Elena Wilken

Executive Director
(303) 863-0124

Background: Elena brings 15 years of Colorado politics and association management to the Housing Colorado team. After graduating honors from Penn State University with a bachelor's in Political Science, she managed logistics for a traveling bugle corps, baked bread, ran phones for a mutual fund company and produced title reports. Much to her parent's relief, she was hired as Assistant Director for the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASTA) in 2002 and was promoted to Executive Director in 2007. She completed an MBA at CU Denver in 2017.

Her most significant accomplishments (to date) are working with a statewide coalition to pass transportation funding legislation, rationalizing financial systems, and managing more than 30 statewide and 2 national conferences with steadily increasing sponsorship and registration. She is an unconventional strategist, builds strong and lasting relationships, and is skilled at identifying and articulating core issues. 

Duties include: Leadership and expertise on affordable housing issues; directs advocacy and legislative work; reports to Board of Directors; executes financial and strategic management; public face of association.


  Rachel Massman

Conference and Event Manager

Background: Rachel moved to Colorado from Missouri in 2013 and started her professional career in the hotel industry. Including her hotel background, she also brings with her four years of event planning and membership experience in the non-profit and association sector. She is an active member of CSAE serving as a past co-chair of the Membership Committee and now as a member of the Professional Development Committee. 

Duties include: Manages all annual conference planning and logistics; manages all other event planning and logistics throughout the year; supports the conference, education, awards, and young professionals committees; assists members with event registrations. 


Dora Grace

Membership and Communications Coordinator 

Background: Dora moved to Colorado in 2017 after holding a variety of professional positions in New York City, including roles as a corporate executive assistant and digital media analyst. Her knowledge of affordable housing issues increased after volunteering with displaced survivors of Superstorm Sandy, and she is excited to contribute her skills towards supporting Housing Colorado’s mission.

Duties include: Providing resources and support to members; overseeing the annual membership campaign; managing communications, including newsletters, website content, and social media; overseeing membership database best practices and maintenance; providing onsite support for events.

Phillip Enmark

Office Administrator

Background: Phillip moved to Colorado from Minnesota in 1995 and started his career as an elementary school teacher. After 12 years, he left education and has worked in human resources, training, and office administration. Phillip has degrees in Education, Literacy, and Business Administration.

Duties include: Managing the office; organizing financial documentation; answering the main phone line; assisting with event logistics.



Sarah Riopelle
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
(303) 863-0123

Sarah Riopelle is passionate about association management and communications. She has worked for the Muscular Dystrophy Association where she marketed educational programs for the Northern Colorado community. Prior to Housing Colorado, Sarah worked for the Financial Planning Association as the chapter relations associate where she provided communication and support to chapters across the county. Sarah has a degree in journalism from Colorado State University with an emphasis in public relations.

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