About Us


Julia’s is a residential program for homeless women in the Denver, Colorado area.  It welcomes the woman who is ready and motivated to move beyond homelessness to rediscover her dignity and independence. At Julia’s, each woman is welcomed as a cherished member of a family, and as an individual deserving to be treated with dignity and respect.

THE JULIA GREELEY HOME, INC. | 3613 WYANDOT STREET | DENVER, COLORADO 80211 | 720.460.0860 | juliagreeleyweb@gmail.com


Board of Directors

FATHER REGIS SCANLON, O.F.M.CAP., FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT

Fr. Regis Scanlon, O.F.M.Cap., was ordained in Aug. 26, 1972. For 25 years Fr. Scanlon was spiritual director and chaplain for Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s Missionaries of Charity in Denver, Colorado. He was director of the Catholic Prison Ministry/ Archdiocese of Denver, 1999 to 2010. 

Fr. Scanlon has also published numerous articles on issues facing Christianity in the 21st century. They have appeared in Homiletic & Pastoral Review,  Crisis magazine and New Oxford Review, among other publications.

In 2013, Fr. Regis founded the Julia Greeley Home, Inc., and established it the following year as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to help homeless women recognize their innate dignity as human beings created by God, and to learn the skills necessary to recover their confidence and self sufficiency. 

FATHER CHRISTOPHER POPRAVAK, O.F.M.CAP., BOARD MEMBER

Fr. Christopher Popravak, O.F.M. Cap., is the present Provincial Minister of the Capuchin Province of St. Conrad (Mid-America). He received a doctoral degree in Historical Theology from St. Louis University and has taught in the United States, England and Italy. He served on the international Constitution Commission of the Capuchin Order, and has worked in postulant, novitiate, and post-novitiate formation programs. Besides his work now in provincial administration, Fr. Christopher helps at various parishes and prisons in the Denver metropolitan area.

FATHER JOSEPH ELDER, O.F.M.CAP., BOARD MEMBER

Fr. Joseph Elder, O.F.M.Cap., has been a member of the Capuchin Franciscan Order for the past thirteen years. He received his seminary training at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado. He currently serves as the director of post-novitiate formation, vocation director, and in prison ministry. In addition, he serves the Hispanic community as director of youth and young adult ministry at Annunciation Catholic Parish in Denver.  

ROSEANN CRONAN, BOARD CHAIR

Roseann Cronan is currently Development Director for the Catholic Foundation Alliance. The organization is charged with building relationships with donors across Northern Colorado for 8 ministries  of the Church. 

Roseann has 20 years of experience in private, public and not-for-profit organizations, specializing in focused market research, strategic planning, product development and comprehensive communication strategies.

She is involved in many community activities, among them: Machebeuf High School Strategic Plan & Capital Campaign; Alumni Association; Christ the King Catholic Church (Capital Campaign/Ambassador); Denver Veteran Administration Hospital: (Eucharistic Ministry);  Lowry Village Home Owner Association/Board Member

RICHARD MILINAZZO, BOARD MEMBER AND TREASURER

Richard Milinazzo is President and CEO of BT Communications, Inc., Within five years of its founding in the Milinazzo home in 1988, the company had grown to 25 employees. 

BT Communications has been recognized by the Denver Business Journal from 2001-2010 as one of the top 15 telecommunications companies in Colorado. In 1995 the company moved to new offices and quickly outgrew them. From 2000- 2010, BT Communications did $20 million in sales and provided employment for more than 50 people. 

In 2011 Richard partially retired to spend more time with family, and to enjoy what God has provided for him and his family, but he continues to operate BT on a small scale out of the family home. Richard is also active in his parish and devotes quality time to studying the Bible. It was through his search for God that he met Fr. Regis and they became very good friends. In November of 2014, Fr. Regis asked Richard to join the Julia Greeley board. Richard gets great satisfaction helping Fr. Regis and supporting his vision to help those less fortunate.

LUANNE CHIHOSKI, BOARD MEMBER

Luanne Chihoski has been involved in local Catholic ministries in Denver for almost 40 years. She has co-founded several lay Catholic social and educational organizations for college and young adults, and remains active in several women’s ministries. She currently holds leadership positions in ministries at St. Joan of Arc Parish and Sts. Peter and Paul school. She holds a degree in Business from Colorado State University, and for many years helped grow a family business. "I am so happy to help the Capuchins serve the poor, especially homeless women in the good tradition and memory of Julia Greeley."

BEVERLY STONE, BOARD MEMBER EMERITUS

Prior to her retirement, Beverly Stone worked in administrative positions for various companies, including the Denver Post. Her skills in organization and the management of data bases has been of incomparable help to the Julia Greeley Home. 

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Part-time Support Staff

JEAN TORKELSON contributes communications assistance to the Julia Greeley Home. She has over 35 years' experience in the communications industry as a news reporter and author, and owns and operates a freelance writing business, The Word Shop Inc.

CATHY YOSHA volunteers her time and 20 years' experience in nonprofit work to help the Julia Greeley Home. She previously worked at Bridgeway, a nonprofit organization for single mothers where she held positions as office manager, volunteer coordinator and board member. 

ANNE YANEZ volunteers her time to keep track of the bookkeeping aspects of the Julia Greeley home. She has many years’ experience in Office Management, and Bookkeeping working in both the for profit and not-for-profit organizations.