Become A Volunteer!


Heart’s Staff and Board of Directors work alongside dedicated tutors and funders to help carry out Heart’s mission of ensuring that all students have a strong foundation in math and enthusiasm for academics.

We are hiring!

Volunteer Operations Manager - This person will be the quarterback on volunteer recruitment. Volunteer tutors are the hands and heart of Heart – serving on the front lines for students who need help. Heart has developed a formula for recruiting, managing, supporting, and retaining tutors while delivering an effective, positive experience. The organization’s size now requires full time staff dedicated to these efforts. 

Program Coordinator - We will be holding interviews and making offers for the Program Coordinator role from June through July. This part-time role will manage tutoring at a designated school site from August 2017 to May 2018. Program Coordinators oversee more than 50 students and volunteer tutors each week, ensuring students build a strong foundation in math and enthusiasm for academics. 



Emily Elliott

Executive Director


Rebecca Martin

Business Operations Manager


Connie Cann Barcelo

Development Director


Cydney Kramer

Program Manager


Padgett Sullivan

Program Manager

Lan Nguyen

Lan Nguyen

Program Manager


Mike Parman

Program Coordinator, Greenway Park


Karen Devine

Program Coordinator, Merry Oaks


Sarah Cover

Program Coordinator, Montclaire


Arielle Paist

Program Coordinator, Nathaniel Alexander


Joan Herbert

Program Coordinator, Pinewood


Linda Vanderbosch

Program Coordinator, Piney Grove


Eleanor Funderburg

Program Coordinator, Sedgefield


Staci Askew-West

Program Coordinator, University Meadows


Jamila Green

Program Coordinator, Winterfield

Board of Directors

Steve Beam – Community Volunteer

Barbara Bissell – NC Dept of Public Instruction (ret)

Sam Bowles – Minturn Partners

Carla Hermida Clements, Secretary – Community Volunteer

Connie Carlson, Governance Chair – Community Volunteer

Peter Daniel, Development Chair – Wells Fargo Securities

Eric Eubank, Board Chair – Pamlico Capital

Anne Leggett – Community Volunteer

Erin Lentz, Finance Chair – Grant Thornton

Brian Schultz – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Community Partners

Various partner organizations provide the volunteers, funding, and collaboration that makes Heart’s work possible.


The most important work is done by Heart’s fantastic volunteers, who dedicate one hour per week to be tutors and mentors.

"Our community collectively has the resources to ensure that students perform on grade level and are confident, enthusiastic learners." –Emily Elliott, Executive Director of Heart Math Tutoring