Kara Schmitt, LCSW brings 20 years of leadership and consulting experience in the nonprofit sector to her work with the Rocky Mountain Center. Her skills include: organization and program development; strategic planning; cross-sector work and partnerships; team-building; mediation; and fundraising. She has worked directly with youth and families experiencing homelessness, immigrant and refugee families, children involved with child welfare, and individuals impacted by mental illness. She enjoys utilizing her experience in direct service to strengthen organizations and systems that support children, families and the larger community.
As a facilitator and consultant, Kara supports individuals, teams, organizations and systems to operate from their greatest strengths. She believes that all members of our community should have an active voice and role in coming up with the solutions to make our communities stronger. Past clients include Mile High United Way, Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative, and Florence Crittenton Services. She has also served as adjunct faculty for the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work.