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Team

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. 

Staff

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Emily Elliott

Executive Director

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Connie Cann Barcelo

Development Director

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Rebecca Martin

Business Operations Manager

Cydney
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Cydney Kramer

Program Manager

Lan Nguyen
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Lan Nguyen

Program Manager

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Padgett Sullivan

Program Manager

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Staci Askew-West

Program Coordinator, Westerly Hills and First Ward

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Shelby Baldwin

Program Coordinator, Lebanon Road

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Sarah Cover

Program Coordinator, Billingsville and Highland

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Amina DeBurst-Banks

Program Coordinator, Nathaniel Alexander

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Karen Devine

Program Coordinator, Merry Oaks

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Eleanor Funderburg

Program Coordinator, Sedgefield

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Jamila Green

Program Coordinator, Whitewater

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Joan Herbert

Program Coordinator, Sterling

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Dena Hurst

Program Coordinator, Smithfield

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Anthony Panciocco

Program Coordinator, University Meadows

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Mike Parman

Program Coordinator, Greenway Park

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Laura Powis

Program Coordinator, Barringer

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Anna Pritchard

Program Coordinator, Shamrock Gardens

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Katheryn Thompson

Program Coordinator, Montclaire

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Linda Vanderbosch

Program Coordinator, Piney Grove

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.

Volunteers

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