Our Staff

Veronika Clark

Executive Director

Veronika moved to Colorado after graduating from Wichita State University. She founded and developed a successful publishing company – serving Fortune 500 companies as well as National and Regional Associations. Her company excelled in design, editorial development and revenue generation to create industry specific trade journals, winning several awards along the way. After selling the company in 2014, her heart turned towards more philanthropic endeavors. As a single mother herself (going through a divorce while still pregnant), Veronika felt the Lord calling her to help single mothers in their journeys. Journeys too often steeped in survival, rather than thriving. She joined Bridge of Hope, Denver in 2022 and is excited to be part of a dynamic team working to end homelessness for single mothers and their children.

Veronika enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends during her free time. She has one daughter (a son-in-law) and two grandsons of whom she is so proud!

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Krystal Tucker

Program Director

Krystal was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. With a passion for helping people overcome life’s challenges, Krystal pursued a degree in Youth and Family Studies at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul and then attained her Master of Social Work degree at Colorado State University. Before joining the Bridge of Hope team, Krystal worked as a school social worker in Littleton, CO, and as a program manager for another Denver-area non-profit. Having worked with children, parents, teachers, volunteers, and community partners from a variety of backgrounds, Krystal has a strong appreciation for getting to know people’s stories, fostering people’s natural strengths, and finding creative and sustainable solutions to challenges. Krystal is excited to help optimize the incredible work that Bridge of Hope is already doing in the Denver area.

In her free time, Krystal enjoys mountain adventures with her husband and her black lab, Winston. She also enjoys painting, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

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Julie Mihevc, MSW

Neighborhood Resource Specialist / Head Case Manager

Julie was born and raised in Pella, Iowa, and attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. After college, she moved to Denver to live and play in her beloved mountains and attended the University of Denver’s Master of Social Work program. She has 20 years of experience working with people who find themselves without homes, without jobs, and living on the margins in the southern suburbs of Denver. She worked as a case manager and program director at Adams and Arapahoe Mental Health (now All Health) Centers. She later worked at Wellspring Church in Englewood, CO, as Compassion Ministry Pastor and deacon, running a food bank, recovery program, employment program, and medical programs. She then moved into nonprofit to become the Director of Housing 180, which assists low-income adults in securing affordable housing.

Julie is excited to partner with single-mother families facing homelessness as they work to reach self-sufficiency.

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Jessica Alley

Communications Manager

Jessica was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, and raised in Delta, Pennsylvania. She moved to Colorado to work with a non-profit ministry- Youth With A Mission (YWAM), in 2004. During her 14 years working with YWAM, Jessica served as the personnel coordinator, food services director, and leadership team member. Jessica spent much time training volunteers to serve in both practical and spiritual ministry practices. Following her time with YWAM, Jessica worked for a local school doing family communications and engagement. She is passionate about being the hands and feet of Jesus and equipping the church to do the same.

She loves using her strengths to advance the love of Christ to all. Bridge of Hope is an excellent way for her to use her gifts to support our call to “love your neighbor.”

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Anna Painter

Administrative Assistant

Anna was born and raised in the Denver area. She has worked in both the legal field and at the Learning Center of Open Door Ministries, another Denver non-profit. Anna is passionate about helping other Christians be the hands and feet of Jesus in their communities and practically loving their neighbors.

When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing the harp and piano, going to the Art Museum, and reading.

Rosi Gasca

Case Manager

Rosi was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and raised in Colorado. She has a Bachelor’s Degree of Social Work from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Rosi has worked in the social services field for five years both in the non-profit sector and within the government. She has a passion for helping others and is humbled to contribute to the mission of Bridge of Hope.  

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her child, fur babies, crafting, and reading books, and spending time in the outdoors

Maria Sierra

Case Manager

Maria was born and raised in Denver and proud of her North Denver roots. She brings with her a tapestry of experience, spanning more than 25 years, dedicated to the service of those facing homelessness and economic hardships. Her journey has been one of compassion, woven intricately through various nonprofit organizations and initiatives aimed at uplifting the marginalized. Her profound understanding of housing and human service systems has been honed through years of hands-on involvement.

Maria has an unwavering commitment to aiding individuals in navigating and overcoming their challenges and adversities. She aspires to not only guide people through their struggles but to empower them to authentically EXPERIENCE life. Through her decades of service, Maria has embraced a profoundly human-centered approach, recognizing the dignity, aspirations, and resilience that define each individual’s journey. Her passion lies in cultivating a space where the people she serves can truly thrive, forging pathways towards a life filled with meaning and fulfillment.

Maria holds a B.A. in Chicano Studies/Human Services from the Metropolitan State University of Denver

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