Meet Our Team of Rural Experts

Meet Our Board

Taylor Sarman

Board Chair

Deb Smith

Vice Chair

Mallorie Roberts

Board Secretary

Katie Sheffield

Board Treasurer

Chris Cummings

Board Member

Danae Valdez

Board Member

Ivory W. Lyles

Board Member

Jerry Miller

Board Member

Mike McLaughlin

Past Board Chair

Amy Callahan Tracewell

Past Board Chair

Willow Oelke

Board Member

Meet Our Staff

Heidi Khokhar

Executive Director

Amy Hause

Deputy Director

Brenda Brown

Director of Spanish Language Programs

Christine Gilmore

Director of Leadership and Community Engagement

Alexis Amavisca-Nieve

Operations Manager

Alison Cassin

Senior Outreach and Program Coordinator

Erubiel Valladares

Bilingual Facilitator and Trainer

Marci Miller

Senior Regional Program Manager

Kendra Schaffer

Senior Outreach and Networks Coordinator

Yahaira Torres

Bilingual Facilitator and Trainer

Hannah Lewis

Impact and Engagement Manager

Bonnie Day

Senior Partner and Fund Development Manager