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Team

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

  • On-Site Program Coordinator Heart is looking for on-site Program Coordinators in Charleston for the 2024-25 school year to ensure delivery of high-quality tutoring sessions and a positive experience for volunteers and school staff present at their assigned school. Program Coordinators are present during tutoring sessions where they assess students and monitor instruction, in addition to providing ongoing training and real-time coaching to tutors. Read the full job description and apply here: Charleston On-Site Program Coordinator
  • Extended Learning Program Coordinator Heart is looking for Extended Learning Program Coordinators for the 2024-25 school year to manage Heart's established volunteer-delivered intervention model and meet with selected students for additional sessions to clarify and review concepts taught in class, explain processes, and apply foundational skills covered in HMT’s intervention to grade level work. Read the full job description and apply here: Charlotte Extended Learning Program Coordinator.

Core Values

  • Student-centered – We do what is best for students, first.
  • Gratitude – We are grateful for volunteers, donors, teachers, and everyone who gives to help students succeed.  We celebrate accomplishments and the opportunity to make a positive difference.
  • Growth mindset – As an organization, we are constantly learning, growing, and adjusting to best advance our mission.  Team members and staff embrace feedback and opportunities for growth. Our students experience progress and learn how to further improve to reach their goals.
  • Precision and professionalism – We give top-notch service to our schools and volunteers and precise data analysis to stakeholders.
  • Civic Engagement –The community succeeds together.
 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe that diversity of thought and experiences make our team stronger, and we also know that our students benefit from working with adults from all backgrounds. The team at Heart Math Tutoring is specifically committed to supporting racial equity, both internally and externally, and is in the midst of several trainings and initiatives focused on supporting an inclusive work environment and providing culturally competent support to our students, >90% of whom are people of color. Also, as an equal opportunity employer, Heart Math Tutoring is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Our Board of Directors, leadership team, and entire staff are proactively networking and recruiting to increase diversity at HMT by race, gender, and age, and we strongly encourage individuals from all backgrounds to join the team as staff members, volunteers, donors, and leaders! Those interested can read extensively about the staff’s strategy and commitment to racial equity in the attached Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement, last revised in April 2022.

Staff

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Emily Aleski

Director of Program Training and Implementation

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Rachel Allman

Outreach Coordinator

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Maria Almanza

Extended Learning Program Coordinator - Merry Oaks International Academy

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Alexa Baldridge

Program Manager

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Kate Blanton

Program Manager

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Karen Cabrera Guzman

Program Coordinator- Devonshire Elementary

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Glenda Camacho Mauck

Vice-President of Development

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Anna Campbell

Program Manager

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Sarah Cover

National Partnerships Manager

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Terri Crocker

Program Coordinator - Endhaven Elementary

Mary Gamble
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Mary Davies

National Data & Stewardship Manager

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Daisha Delano

Tutor Operations Manager

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Karen Devine

Program Coordinator - Huntingtowne Farms Elementary

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Jackie Dillon

Program Coordinator- Elizabeth Traditional Elementary

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Emily Elliott Gaffney

Chief Executive Officer

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Laura Giovannini

Program Coordinator - University Park Creative Arts

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Jaime Gonedes

Program Coordinator - Billingsville Elementary

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Joan Herbert

Program Coordinator Specialist

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Lauren Hillesheim

Program Manager

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Suzanne Hunt

Chief Operating Officer

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Malik Jarman

Program Coordinator - Hidden Valley Elementary

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Kiana Johnson

Coordinator, Out of School Time Tutoring

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Susan Johnson

Program Coordinator - Rama Road Elementary

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Debbie Kirsch

Associate Program Manager

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Cydney Kramer

Executive Director of National Partnerships

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Melissa Lefko

Operations Manager, Out of School Time Tutoring

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Cara Maddox

Program Coordinator - Parkside Elementary

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Morgan McCarley

Charleston Program Coordinator - Matilda F. Dunston Elementary

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Adrianne McDonald

Program Coordinator - Sterling Elementary

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Julie Merrell

Program Coordinator - Statesville Road Elementary

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Kristine Motte

Program Coordinator- Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts Elementary

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Margaret Musa

Program Coordinator - Lansdowne Elementary

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Greg Okotie

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

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Malasha Parker

Program Coordinator, Oakhurst STEAM Academy & Floater

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Mike Parman

Program Coordinator - Shamrock Gardens Elementary

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Erin Phelps

Program Coordinator - Bruns Avenue Elementary & Westerly Hills Academy

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Jordan Porfilio

Director, Out of School Time Tutoring

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Rebecca Presnell

Senior Manager of Executive Operations

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Shannon Reed

Program Coordinator - Mint Hill Elementary

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Freda Robinson

Program Manager - Winston-Salem

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Yusef Robinson

Bookkeeper

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Dave Smith

Program Director - Charleston

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Heather Smith

Program Coordinator - Blythe Elementary

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Tonya Speaks

Program Coordinator - Pineville Elementary

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Hayley Stock

Program Coordinator - Ladson Elementary

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Carolyn Tillman

Program Coordinator - J.W. Grier Elementary

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Maa’idah Thompson

Program Coordinator - KIPP Change Academy

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Padgett Vaughn

Director of Volunteer Operations

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Liz Wahls

Program Coordinator - Montclaire Elementary

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Haritha Wunnava

Program Coordinator - Starmount Elementary

Board of Directors

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Andres Alvarado

Marand Builders

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Connie Carlson

Board Chair – Community Volunteer

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Lee Caulder

Albemarle Corporation

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Courtney K. Collins

Volunteer Recruitment Chair - Brighthouse Financial

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Dr. Steve Esposito

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

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Emily Elliott Gaffney

Chief Executive Officer - Heart Math Tutoring, Ex Officio

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William Griesser

Secretary - Edward Jones

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Michael Hutson

K&L Gates

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Dominique Johnson

Governance Chair – Duke Energy Foundation

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Margaret Marshall

Community Volunteer

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Silvia McKenna

Finance Chair - PwC

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Larry Nabatoff

Geography Strategy Chair- The Nabatoff Group

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Brian Nwokedi

Development Chair - Elements Brands

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Ken Rogich

Latta Park Enterprises

Advisory Board

Steve Beam, Beam Strategic Consulting

Barbara Bissell, N.C. Department of Public Instruction (retired)

Sam Bowles, New Republic Partners

Peter Daniel, Wells Fargo Securities

Eric Eubank, Pamlico Capital

Anne Leggett, Community Volunteer

Community Partners

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

Volunteers

The most important work is done by Heart Math Tutoring’s fantastic volunteers, who dedicate one hour per week to be tutors and mentors. Sign-up to become a volunteer today

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