Shelly D. Mahon – Executive Director
She has been the Executive Director since Jan. 2015.
Fawnda Hathaway – Administrative Assistant
Joel Terrell – Web Design/Support
Joel is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a B.A. in English Literature. Prior to founding his own graphic and web design business, Falcon Reid Design, he worked at CU on a literacy intervention research team. He is passionate about education, socio-economic development and empowerment issues world-wide, especially as it relates to ending sex-trafficking. Joel and Falcon Reid Design are excited to help PEN with communications via PENBV.org!
Joel’s wife Terri is a Speech Language Pathologist who specializes in working with children with autism and other disabilities to overcome communication challenges. They have two dogs, named Daphne and Patience (aka, Irony) who are nearly as smart and just as stubborn and excitable as children. They definitely look forward to having children.
Paula Nelson – Program Director
Rosabelle Rice – Board Member
– Acting President of the Latino Advisory Board to the City of Lafayette
– Federally Certified Spanish Interpreter and Certified Medical Interpreter City: Lafayette / County: Boulder
Term end-date: August 1, 2018
Rosabelle Rice is a federally Certified Spanish Interpreter and Certified Medical Interpreter. She manages interpreters and translators in over 20 languages for clients ranging in diversity from Immigrations and Naturalization Services, to Architectural and Medical firms in the Denver and Memphis area. She was a member of Escuela Bilinguel Site Improvement Team (SIT) from 2006-2008, advocating for Spanish speaking parents and helping ensure that interpretation was provided on an ongoing basis. She is past chair of the Parent Teacher Organization chair at Pioneer Bilingual Elementary, Lafayette. Rosabelle contributes translation and interpretation services to PEN.
Kate Spector – School Support Team Coordinator
Kate Spector is a licensed school counselor who has worked in BVSD since 2010. As post-secondary counselor in the Adelante program, Kate has helped first-generation students and families from the Latino community navigate the pathway to graduation, college admission, financial aid and career planning. Kate’s skills in research and content creation support the growth and coaching goals of PEN while ensuring the fidelity of PEN messaging.
She has supported PEN since 2003, serving as PEN school leader and developing many of the programs PEN teams currently employ. She has also served on PTOs, SIT, and DPC since 2001
Zachary Moritz – Board Member
Occupation: Nscc/financials Representative
City: Denver / County: Denver
Term end-date: June 30, 2018
Zach Moritz grew up in Boulder, Colorado and attended Fairview High School through 2007. After high school, he obtained an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. Finding that his heart rests in the state of Colorado, Zach moved back to Denver and secured a job with ALPS, Funds. In addition to working, he is in the process of obtaining his MBA in Finance and Accounting from Regis University. Zach is an outdoor enthusiast who loves hunting, fishing, skiing, and hiking. He also finds great pleasure in playing the piano, cooking and helping out around the community. He joined the PEN board in August of 2015 to make a difference in the well-being of youth and families in the community in which he was raised.
Mandy Yick – Board Member
Kathy Valentine – Calendar Committee Chair
Kathy Valentine is a retired middle and high school counselor. She is involved with Colie’s Closet, a peer education program in BVSD as well as the HOPE Coalition of Boulder County of which she is the chairperson.
She is presently the chair of the calendar committee for PEN.