Isabel McDevitt is the CEO of Bridge House – a Boulder, CO-based nonprofit committed to solving homelessness one person at a time. Since joining Bridge House in March of 2012, Isabel founded the Ready to Work program which breaks expensive cycles of homelessness, joblessness and incarceration through employment and housing. Isabel founded and manages two social enterprises including Community Table Kitchen and the Ready to Work outdoor crew. Isabel also oversees Bridge House’s basic needs programming called Path to Home which provides shelter and case management to over 100 unique homeless individuals each month. Isabel has over 18 years of experience working in workforce development, community affairs, and social enterprise. For 10 years, Isabel was a part of the senior leadership team for business development, government relations, and community engagement strategies at The Doe Fund, a transitional employment and housing organization serving homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals in New York City. At The Doe Fund, Isabel founded two ventures creating jobs in the fields of pest management and biodiesel conversion and ran several other social enterprises employing over 400 formerly homeless and jobless people. Since relocating to Boulder, Colorado in 2006, Isabel has served on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Wilderness Institute, is a partner with Social Ventures Partners of Boulder County, and co-chairs the Coordinating Committee of the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative, and is a member of Boulder County’s Homeless Solutions Board. In 2017, she was accepted as a Livingston Fellow with the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Isabel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Sociology.
Ready to Work Program Director
Community Table Kitchen Executive Chef
Director of Development
Path to Home Director
Director of Outdoor Operations
To contact our Volunteer Coordinator email Scott Medina at Scott@boulderbridgehouse.org
To contact our Development Director email Emily Messina at Emily@boulderbridgehouse.org