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.

Please note: While our team is working remotely, the best way to reach us is by email, as our office lines are currently disconnected.

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Lee Shainis
Exec Director and Co-Founder

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Leanne Chacon
Director of Teacher Services

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Gracie Freeman
Group Volunteer Manager

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Kelsey Harvey
Development Manager

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Cindy Taraska
Student Services Coordinator

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Emily Ashley
Data Entry Assistant

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Alma Chavez
Student Services Manager

Direct Line: 720-505-9476

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Rachel Fuchs
Director of Partner Services

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Krista Kennedy
Development & Partner Coordinator

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Becky Campbell-Howe
Director of Operations

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Yoli Chavez
Student Services Coordinator

Direct Line: 720-771-4986

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Norma Fuentes
Director of Student Services

Direct Line: 720-427-8152

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Kira Ross
Partner Services Manager

Direct line: 720-441-2249

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Erika Carlson
Grants & Evaluation Manager

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Jenny Desmond
Director of Development

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Debbie Goldman
Teacher Training Manager

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Aly Shea
Marketing & Messaging Manager

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Board of Directors

Laurie Mittenthal

Chair (Boulder)

  • Senior Manager | The Aspen Institute

Arnie Jacobson

Vice Chair (Boulder)

  • Founding Partner, QRC (The Qualitative Research Centre)
  • SVP Boulder County Partner
  • Current Intercambio Teacher

Greg Jones

Treasurer (Boulder)

  • Senior Vice President | FactSet StreetAccount
  • Managing Partner and Co-Founder | StreetAccount
  • Current Intercambio Teacher

Silvia Solis

Secretary (Longmont)

  • Bilingual Qualitative Research and Evaluation Associate
  • Joining Vision and Action Co-Lead
  • Immigrants and Refugees Census Complete Count Subcommittee

 

Carolina Beach

(Longmont)

  • Tax Administration Manager, State of California (retired)
  • Co-Founder, Horse d’oeuvres, LLC
  • Intercambio Teacher

  

Amanda Linsenmeyer

(Lafayette)

  • Director | CU Boulder Women's Resource Center

Matt McKinney

(Longmont)

  • Attorney | Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner, PC

James Mitchell

(Longmont)

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

Jonathan Munro

(Erie)

  • VP of Business Development Colorado | KeyBank

Joyce Neville

(Boulder)

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

Juan Pelaez

(Boulder)

  • CEO at 3Metas Corp.
  • Software Architect and Entrepreneur
  • Felipe's Dad
  • Rock Climber / Scuba Diver / Triathlon, Marathon and Ultra Marathon Racer / Ironman Racer

Maria Stepanyan

(Longmont)

  • Executive Director | Center for People With Disabilities