We’ve got a super awesome team of staff and board members

We are a diverse team who passionately work together to make communities safer, stronger and more prosperous.

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Lee Shainis
Exec Director and Co-Founder

303-996-0275 ext. 4

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Leanne Chacon
Volunteer Manager

tel:303-996-0275 ext.110

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Rachel Fuchs
Director of Programs

303-996-0275 ext. 5

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Marcie Gorman Smith
National Program Director

303-996-0275 ext. 6

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Chanel Rodríguez
Boulder Program Manager

303-996-0275 ext. 3

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Emily Ashley
Data Entry Clerk

303-996-0275 ext. 108

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Mayrelis “Maye” Cordero
Marketing & Development Coordinator

303-996-0275 ext. 108

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Norma Fuentes
Longmont Program Manager

303-776-7070 ext. 3

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Raquel Habib
Community Intake Manager

303-996-0275 ext. 0

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Becky Campbell-Howe
Business Manager

tel:303-996-0275 ext.105

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Jenny Desmond
Community Events Manager

303-996-0275 ext. 106

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Gina Garcia
Longmont Program Coordinator

303-776-7070 ext. 3

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Sarah James
National Program Coordinator

303-996-0275 ext. 113

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Erika Carlson
Grants Manager

303-996-0275 ext. 103

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Kristine Edwards
Director of Ops & Development

303-996-0275 ext. 107

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Debbie Goldman
Teacher Trainer

303-776-7070 ext. 4

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Karina Javier-Jensen
Lafayette Program Manager

720-771-4986

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Board of Directors

Jane McConnell

Chair (Boulder)

  • Co-chair | School Readiness Committee at The Community Foundation
  • Board of Directors | I Have a Dream Foundation
  • Volunteer | Emergency Family Assistance Association

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Dan Thomas

Vice Chair (Boulder)

  • Vice President | Friendship Bridge
  • Treasurer | Colorado Alzheimer's Association
  • Chair | Boulder County Housing and Human Services Citizens Advisory Committee

John Ricotta

Treasurer (Lafayette)

  • Vice President | First Bank Boulder

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Nicole A. Murad

Secretary (Boulder)

  • Immigration Attorney | Murad & Murad

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Terry Britton

(Boulder)

  • President | Cunningham Farms LLC

Virginia Dutkin

(Niwot)

  • HR Manager | Fresca Foods Inc.
  • Community Grants Committee Member and Volunteer | Longmont Community Foundation
  • Master's Candidate | University of Colorado School of Public Affairs
  • Current Intercambio Teacher

Jim Hooton

(Boulder)

  • CEO and Founder | Vertiba
  • Volunteer | I Have A Dream Foundation

Maud Huey-Kenyon

(Boulder)

  • Boulder Valley Rotary Club | Board of Directors and Program Chair for 2011-12
  • Boulder Community Counseling, Psychotherapist

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Basho Mosko

(Boulder)

  • CEO and creator | BASHO & FRIENDS
  • Voting member | Recording Academy
  • Semi-finalist | Ashoka Changemakers Challenges Play2Learn and Children's Wellbeing

Matt McKinney

(Longmont)

  • Attorney | Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner, PC

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Jonathan Munro

(Erie)

  • Regional Banking Area President | Wells Fargo

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Lizette Peña

(Boulder)

  • CPA | Peña Consulting, Inc.
  • Leadership Boulder County 2010 Alumni

Carmela Weber

(Boulder)

  • Founder and Principal | Falletti Weber Consulting Group

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(Lafayette)

  • Social Venture Partners | Boulder County

board_sandy_younghansSandy Younghans

(Boulder)

  • Bd of Directors | Friendship Bridge
  • Advisory Board | Boulder International Film Festival
  • Past Bd Pres | Women’s Health
  • Alumni | Leadership Boulder County
  • Alumni | DU Law School