2014 Staff

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Executive Staff

Carina New WebsiteCarina Martin

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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.

 

Programs

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Courtney Wickberg

Director of Programs   Courtney@APreciousChild

             

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.

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Becky Torres

Program Evaluation Manager
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          Becky Torres began working at A Precious Child in April 2013 as a volunteer bilingual Client Services Associate. She quickly transitioned into her current Agency Liaison 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. 

Development

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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. 

 

 Finance

 Jim New WebsiteJim Anthony

VP of Finance & HR
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Jim Anthony joined A Precious Child started with 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 fiscal 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 part of the team at A Precious Child. Jim holds a bachelor's degree from CU Boulder, and master's degrees in nonprofit management and accounting from Regis University.He lives in Denver with his partner Andy and their two dogs.

 Client Services

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Sandy Hartgens

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

 

         

Sandy Hartgens joined A Precious Child in November 2013 as the Resource Center Director. She is responsible for the day-to-day operation of our Resource Center and manages all Resource Center activities regarding client services, donation intake/sorting, and partner agency relations. Prior to A Precious Child, Sandy was responsible for managing and providing training to an executive team and the client relations department of a corporate 500 restaurant chain. In addition, Sandy spent 20 plus years with WNYW- FOX TV as a camera woman and floor director. Sandy attended the Southern Institute in Birmingham, AL and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in Stratford, CT. She is passionate about bringing a brighter future to children in need and works diligently to promote collaboration and teamwork. Sandy currently lives in Broomfield with her husband and her children. 

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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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Ann Marie Mathias

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              Ann Marie Mathias, Community Outreach Manager, began her involvement with A Precious Child as a volunteer in March 2013. She transitioned to become a Client Services Associate in November 2013 and, by 2014, she had assumed full responsibilities as the Community Outreach Manager. As Community Outreach Manager, Ann Marie not only coordinates in-kind donation drives throughout Colorado, but also interacts with donors, volunteers, and community supporters to enhance A Precious Child's community presence and involvement. Prior to her employment with A Precious Child, Ann Marie worked as Operations Director for Nestle Corporation, where she managed all facets of operations including logistics, strategy, training, and inventory, and as the Director of Client Services and Partnerships for Active Network, where she handled the day-to-day operations of client management.She is dedicated to the A Precious Child mission and a firm believer in the importance of empowering children to achieve greater success. 

Volunteer Management


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Laura Stom

Volunteer Manager
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                Laura Stom joined A Precious Child in July 2014 after moving to the area from upstate New York. As Volunteer Manager, Laura is responsible for working with all volunteers throughout the organization including individual and group volunteers, ranging from school-aged youth to corporate level. Laura previously worked in the field of volunteer coordination at a mentoring organization, supporting adults matched with youth in one-to-one friendships.  Laura believes in the gift of service and she looks forward to meeting with volunteers, both new and active.  Laura graduated from the State University of New York at Brockport with a degree in Health Science.