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

Direct Line: 720-758-9201
303-996-0275 ext. 101

Bio

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Erika Carlson
Grants Manager

Direct Line: 720-758-9203
303-996-0275 ext. 103

Bio

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Jenny Desmond
Director of Development

Direct Line: 720-758-9206
303-996-0275 ext. 106

Bio

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Gina Garcia
East County Program Manager

Direct Line: 720-758-9221
or 720-771-4986

Bio

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Sarah James
National Program Manager

Direct Line: 720-758-9213
303-996-0275 ext. 113

Bio

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Emily Ashley
Data Entry Assistant

Direct Line: 720-758-9209
303-996-0275 ext. 109

Bio

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Leanne Chacon
Home Volunteer Manager

Direct Line: 720-758-9210
303-996-0275 ext.110

Bio

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Gracie Freeman
Group Volunteer Manager

Direct Line: 720-758-9220
303-996-0275 ext. 203

Bio

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Debbie Goldman
Teacher Trainer

Direct Line: 720-758-9218
303-776-7070 ext. 201

Bio

Coming soon
Geoffrey Miller
Boulder and East County Program Coordinator

(Boulder) 720-758-9204
(Lafayette) 720-758-9221

Bio

Claudia Baker
Claudia Baker
Strategic Development Manager

Direct Line: 720-758-9214
303-996-0275 ext. 114

Bio

Coming soon
Alma Chavez
Longmont Program Coordinator

Direct Line 720-758-9219
303-996-0275 ext.202

Bio

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Rachel Fuchs
Director of Programs

Direct Line: 720-758-9200
303-996-0275 ext. 100

Bio

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Marcie Gorman Smith
National Program Director

Direct Line: 720-758-9202
303-996-0275 ext. 102

Bio

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David Olivares
Graphic Design Assistant

303-996-0275

Bio

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Becky Campbell-Howe
Director of Operations

Direct Line: 720-758-9205
303-996-0275 ext.105

Bio

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Mayrelis “Maye” Cordero
Marketing & Communications Manager

Direct Line: 720-758-9208
303-996-0275 ext. 108

Bio

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Norma Fuentes
Longmont Program Manager

Direct Line: 720-758-9217
303-776-7070 ext. 200

Bio

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Raquel Habib
Community Intake Manager

Direct Line: 720-758-9211
303-996-0275 ext. 111

Bio

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Chanel Rodríguez
Boulder Program Manager

Direct Line: 720-758-9204
303-996-0275 ext. 104

Bio

Board of Directors

Carmela Weber

Chair  (Boulder)

  • Founder and Principal | Falletti Weber Consulting Group

 

Matt McKinney

Vice Chair (Longmont)

  • Attorney | Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner, PC

John Ricotta

Treasurer (Lafayette)

  • Vice President | First Bank Boulder

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Nicole A. Murad

Secretary (Boulder)

  • Immigration Attorney | Murad & Murad

Patty Delgado

(Boulder)

  • Treasurer | Boulder Valley Education Association
  • Spanish teacher | Centaurus High School

 

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

  

Amanda Griffin Linsenmeyer

(Lafayette)

  • Director | CU Boulder Women's Resource Center

Jim Hooton

(Boulder)

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

Deepa McCauley

(Longmont)

  • Board Member Callahan House
  • Volunteer Boulder County AIDS Project
  • Volunteer Ronald McDonald House
  • Diversity Steering Team | Baxter International
  • Current Intercambio Teacher

James Mitchell

(Boulder)

  • Co-Founder | Afghan-Ed
  • President | Mitchell Advertising (retired)
  • Founder | American Wilderness Experience
  • Board | Association of Independent Schools Admission professionals

Laurie Mittenthal

(Boulder)

  • Senior Manager | The Aspen Institute

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Jonathan Munro

(Erie)

  • Regional Banking Area President | Wells Fargo

Joyce Neville

(Boulder)

  • Technology and Financial Consultant (retired)
  • Board of Directors | Colorado Women’s Education Foundation
  • Current Intercambio Teacher

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(Lafayette)

  • Social Venture Partners | Boulder County

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(Boulder)

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