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The Staff and Board of Directors at Heart Math Tutoring work alongside dedicated tutors and funders to help carry out the mission of ensuring that all students develop the strong foundation in math and enthusiasm for academics needed for long-term success.

Open Staff Positions

  • Part-Time Tutor, Heart 3-5 - We are looking for part-time paid tutors to help students in grades 3-5 reach grade-level proficiency through small group tutoring in HMT's new after-school program from August 2022 - May 2023. Tutors work ~6 hours per week. Read more and learn how to apply here: Part Time Tutor, Heart 3-5
  • Sign up to receive notifications of open positions at HMT or nominate a friend to join HMT's staff using this form.

Board Member Recruitment

  • Nominate a leader to join Heart Math Tutoring's Board of Directors using this form.



Emily Aleski

Senior Program Manager


Rachel Allman

Program and Outreach Coordinator - Highland Renaissance Academy


Maria Almanza

Program Coordinator - Charles H. Parker and Sterling Elementary


Alexa Baldridge

Program Manager


Janice Barbee

Program Coordinator - Bruns Avenue Elementary


Mary Lauren Bishop

Director of Development and Community Engagement


Tania Bruderer

Program Coordinator - Cotswold Elementary


Sarah Craver

Program Coordinator - Shamrock Gardens Elementary

Mary Gamble

Mary Gamble Davies

Donor Relations Manager


Daisha Delano

Tutor Operations Manager


Karen Devine

Program Coordinator - Huntingtowne Farms Elementary


Jada Flowers

Program Coordinator - Devonshire Elementary


Emily Elliott Gaffney

Executive Director


Jaime Gonedes

Program Coordinator - Billingsville Elementary


Susan Gordon

Program Manager


Ni’Kia Graham

Program Manager


Amanda Griffin

Program Coordinator - Smithfield Elementary


Joan Herbert

Program Coordinator Specialist


Lauren Hillesheim

Program Manager


Suzanne Hunt

Chief Operating Officer


Susan Johnson

Program Coordinator - Rama Road Elementary


Gabrielle Jones

Human Resource Generalist & Office Coordinator


Debbie Kirsch

Program Coordinator - Endhaven Elementary


Melissa Lefko

Operations Coordinator, Out of School Time Tutoring


Cara Maddox

Program Coordinator - Myers Park Traditional Elementary


Morgan McCarley

Charleston Program Coordinator - Ladson Elementary School


Adrianne McDonald

Program Coordinator - Oakhurst STEAM Academy


Julie Merrell

Program Coordinator - Statesville Road Elementary


Eileen Moskey

Program Coordinator - Pineville Elementary


Greg Okotie

Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Human Resources


Mike Parman

Program Coordinator - Lansdowne Elementary


Jordan Porfilio

Director, Out of School Time Tutoring


Rebecca Presnell

Senior Manager of Executive Operations


Kelsey Ripley

Director of National Partnerships


Yusef Robinson



Lou Sanchez

Program Coordinator - Merry Oaks International Academy


Dave Smith

Program Director - Charleston


Heather Smith

Program Coordinator - Blythe Elementary


Carolyn Tillman

Program Coordinator - J.W. Grier Elementary


Loretta Tuttle

Program Coordinator - Elizabeth Traditional Elementary


Padgett Vaughn

Program Director


Liz Wahls

Program Coordinator - Montclaire Elementary


Haritha Wunnava

Program Coordinator - Starmount Elementary

Board of Directors

Connie Carlson, Board Chair – Community Volunteer

Courtney K. Collins – Brighthouse Financial 

Dr. Steve Esposito – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

William Griesser – TIAA

Michael Hutson, Development Chair – K&L Gates

Dominique Johnson, Governance Chair – Duke Energy Foundation

Kisha Jones, Volunteer Recruitment Chair – Bank of America

Silvia McKenna – PwC

Larry Nabatoff – The Nabatoff Group

Brian Nwokedi – Elements Brands

Ken Rogich, Finance Chair – Latta Park Enterprises

Community Partners

Various partner organizations provide the volunteers, funding, and collaboration that makes Heart Math Tutoring’s work possible.


The most important work is done by Heart Math Tutoring’s fantastic volunteers, who dedicate one hour per week to be tutors and mentors.

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