Meet the Team

Zoe LeBeau, CEO

Zoe LeBeau is the CEO of BeauxSimone Consulting, a women-owned, small business that specializes in assisting communities develop and manage high-quality supportive housing.

Zoe brings over 25 years of hands-on and direct experience in all aspects of housing, service development and implementation. In her 25-year career, Zoe has worked on over 2,000 units of housing that range from transitional, permanent supportive, multi-family affordable and homeownership. Zoe has developed multiple programs including the Women In Construction Training Project, which trains low-income women and men of color to build homeless housing and helps them get jobs in the construction field. Zoe plays a national role in public policy work to secure more funding for supportive housing. She recently was a leading force behind a pilot project to bring new operating and services dollars to Indian Country to help house homeless veterans (HUD Tribal VASH). Zoe is also a nationally recognized trainer and expert on supportive housing in tribal communities and is regularly asked to speak at national conferences and events. Recently, Zoe was the keynote speaker at the National American Indian Housing Council’s annual legal symposium as well as at the Colorado National Association of Housing Authorities.

For the past 5 years, Zoe has been leading the effort in 3 states: Colorado, Utah and New Mexico to build a pipeline of supportive housing across the states, using a community based approach. To date, 1900 units have been produced, with another 800 in production. Zoe often plays the role of project manager or owner’s representative and has worked directly for and with non-profits, state governments, faith based organizations and Native American Tribes.

Zoe’s work philosophy is that the client is the most important part of any supportive housing community. She is direct and honest with clients about the most effective way to get things done.

Katie Symons, CFO

Katie Symons is CFO of BeauxSimone Consulting and brings a diverse past to this work, having worked in K-12 and higher education, the non-profit and for-profit sectors and with local and state governments for close to twenty years. She brings a deep appreciation for community engagement and inclusiveness when approaching work in affordable housing and homelessness.

Katie served two years as the Program Manager for Denver’s Road Home, the City’s homeless plan, where she oversaw emergency shelter and street outreach efforts, coordinated nine Project Homeless Connect events and managed community engagement with various neighborhoods. Katie then consulted with Governor Hickenlooper’s Office of Community Partnerships, leading a statewide effort to help communities assess the needs of their most vulnerable and at-risk populations around the state of Colorado. This work led to the development of strategies for youth, families and veterans experiencing homelessness as part of the national 100,000 Homes Campaign and ultimately was a stepping stone for the work Katie does now. Katie has worked on multiple strategic plans and “needs assessments” and likes to help communities think strategically about the big picture, while also celebrating short-term “wins”. She enjoys bringing people together to figure out innovative approaches to housing projects, while keeping an eye toward the details and numbers in any given project. Katie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Languages & Literature (Spanish) from Whitman College and a Master’s degree in Higher Education with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change from the University of Denver. While pursuing her master’s, Katie worked at DU in the Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning as well as with the Social Justice Living & Learning Community. Her experiences with young people constantly inform her work in community development.

Brigid Korce, Supportive Housing Consultant

Brigid Korce has been working in affordable housing for nearly twenty years and with BeauxSimone Consulting since 2015, focusing on Supportive Housing, including Tribal HUD-VASH.

Brigid is committed to affordable housing as a way to build equity, stability, and health for all and has significant direct service and program management experience. From 2014 through 2021, Brigid worked for a  Southwest Colorado housing non-profit, working with federal and state-funded housing programs including CoC, VASH, Housing Counseling, Housing Choice Vouchers, CSBG, CDBG, ESG, and affordable housing development that resulted in a Permanent Supportive Housing development called Espero Apartments.

Cathy Harris, Project Manager

Cathy brings decades of experience as a project manager and owners’ representative. With a background in architecture, she understands the discipline, and guides clients through the process. Cathy listens to the reasons why the project is important, advocates for the client, and keeps the team focused on the vision. Collaboration and transparency inform her process when partnering with clients and the team. She is not afraid of difficult conversations. Cathy builds trust and provides a steady presence.

Cathy made a career shift to blend her decades of experience with meaningful work. It grew from a desire to serve people and make a difference, no matter how big or small. Prior to joining BeauxSimone, Cathy was a Vice President at JLL for 13 years. She was an Account Lead for a confidential global technology company. Her time was spent overseeing projects throughout North and South America. The role required client relationship management, building and leading internal teams to respond to RFP’s, preparing Quarterly Business Reports, developing, and fostering diverse partners and relationships, and mentoring people. The remaining time, Cathy managed a team of three people who focused on industrial space, healthcare, and tenant improvements. Her responsibilities included executing projects, business development, mentoring, broker relationships, team culture, and maintaining relationships with industry and vendor partners. Prior to JLL, she was a Director/Project Manager at BurkettDesign/EUA for 12 years.

Cathy holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. After hours, she spends time cycling and volunteering for Tru Community Care (Hospice): Patient Care, Newly Bereved Group Facilitation, Healing Circles (Kids Grief Groups), as well as Healing with Horses.

Suenary Philavanh, Administrative Support

Suenary Philavanh is a contractor with BeauxSimone Consulting. She provides administrative support to the team. She has a passion for community-centered work and values diversity, equity, and compassion.

Suenary Philavanh started her career in supportive housing in 2020 as a front desk agent for an urban supportive housing that provides services for Indigenous individuals and families. From this role, she learned about trauma-informed care and harm reduction in practice. Within a few years, she became a trusted staff member that clients felt safe to be around. In Suenary’s current work, she provides administrative assistance BeauxSimone Consulting. She organizes and facilitates project meetings, maintains team schedules and deadlines, completes administrative forms, creates and updates training material such as agendas, PowerPoint files, registration and evaluation forms, and more. She is continuing to learn more about PSH in tribes and tribal communities, specifically about supportive housing services and the theoretical principles of trauma-informed design from her mentors at BeauxSimone Consulting. Suenary graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth and earned her bachelor’s degree in International Studies, BA.

Angel Hurtado, Supportive Services Expert 

Angel Hurtado is a contractor with BeauxSimone Consulting. Her work focuses on housing retention strategies for those living in supportive housing and training staff. Angel brings a multitude of experience in service to vulnerable populations.

Angel has worked for Volunteers of America for over 13 years and currently is a Senior Director there, responsible for the overall functioning of VOA’s youth programs, residential facilities, and services enriched housing. She is currently the first woman Board Chair for Rocky Mountain Communities and has served on that board for over 9 years. Angel’s work history prior to VOA, includes working as a clinical case manager and a program administrator/coordinator for several community mental health centers and community center boards across the state. She also has a proven track record of obtaining results and managing operations in three separate industries: social service agencies, mortgage lending and income tax preparation. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. Angel strives to play a key role in advocating for the most vulnerable of populations and is committed to impacting their lives by bringing about change through improving systems and services.

Rocky Cordray, Harm Reduction Expert 

Rocky Cordray is a contractor with BeauxSimone Consulting. He is an expert on harm reduction strategies for those living in supportive housing and training staff.

Rocky Cordray has been working in case management for over 10 years in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the creator of Housing Survival, an advanced harm-reduction class that holistically addresses the law of the street in order to help those experiencing homelessness to maintain housing once they obtain it.