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CEO & Founder This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

          

Carina Martin had a vision of providing basic essentials for all Colorado children in need. In 2008, she started A Precious Child to do just that. As the founder and CEO, she is dedicated to realizing that vision every day. Carina's knowledge of the business world, coupled with her passion for service, inspires the community, partners, staff and volunteers to work together on a mission to help disadvantaged and displaced children. Carina was awarded the Channel 7 Everyday Heroes Award, the Channel 9 Who Care Award, Heart of Broomfield Award, and the Community Champion for Children Award from CASA of Adams and Broomfield County. Carina serves on the Broomfield Health and Human services, Broomfield Youth Recognition Award, and the Tripartite CBSG Board. Additionally, Carina was nominated for Outstanding Woman in Business through the Denver Business Journal. She is a member of the Advisory Board for GuideStar. Carina attended Western Washington University where she studied Business Management. She worked in the retail management industry for 14 years.

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Britta Robinson

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Britta Robinson has a passion for serving underprivileged children in Colorado, and she puts it to work through her strategic and operational responsibilities at A Precious Child. She oversees all activities regarding staff, programs, organizational growth and execution of mission. Britta has served as the Executive Director since 2014, having first been the Director of Development in 2012 and then the Associate Director in 2013. Prior to joining A Precious Child, Britta was an Account Manager for a boutique ad firm in Chicago and then worked as a Marketing Consultant for the Colorado Chapter of Susan G Komen for the Cure. She spent a year working for Kaiser Permanente in Clinical Informatics and Decision Support. Britta has a MBA from University of Denver and she holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Miami University where she specialized in Marketing and Organizational Communication. Britta lives in Denver with her amazing husband, Drew. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in Mali, West Africa from 2005—2007, and is currently a volunteer for the Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue.

 

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Lisandra Gonzales

Deputy Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           

 

Lisandra Gonzales joined the A Precious Child team earlier this year as the Vice President of Stategy, Marketing and Operations. During the short time in her position, she has helped to facilitate the further development of our Action Plans and Processes and Procedures. Prior to A Precious Child, Lisandra worked with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Adams & Broomfield Counties. She began her relationship with CASA in the fall of 2008, becoming a part of the CASA Team as the Recruitment Coordinator. She was quickly promoted to the Director of Marketing and Development where she served for our four years, during which she helped to significanlty increase the program's revenue. Lisandra also increased the number of Advocates serving children through innovative PR Campaigns, the development of programs such as the CASA Ambassador Program and the Young Philanthropist Project and was named CASA's Executive Director in September 2013. She has a BA in Business Management and Marketing from the Univeristy of Phoenix and is a Brighton, CO native. However, she has spent time in Washington DC, Texas and New Mexico, where her husband's career path lead them. They have been back home in Colorado since 2008. She has been married to Ray Gonzales for 17 years and has two childtren, Alejandro, a High School Junior, and Jacqueline, a 7th grader. She currently serves on the Adams County Best Practice Courts Team, the Drug Court Board, the Broomfield Quality Practice Team, the Broomfield Best Practice Courts Team, and the Broomfield Youth Recognition Awards Committee and, is a self-proclaimed "soccer mom." In her free time, Lisandra can be found out on the soccer field cheering on her 2 favorite players, Alejandro and Jacqueline as well as enjoying Colorado Rapids Soccer games.

 

 

Finance and HR Staff

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VP of Finance & HR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

            

Jim Anthony joined A Precious Child in 2014 and oversees the fiscal, accounting and human resource functions. He provides fiscal support to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors and ensures accurate, up-to-date discal accountability and compliance with applicable government standards. Prior to joining A Precious Child, Jim worked in the commercial banking field for 15 years before making a career change to nonprofit management in 2009. He is an ardent believer in our responsibility to care for the disadvantaged and is thrilled to be a part of the team at A Precious Child. Jim holds a bachelor's degree from CU Boulder, and a master's degree in nonprofit management and accounting from Regis University. He lives in Denver with his partner Andy and their two dogs.

 Development Staff

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Nicole Salter

VP of Development
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Nicole Salter was hired by A Precious Child in May 2014 after being an Advisory Board Member for two years.  Nicole is responsible for helping to manage fundraising activities and special events, working closely with businesses, individuals, foundations, and charities to procure sponsorships, donations, in-kind donations, as well as, cultivating donor relationships, prospect research, and gift and pledge processing. Nicole has previously worked for Holy Family High School as the Director of Development and has a deep background in Event Management and Fundraising.  She has worked with a variety of organizations to help increase fundraising revenue, improve donor relations, and consult on events. Nicole has always had a strong desire to help and make a difference.   Nicole graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Operations. She resides in Thornton, Colorado with her three children.

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Events Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

            

                                                                                                               

Meredith McNulty is the Events Manager for A Precious Child and is responsible for helping to raise funds on behalf of the organization. She accepted her position at A Precious Child both because she absolutely adores working in the non-profit sector and because youth and family service agencies hold a special place in her heart. Working on the special events side, Meredith is able to give back while planning fun and exciting fundraisers that help raise awareness for the organization. Meredith firmly believes the progress at A Precious Child that has been made in such a short time is amazing and as the Events Manager, looks forward to helping with the continuation of the growth. Meredith began her non-profit career in 2009 at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision impaired where she was the technology buyer and assisted those that were suffering vision loss. Upon a personal move to Dallas, she started working with Jonathan’s Place, a local non-profit emergency shelter, as the Events and Volunteer Manager. In doing so, she was able to gain special events experience as well as raise awareness for children in Dallas County. Meredith is married to her husband Patrick and lives in the Highlands with him and their pug baby named Menina. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, travel and being with friends and family.

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Pamela Mueri

Community Outreach Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

            

Pamela Mueri joined A Precious Child as the Community Outreach & Donations Manager in May 2012. Pamela is responsible for securing in-kind donations such as clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, etc. that make their way into the hands of the children and families we serve. She also oversees all In-Kind Donation Drives as well as processes all monetary donations. Prior to working at A Precious Child, Pamela served with AmeriCorps National Service as the Youth & Volunteer Coordinator. Her past work includes volunteer recruitment, event management, fundraising and implementation of outdoor based education within schools and recreation centers. Pamela has a strong passion for working within the non-profit sector and values helping families in need. She currently lives in Broomfield with her husband and dog Rosie.                                                                                                

 

 

 

 Program Staff

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Courtney Wickberg

Director of Programs   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

             

Coming to A Precious Child in 2010, Courtney Wickberg worked as the Clothing Bank Manager and was promoted to Client Services Director a year later where she was responsible for overseeing all of the activity at the Resource Center. In 2012, she was promoted to Director of Programs where she is now responsible for overseeing the management and implementation of A Precious Child's eight programs. Courtney graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a major in Organizational Communications and a concentration in Marketing. Prior to A Precious Child, she worked at a nonprofit in West Palm Beach serving as a Child Advocate and Program Associate for children living in poverty. Serving others has been a priority and passion for Courtney since a young age. Growing up as a missionary kid, she had the privilege of traveling around the world and serving those most in need. She currently lives in Denver with her fiancé and their adorable dog, Foster.

 

Grants and Evaluation Staff


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Manager of Grants & Evaluation This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

            

Kristen Noble joined A Precious Child in January of 2015. As the Manager of Grants and Evaluation, she leads the Grants & Evaluation Team in strategizing and implementing programmatic outcomes that enhance our long term impact in the communities we serve and executing all grant activity for our eight programs. Kristen has a background in non-profit development and educational/mentoring initiatitves for low-income youth. Kristen is very passionate about social issues, especially regarding education, youth development, and conflict resolution. She graduated from the University of Denver with her Bachelor's in International Studies and Political Science and received her Master's in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University with a focus in interfaith dialogue, mediation and Middle Eastern Politics. Kristen and her husband Nick live in Denver and love being outdoors. They also enjoy being in the mountains camping, hiking and fishing, spending time in their garden or with friends on the back patio.

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Becky Torres

Evaluation Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

         

Becky Torres began working at A Precious Child in April 2013 as a volunteer bilingual Client Services Associate. She quickly transitioned into her current Evaluation Coordinator role because of her strong organization and communication skills. She is a dedicated supporter of non-profit organizations and has always sought out opportunities to help children in need. Prior to her involvement with A Precious Child, Becky worked for United Brands, Banco Rio de la Plata and for a family-owned injection molding business. Becky is essential in establishing strong relationships and communications between A Precious Child and its Agency Partners. In her 32 years of marriage, she has moved domestically and internationally 14 times.

Resource Center Staff


 

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Resource Center Director

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Veronica Canto joined A Precious Child's family in April 2014. She oversees all aspects of the Resource Center including the Receiving Area, Warehouse, Client Services, The Learning Center and the Store Floor. Veronica previously worked as the Director of Marketing and Communications at Wyatt Academy, a K-8 Charhet school in Northeast Denver. In role, she managed volunteers, built and maintained relationships with community partners, and oversaw all paper and electronic communications. After graduating with her Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2008, Veronica became the Children's Caseworker with the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA). She spearheaded the partnership of EFAA and A Precious Child and worked diligently with her clients to ensure they utilized the services at A Precious Child. Veronica is thrilled to continue to serve children and is excited to work side by side with incredible volunteers with the same drive. When she's not working, Veronica also volunteers as a soccer coach for Trebol Youth Soccer. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and playing with her adorable pet bunnies.

 

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Store Floor Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

            

Maria Martinez joined the A Precious Child family in November 2014 as the Client Services Associate. During that time, she was quickly promoted to the Store Floor Manager in January 2015. Maria works diligently to ensure all clients have a positive shopping experience and a wide selection of donated clothing to choose from daily. She works with incredible volunteers to make our Resource Center look and feel like a store, even going as far as color coordinating clothing, organizing by style and dressing up mannequins. Prior to her work at A Precious Child, Maria was a Manager at a restaurant and served as a bartender for large banquets. In her spare time, she loves helping others and spending time with her family. Veronica lives in Thorton with her son and when she's not at work, you can find her cheering for her son at his recreational sporting events.

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Lorena Robles

Client Services Associate/Agency Partner Liaison  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                    

Lorena Robles is one of the longest standing employees at A Precious Child, having been with the organization since 2010. As the Client Services Associate, she collaborates with other staff to ensure that the client experience is comfortable and that each client is treated with respect. Lorena also ensures that each client receives fair access to all the services provided by A Precious Child and that they leave feeling dignified and empowered.  Before coming to A Precious Child, Lorena worked as an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Tutor in school Dist. 50. She has always desired a career in the non-profit sector because she is driven by the meaningful work it provides. She is currently working to earn her Masters in International Relations and Arabic.

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Maciel Hernandez

Client Services Associate This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

                    

At the front desk, Maciel Hernandez helps orient and guide our many and diverse clients that come to be served by A Precious Child. She helps the clients and their children feel welcome by catching up on their life events. She listens to their stories and rejoices with them when they have good news and comforts them when they are struggling. Macial gives special attention to the children because she loves to see them smile. Prior to joining A Precious Child, Macial worked with struggilng yourh. She created programs that would help the youth overcome their various addictions and problems by having the youth help out in the community and getting them involved with different learning opportunities and extracurricular activities. Macial was also the Public Relations Tourist Manager for one of the biggest vineyards in her home country of Chile. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, decorating, hiking, traveling with her husband, and spoiling her nephews.