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 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 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 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 Larimer County

Jason Morgan

Jason Morgan is coming onboard as A Little Helps’ Larimer County 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.

Operations Manager

Kenzi Everitt
Kenzi Everitt

Kenzi joined the A Little Help team in 2017 after graduating with a degree in Music Business from the University of Colorado Denver. Kenzi is energized by our mission, and is excited to grow as the Operations Manager while getting to know our members and volunteers. She is also excited to help with social media and email marketing to engage our supporters, grow our digital footprint, share our stories, and continue community conversations online. Kenzi also volunteers with Girls Rock Denver, plays in a band called Kinesics, and serves as a committee member with the Denver Music Cities Advisory Panel. 

If you have stories/photos to share on social media or in our newsletter, please contact her at kenzi@alittlehelp.org

Grants Manager

Liz Murphy

Liz Murphy is the proud mom of one son, Jack. Liz has worked as a grant writer/manager at The Salvation Army, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, and Denver Public Schools. She taught school for five years and practiced law for nine years in Nebraska. She is excited to be part of such a talented team at A Little Help!

Chaffee County Coordinator

Sara Ward
Sara Ward joined the A Little Help team in May of 2018, and jumped right into several large events! Her family moved to Salida in 1984 from Southeast Colorado. She attended the Salida Schools and left for college in 1996, attended the College of Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine and then moved to Ecuador to do landscape design and teach English. She returned to Chaffee County in 2006 to be closer to family. Since then, she started a small business with my sister doing landscaping and managing private properties. Through this line of work, she has met a lot of people in the area, both long-timers and newcomers. Sara's interests also include gardening, working with natural dyes, time with family and friends and daily hikes with her two German Shepherds, Bella and Blanca. She enjoys meeting new people and hearing their stories, and likes being part of the process of connecting people to the resources they need. One of Sara's goals is to grow A Little Help in the Buena Vista community. She is ready to learn and happy to be working with A Little Help Chaffee County!

Delta County Coordinator

Kathy Edwards
Kathy Edwards

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.