Stephanie Gommert, Program Coordinator
Start Date: 2018
Stephanie is originally from Chiang Mai, Thailand and graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station with a B.S. in Biology, minoring in Neuroscience. While at Texas A&M, Stephanie worked and volunteered with various health focused and international development related non-profit organizations. She quickly developed a passion for promoting health and equity in economically disadvantaged communities. Before joining Community Resource Center, Stephanie served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cambodia. Through her role as a Community Health Educator, she had the opportunity to gain valuable skills in rural outreach, youth development, and project management. Stephanie is looking forward to being a part of CRC's mission and vision, while expanding her knowledge of the non-profit sector and continuing to develop professionally. In her spare time, you can find Stephanie exploring her new home state of Colorado through eating food and hiking in the beautiful outdoors.
Bailey Smith, Program Coordinator
Start Date: 2018
Bailey is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Public Affairs and Administration. During her time in school, she was part of the Capitol Scholars program which allowed her to intern with the Oklahoma State Senate. She later took this experience to travel to Washington, DC to intern for a member of Congress. Before joining Community Resource Center, Bailey spent her summer with Starfish Project, a nonprofit that helps women who have been victims of sex trafficking in China. With her passion for creating sustainable funding for nonprofits, Bailey is excited to be developing the Colorado Grants Guide and supporting the Colorado Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange. As an Oklahoma native, she enjoys spending time in the mountains and exploring the endless outdoor opportunities that Colorado has to offer. In her free time, Bailey loves to hike, play soccer, and cheer on the Oklahoma Sooners at Stoney's.
Rebecca Gorrell , Director of Education and Leadership Development
Start Date: 2015
Rebecca brings more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, advocacy, fund development, and community engagement. Most recently, Rebecca served as the Executive Director of the Colorado Participation Project, leading efforts to equip and activate nonprofits in civic engagement and advocacy. She has trained and built the capacity of nonprofits across the country and is a contributor to the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Nonprofit Management from Regis University.
Nellie Stagg, Associate Director of Rural Partnerships
Start Date: 2018
Stagg joins the Community Resource Center with a background in rural programmatic management, nonprofit capacity building, and data informed decision making. After graduating from the University of Connecticut, Nellie completed two years of national service with AmeriCorps NCCC in the Southwest Region. Following her service, she joined Serve Colorado - the Governor's Commission on Community Service as a Program Officer, overseeing a portfolio rural and developing AmeriCorps programs across the state. At Serve Colorado Nellie built strong partnerships with nonprofits as they sought to meet their local needs through national service, and lead the development of the agency's three year strategic plan. Nellie is passionate about good design, sound data, and collective impact. When not driving across Colorado, she can be found at the library, in a makerspace, or in the garden.
Kaleena Kovach, Program Manager
Start Date: 2019
Kaleena Kovach has a passion for working with youth, serving the community, and creating connections. She graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2015 with a degree in Creative Writing and has worked in the nonprofit world for close to 5 years. Before coming to CRC, she worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a case manager for two years. She has also worked with the Boys and Girls Club, KidsTek, and City Year Denver. Kaleena grew up in Colorado, and loves facilitating trainings to increase capacity in the community. In her free time, Kaleena can be found writing and performing poetry, embroidering, riding her scooter, hiking, or hanging out with her cats.
Megan Carter, Program Coordinator
Start Date: 2019
Megan is from Longmont, Colorado and graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Psychology. During her time in Ohio she worked with national nonprofits such as Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity, All Above All, and NARAL to engage local and statewide communities through campus involvement. She has a background in statistical analysis and specializes in Industrial and Organizational psychology as well as experimental social psychology. Megan is excited to expand her work from Appalachia to Colorado and learn about the diverse issues of the different regions in her home state.
Deirdre Brouer, Operations Assistant
Start Date: 2019
Deirdre has over 10 years experience in the nonprofit sector and higher education. She is part of the associate faculty at Denver Seminary, works with international nonprofits focused on economic and community development in marginalized societies, and is passionate about empowering transformational change in communities and individuals. She has a Bachelor's in Business Management, a Master's in Hebrew Studies, and is currently working on her PhD. Her research involves exploring how ancient literature and cultures understood and expressed the trauma of sexual abuse. In her free time, Deirdre enjoys running on her favorite trails, traveling to Maine to visit friends and family, and enjoying a good cup of tea with a friend.
Hannah Clemenson, Executive Coordinator
Start Date: 2017
Hannah graduated from American University with a double major in Political Science and Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG). While in Washington, she had the opportunity to work for two Congressmen and run a grassroots fundraising operation. Hannah returned to her hometown in western Pennsylvania for a congressional campaign. She then moved to Denver where she worked to run daily operations in the Aurora Public Defender's Office and at Project New America before joining the CRC team. In her free time Hannah enjoys practicing yoga, baking, and gardening.
Maria Fabula, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2013
Maria Fabula, President & CEO, has been with CRC for seven years and brings nearly 18 years of experience in nonprofit management, fund development, volunteer engagement, collaboration and business development. Her experience includes leadership positions with Nonprofit Support Center, Junior Statesmen Foundation, California State Senate, and the Governor's Commission on Community Service. Her leadership has led to milestone improvements including: 92% organizational growth since 2012, an average of 40% staff growth since 2014, recipient of two federal grant awards, adoption of the Participation Project, and monumental improvements to statewide rural programming.