The Board

  • Dawn Barnhart
    • Dawn is a UX/UI/Web design professional at Equus Software. In addition, she owned and operated her web design firm for 10+ years. She is also a former Associate Professor of web development technologies having taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In her spare time, she mentors immigrants in the Refugee and Asylee program through Rocky Mountain Lutheran Family Services in Denver.
  • Fabiana Nardi
    • Fabiana brings 22 years of experience as a strategic People Management consultant, adult education trainer and business development executive to companies of all sizes in America and internationally. She works as a strategic business partner and nurtures long-term relationship consultancy practices with her clients. Fabiana is a certified executive lead assessor of Korn Ferry International. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Fabiana speaks English as her second language and Spanish, and also brings her personal experience as a way to help LCC better attend their targeted community by understanding their needs and challenges.
  • Katherine L. Martinez
    • Kathy retired after 38 years of service with the U.S. Department of the Interior. She held various accounting management positions during her career. Her favorite role was as an Indian Financial Liaison with other DOI agencies, Tribes, and individual Indian mineral owners.  She is the Director of the English as a Second Language-Citizenship Program at Arvada Untied Methodist Church.  She currently serves as Secretary to the LCC board.
  • Dorothea Steinke
    • Dorothea is an adult numeracy specialist and a frequent presenter at state and national adult education conferences. Soon after she and her husband retired to Colorado in 2002, Dorothea began using her math expertise as a volunteer tutor for one of the member organizations of the Literacy Coalition of Colorado. Dorothea then went on to teach developmental math at Front Range Community College for five years. She has been a board member of the Literacy Coalition of Colorado since 2008. She currently serves as Board Chair.
  • Shelby Walsh
    • Shelby works at FirstBank in the Loan Review department where she is responsible for managing $7 billion dollars in assets. Shelby sees her work with the Literacy Coalition as an opportunity to help the larger community and fill an unmet need for literacy. Shelby is a native Coloradan. She currently serves as Treasurer for the LCC.
  • Cindy Welsh
    • Cindy is a retired librarian, most recently serving as the Outreach connection for the High Plains Library District. She and husband Mike are long-time Greeley residents.
  • Carole Youngren.
    • Carole became interested in adult literacy in 2009 when she was studying to become a teacher of English as a Foreign Language for adults in Boston. Following her TEFL training, she earned a teaching license in Adult Basic Education at the University of Minnesota. Now she works in Denver and Longmont with adults from all over the world who need literacy and English language skills.

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