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

Pat Greer

CRC Board Secretary

Assistant Professor, University of Denver

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

Membership & Volunteer Coordinator

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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 customer service and she has worked in industries as varied as entertainment, software development, advertising, public radio and now 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. Membership & Volunteer Coordinator 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.

Ryan Smith

Director of People and Operations

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Ryan brings a decade of experience in nonprofit leadership, operations, strategy, and talent development. He worked internationally as a Peace Corps Volunteer (The Gambia, West Africa) and an ESL Teacher (South Korea). More recently, Ryan worked as Senior Director of Program Operations with Explore Schools of Brooklyn, an elementary school network serving under-resourced communities in central Brooklyn. Ryan also serves on the Board of Directors for Doodles Academy, a national arts education nonprofit. A native of rural Illinois and recent transplant to Colorado, Ryan loves to spend time running in the mountains, exploring Denver’s music scene, and taking long walks with his wife and dog.

Rebecca Gorrell

Chief Program Officer

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Rebecca brings nearly 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, advocacy, fund development, and adult education to CRC.  Prior to joining CRC, Rebecca served as Executive Director of the Colorado Participation Project and held roles with Seniors’ Resource Center and Regis University.  She is a contributor to the Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence, was recognized by the Denver Business Journal in 2018 as a Who’s Who in Impact Investing, and serves on the Fund Development committee for Cobalt (formerly NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado). Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from Regis University.

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.

Elizabeth Berkeley

Rural Philanthropy Days Program Coordinator

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Elizabeth Berkeley is the Rural Philanthropy Days Program Coordinator at Community Resource Center, working with hundreds of rural nonprofit leaders across the state to strengthen their organizations and communities. After getting a Masters in Public Health with a focus on Community Health Sciences Elizabeth pursued health education at the YMCA of Chicago. She has spent 6 years teaching nutrition, cooking, gardening and healthy lifestyles to students of all ages with a focus on personal development and social emotional learning. The energy and passion she brings to her work is demonstrated by her contagious enthusiasm to work with and help others. As the RPD Program Coordinator she is dedicated to providing the best programming to all Colorado communities.

Megan Carter

AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

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Megan is the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator with Community Resource Center, working to support 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 they experienced themself.

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.

Alex McHenry

Community Engagement Program Manager

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Alex brings over ten years of experience in the fields of education, leadership, and community engagement. As the Community Engagement Program Manager, Alex oversees CRC’s civic engagement programs including the Participation Project and The Root Causes Network helping nonprofits to build and strengthen their advocacy efforts. While born and raised in Denver, Alex has spent the majority of her adult life moving around the US and abroad, including living in Kenya and Malaysia, and she is happy to once more be settled in the sunny state of Colorado. Alex has a masters’ degree in conservation social science and is passionate about working at a systems level to tackle complex social issues. In her free time, Alex can be found hiking, playing volleyball, or exploring one of Denver’s many thrift stores.

Herick Acosta

Operations and Finance Assistant

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Herick is a Denver native, and graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, minoring in Computer Science. At DU he was President of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, and Vice President of the DU Francoscope Club. He is a proponent of servant leadership, and wants to use his network and knowledge of finance and technology to improve, optimize, and  innovate operations and financial systems for CRC. In his free time he enjoy’s bouldering and rock climbing, exploring the Rockies, looking for swimming holes, and listening to music.

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!

Marissa Sanchez

Social Media and Marketing Associate

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Marissa is from Lubbock, Texas and graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising. She moved to Dallas, Texas and spent two years working for various lifestyle and product brands doing social media marketing and content creation. Now as an Americorps Vista, she has now uses those skills to promote capacity building here at Community Resource Center. When she’s not here at CRC, you can find her checking out the vibrant Denver music, art, and dance scene.

CRC Volunteer Spotlight

Betty Allen-Parrish

Colorado Grants Guide® Research Volunteer

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.