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

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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


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


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.


Kristina has worked in the nonprofit field since 2010. She earned her Master's degree in Communications from Antioch University in Seattle, and her Bachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology from The Evergreen State College. Her mission in life is to help make the world a better place, starting with the people. Social justice, the arts and music, and culture bring a smile to her face. The University Heights Center brings her passions together in one fantastic place.


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


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


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.


Facilities Technician

Board Members

Susan Samuelson

Roger Wagoner
Vice Chair

Jon Fotoohi

Beth Mountsier

Dema Alkhalil
Jennifer Keys
Jim Hansen

Joan Horn
Josie Cooke
Keith Imper
Patricia S. Weber
Rick McLaughlin