Maureen Ewing, Executive Director
Maureen has served the nonprofit sector since 2000. Most recently as the Vice President of a large fiscal sponsorship organization the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, she helped lead an organization with over 90 charitable ventures and 250 employees. She led Boulder County CareConnect as Executive Director for eight years providing services to low-income seniors and adults with disabilities. Maureen holds her Master's in Nonprofit Management and Bachelors' degrees in English and Psychology. Her favorite part of the University Heights Center are the people who work, volunteer and play at UHeights every day.
Olena Billingsley, Operations Manager
Olena has been with University Heights since July 2006. She graduated from University of Moscow and University of Kharkov with a major in Economics / Operations Management, and a minor in Planning Engineer. She enjoys working with all types of people, building new relationships and continuously striving to learn new things and be challenged with new ideas. She is thankful for the opportunity to work in such a dynamic environment and with some of the most interesting people at University Heights.
Liv Froehlich, Outreach Coordinator
Liv grew up in San Francisco, where she attended a public arts school. Deciding to venture to the east coast, Liv attended Wellesley College and received her degree in Environmental Studies. Unable to weather the Massachusetts seasons, Liv made her way over to Seattle and spent a year on a habitat restoration crew with King County DNRP, followed by a year leading volunteer restoration and trail events with the Mountains to Sound Greenway. When she’s not working, you will find Liv perusing local farmer’s markets, hiking, harvesting from her garden, or sitting on her front porch enjoying spectacular city views.
Isaac Rubio, Facility Manager
Isaac has been working at UHeights since 2010. He started as a part-time custodian and quickly worked his way up to maintenance. Isaac is very passionate about the building and all the amazing programs that go on at UHeights. Besides being involved in all aspects of facilities, he is director for our summer music program. In 2013 he left UHeights to travel and explore his music and the arts, returning in a year later as lead maintenance and eventually to Facilities Manager. Isaac enjoys the community, diversity, arts, and overall purpose and message of the organization and is dedicated to doing what he can to ensure the building is safe, functional and maintained. He also offers free hand drumming lessons to the students and continues as the resident music program director.
Marcus Cerny, Lead Custodian
Marcus has been working for University Heights since 2015. He was introduced to the building in 2010 as a musician playing during the Saturday farmer’s markets. Ever since then, he has been fueled by the learning and creativity that constantly flows through the building. He appreciates the opportunity to come into such a historic and community oriented place to work, and to help keep it in shape for future generations of learners.
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