Who We Are

Decades of combined experience unites our team

Our Teachers

Many of our experienced staff also teach in our programs.

Jacqueline Shorrock

Director of Women’s Programs

Mark Williams

Director of Programs

Jannell MacAulay


Quentin Finney

Director of Caregiver Programs

Vanessa Meade


Travis Groft

Youth Development

Our Staff

Shannon Calhoun

Grant Writer

David Drake

Executive Director

Mary Beth Leisen, Ph.D

Strategy & Research Director

Edie Rossborough

Executive Administration

Our Board of Directors

Christopher Thorsen

Board Chairperson

Quantum Edge, LLC

Heather Buck

Board Treasurer

CPA Price Waterhouse and Certified Professional Coach

Kathy Polizzi

Board Secretary

Technology Executive (Google) and ICF Certified Leadership Coach

Bart Holaday

Board Emeritus

Chuck Lief

President Naropa University

Kim Smith

Col. U.S. Army, Retired

Steven Millette

Gloo, LLC

Ron Rosansky

Fidelus Technologies, LLC

David Drake

Veteran’s PATH

Our Founders

Chris Fortin