Shiloh House is a 501 (C) non-profit Organization offering services tailored to meet the varied educational, emotional and mental health needs of Colorado youth and families.

Our approach is based on research and more than 30 years of experience creating an environment where wounds begin to heal, relationships are built or restored, and new possibilities are created. Shiloh House is a nationally accredited provider of therapeutic services and is committed to the long-term success of the youth we serve.


Our History

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Steven and Vicki Ramirez founded Shiloh House in January 1985 after purchasing the program from an organization where they had served as Assistant Directors for the previous six years. They started with one home, sixteen boys, and six staff members. In March of 1987 an on-grounds school was established in Littleton to address the educational needs of youth with emotional and mental health needs to ensure greater continuity of care.

Today Shiloh House provides residential and educational services for both boys and girls and operates facilities throughout the Denver metro area, including four Colorado Department of Education accredited schools to serve all of our day treatment and residential programs . Shiloh House serves all counties throughout Colorado, and is a preferred provider of services for the counties of Adams, Jefferson, Arapahoe, Weld, Douglas and Denver. Shiloh House serves Colorado youth and families, by providing residential programs, shelter care, respite care, educational programming, day treatment, life skills services, home based intervention, treatment for problematic sexual conduct, family and individual therapy, mental health services, supervised therapeutic visitation, and other community based wrap-around services.

We strongly believe in building a circle of support around each youth in our care while working closely with families, social services personnel, and other involved professionals. (Our approach is based on over 30 years of experience creating an environment where wounds begin to heal, relationships are built or restored, and new possibilities are created.)


Executive Board

Greg Sampier: Chairman of the Board

Greg Sampier has been on the Shiloh Executive Board since its inception in 1985 and currently serves as the Board Chair. Greg has lived in the Denver Metro area since 1968 and earned his degree in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry from Metro State University. Greg was in Law Enforcement for 20+ years while maintaining his Insurance Agency with Farmers Insurance. He has recently retired from both and is focusing on his Real Estate Agency and as Lead Pastor at his church. Greg has coached and refereed all levels of soccer and enjoys spending time with his grown daughter and son.


Steven Ramirez: Chief Executive Officer

Steven has served as the CEO for Shiloh House for over 30 years. He is responsible for the oversight, management and creation of all programs and policies for the organization. Steven has extensive experience in organizational leadership, financial oversight and organization operations. Under his leadership, Shiloh House operates 13 services sites throughout Colorado, which currently employ 194 individuals. Programs include four specialized schools, day treatment, emergency shelter, therapeutic foster and residential care and county based family centers. Steven is recognized as an innovative leader who promotes community relationships while maintaining the highest standard of excellence. He is a strong advocate for children, youth and families and has been appointed to, and served on, Colorado’s Trauma Informed System of Care Steering Committee, Sex Offenders Management Board, Child Protection Panel, Colorado Protection Ombudsman, Facility Schools Board, and Advisory Board of Human Services, to name a few.


Vicki Ramirez: Chief Deputy Executive Officer

Vicki Ramirez is the founder and Chief Deputy Executive Officer of Shiloh House. Vicki’s passion for helping abused, neglected and traumatized children has been her life mission. Vicki attended The University of the Philippines and Florida Beacon College. Vicki serves on the Executive Board for Shiloh House and The Children’s Outreach. Vicki’s duties include multi-site agency interests with respect to all financial matters including budgeting, investments and agency policies. Vicki coordinates all strategic planning, business planning and the oversight of over 200 employees. Over the years Vicki has been instrumental in the creation and supervision of numerous programs to benefit children ranging from residential care to outreach programs in the home. Vicki maintains a high retention rate with her staff by ensuring they are supplied with the latest training and technical advances in this ever changing field, while maintaining a family like feel to her programs. Vicki enjoys traveling with her husband and children and spending time with her grandchildren.


Carla Garrity, PhD

Dr. Garrity has been a part of Shiloh House before its inception in 1985. Carla started her journey at Shiloh House as a therapist for the clients. Over the years, she became a member of the board and eventually a member of the Executive Board.

Carla received her Ph.D in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver in 1972 and was board certified in 1975. Dr. Garrity has practiced child psychology at the Neuro_Developmental Center, an inter-disciplinary group she formed with colleagues, for almost thirty years. Besides practicing as a child psychologist, she has taught in both the Ph.D and Psy.D programs at the University of Denver and authored books with colleagues, on divorce as well as bullying in schools. Dr. Garrity’s career has reached out to far more children and families than just time in an office would have permitted. Her many ventures have been for the well being of children, to assure they have rights, protection and emotionally healthy surroundings.

Dr. Garrity continues to practice as a psychologist on a part-time basis; consulting, supervising and writing. Dr. Garrity is currently updating the series of books she co-authored with colleagues entitled Bully Proofing Your School.


Dale L. Burkhart

Dale Burkhart is a Colorado native. Dale has been associated with Shiloh House since 1990. During that time he has served as a mentor, supporter, Tae Kwon Do instructor, Advisory Board member and Executive Board member.

Dale earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in 1977. He has held the position of sales manager at Metro Building Products since 1992. He has been married to his wife Robin for 34 years and has two grown daughters, Amanda and Aubrey. They also have one adopted son/grandson named Taylor and one granddaughter named Isabella Rose who they enjoy spending time with. In his spare time, Dale enjoys skiing and golfing.


Ann Petrila LCSW

Ann has been a part of Shiloh House in multiple capacities since the agency’s inception in 1985 and has continued helping through the years of growth and change. As Denver University’s Graduate School of Social Work’s director of field education, Ann’s experiences and background provides a true asset to the board. She heads up the International Service Learning Bosnia program at DU and travels there every year gaining more and more cultural understanding of adversity. Ann is a strong community advocate who works with over 650 different agencies to provide DU students an opportunity for internship, including ours.


Executive Staff

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Steven Ramirez: Chief Executive Officer

Steven has served as the CEO for Shiloh House for over 30 years. He is responsible for the oversight, management and creation of all programs and policies for the organization. Steven has extensive experience in organizational leadership, financial oversight and organization operations. Under his leadership, Shiloh House operates 13 services sites throughout Colorado, which currently employ 194 individuals. Programs include four specialized schools, day treatment, emergency shelter, therapeutic foster and residential care and county based family centers. Steven is recognized as an innovative leader who promotes community relationships while maintaining the highest standard of excellence. He is a strong advocate for children, youth and families and has been appointed to, and served on, Colorado’s Trauma Informed System of Care Steering Committee, Sex Offenders Management Board, Child Protection Panel, Colorado Protection Ombudsman, Facility Schools Board, and Advisory Board of Human Services, to name a few.


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Vicki Ramirez: Chief Deputy Executive Officer

Vicki Ramirez is the founder and Chief Deputy Executive Officer of Shiloh House. Vicki’s passion for helping abused, neglected and traumatized children has been her life mission. Vicki attended The University of the Philippines and Florida Beacon College. Vicki serves on the Executive Board for Shiloh House and The Children’s Outreach. Vicki’s duties include multi-site agency interests with respect to all financial matters including budgeting, investments and agency policies. Vicki coordinates all strategic planning, business planning and the oversight of over 200 employees. Over the years Vicki has been instrumental in the creation and supervision of numerous programs to benefit children ranging from residential care to outreach programs in the home. Vicki maintains a high retention rate with her staff by ensuring they are supplied with the latest training and technical advances in this ever changing field, while maintaining a family like feel to her programs. Vicki enjoys traveling with her husband and children and spending time with her grandchildren.


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Austin Topolnicki: Chief Operating Officer

Austin has been with Shiloh House since 1997. He currently coordinates and implements new programs and services for the organization as well as directly supervising the Directors and Managers within the licensing, Human Resources and I.T. departments of Shiloh House. Austin was actively involved with the development of Shiloh House’s first Family Center and many other programs in recent years. Prior roles include Director of Programs Development and Administrator of Residential Services. He has a BA from Colorado State University and is completing his Masters in Non-Profit Management. He has certification in Crisis Prevention Management, Informed Supervisor and Therapeutic Instructor and Sexual Victimization.


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Kevin Tracy: Chief Officer of Educational and Residential Services

Kevin has been with Shiloh House since 1998. He currently oversees and coordinates all educational programs and residential services for the agency. He works closely with leadership from other departments to ensure continuity and quality of care throughout all Shiloh House program sites. Mr. Tracy supervises the Special Education Director, the Education Director, the Assistant Principal of Student Services and 2 Program Coordinators within the Education Department. Additionally, Kevin supervises the Residential Director and oversees all residential programming. Prior roles include positions as a teacher, Educational Manager and Education Director. He completed his undergraduate degree at Colorado State University with a major in Exercise and Sport Science with a teaching emphasis. Kevin obtained his Master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of Phoenix and then completed course work for his endorsement as a Director of Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado.  Kevin also works closely with the Colorado Department of Education and is active on several  committees with the facility schools office.


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Beth Miller, LCSW, SPHR: Chief Program Officer

Beth has worked in the child welfare industry for 32 years. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota with a double major in Child Psychology and Criminal Justice. Beth’s 30+ year career in Colorado has included executive, clinical, fundraising, human resources, and financial management. Beth has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Denver University and she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has also received her Senior Professional Human Resources Certification. She has served in a number of positions ranging from Treatment Counselor to Clinical Director, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, and most recently at Shiloh House Chief Program Officer. Throughout her career Beth’s duties have included leadership in all aspects of residential and community treatment.


Jeanne Lane: Chief Financial Officer

Jeanne has served as the Chief Financial Officer at Shiloh House for the past 30 years. She is responsible for the finance organization that provides solutions in support of strategic objectives.

Jeanne and her team are responsible for agency payroll; accounts receivables and payables; expense allocation; federal and state tax deposits; financial reporting; USDA claims; agency bank accounts; billing federal and state entities for Education and Human Services; partnering with external vendors; vendor contracts; and annual rate setting.

Prior to joining Shiloh House, Jeanne served the Lane Children’s Foundation for three years as Business Manager. Before entering the non-profit arena, Jeanne was a Senior Audit Aide for the Internal Revenue Service.

Jeanne attended Western State College, where she majored in Accounting.


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Maureen Gleason: Director of Licensing & Quality Assurance

Ms. Gleason has been with Shiloh House since its inception in 1985. Maureen’s educational background is in Human Services earning her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and is Director qualified in Early Childhood Education. She has held various positions over the years at Shiloh House to include residential treatment counselor, residential and operations supervisor, case manager and intake coordinator. Maureen currently oversees quality assurance for Shiloh House to include state licensing, COA accreditation and directly supervises the medical and transportation department.


Jayne Pierce picJayne Pierce: Director of Human Resources

Jayne has been with Shiloh House since 2008. Jayne is responsible for the development and implementation of agency policy, and serves as liaison to the organization’s legal consult. Jayne’s scope includes Personnel Staffing; New Hire Training; Performance Evaluations; Benefit Administration; Worker’s Compensation; Internal Investigations; Disciplinary Actions; and Statistical Reporting. Personnel development has been a passion of Jayne’s throughout her career – she develops and instructs Supervisor Training to newly promoted agency leaders.


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Anna Miller: Director of Development

Anna has been with Shiloh House since 2007. She has served as the Director of Development since early 2014 having previously served as Systems Manager. Anna’s devotion to Shiloh House has helped bring many programs go from vision to realization. Anna facilitates all of our annual fundraising events such as the Gala, golf tournament and car show. She annually participates in the coordination and delivery of Christmas gifts and Easter baskets to ensure each of our kids experiences a “home like” holiday. Anna provides leadership, coordination and works with the community and media to increase awareness of what Shiloh House offers to the communities we serve.


Melissa Larcom picMelissa Larcom: Clinical Director

Melissa graduated from Denver Seminary 1995 with an MA in Counseling. Since that time she has worked in residential treatment centers almost exclusively, spending the first 10 years of her career at Third Way Center in a variety of roles. In October of 2007, Melissa moved to Uganda Africa assisting in research for a doctoral candidate studying resilience, and the effects of exposure to chronic war and violence in the IDP camps of Northern Uganda. Upon returning to the states, she returned to Colorado where she found a home with Shiloh House in May 2008. Melissa started as the Clinical Manager for the Adams campus, then overseeing programming for 6-12 year olds, and the independent living program. She then took on the Sanctuary when it opened in June 2010. Recently, Melissa was promoted to Clinical Director over the Adams campus, Sanctuary, the Community Outreach team, and the soon to be opened Pavilion in Centennial.


Becky Rich picBecky Rich: Residential Director

Becky has been with Shiloh since April 2007. Since coming to Shiloh Becky has worn many hats, including Residential Supervisor and Residential Manager of the Northern Campuses. She currently oversees all residential programs within Shiloh as the Residential Director. In this capacity Becky works closely with all residential staff, as well as the leadership and staff of the other departments, to make sure the standard of care for clients is the highest possible. Becky brings 20+ years of experience to the job, having worked previously in both corrections and residential treatment. She holds degrees in Criminal Justice and Business Management. In 2014 Becky received a Leadership Award from the Colorado Association of Family and Children’s Agencies in recognition of her service to the youth of Colorado.


Jessica Taylor picJessica Taylor: Director of Education
Jessica has been with Shiloh since 2004. She holds a MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado. Jessica is expected to obtain her Doctorate of Education from the University of Colorado in 2016. Jessica is responsible to the development and implementation of all Shiloh schools’ curriculum and instructional practices. Jessica works closely with the Colorado Department of Education for the purposes of maintaining compliance with all state standardized assessments, including the CMAS, ACT, and PSAT. In addition, Jessica is passionate about educator effectiveness and school accountability. She works to ensure that educator effectiveness and evaluation are a priority with a focus on the continuous improvement of instructional practices in Shiloh schools.


Lawrence Green: Director of Special Education
Lawrence is the Director of Special Education for Shiloh and oversees the IEP process, school transitions for students, and helps manage all the school programs. He has been with the agency since 2005 and has served as a special education teacher, lead teacher, and assistant principal while helping Shiloh open the Longmont and Sanctuary campuses. Lawrence has a BA in History from Benedictine College, a MA in Special Education form the University of Northern Colorado, and is a licensed special education teacher, principal, and special education director. Prior to coming to Shiloh he worked as a paraprofessional and special education teacher with both public and facility schools.


Dan Venman: Northern Clinical Director
Danny has been at Shiloh House since 2011. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado and then went on to receive his Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling from the same institution. Prior to joining Shiloh House, Danny worked at 2 other residential treatment facilities in an online floor staff capacity. This experience provided insight and awareness into the struggle that deeply traumatized youth experience. Danny has held positions at our Longmont campus that include Clinician and Clinical Manager. He now fulfills the role of Northern Clinical Director for the agency. This position allows him to provide specific oversight, supervision, consultation, and training within the agency. Additionally, Danny continues to supervise and manage clinical operations in Longmont. Danny is passionate about providing new, effective, and innovative services for youth and families that have been devastated by instability, trauma, and abusive behaviors.