Tim Taravella joined Sense of Security in September 2015 as the agency's 5th Executive Director. Tim is responsible for fundraising, financial oversight, board development, program oversight, and staff development; his background is in business development, outreach and community programming, and event management. Prior to joining Sense of Security, Tim held numerous development positions nation-wide including serving as the Director of Development for The Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter, Associate Director of Development for The National World War II Memorial in Washington DC, and he cut his teeth with fundraising planning black-tie dinners and annual campaigns for The American-Scandinavian Foundation in New York, NY. Additionally, Tim has been a Licensed Mortician working at funeral homes in both Maryland and Colorado. Tim has a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He and his family live in Aurora.
Liz Miller joined Sense of Security in 2010 and is Communications & Events Director. She manages various fundraising activities including special event planning and logistics, promotional campaigns, public relations and growing strategic community partnerships. Liz’s background is in corporate marketing and public relations in diverse environments including financial services technology and higher education. Liz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Denver along with certificates in business writing and leadership studies.
Vicki Walker joined Sense of Security in March of 2015 as Program & Outreach Manager, responsible for responding to patient inquiries, reviewing grantee applications, communicating with program recipients, analyzing financial needs of applicants, and conducting program analysis. She brings extensive nonprofit experience and most recently served as Development Director for Ronald McDonald House in Denver. In addition to working with grantees, Vicki interacts with collaborating cancer organizations to increase awareness and grow partnerships. Vicki holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and a certified conflict resolution mediator.