IRCNOCO Board of Directors

   Bianca Fisher                   Colleen Sonnentag
 Megan Bissell                     Araceli Calderon
 Jessica Cooney                      Andrea Wilson
 Gabriel Christie                       Sandi Elder    
   Vanessa Jurado                      Mandi Houston
Michael Seefried                     Laura DaVinci



Lisa taylor, executive director

Lisa is the Executive Director of IRCNOCO. Prior, Lisa had been the Executive Director of Right to Read of Weld County. 
In her capacity as Executive Director, Lisa manages all major grants, partnerships, staff, and daily operations. Lisa additionally sits on a variety of boards across the county to further the mission of our organization as well as to raise the profile of our clients.

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Joni Lopez, assistant director

Joni Lopez is the Assistant Director of IRC, and she is responsible for all of the education programs being run through the organization, the Little Learners Program, Tutoring Services, and administration. Prior to being with IRC, Joni had been the Interim Director of the Global Refugee Center.

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Collin cannon, director of advocacy and development

Collin is the Director of Advocacy and Development, where he oversees the Navigator Program, advocacy efforts, and community outreach. He presents the Refugee 101 and Immigrant 101 courses, manages online efforts, oversees smaller grants, and facilitates partnerships too. 

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Roseline Mugaruka—Women's Empowerment Coordinator

Roseline is the Women's Empowerment Coordinator, where she oversees existing and incoming opportunities to raise the economic mobility of our women clients as well as their social and emotional well being.

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IRCNOCO Office Staff & Little Learners


Kim Destree - Little Learners Coordinator

Kimberly is the coordinator of the Little Learner program at the IRCNOCO. She organizes classroom activities, trains volunteers, and handles all Little Learner's scheduling. In addition, Kimberly coordinates volunteers for the District 6 Little Learners classroom. Kimberly is passionate about bilingual education and is currently pursuing an Elementary Education licensure and TESOL certification at the University of Northern Colorado.


Emily Hoefs — Tutoring Coordinator

Emily is the coordinator for the Tutoring program at the IRCNOCO.  She works with new and returning volunteers to give students the one-on-one attention they deserve, and coordinates the tutoring volunteer schedule. She also works in the front office and teaches ESL classes. She recently returned home from Honduras where she implemented a tutoring program at a local high school, and is excited to be back home working with wonderful students and staff.


Carolina Hermosa—Office


Abby Nelson—Office Aide