Board Chair

Jo Ellen Christian, MA.

Board Chairperson

Jo Ellen serves as Chairperson of Healing Strides Inc. With more than 8 years of experience counseling clients with addictions, trauma, and depression, mentoring, and teaching, Jo Ellen understands and communicates to the board and the community, the challenges that  Healing Strides, Inc’s clients face.  She has extensive training, certification, and over 9 years experience […]

Nitish K Matthew MA, LPC

Vice Chairman

Nitish is the Vice-Chairman of Healing Strides Inc. His 10+ years of experience working for non-profit charitable organizations provides insights into the successful business practices, fundraising, and ethical policies necessary for effective charities. Nitish is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and supervises counseling interns and Master’s level Counselors at the Denver Rescue Mission. His management, teaching, and […]

Kevin M. Christian


Kevin’s experience setting up and running small businesses to mid-sized corporations provides expertise necessary for researching funding opportunities, producing financial projections and budgets, and general business planning. Healing Strides also uses his writing skills and public speaking experience for sales presentations and marketing for Healing Strides, Inc. Kevin serves as Treasurer of Healing Strides Inc. He offers his extensive […]

H. Keith Christian, Jr.


H. Keith Christian currently serves on 3 non-profit boards in addition to his role as Secretary for Healing Strides Inc. His years serving on the board of non-profit businesses such as credit unions provides invaluable advice for the set-up, policy development, and governance of Healing Strides Inc. Keith has designed projects, products and services, and […]