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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

Aaron Miltenberger

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

Eddie Perez

Consultant, Tierra Firma Consulting

Lorni Sharrow

Attorney, Moye White LLP

Chantal Unfug

Director, Division of Local Government

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.

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 enjoys bouldering and rock climbing, exploring the Rockies, looking for swimming holes, and listening to music.

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.

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.

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.

Gabrielle Healy

Field Coordinator

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Gabrielle is the Field Coordinator for Community Resource Center’s Participation Project. Her work focuses on organizing voter registration with community partners for the 2020 election.  She brings several years of community organizing experience, working on election initiatives and voter registration across the US and the Front Range. Gabrielle graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in Art History and Anthropology in 2017. Her work is shaped though an equity lens and a strong desire to empower communities in the democratic process. In her free time you can find her taking care of her plants, creating new DIYs, and exploring the great outdoors.

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.

Andrew Schwartz

Executive Coordinator

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Andrew is CRC’s Executive Coordinator, supporting the President & CEO in several administrative, fund development, and fiduciary capacities. Andrew was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and attended Colorado College where he majored in political science. At Colorado College, Andrew served as the chair of the Political Science Advisory Committee and co-chair of the Democratic Dialogue Project, bringing together students from CC and cadets from the Air Force Academy to engage in social and political discussion. After graduating from CC, Andrew spent two years as a member of El Pomar Foundation’s Fellowship Program, where he directed six of the Foundation’s community stewardship programs and assisted with the Foundation’s distribution of more than $24 million in grants.

Andrew loves reading books about the U.S. Supreme Court, collecting records, going to independent movie theaters, and fly fishing. In 2017, he guided at a remote fly fishing lodge in Iliamna, Alaska.

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.

Toddy Walters

Membership and 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 and 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.

Americorps VISTA Members

Ermina Lee

Regional Engagement Associate

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Ermina is our newest Regional Engagement Associate and hails from Portland, Oregon, where she graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Biology. There, she gained experience in nonprofit communications and outreach, working to promote health equity through the Black Girls Equity Alliance. She also worked as a research assistant at the University of Pittsburgh Hillman Cancer Center, which furthered her skills in data analysis and synthesis. As an AmeriCorps VISTA, she is excited to use data to increase the capacity of rural nonprofits in Colorado, serving as a community ally. When not at work, Ermina loves hiking and is excited to adventure all over Colorado!

Chris Ma

Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate

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Chris Ma grew up in China and is now a Colorado resident who majored in English Education at Guizhou Education University in China. She has professional teaching and administration experience and until recently was CRC’s Events & Training Volunteer. We are happy to have her as our Donor & Volunteer Engagement Associate VISTA. In her free time, Chris loves singing with friends at KTV (Chinese Karaoke Bar), reading at home and writing book reviews. Her experience volunteering at an elephant camp in Thailand made the elephant her favorite animal; she looks forward to traveling there again.

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.

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!

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.