Meet Our Team

Janet Morris, Executive Director

With business experience developed in Denver’s oil and gas industry and a degree in English Education, Janet Morris began her employment at Sacred Heart House in April 1991 as Administrative Assistant. She became Project Manager for the shelter’s renovation under the Agency’s first Director, Sr. Sue Kennedy. After handling incorporation and general administrative matters, Janet took over fundraising and reporting responsibilities for the shelter as Assistant Director in July 1992. Following the resignation of Sr. Maureen Kottenstette in May 1998, Janet was chosen by the Board of Directors to assume the position and responsibilities of Executive Director and President of Sacred Heart House of Denver. Email Janet – jlmdenver@juno.com.

Garrett Singer, Associate Director

Garrett joined the staff at Sacred Heart House in September 1991 as Assistant House Manager. An accountant by degree, his responsibilities increased in 1992; he took over bookkeeping and preparation of monthly financial statements and audit schedules in July and became House Manager in October. Garrett supervises the housekeeping staff and maintains the physical plant. He prepares work schedules, payroll, pays employment taxes, etc. With the Executive Director, he prepares the annual fiscal budget and supplies financial information for our annual audit. He also picks up and delivers furniture to former residents who participate in the Follow-Up Program. In 1999, with the expansion of our services, Garrett added the coordination of Sacred Heart House of Denver’s Transitional Housing Program to his responsibilities. He supervises and coaches the Transitional Housing Case Manager.

Sacred Heart House of Denver operates with a small staff, which operates as a team for the benefit and well-being of its residents. Sacred Heart House of Denver employs two part time Housekeeper/Cooks and three part time Night Managers. One Program Assistant and a Lead Case Manager, as well as interns from different universities, also make up the support team. Seventy-five individual community volunteers, as well as families and various groups from churches and schools, who help with house management and provide dinners, childcare and literacy programs for residents, support the staff.