2019 Board of Directors

Amanda Pearson- Board President
Retired Judge, Saguache County

Jeremy Silva- Board Vice President

I was born and raised in the San Luis valley. After 10 years in Colorado Springs (CS) I returned to the Valley to be closer to my mother and family.  I'm one of seven children, I have 12 nieces and nephews, my niece will arrive in late may 2019.  During my time in CS I was very engaged in the community from volunteering with the Mayors office to serving on 2 Board of directors of non profits , partnering and developing a pilot program with CS police department- Homeless Outreach Team, developed HEART Cathlic Charites (CC) homeless outreach team.  The Mayor and Police Chief presented me with an award of appercaite for all my efforts.  
I worked with CC for a little over 6 years as the security supervisor and operations manager. At the Marion House and Hanifen Center, we served one hot meal a day to 600-800 people. Our facility offered a collaborative of non-profit partnerships for those less fortunate making it a one stop shop. I have witnessed domestic violence on  many different levels during my time in CS, I'm excited to serve on the board and help bring the company to the next level. Im excited to work with Tu Casa in 2019 as we CELEBRATE OUR 40th ANNIVERSARY!! 

Helen Taylor-Board Treasurer
I was born and raised in California and lived in Illnois for three year ½ years in my early 20’s.  I graduated from San Jose State University with a BS in Accounting and received a Masters in Finance from Golden Gate University.  I received my CPA in CA and was also licensed as a CPA in CO when I move to Colorado in 1998.  I have worked for a variety of non-profits over the years, mostly in the healthcare field,  9 ½ years with Catholic Healthcare West (now Dignity Health) and 16 1/2 years with Valley Wide Health Systems in Alamosa.  Both organizations believe in healthcare as a right, not a privilege, and strive to serve the underserved.  I have two children and three grandchildren.  I belong to the Woman’s Citizenship Club who has supported Tu Casa in a variety of projects over the years.  Not only is domestic violence the signature project of the WCC International organization (GFWC), I have also witnessed domestic violence and sexual assault in my family and wanted to contribute to an organization that assists  others who are in similar situations.

Deanne Elliot - Board Secretary


To learn more about how you can become more involved with Tu Casa and our Board of Directors, please contact us.