Staff

Executive Director

Dr. Paul Leon Ramsey
Dr. Paul Leon Ramsey

Raised in East Washington Park and Historic Baker, Paul has over 25 years’ experience building organizations and promoting positive social change. He is passionate about the mission of A Little Help and the pairing of volunteers with their senior neighbors to help them stay and thrive in their homes. He is the first full-time Executive Director of our organization, has previously served as the President of the Baker Historic Neighborhood Association and of the former Broadway Merchants’ Association, and was a member of the Lincoln Elementary PTA. Paul holds a Doctorate from the Iliff School of Theology. He earned a Masters of Divinity from Texas Christian University and a Bachelor’s from Abilene Christian University. Paul delivered the Rocky Mountain News to several of our members as a boy and is a proud graduate of Denver South High School. He served as the Chair and then Vice Chair of Denver’s Commission on Aging and on its Advocacy Committee, and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the national Village to Village Network’s Board of Directors and on its Strategic Growth committee, and as a member of the Colorado Senior Lobby and Generations United. Paul is active in his children’s, Grace, Lucy, and Park, activities and is an avid reader, musician (he is the lead singer and songwriter for Leon and the Revival), aging athlete, and Denver sports teams fan. He is also the Pastor of Mayflower Congregational Church United Church of Christ in Englewood and his wife Sarah is a teacher at Cherry Creek High School.

 

Program Director & Grant Writer

Hilary Lenz, MPH

 

Hilary has worked with A Little Help since February 2012 and now serves as the Program Director. Her background includes over ten years’ experience working and volunteering with nonprofits and researching in the social psychology and public health fields. As a member of Generations United and the National Center for Creative Aging, Hilary has implemented best practices to promote intergenerational connections throughout A Little Help’s many programs and services. She also serves on the Colorado Senior Lobby, the Village to Village Network’s National Village Exchange Program committee, Denver’s Local Coordinating Council, and the Denver Metro Respite Coalition’s Advisory Board. Hilary earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her Bachelor of the Arts degree from Duke University.

Member Coordinator

Tanya Matthias

Tanya Matthias is a wife and mother of two who has lived in the Denver area since 1999. Tanya worked as the Marketing Director for an international company out of Oxford, England prior to taking time off to raise her two children. She has spent the last four years volunteering and running various fundraising events at her children’s school and is currently a member of Christ the King Roman Catholic School Advisory Board and the school’s Catholic Education Foundation. She is thrilled to be part of such an enthusiastic group of people at A Little Help.

Director of Member Growth

Amanda Gregg, MNM

Amanda Gregg joins the A Little Help team with exceptional experience and a passion for working to engage and empower older adults in the community. Over the past two and a half years, Amanda has served as the Director of the Denver Office on Aging for the City and County of Denver.  In her work with the city, she moved several initiatives forward including the update of the Age Matters Report and the implementation of specified strategies and goal, as well as provided leadership and empowered the Denver Commission on Aging.  Amanda earned her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. With this degree, her experience began with over six years in the nonprofit sector, previously working as the Division Director of Volunteers Services for Volunteers of America before her time with the City of Denver.

Amanda’s experience in the aging community, as well as experience in both the nonprofit and government sectors brings another perspective to our growing organization. In the position of Director of Member Growth, Amanda looks forward to utilizing her passions and strengths to spread the wonderful work of A Little Help in helping seniors thrive in their communities.

Social Media Community Manager

Kenzi Everitt

Kenzi joins the A Little Help team as a social media marketing enthusiast. She holds experience with CU Denver, The Orchard, Girls Rock Denver, Colorado Detour, various musicians, hair salons, and more. In her own words, “I am also passionate about event planning and community building, and hold experience with various music festivals, local music showcases, fundraising, and more. I have a wide range of basic experience in photography and videography, and have gotten to the point of “not terrible” at graphic design work. I have a degree in Music Business from the University of Colorado Denver.” Kenzi is excited to engage our supporters, grow our digital footprint, share our stories, and continue community conversations online. If you have social media content, stories to share, or questions, please contact her at kenzi@alittlehelp.org.

Americorps Encore Member

Earleen Hamilton

Earleen joins A Little Help through AARP Colorado and very much enjoys her role as our Care Caller, chatting with our members each week. Earleen’s background includes nonprofit and entrepreneurial experience, both domestically and abroad. She loves hearing our members’ stories and learning about their lives and experiences, while sharing her own.

Americorps Encore Member

Chris Rhodes

Christine (Chris) Rhodes joins us most recently from Centura Health where she led marketing and communications for the organization’s population health company– FullWell. Chris has over 25 years of experience in healthcare programs and an educational background in recreation therapy and public administration. Chris earned her Master of Science degree from Indiana University and studied Applied Communication at DU. At A Little Help, Chris will focus on outreach and resource navigation, spreading the word to folks who can benefit from the services and programming we provide.

Americorps Encore Member

Jill Wichlens, ESQ

Jill Wichlens is a retired attorney, having most recently served as Denver’s Assistant Federal Public Defender, Appellate Division, which included five years as the Division Chief. Jill will be helping with resourcing in the office and conducting Warm Welcome visits with new members, as well as a little snow shoveling and driving! Jill earned her Master of Law degree from Georgetown University and her JD from Washington University. When not giving folks “a little help,” Jill’s favorite hobby is playing tennis.

Program Assistant

Eric Snyder

Eric grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Alaska Anchorage. While there, he decided to ultimately enlist in the Army National Guard as an infantryman. After he had enough of the dreary Alaskan climate, Eric transferred to the bright and exuberant state of Colorado and is now attending the University of Colorado Denver, where he is majoring in Environmental Science while earning certificates in both Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Geospatial Information Systems. In his free time, Eric is an avid outdoorsman who loves to camp, hike, and go fishing, all while enjoying the Colorado lifestyle.

Chaffee County's Operations Specialist

Nancy Powers

We are so excited to welcome Nancy Powers as the newest addition to A Little Help’s staff. Nancy has been hired as the Operations Specialist for A Little Help in Chaffee County. We are happy to bring her on to help to grow our programming and presence in Chaffee County. In her new role, Nancy will be growing our programming and services, working together with our Branch Team, and expanding our presence in Chaffee County. After over thirty years as a schoolteacher and two days of orientation in the Denver office, Nancy is ready to dive right in and work with our Branch Team to grow throughout Chaffee County. Nancy is excited to work with some of the most amazing, dedicated volunteers, wonderful members, and staff in all the areas we serve.