Staff Directory


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 is the people who work, volunteer, and play at UHeights every day. 

Executive Director


Aaron is the facilities manager at UHeights. He enjoys his job because he gets paid to help people and make a positive impact on the community. Aaron is originally from Pierce county. He is an artist, and draws inspiration from the works of H.R. Giger and Dr. Seuss. Aaron has a cat named Butter. Whenever possible, he tries to be a gentleman.


Facilities Manager

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Olena has been with UHeights 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.

Operations Manager

Much like the cult hero Buckaroo Banzai, Nicolina felt she was born to go in many different directions at once. Nicolina couldn't be happier that her circuitous path has led her right to UHeights and the phenomenal group of people that have embraced her as part of their team. It feels like coming home. She is excited to contribute all her accumulated talents and apply her Leslie Knope-level of positivity in any way she can to help grow community, foster connections and provide fun and enriching experiences to everyone that also finds their way to this wonderful place.


Development Coordinator


Connect-Create-Celebrate has been the thread running through Shirin's work-life experiences. She loves connecting people to each other as well as to themselves. She likes to think of herself as a Creativity Catalyst! UHeights has been Shirin's second home for the last 10 years with both of her kids attending school in the building. She is very grateful to be a part of this wonderful team and for the opportunity to serve as Program Manager and fill her days surrounded by creativity and community! 


Program Manager


Hunter graduated from Seattle University in 2020 with a degree in Arts Leadership. Her passion for intentional inclusion, love for conversation, and consciousness of her community’s wants and needs drove her involvement in the nonprofit sector. She is a lover of the arts and is excited to get further connected with UHeights' arts and culture programs!


Outreach and Events Coordinator


Addison Kramlich has been at UHeights since November 2018 and thoroughly enjoys working with a diverse and friendly group of people. Before UHeights Addison had a career in stand-up and special FX make-up on local movies, commercials, and live events.


Vinny Delli Paoli is a resident of the neighborhood.  He enjoys gardening,  a good book, and creating art. Vinny also has a plot at the UHeights P-Patch.


Sadik is a Seattle local who spends his time reading, being social, and learning new things. He enjoys the fact that his position at UHeights has a positive impact of the community. 


Facilities Technician


Facilities Technician

Board Members

Susan Samuelson

Joan Horn
Vice Chair

Emma Decarreau

Beth Mountsier

Dema Alkhalil
Jon Fotoohi
Josie Cooke
Keith Imper
Patricia S. Weber
Rick McLaughlin
Roger Wagoner