Wendy Stewart Martinez
Interim executive director, ColoradoPrior 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.
Program managerErika 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.
Senior program managerBrett 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.
Community engagement managerHannah 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.
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
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