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.

Join the team!

  • Program Manager - Heart is hiring a full-time Program Manager, responsible for program execution in 6-8 schools (serving 300-450 students) through leading Program Coordinators, providing hands-on support with students, managing Heart's relationships with school principals, and more. At least two years of teaching and five total years of work experience are required. Please see the job description for more details and information on how to apply.



Emily Elliott

Executive Director


Alexis Small

Community Relations Manager


Connie Cann Barcelo

Development Director


Rebecca Martin Presnell

Business Operations Manager


Cydney Kramer

Program Manager

Lan Nguyen

Lan Nguyen

Program Manager


Padgett Sullivan

Program Manager


Staci Askew-West

Program Coordinator, Westerly Hills and First Ward


Shelby Baldwin

Program Coordinator, Lebanon Road


Sarah Cover

Program Coordinator, Billingsville and Highland


Amina DeBurst-Banks

Program Coordinator, Nathaniel Alexander


Karen Devine

Program Coordinator, Merry Oaks


Eleanor Funderburg

Program Coordinator, Sedgefield


Jamila Green

Program Coordinator, Whitewater


Joan Herbert

Program Coordinator, Sterling


Dena Hurst

Program Coordinator, Smithfield


Anthony Panciocco

Program Coordinator, University Meadows


Mike Parman

Program Coordinator, Greenway Park


Laura Powis

Program Coordinator, Barringer


Anna Pritchard

Program Coordinator, Shamrock Gardens


Katheryn Thompson

Program Coordinator, Montclaire


Linda Vanderbosch

Program Coordinator, Piney Grove

Board of Directors

Steve Beam – Merrill Lynch (retired)

Barbara Bissell – NC Dept of Public Instruction (retired)

Sam Bowles – Threadridge Investment Partners

Connie Carlson, Governance Chair – Community Volunteer

Peter Daniel, Development Chair – Wells Fargo Securities

Eric Eubank, Board Chair – Pamlico Capital

Dominique Harris Johnson, Secretary  – Duke Energy Foundation

Michael Hutson – K&L Gates

Anne Leggett – Community Volunteer

Erin Lentz, Finance Chair – Grant Thornton

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