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

Jerry Miller

Board Member

Mike McLaughlin

Past Board Chair

Amy Callahan Tracewell

Past Board Chair

Willow Oelke

Board Member

Marina Denny

Board Member

Michael Held

Board Member

Meet Our Staff

Heidi Khokhar

Executive Director

Amy Hause

Deputy Director

Brenda Brown

Director of Latino Programs

Christine Gilmore

Director of Leadership and Community Engagement

Alexis Amavisca-Nieve

Operations Manager

Alison Cassin

Senior Outreach and Program Coordinator

Bonnie Day

Senior Partner and Fund Development Manager

Elionay Quiros-Meneses

Bilingual Facilitator and Trainer​

Erubiel Valladares

Bilingual Program Manager

Hannah Lewis

Impact and Engagement Manager

Kendra Schaffer

Policy and Networks Manager

Marci Miller

Senior Program Manager

Yahaira Torres

Bilingual Program Manager

Ximena Lemus-Hernandez

Bilingual Facilitator and Trainer

Cathy Baltazar

Operations Coordinator