Who We Are
The mission of A Woman’s Work is to be a timely fund for local women, where we bridge the gap from need to financial stability. We help women in the St. Vrain Valley who need financial support for immediate needs that cannot be met by other sources. Our assistance pays for a wide variety of needs including child care, housing, transportation, medical needs and more. In return, we ask only that the recipient pays the kindness forward.
It all started with a question asked by a small group of women in 2003: What happens to normally self-sufficient women in our community when they are met with financial crisis and there is no help available from family and friends? The answer they found was disappointing – so A Woman’s Work was created. Our vision, then and now, is to create a community where women and families have hope for a better tomorrow.
Serving the community is a team effort. Along with the kindness of individuals in the community, our Board of Directors and staff works with other non-profits, schools and churches to serve women in need.
HOW WE WORK
MEET OUR STAFF
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WHY WE HELPED
Meet the Staff
My love affair with this organization began long before I was hired as the Executive Director. I served on the Board of A Woman’s Work from 2005-2012. During that time, I also served on the Executive Committee, Fundraising Committee, and Marketing and Communications Committee. I joined the AWW Board in 2005 after moving back to my hometown after college and graduate school. At that time, and today still, I was excited to be a part of an organization that allowed me to give back to a community that has given me so much. I graduated from the University of Colorado in 1999, and went on to graduate with a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2005. I am married to my high school sweetheart, John, and we have two children, Grant and Clare.
Happy to be one of the first 100 donors to A Woman’s Work when it was founded in 2003, I joined the Board of Directors in 2004 during which time I served on the Fundraising and Marketing/ Communications Committees for numerous years.
A native of Ohio, I am a 1983 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. My early career years were spent in Chicago where I worked in public relations for many national and international clients including McDonalds’s Corporation where I directed the marketing and communications efforts of the Ronald McDonald House program, among other projects. Giving back to the community was something I learned at an early age growing up with strong, community-minded parents.
My husband Bob and I have lived in Longmont since 1993 and have three daughters: Bridget, Maggie, and Lauren.
I am excited to be part of the staff of A Woman’s Work. I love the mission of AWW and the hope and comfort that we bring to this community. I am always amazed by our Board of Directors and volunteers and how much time and resources they donate to this organization.
I graduated in 1991 from Colorado State University. I have been married to my husband, Brian, for 25 years and have four children, Scott, Laura, Anna and Jimmy.
I joined AWW with 25 years of executive level support experience including large companies, start-ups and my own businesses. I joined AWW in February of 2017 to use my skills to help the community. I am extremely proud and grateful for the opportunity to work with such dedicated volunteers and hardworking Board to fulfill the mission of AWW.
Originally from the East Coast, I moved to Colorado a little over 18 years ago. I keep busy by enjoying the beautiful outdoors and raising three boys with my husband. If I’m not planning an event, you can most likely find me on a local baseball field.
Meet the Board
She is a Guest Teacher with SVVSD and is honored to be involved with an organization so passionate about helping women and their families in the community.
When she isn’t teaching, you can find her on a tennis court, gardening, reading or crafting.
Sally’s father died when she was 4 years old and she was raised by an incredibly strong woman who taught her that women can survive and thrive in spite of all adversities thrown at them. In spite of the financial and emotional struggles Sally’s mother faced, her mother demonstrated love, kindness and generosity to others every day of her life and made Sally realize and appreciate the gifts they had. Her mother never closed her door or her heart to women that needed help, even if it was just lending an ear to their troubles and a hug. Sally loves A Woman’s Work because we are able to help when seemingly all other resources have been exhausted. Sometimes this is all a woman needs to get back on her feet and pay it forward in any way she can.
Sally worked in the healthcare industry for over 40 years as a nurse and administrator. Her passion is helping others to achieve their goals, whether it is health, wellness or life dreams.
Devi and her husband, Dan, have three teenage sons. She has lived in the Longmont area for nearly 20 years. Devi enjoys skiing, house projects, hiking, and reading. She greatly cherishes her friendships with women.
that we are directly helping women and families living within the SVVSD. Together we can strengthen our community and make a difference. Meredith’s husband, David, and she are natives of Longmont and have two daughters. They enjoy spending time outdoors snow skiing and boating.
As a young single mother of her two older children, Anita overcame many adversities in her life with the help of organizations like AWW and the opportunities she has been given to grow. A friend invited her to be a guest at a dinner benefiting AWW and she later participated in A Vintage Affair as a food vendor and she fell in love with their mission of helping local women overcome challenging times and gain opportunity.
Dr. Kim Lane
As an OB/GYN in our community for 20 years, Kim has been given the rewarding opportunity to care for women, participate in the joy of new life, help them stay healthy, and get through the tough times. Now Kim is fortunate to have multiple generations in her practice, including some of the young women she delivered! Kim is truly grateful and wants to pay this forward!
Tennis for a Cause was Char’s introduction to A Woman’s Work. What began as a fun opportunity to connect with fellow tennis players in her new community quickly became a passion for supporting the mission of A Woman’s Work. For her, it’s an honor to offer her support to A Woman’s Work.
Jane has helped fundraise for AWW through her involvement with Tennis For a Cause. She is excited to now step up in a bigger way and give back to the community. She sees AWW as assisting and empowering women to be in charge of their lives and hopes that the help AWW provides will make a difference to each of their journeys.
Mary Ellen O'Rell
Special thanks to all of the ladies who have generously served on our Board or Staff!
Kerri Autrey, Monica Baldwin, Ivone Bagley, Laura Bickers, Christina Breitlow, Connie Brodt, Anne Bryan, Liz Carnival, Pat Carson, Allison Closson, Wendy Conder, Laura Cotter, Nancy Driscoll, Erica Eggers, Tammy Evevard, Kathy Ewing, Libby FitzGibbons, Sally Foss, Debbi Ford, Betsy Gray, Ann Hall, Katie Herrmann, Brenda Hockaday, Wendy Hughes, Nanci Kalamaya, Kelli Kanemoto, Bonnie Kelley, Mary Kopman, Karen Kramer, Connie Lehman, Shirley Lemmex, Lyndy Lubbers, Jody Lyons, Jean Mason, Laurie Mazzetta, Stephanie McKay, Evelyn McMahon, Sue Mesch, Melody Mills, Jenny Morrow, Anjanet Mort, Julie Myers, Jill Nelson, Cindy Noble, Nancy Parker, Kirsten Pellicer, Sheila Phillips, Shelley Saxton, Karalee Schaefer, Sarah Schey, Glendora Shaffer, Carol Smith, Linda Snyder-Crockett, Kay Stanley, Julie Stapp, Diane Stow, Carol Valdez, Fran Wahl, Pat Walton, Janie Waters, Kathy Weber-Harding, Darla Wiley, Karen Wood, Janet Worrell, Dene Yarwood, Carol Yoakum