Our Staff

Rick Waters

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Mr. ReVello currently coordinates and manages the Honoring Fatherhood team while providing guidance for all aspects of facilities and finance as the Co-Director. Mr. ReVello believes that individual choices are enhanced by cultural values and education. Steve ReVello is a qualified manager and holds the Master of Social Sciences degree from University of Colorado at Denver; he also and holds a valid school administrator’s license in the state of Colorado. Steve ReVello is no stranger to education and social services and has spent more than twenty years leading educational and social services institutions in the metro Denver area.

 

Co-Executive Director/ Honoring Fatherhood Program Manager
 

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Ms. Maher is a graduate of Oglala Lakota Tribal College where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Maher previously worked at domestic violence emergency shelter where the population served was approximately 60% Native before coming to the DICI. Ms. Maher moved to Denver with in order to pursue greater economic and social opportunities for both herself and her family.

Relationship Guidance Specialist

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Mr. Goetzl received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Iowa State University. After graduation, he worked with individuals who had various mental disorders and behavioral issues for a company utilizing Community Integration Therapy. He later got accepted into the Master’s program for Performance Psychology at the University of Denver. After graduation, Mr. Goetzl worked in a Career Services role with Lincoln College of Technology. Mr. Goetzl is now a Relationship Guidance Specialist in the Honoring Fatherhood Program and he enjoys working with community members to better themselves and their families.

NWP Program Manager

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Mr. Thomas Allen is a member of the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma, Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming, and Yuchi Tribe of Oklahoma.  Mr. Allen was born and raised in the greater Denver area; during Thomas’ high school years he attended Riverside Indian School.  Over the many years Denver Indian Center has been around, Thomas has been a DICI participant in Head-Start, Summer Youth Job Program, Native Workforce Program (NWP), and the Honoring Fatherhood Program (HFP).  Thomas is honored to serve the Native American Community.   Mr. Allen is the Data Specialist for the Honoring Fatherhood Program and has held Programming and Data Management positions at Century Link, Xcel Energy, and other private sector companies.  

Relationship Guidance Specialist

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Steve ReVello
Shawna Maher
Ryan Goetzl
Thomas Allen Jr. 

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Rick is a member of the Kiowa and Cherokee tribes of Oklahoma.  Prior to joining the Denver Indian Center, Inc, Rick has worked in Indian Country for over 40 years including positions as the National Director of Tribal Relations with the University of Phoenix, Sr. Director with the American Indian College Fund, Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and American Indian Home-School Liaison with the Dallas Independent School District.  Rick has been married to Deana Harragarra Waters (Kiowa/Otoe) for 37 years and has two daughters, Regina and Kelly with one grandson, Benjamin. He enjoys having the opportunity to serve the American Indian community by encouraging self-empowerment.

Co-Executive Director/ Lead Relationship Guidance Specialist

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Ms. Ruiz is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna and Spanish. Ms. Ruiz attended the University of Denver Women’s College and Red Rocks Community College obtaining her certificate in Non-Profit Pathways. Previously worked with the DICI’s sister organization, Denver Indian Health and Family Services. Ms. Ruiz ‘does it all’ in her role as a Program Support Specialist; she primarily supports every DICI program with both their day-to-day operations and marketing. Ms. Ruiz closely assists the Staff Accountant and two Co-Executive Directors with their respective responsibilities.

 

Program Support Specialist

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Mr. Long Soldier is a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Mr. Long Soldier received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Sociology and is pursuing an MBA at the University of Denver, Daniels School of Business. Mr. Long Soldier was previously an Active Duty Officer in the US Army working in training and operations, logistics, and human resources strength and talent management and currently serves in the Army Reserve as a Logistics Officer. He is excited for the opportunity to serve the Native community as a Career Guidance Specialist.

Career Guidance Specialist

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Ms. Coronado received her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado. After graduation, Ms. Coronado worked for the Inglewood Public Schools system out in California. A few years later, she relocated back to Colorado and pursued a change in her career path and became a Career Services Advisor. Ms. Coronado is now a Career Guidance Specialist in the Native Workforce Program and is looking forward to working and learning more about the Native American community.

 

 

Career Guidance Specialist

 

 

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David graduated from Adams State University where he earned his Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership and holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of Northern Colorado. David is passionate about serving his community had has worked in the past to support at-risk youth in the Denver metro community, refugee populations, and the Native American community. David's work is centered on the holistic approach of supporting the academic, cultural, social and spiritual needs of the community. David is excited to bring his passions Denver Indian Center Inc.

Relationship Guidance Specialist

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Frances Ruiz
Jamal Long Soldier
Sully Coronado
David Wright

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Denver Indian Center, Inc.

(303) 936-2688

4407 Morrison Rd,

Denver, CO 80219

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