Bart Sayyah

Executive Director

Bart Sayyah has called Colorado home since 1977.  After completing both his undergrad and graduate work at Colorado State University studying both Economics and Spanish, he spent many years working in the financial services industry for various firms such as Charles Schwab and Instinet.  He has also had a life-long commitment to serving others having volunteered for such organizations such as MDA, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Theatre in the Park and Project Angel Heart, to name a few. Most recently, Bart worked for the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce as the Director of Economic Development from 2004 thru 2011.  In that capacity, he collaborated with regional organizations as well as local and state governments on attracting and retaining companies vital to the economic health of the south metro Denver community.  Bart is the proud father of three incredible children; Madison, Lucas and Sydney.  He also likes to fly-fish, cook and spend time with his lobster.

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Catherine McHenry

Director of Operations

Catherine McHenry grew up in south metro Denver and attended Arapahoe High School.  Being one for adventure, she chose to leave the US to attend a small college in Surrey, British Columbia, to study Philosophy and Theology.   Upon graduation, Catherine pursued a variety of personal interests ranging from a four-year stint with a theatrical company in California to traveling around the world and studying fine art.  Having fulfilled her personal interests, Catherine returned to Colorado to focus on serving others at Craig Rehabilitation and currently with HOPE where she has proudly served in a variety of roles since its inception in 2007.  When she’s not at HOPE, which is rare, Catherine enjoys foreign movies, cooking and attending open mic night at the Comedy Club!

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Savannah Marshall

Director of Marketing

Savannah Marshall has called Colorado home her whole life. Originally from the Western Slope she didn’t move to Denver until after graduating from Colorado Mesa University in 2010.  Working in customer service and helping people has always been what made Savannah feel good, so when the opportunity knocked to leave her job at the Westword newspaper and set out on her own it was an easy choice! She is still self-employed and working with various small, local, businesses around Denver as their social media manager and marketing specialist! Savannah has a strong passion for dogs and loves her 8 year old Golden Retriever Molly more than anything! Savannah also started and runs another company called Urban Party Adventure which brings scavenger hunt/bar crawl events to Downtown during the summer months. She is sure to give back a portion of the proceeded of each event to a local non-profit so participants know they are playing for a purpose. Savannah lives with her boyfriend in Downtown Denver and loves to escape on a weekend adventure every chance she gets.

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Dennis Keliams


Having grown up in a military family Mr. Kellams is no stranger to the challenges and benefits of a diverse cultural environment such as our clients bring to HOPE.

Mr. Kellams attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating in 1976. He returned home to Denver and entered Public Accounting with Clifton Gunderson and Company, CPA’s as a staff accountant and later obtained his CPA license while working with Arthur Anderson and Company CPA’s. His career branched off to a variety of industries and companies in position of increased responsibility ending as the Chief Financial Officer of Maverick Ranch Natural and Organic Meats.  He has assisted startup and small business in a consultative and tax preparation capacity since 1985 when he started D Kellams Accounting. He has generously donated time to 501( c)(3) charities by assisting in the application process, designing and implementing accounting systems and internal controls, and will be assisting HOPE in these and other projects.