Become A Volunteer!


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

  • Program Coordinator - Heart Math Tutoring is hiring part-time Program Coordinators for the 2021/22 school year! This is an exciting and fulfilling role, as the Program Coordinator is responsible for managing tutoring at a school site and facilitating relationships between students and tutors to help build students' academic skills and confidence. View the job description here.
  • Program Manager - Heart Math Tutoring is hiring a full-time Program Manager for the 21/22 school year. Serving as a Program Coordinator in their first year, this role is responsible for execution in 4-6 schools through leading program staff, providing hands-on and out-in-front support in schools, and planning and execution to ensure highest program quality and student success. View the job description here. 
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Board Member Recruitment

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



Emily Aleski

Program Manager


Maria Almanza

Program Coordinator - Billingsville-Cotswold Elementary


Alexandra Blackwood

Program Coordinator - Myers Park Traditional Elementary


Mary Lauren Bishop

Director of Development and Community Engagement


Sarah Cover

Program Manager


Daisha Delano

Program Coordinator - Barringer Academic Center & Pineville Elementary


Karen Devine

Program Coordinator - Huntingtowne Farms Elementary


Tayler Fisher

Tutor Operations Manager


Emily Elliott Gaffney

Executive Director

Mary Gamble

Mary Gamble Davies

Donor Relations Coordinator


Susan Gordon

Program Coordinator - Bruns Avenue Elementary


Joan Herbert

Program Coordinator - Sterling Elementary


Lauren Hillesheim

Program Coordinator - Billingsville-Cotswold Elementary


Dena Hurst

Program Coordinator - Smithfield Elementary


Susan Johnson

Program Coordinator - Rama Road Elementary


Gabrielle Jones

Office & Technology Coordinator


Debbie Kirsch

Program Coordinator - Endhaven Elementary


Cydney Kramer

Program Director


Greg Okotie

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


Mike Parman

Program Coordinator - Lebanon Road Elementary


Rebecca Presnell

Senior Manager of Executive Operations


Kelsey Ripley

Program Manager


Padgett Vaughn

Senior Program Manager


Liz Wahls

Program Coordinator - Montclaire Elementary

Board of Directors

Steve Beam – Beam Strategic Consulting

Connie Carlson, Board Chair – Community Volunteer

Sean Christiansen, Secretary – Albemarle Corporation

Peter Daniel – Wells Fargo Securities

Dr. Steve Esposito – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Eric Eubank – Pamlico Capital

Michael Hutson, Development Chair – K&L Gates

Dominique Johnson, Governance Chair – Duke Energy Foundation

Kisha Jones, Volunteer Recruitment Chair – Bank of America

Anne Leggett – Community Volunteer

Erin Lentz – Grant Thornton

Silvia McKenna – PwC

Ken Rogich, Finance Chair – Latta Park Enterprises

Community Partners

Various partner organizations provide the volunteers, funding, and collaboration that makes Heart 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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