Katherine Correll, Executive Director
Katherine Correll has experience spanning the fields of community outreach to advance downtown and community development, not-for-profit administration, project development and management, local government planning, marketing, financial and economic development services, and education. Katherine joined Downtown Colorado, Inc. as the Director of Communications and Operations in 2006; in 2007 she became the Executive Director.
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Katherine has worked with development initiatives in Denver, New York, Chicago, and the Former Soviet Union. Her focus on strategic planning and organizational development and management includes building viable and sustainable private, public, and non-for-profit institutions and programs. Prior to her current position, Katherine served as the American Councils for International Education Country Director for the Republic of Moldova, where she managed the national American Councils' portfolio focusing on building civil society initiatives, education, and public administration reforms. She was also responsible for management and growth of the American Language Center, language and professional training school. Katherine received her master's degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University and her bachelor's degree in Politics with a Minor in Urban Studies from New York University.
Jamie Shapiro, Rural Assistance Specialist
Jamie grew up in Boulder, Colorado and attended Colorado College where he majored in Comparative Literature and minored in the Redevelopment of Urban Brownfields. His love for architecture and urban development led him to spend a semester studying urban design in Copenhagen, Denmark and then conduct an independent research project on Denver brownfield redevelopments. He has experience working in human services, GIS mapping and conservation field work in Southwest Colorado. He previously served as DCI’s AmeriCorps VISTA, and is thrilled to be able to continue his work for DCI on behalf of Colorado communities. Jamie is currently pursuing a Masters in Historic Preservation from the University of Colorado Denver.
Eli Levine, Americorps VISTA Leader
Eli is originally from a small town on the Connecticut coast called New London. He has an MPA from the University of Kentucky and a BA in International Relations from Hobart College. Eli served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at United Way of Pickens County, in Easley, SC before coming to DCI. He now oversees the AmeriCorps VISTA program at DCI and wants to learn how societies can be better governed.