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.

 

Director of Community Engagement

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 a few years off to raise her two children. She spent those four years volunteering and running various fundraising events and participating in a number of boards at her children’s school. She is thrilled to be part of such an enthusiastic group of people at A Little Help.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

JESSICA WALL

Jessica Wall brings her experience with nonprofits and education to the Operations side of A Little Help. She was the Student Activities Director at Florence Crittenton School, Assistant Program Director at Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver, and spent ten years working in Denver Public Schools. Jessica is from Colorado and graduated from the University of Denver. She raised her family in Denver, and they enjoy experiencing all that our beautiful state has to offer. Jessica believes that strong connections create thriving communities and is excited to be a part of the work that A little Help does to build those connections.

Director of Metro Denver

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.

Director of Northern Colorado

Jason Morgan

Jason Morgan is A Little Helps' Northern Colorado Director. Jason has been leading nonprofits for nearly two decades, working to connect people with resources in their communities. He has built communities of service to give homeless men and women fresh starts, uplifted inner-city youth through education, community gardening and employment programs, and now is excited to help seniors thrive and age well in their homes. Building community and breaking down isolation is a mission not achieved without many hands working together. His approach is to work with A Little Help’s members, volunteers, donors and community partners to maximize impact and deepen connection.

Jason, his wife, Rev. Amy Morgan, and their son, Dean, are recent transplants to Colorado, settling into Loveland and exploring all the trails, parks and great art around town. When they make it back home, they’re greeted by Watson the dog and Rupert, the 30-pound cat.

DIRECTOR OF ROARING FORK VALLEY

MARY KENYON

A Michigan trial lawyer turned marketing professional, Mary Kenyon has extensive experience consulting with counties, cities, towns, municipalities and destination resort communities in marketing, outreach and graphic design. As learned from her experience, working with locals, second homeowners, business owners, employers, rural residents and members of the resort community can be a challenging task due to the geographic nature of the community, seasonal calendar, diverse ages (even within the senior population) and economic position of the population. Mary has a proven track record working with these interest groups, bringing an organized approach, reliability and timeliness, to produce meaningful and effective outcomes.

Since moving to Colorado in 2001, Mary has become passionate about aging well. In 2014, Mary was hired to be the Pitkin County Aging Well Coordinator where she continues to work with Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield Counties in the Roaring Fork Valley addressing issues of housing, transportation, nutrition, social connection and overall quality of life. In 2018, Mary was awarded the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments, Area Agency of Aging’s Friend of Seniors Award. Mary also writes a monthly column called Senior Matters for the Roaring Fork Weekly Journal.

When not advocating for age-friendly amenities, Mary enjoys the western lifestyle with her black lab, Sammy, including hiking, exploring new trails, boating, outdoor music and festivals, hill-climb races, rodeos and horseback riding.

BERTHOUD COORDINATOR

STEVE COURTS

Steve was born and raised in Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. degree in Speech/Communication. Upon graduating from the U of M, he spent three years in radio before finding his calling with the YMCA. Starting out as a Youth Director for the YMCA in La Crosse, WI, he went on to have a 31 year career with the YMCA, working for 5 different YMCA’s in Wisconsin, Kentucky, Ohio and finally as the Executive Director for the Rochester Area YMCA, where he retired at the end of 2016.

Steve, along with his wife, Stephanie, moved to Johnstown, Colorado, in December of 2017. Feeling compelled to continue to his calling for non-profit work, he took on a contract job as a Development Specialist for the Aurora Community Connection in Denver. When the contract ended, he discovered ALH and was hired in March of 2019 as the Berthoud Coordinator.

Steve is an avid sports fan of all things Minnesota and enjoys being outdoors playing golf, hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park and camping under the stars. He and Stephanie are avid tennis players and enjoy playing bridge together. He is a current Rotarian in Johnstown and attends (with his wife) Zion Lutheran Church in Loveland.

Steve is very excited to be joining ALH and looks forward to introducing the organization to the Berthoud Area!

Grants

ZIM Consulting

We are thrilled to partner with ZIM Consulting for grant writing and research. In 2006, ZIM Consulting was founded because Marty Zimmerman and Shira Zimmerman saw a need. There were (and continue to be) an abundance of nonprofit organizations in Colorado, but many were having difficulty building the organizational capacity to truly support their missions. There also were (and continue to be) many nonprofit consultants who help nonprofits with various projects, but most of them develop plans without assisting with implementation. ZIM Consulting works with nonprofits to develop attainable objectives, set realistic benchmarks, and complete tasks on the path to achieving their goals. Find more by clicking here.