Lindsey Cali

Executive Director
Lindsey Cali serves as the Executive Director of MENTOR Colorado where she leads a team dedicated to ensuring that every young person in Colorado will have the supportive relationships they need to grow, connect, and thrive.

Lindsey was previously the Associate Director at MENTOR Colorado, where she led the expansion of our TA program and partnerships with government entities.

A former teacher, she has spent her entire career dedicated to youth and ensuring they have access to the support and resources necessary to succeed. Working with young people, specifically in communities that have been traditionally marginalized, has always been her passion. Lindsey is enthusiastically committed to the mission of MENTOR Colorado and dedicated to impacting young people on a large scale by working alongside mentoring programs to increase their capacity and quality.
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Jessie Nance

Special Projects Consultant
Jessie Nance is a nonprofit consultant whose work is focused at the intersection of sports-based youth development, equity, and community building. She began her career in Denver Public Schools, as a TNLI (transitional native language instruction) educator. Writing curriculum and training educators in new educational resources heightened her passion for curriculum and training. She transitioned her role from the classroom to the soccer field - where she worked as the Community Partnerships Manager at the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club. In 2017, she joined the US Soccer Foundation as the Programs Manager in Washington, D.C. Her current work in the consulting space weaves her past ten years of experience into a pillar of support for nonprofit organizations. Jessie works with several clients on maximizing their impact through events, including strategic fundraising endeavors - while continuing her passion for developing coaching and training resources that foster more equitable outcomes for teachers, coaches, and young people. She was born and raised in Denver, doesn’t ski, and loves to fish with her family!

Sarah Provino

NQMS Manager
Sarah Provino joined MENTOR Colorado in July of 2021 but has been a part of the organization since its inception, serving on the initial task force, Advisory Council and most recently as a TA provider and NQMS reviewer. Sarah is a strong advocate of the mentoring movement and is passionate about working alongside mentoring agencies to build capacity and expand the quality of mentoring across Colorado. Sarah’s experience working in the nonprofit world spans over 15 years working together with youth, families, and community level prevention programming, with 10 years directly in the mentoring field. She values building relationships and brings a small community perspective to the organization. Sarah has a wide range of understanding of mentor program design and implementation utilizing the Elements of Effective Practice. She is an enthusiastic, committed, and trusted leader and has utilized her professional experience to help mentoring organizations achieve a range of outcomes. In her role, Sarah looks forward to working alongside mentoring organizations, providing support, as they engage in the National Quality Mentoring System.
Tanya Simental

Tanya Simental

Program Outreach and Support Specialist
Tanya Simental’s passion for helping others is fueled by opportunities to amplify the mentoring movement—both locally where she resides in Pueblo, Colorado, and statewide. She spent the last several years in the nonprofit sector managing United Way of Pueblo County’s multi-school based mentoring program and participating in several MENTOR Colorado technical assistance projects and the National Quality Mentoring System (NQMS). Tanya also served as the Pueblo Mentoring Collaborative chair where she led efforts to help individuals become or find mentors and facilitated resource networking. She enjoys working on projects that expand her creativity and experience in communications, social media management, and grant writing. Tanya is actively involved in several campaigns that promote positive youth outcomes, including Communities That Care-Pueblo, Southern Colorado Youth Go, and Pueblo Everyday Heroes. She loves spending time with her husband, David, and three grown children any chance she gets.

Al Troppmann

Bill Allshouse – Vistar

Bill Peffer – Sherman & Howard

Brian Breitenwischer – Jacoway Financial Corp.

Chad Olivier – LOM Consulting Services

Kevin Smith

Kris Webster – DAT

Lesley Martin

Lindsay Fisher – Print Pointe

Wayne McDonald – Denver South High School

Paul Nocco – KPMG

Sandy Mathias – Skratch Labs

Stuart Harrison – Ernst & Young LLP

Pastor Vernon Jones Jr. (PJones) – FaithBridge (Board Chair)

Vince Luparell – Sherman & Howard

Carlo Kriekels – YESS Institute

Dedrick Sims – Sims Fayola Foundation

Erin Miller – Partners in Routt County

Lindsay Lofaro – Buddy Program

Tina McGuinness – Gunnison Valley Mentors

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