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CRC Board of Directors

Maggie Frasure

CRC Board Chair

Event Coordinator, The Colorado Trust

Gretchen Van De Carr

CRC Board Vice Chair

Founding Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Mary Zanotti

CRC Board Treasurer

Executive Director, Colorado Youth for a Change

Dan Dunlap

CRC Board Secretary

State Program Director, Corporation for National and Community Service

Lindsey Hodel

Program Manager, Western Conservation Foundation

Chantal Unfug

Director, Division of Local Government

Margie Joy

Executive Director, Pioneers Hospital Foundation

Sharon Liu

Program Manager, Colorado Office of Behavioral Health

Pat Greer

Assistant Professor, University of Denver

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.

Hannah Clemenson

Executive 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.

Stephanie Gommert

RPD Program Coordinator

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Stephanie is originally from Chiang Mai, Thailand and graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station with a B.S. in Biology, minoring in Neuroscience.  While at Texas A&M, Stephanie worked and volunteered with various health and international development focused organizations. She quickly developed a passion for promoting health and equity in economically disadvantaged communities. Before joining Community Resource Center, Stephanie served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cambodia. Through her role as a Community Health Educator, she had the opportunity to gain valuable skills in rural outreach, youth development, and project management. Stephanie is looking forward to being a part of CRC’s mission and vision, while expanding her knowledge of the non-profit sector and continuing to develop professionally. In her spare time, you can find Stephanie exploring her new home state of Colorado through hiking in the beautiful outdoors.

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.

Diana Pineda

Program Assistant

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For most of her life, Diana lived in Georgia, and it was in her college years at Armstrong State University where she found her passion for helping others through Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. In the organization, she spent a lot of time volunteering and committing to community service. This lead her to realize her calling is in nonprofits. Seeking a change, she moved to Colorado and discovered that CRC was the perfect fit for her. What better way to help others than to realize their mission and goals for incredible causes? Diana is fully dedicated to CRC’s vision and all the while, continuing to further her academic career at the University of Colorado Denver.

Emily Shamsid-Deen

Community Engagement Manager

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Emily Shamsid-Deen has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 13 years. She has worked in HIV/AIDS education and prevention as a direct service provider, managed a statewide training program supporting domestic violence organizations, and ran a statewide leadership development program for those working to advance social justice issues in Colorado. Most recently, she was an Adjunct Faculty at Denver University in the Graduate School of Social Work teaching social welfare policy analysis and practice. Emily holds a BA in Political Science and Black Studies from Colorado College and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University with an emphasis in Program Management. Emily is committed to working collaboratively with the nonprofit sector to increase their capacity to affect long-term systemic change in the communities they serve. Emily lives in Denver with her husband, two kids, and their dog Roscoe.

Bailey Smith

Program Coordinator

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Bailey is a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Public Affairs and Administration. During her time in school, she was part of the Capitol Scholars program which allowed her to intern with the Oklahoma State Senate. She later took this experience to travel to Washington, DC to intern for a member of Congress. Before joining Community Resource Center, Bailey spent her summer with Starfish Project, a nonprofit that helps women who have been victims of sex trafficking in China. With her passion for creating sustainable funding for nonprofits, Bailey is excited to be developing the Colorado Grants Guide and supporting the Colorado Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange. As an Oklahoma native, she enjoys spending time in the mountains and exploring the endless outdoor opportunities that Colorado has to offer. In her free time, Bailey loves to hike, play soccer, and cheer on the Oklahoma Sooners at Stoney’s.

Nellie Stagg

Associate Director of Rural Partnerships

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Stagg joins the Community Resource Center with a background in rural programmatic management, nonprofit capacity building, and data informed decision making. After graduating from the University of Connecticut, Nellie completed two years of national service with AmeriCorps NCCC in the Southwest Region. Following her service, she joined Serve Colorado – the Governor’s Commission on Community Service as a Program Officer, overseeing a portfolio rural and developing AmeriCorps programs across the state. At Serve Colorado Nellie built strong partnerships with nonprofits as they sought to meet their local needs through national service, and lead the development of the agency’s three year strategic plan.  Nellie is passionate about good design, sound data, and collective impact. When not driving across Colorado, she can be found at the library, in a makerspace, or in the garden.

Andrea Swan

Volunteer Engagement Manager

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Andrea Swan began her time at CRC as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. Since then, Andrea has streamlined CRC’s volunteer engagement strategies as the Rural Philanthropy Days Program Manager. Andrea has led an organizational effort to gain Service Enterprise Certification, and currently manages CRC’s statewide AmeriCorps programs. She has significant experience working in rural communities and developing relationships with key rural leadership. Andrea graduated with a B.S. in Applied Nutrition with a minor in Spanish from Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo. Prior to joining CRC, Andrea worked and volunteered with a variety of nutrition and health related nonprofits. Andrea has a passion for promoting the overall health and well-being of communities and believes this can be achieved by connecting individuals with the appropriate resources. When she is not in the office you can find Andrea baking, practicing yoga, listening to live music, traveling and taking advantage of Colorado’s many days of sunshine.

Americorps VISTA Members

Megan Carter

Rural Outreach and Research Associate

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Megan is from Longmont, Colorado and graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Psychology. During her time in Ohio she worked with national nonprofits such as Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity, All Above All, and NARAL to engage local and statewide communities through campus involvement. She has a background in statistical analysis and specializes in Industrial and Organizational psychology as well as experimental social psychology. Megan is excited to expand her work from Appalachia to Colorado and learn about the diverse issues of the different regions in her home state.

Joseph Hawkins

VISTA Leader

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Joseph is from Waldorf, Maryland and earned his B.S. in Electronic Media and Film from Towson University. For most of his college career, he was a peer mentor and volunteer coordinator for his fellow students. He has always had an interest in helping communities become healthier and more prosperous. He completed a previous AmeriCorps VISTA year with Center for Health Progress, where he provided health, education, immigration, and other resources for the community organizers located in Fort Morgan and Pueblo, Colorado. His work also focused on eliminating the barriers to timely, quality, and affordable health care that affect many Coloradans today. Joseph looks forward to providing support to the various VISTA’s located across the state with hopes that their VISTA years will be worthwhile and invaluable

Katelyn Kerker

Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate

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Katie is originally from a small rural town south of Buffalo, NY. and earned her M.A. in International Development with a focus on Conflict Resolution and post-conflict peacebuilding from the University of Denver in 2018. Prior to moving to Denver, Katie was the Program Coordinator for the Summer Institute for Human Rights and Genocide Studies, which educates Western New York youth on social justice and world issues while providing the students with the tools needed to ignite change in their communities. Katie also has 10 years of experience working within academic and public libraries. Working at her local public library throughout high school and college exposed her to the issues rural communities (especially her own) have accessing information and services and how important libraries and their services are to every community. Katie is excited to bring what she has learned in her hometown to CRC for her year of service. When she’s not working you can find Katie exploring the shelves at her local library to find her next great read, hiking the beautiful Colorado mountains with her dog, Clutch, or riding horses and learning to barrel race at her friend’s ranch.

Mairenie Duran

Statewide Social Media Associate

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Mairenie is originally from Bronx, NY. As a first generation American, she grew up in South Florida where she became a first generation college student at Miami-Dade College. She received her A.A. in Mass Communications and Journalism, and later attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL and obtained a B.S. in Social Sciences with minors in Mass Communication, Sociology, and Women & Gender Studies. Before serving for AmeriCorps, Mairenie was a Fundraising and Membership volunteer for WUCF TV (PBS), an Ambassador for UCF Cares, participated in prior digital media internships and served as a Campus Organizer for It’s On Us. She enjoys enhancing her media literacy skills while using them to assist the community. She plans on attending graduate school in the near future to obtain a master’s degree pertaining to media and globalization so she can continue to use media to help others.

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.

Casey Williams

Advocacy & Education Intern

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Casey Williams, originally from Texas, moved to Colorado in 2012 after graduating from New Mexico State University with a BS in Biology. For six years he worked in the biotech industry in various scientific roles. He first began volunteering with the Gender Identity Center of Colorado in January of 2017 and found a passion for social justice and advocacy work. He is currently a Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health candidate with the University of Denver and hopes his future work will mitigate health disparities in marginalized communities. He is excited about interning with the Community Resource Center to learn more about capacity building, advocacy, and civic engagement! When Casey isn’t busy doing homework, you can find him at the gym, visiting nurseries, and playing with his cats.