beautiful San Luis Valley.  I graduated from Adams State College (not yet a university) with a BA in Psychology/Sociology and began my career with the 12th Judicial District Probation Department.  As a Probation Officer, I worked with many different types of offender populations, including perpetrators of sexual abuse and domestic violence.  I retired from the Judicial Department in 2010, and began working in the private sector providing services to state and municipal court clients.  I believe that domestic violence and sexual abuse touches each and every one of us in some form, either directly or indirectly. The services provided by Tu Casa, Inc. are vital to our community.  Their staff are individuals dedicated to empowering all children and adults to live healthy, violence-free lives, as indicated in the mission statement.

Buck Stroh- Board Vice President

Deanne Elliot - Board Secretary

Deanne has been on the board for Tu Casa, Inc. since 2018 and serves as the secretary. She brings experience from her involvement with a number of organizations including adult and youth programs with Colorado State University Extension Service, the Sargent School Board and the Colorado Association of School Boards, the SLV Small Business Development Council, and as Manager of the Monte Vista Farmers Market.   Deanne and her husband farm north of Monte Vista. They have three daughters and two grandchildren.

Helen Taylor - Board Treasurer

Jennifer Hanna - Board Member

Sheri Tearpak - Board Member

Gentry Skinner - Board Member 



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