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Our Team

  • Wendy Stewart Martinez

    Interim executive director, Colorado

    Prior to founding Angel Heart Consulting during the Pandemic, Wendy led several nonprofit organizations, including Trips for Kids, Denver and Colorado Technology Association Foundation. She’s also held other nonprofit leadership positions, including the Denver Bike Sharing, Commun Denver, a nonprofit real estate development with a focus on equitable housing, and Power of WE, female-identifying entrepreneurs. A first-generation college graduate, she has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kansas, certifications in project management and diversity, equity, and inclusion, and earned a commercial real estate license. Wendy resides with her family and two rescued Jack Russell terriers in Salida, Colorado. She enjoys Colorado’s gala scene by assisting fundraising auctioneers with several large-scale events including Adaptive Sports, Tennyson Center for Children, and Hope House Colorado. Wendy believes it’s not a handout, but a hand up that changes lives.
  • Erika Stewart

    Program manager

    Erika joined Reading Partners in 2018 as a site coordinator at Columbine Elementary. She is passionate about educational equity and continuing to improve our program to be the very best for our students! Originally from Massachusetts, Erika has a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Northeastern University. In addition to working with Reading Partners, Erika coaches synchronized swimming, and in her spare time she enjoys hiking, swimming, baking, and hanging out with her husband.
  • Brett Butler

    Senior program manager

    Brett has worked in education for the last few years, specializing in elementary literacy for the past year. He is excited to join Reading Partners as a program manager and bring his passion for education and reading to the team. Brett graduated from Colgate University with a bachelor’s degree in English and religious studies before attending Princeton Theological Seminary for his master's of divinity. He then worked as a director of Christian education before relocating to Denver to pursue classroom education, most recently as a fellow at Rocky Mountain Prep. Brett loves hiking, skiing, and biking, and is an avid cook and traveler. He hopes to travel to all seven continents, but will, in all likelihood, omit Antarctica in the end.
  • Hannah Belich

    Community engagement manager

    Hannah joined the Reading Partners team in 2019 as a volunteer coordinator. Her passion for education and civic engagement made Reading Partners a perfect fit. After her service year with Reading Partners, Hannah worked for the University of Colorado Denver as a recruiter, managing a portfolio of 5 in-state institutions and students from thirteen additional states. Hannah looks forward to continuing partnership cultivation in higher education and leveraging these connections to advance our tutor pipeline and partnership growth. In her new role as community engagement manager, Hannah will use her years of recruiting experience and knowledge of the Colorado education landscape to attract diverse and motivated tutors. Hannah holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Hospitality from Colorado Mesa University and is a proud Denver native. When she’s not recruiting new volunteers, you can find Hannah hiking, reading, and exploring new places.

Program team

Carissa Antonis, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, Orchard Park Academy

Josh Ehrlich, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, Dora Moore ECE-8 School

Robyn Fisk, AmeriCorps Senior Program Coordinator, Kaiser Elementary

Natalie Hernandez, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, Stevens Elementary

Nicole Mackey, AmeriCorps Regional Program Coordinator,

MK Maloney, AmeriCorps Senior Literacy Lead, Boston P-8

Madeline Peloff, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, Samuels Elementary

Kayla Porco, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, Joe Shoemaker School

Daniella Ramos, AmeriCorps Literacy Lead, Paris Elementary

Mia Smith, AmeriCorps Senior Program Coordinator, Place Bridge Academy

Chelsea Spell, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, Harris Park Elementary

Sue Twiford, AmeriCorps Senior Program Coordinator, College View Elementary


Community engagement team

Nicole Havel, AmeriCorps Senior Volunteer Coordinator

Alayna Hoglen, AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator


Board

Tanesha Bell, Sub-Grant Monitor at Colorado Department of Education

Matt Daley, Vice President, Business Transformation & Care Model Innovation at DaVita

Allison Gambill, Attorney, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP

Kate Garvin, Director,Family Advocacy and Community Engagement APS

Natasha Law, Director of Financial Reporting, Prologis

Michelle Roche, Principal/Founder, Roche Brand Advisors

Catherine Shipley, Community Volunteer

Brett Wilhelm, Director, Staffable Limited Uganda

Karen Winbourn, Community Volunteer

Colin Whitenack, Colin & Co

Michelle Wyman, Director of Business Development at Encompass Energy Services

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