Who We Are


We Are Denver Homeless Out Loud

Meet our Team!

Ana Sofia Cornelius Executive Director of Social Change and Advocacy

(she, hers, ella)

Ana Sofia Cornelius is a lifelong (40+ years) social justice activist. Originally from Venezuela, she has lived in Denver for 7 years. Ana is an Organizer with Denver Homeless Out Loud and their first full time staff person. Ana amalgamates lived experience,  education, and work contributions. Ana has been homeless twice, as a youth and as a parent. Ana has worked as a service provider as a shelter worker (The Delores Project, St. John’s- Green Bay), as a case manager and case manager supervisor in housing ( The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Volunteers of America) and managed coordinated entry into housing for families for Denver Metro (OneHome Families system). Ana holds a B.A. in Democracy and Justice studies and 12 credits towards a Masters in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, graduating cum laude, and Phi Kappa Phi. Ana is married with 9 children and 4 grandchildren. Ana enjoys spending time in nature and engaging in ceremony.

Benjamin Dunning Historian

(he, him)

Ben is 55 year resident Denver including 4 1/2 years living homeless on the streets. Ben was among the original founders of Denver Homeless Out Loud. Benjamin brings his lived experience and never having been an “activist” a perspective to ensure the message shared from the homeless community is not corrupted by political opportunists. Truth and data are important to the former Geology/Chemistry Major who spent some time working in the pharmaceutical industry in regulatory compliance. Ben has been in Denver so long he can remember when “The Bears” meant baseball at mile high stadium, the “Rockies” meant hockey at McNichols Sports arena, and the Basketballs were red, white and blue. 

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