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Executive Director

Candace has been a prosecutor with the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office for 16 years.  She was most recently assigned to the Special Victims Unit handling domestic violence cases and crimes against children.  Through her work in the District Attorney’s Office she identified the need for a Family Justice Center, and with the leadership of former DA Pete Weir, made that vision a reality in PorchLight. 

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Guest Services Coordinator

Nicole has worked in Sexual Assault Prevention Education, in corporate purchasing, and in victim services at the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Nicole has found a way to help the community and utilize her skills working with staff, community partners, interns and volunteers at PorchLight. Nicole enjoys traveling around the world, exploring Colorado and spending time with her family and pets.



Administrative Assistant

Nanci is responsible for greeting guests and general office operations. Nanci has a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and a wide range of volunteer experience with organizations that provide support and services to at-risk individuals and families. Nanci is passionate about helping others and is excited for the opportunity to be able to utilize her professional skills to support the PorchLight team, partners, and guests.

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Bilingual Navigator

Gioany joined PorchLight in November of 2020. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from New Mexico Highlands University and has been doing advocacy work for 8 Years. Prior to joining PorchLight, Gioany provided direct services to victims of crime and tragedy as a Victim Advocate for Brighton/Commerce City Victim Services Unit. Gioany enjoys helping people overcome tough situations and become resilient throughout the process.

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Prior to devoting herself to her passion as a Navigator with PorchLight, Sara could be found responding to Jefferson County’s 9-1-1 phone calls as an Emergency Dispatcher. Sara got her feet wet working in victim’s services as a Volunteer Victim Advocate with Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.  Prior to that she worked in multiple roles in a human service and public safety capacity. If you were looking for Sara on the weekends, you would most likely find her exploring mountain towns and trying out new restaurants around town.

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