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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.

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.

Staff

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Emily Elliott

Executive Director

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Alexis Small

Community Relations Manager

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Connie Cann Barcelo

Development Director

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Rebecca Martin Presnell

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 – 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.

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