Joyce Schlose Bio

Joyce Schlose, Partner

Joyce is an experienced nonprofit executive with over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit community.  Known for her innovative program development, and strategic planning, she is a passionate leader skilled in human resource management, project development, strategic planning, training, team building, human services program development, operations, and process improvement.   With a strong understanding of the full range of program delivery, program evaluation and the Human Resource issues which nonprofits face, she has a proven track record with organizations of all sizes. 

Joyce was responsible for operation and leadership for Goodwill Denver’s Workforce Development division which existed to reverse the cycle of poverty for struggling individuals in our community.  Under her leadership, Goodwill Industries of Denver grew from serving just over 1,000 individuals to over 21,000.  She led her team into expanded career development programming to serve not just the disabled population, but also at-risk youth and struggling adults. She was also the senior executive over the Human Resource Division which served the 1500 employees of Goodwill Denver.

Joyce is committed to building great non-profits that run more efficiently and effectively as well as helping organizations increase capacity so that they can change the lives of the people they serve in a meaningful and measurable way.  She has a proven track record of building strong teams and helping them clearly articulate their real outcomes and impact. 

Most recently, Joyce has been consulting with small non-profits on executive development, board development, by-law reviews and revisions, and program improvement.  She has also been working on a special project for one of the major school districts in the metro area. 

Highlights :

  • Developed programs that were proven to reverse the cycles of poverty for at-risk youth, disadvantaged and disabled adults.
  • Awarded the Watkins Award for Mission Advance by Goodwill Industries International, a highly competitive and prestigious award.
  • Created programs that served over 21,000 people annually.
  • Managed a Division budget of $10M and grants of $1.2M annually
  • Created one of the first program evaluation programs within Goodwills nationwide
  • Named one of the 150 Unsung Heroes in Denver by the Rocky Mountain News.