Meet our executive leadership team.
We are group of experienced professionals who are committed to improving the lives of those in our communities through innovative programs and services.
Shelley Evans, M.A.
The visionary leader of CHI, Shelley guides the organization’s mission and strategy to make a meaningful impact in our communities. With decades of experience in nonprofits, she has a deep understanding of issues facing the community and a passion for creating sustainable solutions. Shelley holds her master’s degree from Wichita State University, is a Certified Addictions Counselor, and a Certified Prevention Specialist. A Colorado native, she’s skilled in strategic planning, fundraising, and public policy.
Director of Operations
Gabe is the driving force behind the efficient operation of CHI. With 25 years of experience in business and operations management, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the organization. Prior to joining CHI, he oversaw operations for a national big-box retailer. Gabe has an economics degree from the University of Hawaii. He’s responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization, managing financial resources, and ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Jerome Evans, Ph.D.
Director of Research & Evaluation
A skilled and experienced professional who leads the research, evaluation, and analysis efforts at CHI, Jerry has a strong background in research methodology, data analysis, and program evaluation. In his role as Director of Research & Evaluation, Jerry is responsible for designing and implementing research studies, evaluating program effectiveness, and analyzing data to inform decision making. With his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Portland, Jerry committed to using data-driven insights to improve the impact of our programs and services.