Rita McCoy (full time) joined Sense of Security as Executive Director in June 2009. She brings management, community relations, public relations, marketing, and fundraising experience. As a community leader, she has worked closely with nonprofits since 1985 and gained knowledge of the nonprofit sector while working as the Director of Community Relations and Executive Producer at television station KTVD-TV for 10 years and working for NBC and CBS (Denver stations). Rita is a founding visionary for the National Center for Community Collaboration and served on numerous boards: Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE), Colorado Nonprofit Association, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Colorado Women’s Agenda and many others. She helped promote several hundred nonprofit organizations’ issues and causes to garner community support. Rita holds a bachelors degree in business administration and a master’s degree in communications.
Liz Miller (part-time) is Sense of Security's Program and Outreach Manager; she is an applicant's first point of contact, and processes grantee payments. On the events side, she coordinates planning, organizing, tracking and evaluating special events, including community outreach initiatives. She also coordinates direct appeal mailings with volunteers and assists with our donor database. She brings a diverse background in corporate marketing communications. Liz began working for Sense of Security as an intern for Champagne & Diamonds in October 2009, and served on the Champagne & Diamonds 2010 Committee before joining the staff in August 2010. Liz holds a bachelors degree in communication along with certificates in management, leadership studies and business writing.