Executive Team

Executive Director
Elizabeth "Liz" Paulhus

Elizabeth “Liz” Paulhus, Executive Director, started at Catholic Charities of Southern Colorado in June 2021. Hailing originally from West Virginia, Liz has lived, worked, and studied in many places, ranging from Germany and England to Pittsburgh, PA. With a B.A. in Theology from Boston College and a Master’s in Public Policy from Brandeis University, Liz’s work over the last 17 years has focused heavily on creating policies and programs that provide stability, strengthen economic security, and open opportunities for growth and mobility for individuals and families. Outside of work, you are likely to find Liz reading, walking, or biking, depending on the weather.  

Advancement Director
Crystal Estrada

Crystal Estrada, Advancement Director, started at Catholic Charities of Southern Colorado in April 2022. Crystal serves as the external communication strategist on the executive management team whose focus is to advance the mission of the agency. Crystal received her degree in Business Administration from Pueblo Community College and has over 10 years of experience in advancement. Crystal is a lifetime Puebloan who loves to serve her community by sitting on numerous boards throughout the community and volunteering her time to non-profit organizations. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, camping, and fishing. 

Finance Director
Cari Herrald

Cari Herrald, Finance Director, has been with Catholic Charities since April 2018. Cari manages the finance activities of the agency, including budgeting, forecasting, and fiscal reporting. Cari has a B.S. in Business Administration-Accounting from Colorado State University-Pueblo and more than nine years of professional accounting experience in a variety of business sectors. When not at work, you will often find Cari enjoying the Colorado outdoors while hiking or fishing.

Program Director
Kristin "Anu" Keiley

Kristin "Anu" Keiley, Program Director has been with Catholic Charities since June 2015. A native of Hawai'i, Anu moved to Colorado after serving 12 years in the U.S. Army. She is responsible for ensuring program fidelity and quality improvement as well as building performance-driven teams. Anu holds a Bachelor's in Accounting and a Master's in Business Administration from Colorado State University-Pueblo. She is a master trainer of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a facilitator for the University of Connecticut's Family Development Credential program. In her free time, Anu enjoys camping, road trips, soaking at Colorado’s hot springs, and spending time with her family.  

Special Projects Director
Ida Rhodes

Ida Rhodes, Special Projects Director has been with Catholic Charities since August 2000. She currently is overseeing the agency’s large Communities That Care-B (CTC-B) community initiative. Ida has more than 30 years of experience in the early childhood field and sits on Governor Polis’s Early Childhood Leadership Commission. She received her accreditation in Mission Based Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Notre Dame. In her free time, Ida and her husband enjoy fixing up old cars. Yet more than anything, she loves being a grandma and playing with her young grandsons.