CRC MAIN: 303.623.1540 or 800.516.6284

CRC Board of Directors

Mary Zanotti

CRC Board Vice Chair

Executive Director, Colorado Youth for a Change

Dan Dunlap

CRC Board Treasurer

State Program Director, Corporation for National and Community Service

Pat Greer

CRC Board Secretary

Assistant Professor, University of Denver

Gretchen Van DeCarr

Founding Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Lindsey Hodel

Program Manager, Western Conservation Foundation

Chantal Unfug

Director, Division of Local Government

Margie Joy

Executive Director, Pioneers Hospital Foundation

Eddie Perez

Consultant, Tierra Firma Consulting

Lorni Sharrow

Attorney, Moye White LLP

Jaclyn Lensen

Senior Communications Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation

CRC Team

Maria Fabula

President & CEO

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Maria brings more than 17 years of experience in nonprofit management, fund development, volunteer engagement, collaboration and business development.  Maria has extensive experience delivering training and consulting services to increase nonprofit capacity. Maria earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at San Diego Revelle College and has spent a majority of her career connecting government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private enterprises to improve community. Her experience includes leadership positions with the Nonprofit Support Center, the Junior Statesmen Foundation and the California State Senate. She is the past president of the Nipomo Area Recreation Association and resides in Castle Rock with her husband and three children.

Toddy Walters

Executive Assistant

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Toddy is a native of Denver by way of London, Los Angeles and Santa Fe, all places she honed life experience. Her professional background is in HR and executive assistance, where she has supported C-level folks in industries as varied as entertainment, software development, advertising, public radio and now in the nonprofit sector with Community Resource Center.  Having been immersed in social justice and environmental studies at Antioch University in Los Angeles, she is thrilled to be a part of CRC’s mission and vision and looks forward to making a difference. Executive Assistant by day, diva by night, Toddy is a singer/songwriter/actress who loves to create art and cook in her spare time with her partner and her dog, Murphy.

Hannah Clemenson

Finance and Operations Coordinator

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Hannah graduated from American University with a double major in Political Science and Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG). While in Washington, she had the opportunity to work for two Congressmen and run a grassroots fundraising operation. Hannah returned to her hometown in western Pennsylvania for a congressional campaign. She then moved to Denver where she worked to run daily operations in the Aurora Public Defender’s Office and at Project New America before joining the CRC team. In her free time Hannah enjoys practicing yoga, baking, and gardening.

Rebecca Gorrell

Director of Education and Leadership Development

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Rebecca brings 17 years of experience in nonprofit management, advocacy, fund development, and community engagement to CRC.  Most recently Rebecca served as Executive Director of the Colorado Participation Project and has held roles with Seniors’ Resource Center and Regis University.  She has trained nonprofits across the country and is a contributor to the Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Nonprofit Management from Regis University. She serves on the Fund Development Committee for NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado.

Nellie Stagg

Director of Rural Programs

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Nellie Stagg is the Director of Rural Programs at Community Resource Center, working with hundreds of rural nonprofit leaders across the state to strengthen their organizations and communities. Nellie has a background in rural programmatic management, nonprofit capacity building, and data informed decision making. A proud AmeriCorps NCCC alumni, Nellie understands the value of national service and the impact it can have on individuals, organizations, and communities. As a former Program Officer with Serve Colorado – the Governor’s Commission on Community Service, Nellie brings the unique perspective of having been a grant maker overseeing a portfolio rural and developing programs across the state. When not driving across Colorado, she can be found at the library, in a makerspace, or in the garden.

Megan Carter

AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

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Megan is the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator with Community Resource Center, working to nonprofits and community groups across Colorado to build their capacity through AmeriCorps service. Megan has a background in statistical analysis and specializes in Industrial and Organizational psychology as well as experimental social psychology. Megan is an AmeriCorps VISTA alumni and enjoys creating the same transformative opportunity for others to participate in national service as she experienced herself.

Josh Dix

Field Manager

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Josh is the Field Manager for the Participation Project at Community Resource Center. His canvassers work in both urban and rural Colorado, helping community members register to vote. He is a recent transplant from Athens, Georgia. He holds a PhD in Political Science and International Affairs. Josh’s research focuses on the relationship between food security and interpersonal trust. After completing his degree, he worked as a lecturer in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia, teaching courses on democracy, civil society, public opinion, environmental politics, political institutions, and terrorism and counterterrorism. Before his time in Athens, he served in the Peace Corps as a University TEFL Volunteer in international universities in both Uzbekistan and Moldova. With his passion for education, community development, and civil society, Josh is excited to be a member of the CRC team.

Sophia Hackett

Event Assistant

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Sophie holds a BSW in Social Work from Hope College as well as a MSW in Social Work with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and Policy from the University of Denver. She brings experience in macro practice, involving funding and grant development, as well as marketing strategies for underrepresented non-profit initiatives. Sophie’s background includes project planning for programs surrounding culturally-responsive interventions for diverse student populations, as well as marginalized adult communities. Sophie’s values for macro social work are founded on her passion for advocating for large-scale social and systems policy change.

Sofia Rodriguez

Event Coordinator

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Sofia is from Boston, Massachusetts and a recent graduate from the University of New Hampshire. She studied Environmental Conservation and Sustainability where she found her passions for protecting the environment and educating others on sustainable practices. Previous to her role at CRC, she was an Events Assistant at another nonprofit and brings event coordination skills from her time interning at the UNH Sustainability Institute. Sofia is excited to be apart of CRC’s mission and vision and make a difference across Colorado. Sofia recently packed up her car and moved out to Denver in the summer of 2019. In her free time Sofia enjoys hiking, knitting, cooking and soaking up the Colorado sunshine.

Americorps VISTA Members

Anna Toth

Regional Engagement Associate

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Anna is from Arlington, Virginia and graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Before serving with Americorps, Anna was the Research Assistant for the National Association of State Boards of Education, as well as the Development and Donor Relations intern with Selah Freedom. Anna’s prior experience in information tracking, data mapping, and generating reports will help her serve CRC’s mission to support nonprofits in rural Colorado. She is excited to use her knowledge and skills to serve those communities in Colorado who need the most help, as well as learn about all of the great work that these organizations are doing for their communities. As she is brand new to Colorado, when Anna is not working she can be found exploring all that Denver and Colorado has to offer!

Corie Ufert

AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

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Corie hails from Houston, Texas originally, but she’s spent the last few years on the road. After graduating with her B.S. in Public Health & Epidemiology she served her first term of AmeriCorps VISTA in eastern Oregon, working to prevent opioid overdoses in rural communities. Next, she moved to West Virginia to continue this work on behalf of the CDC Foundation. She is currently pursuing her M.P.H in Health Marketing and Promotion through George Washington University. Corie is passionate about giving back and uplifting others in her work and free time. Her hobbies also include hiking, cooking, painting, and spending time with her pug, Luna.

Elise Neidecker

Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate

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Elise is a Columbus, Ohio native and a recent graduate of Kenyon College where she earned her B.A. in Sociology, French, and Spanish. Having discovered a passion for community development during high school and college, Elise is thrilled to be serving in a capacity building role as an AmeriCorps VISTA with CRC. Elise has had the opportunity to build her nonprofit administration skills through internships with organizations both at home and abroad, including Catholic Social Services and Local Matters in Columbus, Ohio, Sprout City Farms in Denver, Colorado, and Acción del Consumidor in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She also brings volunteer management insight to her role from her experience organizing volunteer opportunities for the members of Kenyon’s community service organization. In her free time, Elise can be found cooking, exploring, or sipping a cappuccino at a local coffee shop.

Hannah Rose

Outreach and Impact Associate

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Hannah is from the suburbs northwest of Chicago and graduated from the University of Denver in 2018 with a BA in International Studies and minors in Public Policy and French. During undergrad, Hannah discovered her love for education and social justice as a Violence Prevention Peer Educator training community members on by-stander intervention and consent for three years. In her senior year, she was nominated into a leadership position where she strengthened gender violence education and advocacy efforts through managing campus policies. When she’s not at work, she can be found on a moderate hike in the mountains, eating tacos, taking long naps, or binge-watching anything crime related.

CRC Volunteer Spotlight

Betty Allen-Parrish

Research Volunteer

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Betty Allen-Parrish, currently is a Research Volunteer, editing and researching the Colorado Grants Guide® since March 2011. She has recently been assisting with grant proposal writing and has participated in a number of trainings offered at CRC. Previously, she completed activities in a number of departments as an Intern at the Anschutz Medical Center and at a local television station. Betty has dedicated her career to promoting a stronger community through education, healthcare and telecommunications sectors. She has a wide range of experiences in K-12 public and private urban school settings. She holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees in French and Special Education as well as a Doctoral degree in Education.