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

Leslie Baldwin

Grants Manager, Boettcher Foundation

Jaclyn Lensen

Senior Communications Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation

Brigid McRaith

Chief Executive Officer, Mile High Youth Corps

Aaron Miltenberger

Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of the San Luis Valley

Lorni Sharrow

Attorney, Moye White LLP

Chantal Unfug

Director, Division of Local Government

Jodi Walker

Executive Director, Kids At Their Best

CRC Team

Maria Fabula

President & CEO

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Since 2013, Maria has served as President & CEO of the Community Resource Center (CRC). Maria believes in the power of the nonprofit sector to drive meaningful change and promote health and justice in our communities.

With over two decades of experience leading the social sector to become more transparent, community-driven and collaborative, Maria has spent her career connecting government, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to improve the community. Maria works closely with individuals, their teams, and organizations to build trust, create a space for open dialogue, and harness the power of change.

Maria’s visionary leadership has led to milestone improvements at CRC including the transformation of the Rural Philanthropy Days program, addition of AmeriCorps VISTA and State/National programs, acquisition of the Colorado Participation Project and the Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange.  Since 2013, CRC’s budget has grown from under $500K to over $3 million, CRC’s staff has grown from 5 to 18 team members and CRC’s impact across the state of Colorado has been felt at every corner.

Appointed in 2014 to the Governor’s Commission on Community Service, Maria served as the Commission Chair from 2018 to 2020.  Maria was recognized as “Who’s Who in Impact Investing” by the Impact Finance Center and Denver Business Journal in 2017 and 2018 and is an Everything DiSC® Certified Facilitator.

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 and was recognized by the Denver Business Journal in 2018 as a Who’s Who in Impact Investing. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from Regis University.

Tammy Mulligan

Chief Operating Officer

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Tammy Mulligan is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Community Resource Center. Tammy joins CRC with a strong background in nonprofit leadership, both as a staff member and a board member. Her passion is working with organizations to offer opportunities to those who are ready to take the next step forward. Before joining CRC, Tammy served as the COO at Mi Casa Resource Center.  Her focus was leading nationally recognized programs in micro entrepreneurship and workforce development for low income minority community members combined with strong finance, HR and administration efforts.  Prior to that she served as the Executive Director of Denver Urban Matters (DenUM) for 15 years. Her work was focused on revenue growth, program evaluation, leadership development, and inclusivity efforts. In 2017 she led DenUM through a successful merger and spent time consulting with small organizations on operations, project management, and strategic opportunities. Tammy’s board service includes Denver’s Welfare Reform Board, Community Shares of Colorado, Colorado Participation Project, and numerous others all focused on helping individuals and organizations move forward.

Nellie Stagg

Senior Program Director

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Nellie Stagg is the Senior Program Director 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 of 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.

Alex McHenry

Senior Program Manager

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Alex brings over ten years of experience in the fields of education, leadership, and community engagement. As the Senior 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.

Elizabeth Berkeley

Grants Guide Manager

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Elizabeth Berkeley is the 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 Program Coordinator she is dedicated to providing the best programming to all Colorado communities.

Katy Sawyer

Associate Director of AmeriCorps Programs

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Katy Sawyer brings the perspective of having working in grassroots nonprofits in development countries as well as national nonprofits in the US to her role as the Associate Director of AmeriCorps Programs. Katy’s passion for national service began during her own AmeriCorps service. After graduating from Tufts University, Katy spent over 10 years working with Jumpstart, a national early childhood education organization, gaining experience in program management and development, AmeriCorps programs and funding, nonprofit fundraising and board management, and national campaigns. Deciding to combine her professional skills and experiences with her love of (and degrees in) international relations and Spanish, Katy moved to Nicaragua to work with organizations providing supplementary educational opportunities to children in Granada. Katy was excited to discover CRC and move to Colorado. In her free time, Katy can be found hiking and delighting in seeing snow again after five years in the tropics.

Megan Carter

AmeriCorps Program Manager

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Megan is an AmeriCorps Program Manager with Community Resource Center, working to support nonprofits and community groups across Colorado to build their capacity through national service. Megan holds a degree in Psychology from Ohio University where they first found their love for nonprofit work through local advocacy and grassroots organizing. Megan is an AmeriCorps VISTA alumni and enjoys creating the same transformative opportunity for others to participate in national service as they experienced themself. In their free time they like to hike, roller skate, paint, and spend time with their friends and loved ones.

Hannah Loiselle

ASN Program Coordinator

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Hannah is CRC’s AmeriCorps State and National Program Coordinator, supporting the COVID Containment program that mobilizes 75 AmeriCorps State and National members serving remotely across the state of Colorado to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Hannah received her degree in Global Studies and History from Loyola University Maryland, where she also held a leadership role in the Peace and Justice Studies Club. Hannah also led fellow college students on a variety of outdoor adventure trips including whitewater kayaking, climbing, and backpacking trips around the United States while pursuing her degree. Hannah has most recently served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at a small non-profit in Northern Colorado, supporting fundraising and program development that allowed the organization to bring on their first-ever salaried staff member. In her free time, Hannah enjoys traveling (pre-coronavirus), cooking, volunteering, hiking, trail running, disc golfing with friends, and backpacking.

Sofia Rodriguez

Event Coordinator

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Sofia is the Event Coordinator with Community Resource Center, working to support several of the programs that CRC has to offer. Most of Sofia’s work focuses on the Education Program and the Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program. Sofia graduated from The University of New Hampshire with a degree in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability. 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, camping, and soaking up the Colorado sunshine.

Abe Kaul

Finance Coordinator

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Abe serves as CRC’s Finance Coordinator. In this role, he helps coordinate the monthly financial statements of CRC and CRC programs, deals with the account payable and account receivable, and helps to coordinate the operations of CRC. Abe was born in Chicago, spent a few years in Miami before moving to Seattle, and finally to Denver in 2014; he has lived in all four time zones in the U.S. mainland. Abe received his B.A. from Linfield University and majored in Political Science and minored in History and Creative Writing. He then received his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law where he served as the Vice-President of the North American South Asian Law Students Association and helped plan and run their national conference in Washington D.C.  After Abe was done with school, he worked on political campaigns before moving to Denver to work for a political research firm for the 2014 Election Cycle.  Before starting at CRC, Abe worked at the Center for Legal Inclusiveness doing work in operations and finance. 

Abe loves the Denver sunshine, a nice change of scenery from the gray of Seattle, and enjoys reading, hiking Colorado’s beautiful trails, going to museums, and debating politics with his friends. 

Anna Toth

AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

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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. Anna is an AmeriCorps Program Coordinator for Community Resource Center, in this role she supports the AmeriCorps VISTA Program through member recruitment, onboarding, support, and more. Previously, Anna served as the Regional Engagement Associate Americorps VISTA with CRC. Anna also has prior experience as 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 is very excited to bring the skills and experiences that she has acquired to this role in order to best support Community Resource Center.

Tayah Wheeland

Executive Assistant

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Tayah Wheeland is the Executive Assistant at Community Resource Center. She is originally from Berkeley, California and received a master’s degree in International Affairs with a focus in environmental policy from UC San Diego. She has studied four foreign languages and worked, lived or travelled in more than 20 countries. Tayah has more than 10 years of experience in administrative roles in the private, public and non-profit sectors and has done volunteer work for non-profit organizations as a Spanish-language translator. In her free time Tayah loves visiting new places, going on picnics, hiking, watching documentaries, cooking, and making jewelry.

Casey Shivers

AmeriCorps State and National Program Coordinator

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Casey is one of CRC’s AmeriCorps State and National Program Coordinators, supporting Colorado’s COVID Containment program that mobilizes national service members serving remotely across the state to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Casey received her undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine from John Brown University, where she was also captain of the women’s basketball team. She then moved from Arkansas to Colorado and received her Master’s degree in Transpersonal Ecopsychology from Naropa University. Casey comes to CRC with over ten years of experience in the health care industry, where she created programming for addiction treatment facilities, fire departments, and professional sports teams. Casey most recently served as an AmeriCorps State and National member, herself, at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment where she served as a case investigator and contact tracer, preventing the spread of COVID19 in Colorado communities. In her free time, Casey enjoys taking road trips, doing anything outside, drag performers, reading comic books, and watching competition reality shows.

Americorps VISTA Members

Drew Bowling

Volunteer Engagement Associate

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Drew is CRC’s Volunteer Engagement Associate VISTA. Originally from Boise, Idaho, he graduated with a BA in history from the University of Maine in 2016. After a few stops, Drew served as a VISTA in Fargo, North Dakota. There he gained relevant experience engaging volunteers that he’s excited to bring to his current role. He moved to Denver in September and officially joined the CRC team in 2021.

On the weekends, Drew plays guitar with friends, hikes the Mountain West, and spends time with his foster cat.

Natalie Georgalas

Regional Engagement Associate

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Natalie is an AmeriCorps VISTA serving as the Regional Engagement Associate here at Community Resource Center. She grew up in rural Ohio, and recently graduated from Ohio State University where she majored in Environmental, Education, Development, and Sustainability with a focus on development work. She has served on development projects in Thailand, Tanzania, and her home state of Ohio. Prior to the pandemic, she was meant to join the Peace Corps in Nepal. She is excited to bring her experience with community development and rural communities to the CRC team. When not at work, Natalie can be found cooking, baking, trying new vegan restaurants, or going to concerts.

Kaylee Harter

Social Media and Marketing Associate

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Kaylee joined the team in January to serve as the Statewide Social Media and Marketing VISTA. She recently graduated from Ohio State where she majored in journalism and environmental geography. Previously, she served as editor-in-chief of Ohio State’s student paper, The Lantern, and held internships with the university’s marketing department and the Dayton Daily News.

She hopes to bring her skills in storytelling and audience engagement to her role with CRC and looks forward to building capacity within Colorado’s nonprofit sector.

Kaylee enjoys hiking, reading and traveling and is excited to explore Colorado.

CRC Interns

Yuri Shane

Advocacy Intern

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Yuri Shane is an Advocacy Intern working to support civic engagement programs at CRC like the Participation Project and Root Causes Network. As an immigrant from Myanmar, working on access to rights and services is a passion for her. She focuses her time outside her internship on increasing college and career access through a local nonprofit called Access Opportunity and pursuing her Master of Social Work degree at Metropolitan State University of Denver as a part-time student. While sleeping on the ground still seems like a strange hobby to her, Yuri loves to explore the outdoors with her family and puppy. She also loves using her kids as an excuse to do lots of crafting, swinging, sledding, and reading/watching things for a YA audience!

Kristen Ashworth

Advocacy Intern

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Kristen Ashworth (she/her/hers) is an Advocacy Intern working with the Participation Project and Root Causes Network. Kristen is in her second year at Metropolitan State University of Denver where she is pursuing her Master of Social Work. Kristen is passionate about LGBTQIA+ rights, reproductive justice, education rights, healthcare rights, and voting rights. In her free time, she loves to hike, read, play in the snow (because winter is her favorite season), listen to music/play the violin/sing, bake/cook, and spend time with her friends.

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.