Dr. Perla Delgado

CEO/ Executive Director

Sandy Goldberg

Director of Finance

Travis Herbert

Lead Senior Director

Lupita Crespo

Senior Director

Rebecca Shanfield

Senior Director

Keerigan Heg

Donor Relations Manager

Scott Moore

Marketing & Communications Manager

Tina Nguyen

Program Director: AmeriCorps

Beatrice Salazar

Program Manager, Post Secondary & Grant Administration

Johana Campos

Post Secondary Program Specialist

Jonna Book

Post Secondary Program Specialist

Jose Jimenez

Advancing Families Program Specialist

Carla Maniscalco

Director of Volunteers

Karina Carrillo

Volunteer Engagement Specialist

Karla Alvarado

Program Director: Elk Class @ Kalmia Housing Site

Natalia Luna

Program Director: Diagonal Class @ Diagonal Court Housing Site

Francisco Medina

Program Director: North Boulder @ Broadway East Housing Site

Molly McCracken

Program Specialist: Alicia and La Vista @ Angevine Middle School

Mireidy Estrada

Program Manager: La Vista @ Angevine Middle School

Emily Usrey

Program Specialist: Longmont Youth Center @ Timberline PreK-8

Felipe Mosqueda

Program Manager: Oak Class @ Boulder High School

Gabriella Harmoning

Program Specialist: Oak Class @ Boulder High School

Matt Gleason

Interim Program Director: Rocky Mountain Class @ Skyline High School

Aurora Santos

Program Director: Carbon Valley Class @ Frederick High School

Veronica Quezada

Program Specialist: Carbon Valley @ Frederick High School

Estefania Corral

Community Center Manager

Ashley Newkirk

Accounting Associate

Dr. Perla Delgado

CEO/ Executive Director

303-444-3636 ext.116 | perla.delgado@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Dr. Perla Delgado comes to “I Have A Dream” with decades of leadership experience advocating for education equity and social justice. A Boulder native, she began working in the local community in high school and then later was employed by Emergency Family Assistance and Community Action Programs in Boulder. Perla will be joining the IHDF team by way of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, where she served as the Director and Principal Investigator of the College Assistance Migrant Program. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from Texas State University.

Sandy Goldberg

Director of Finance

303-444-3636 ext.118 | sandy.goldberg@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Sandy Goldberg comes to “I Have A Dream” with over 25 years of financial leadership experience in a variety of industries. Most recently, Sandy served as the CFO for 12 years at Watermill Express, a company in the water and ice vending industry. Sandy started his career in public accounting and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado – Denver.

Travis Herbert

Lead Senior Director

303-444-3636 | travis.herbert@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Travis joined IHDF in 2018 and oversees our high school sites and post secondary department. In addition, Travis oversees the Social Work Internship program, Wellness, and Prevention initiatives at IHDF. He has over 20 years experience working with youth. Travis is a Licensed Social Worker and a Certified Prevention Specialist.

Lupita Crespo

Senior Director

720-491-2181 | lupita.crespo@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Lupita, a native of Longmont, CO, holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Business from the University of Colorado-Boulder. With over 9 years of experience, she has dedicated herself to directly supporting local youth, bringing her passion and expertise to IHDF since joining in 2018.

 

Rebecca Shanfield

Senior Director

303-444-3636 | rebecca.shanfield@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Becca is originally from Fullerton, CA. Becca has lived in various locations including San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Nicaragua, Portland, OR, and now, Boulder, CO. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in Teaching and Environmental Studies and furthered her education by earning a Master’s in Education. In 2013, Becca joined the Peace Corps, where she collaborated with local Nicaraguan teachers to teach science, enriching her cultural and professional experience. Following her Peace Corps service, Becca taught 3rd grade bilingually for five years, demonstrating her commitment to inclusive education and multilingual learning. She has been with IHDF since 2021.

 

Keerigan Heg

Donor Relations Manager

303-444-3636 ext. 140 | keerigan.heg@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Keerigan has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Environmental Sustainability from Southern New Hampshire University.  She joined the IHDF team in the Spring of 2024 with a background in environmental education and women’s health organizations.  Keerigan is passionate about addressing inequities in education and the outdoors.

Scott Moore

Marketing & Communications Manager

303-444-3636 | scott.moore@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Dr. Scott Moore is a communicator, educator and creative with a background in business, higher education and faith-based organizations. Originally from the Chicago area, he has worked and lived in New York City, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Denver prior to joining IHDF to advance our mission through Marketing & Communications. Scott holds a Ph.D. in Religious and Theological Studies from the University of Denver & Iliff School of Theology and also teaches at Regis University.

Tina Nguyen

Program Director: AmeriCorps

303-444-3636 ext.121 | tina.nguyen@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Tina joined IHDF as the AmeriCorps Program Director in the Summer of 2021.  Prior, Tina was a tutor with the Oak Class from 2015-2019 and then became an AmeriCorps member.  She served two service terms with the Oak Class from 2019-2021.  Tina has a Bachelor’s Degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with minors in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Colorado-Boulder.  Tina is also a sibling to a Dreamer Scholar Alumni so her roots with IHDF run deep.

Beatrice Salazar

Program Manager, Post Secondary & Grant Administration

303-444-3636 ext.111 | beatrice.salazar@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Beatrice “Bea” brings a wealth of experience working with both high school and postsecondary students, and is a tremendous asset to the Griffin community (and our organization at large) in helping students think about their educational journeys, postsecondary options, and turning their dreams to realities. “Helping individuals achieve their academic goals!” has been Bea’s mantra for working with students.  She has aiding students and their families in the college going process, and retaining in college. Bea has worked at Metropolitan State, Community Colleges of Aurora and Denver and the Denver Scholarship Foundation ensuring students have resources and are supported to succeed in future goals.

Johana Campos

Post Secondary Program Specialist

303-444-3636 ext.111 | johana.campos@ihaveadreamboulder.org 

Johana joined the “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County in 2021 as a Post-Secondary Coach in the College and Career Department.  She was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and was raised in Boulder, Colorado.  Johana obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder.  Having been a first generation Latina college student herself, she understands the obstacles students have to overcome in order to pursue a higher education.  She is eager to help and guide the Dreamer Scholars achieve their post secondary goals.

Jonna Book

Post Secondary Program Specialist

303-444-3636 ext.111 | jonna.book@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Jonna has spent her formative years living abroad, including time living in both Nicaragua and Colombia.  Jonna relocated to Colorado in 2010 and has called Estes Park home ever since.  She holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Language from Messiah College in Pennsylvania.  Driven by her passion for service and her desire to make a difference, Jonna dedicated three years to AmeriCorps immediately after college.  She brings over seven years of experience as a high school Spanish teacher and mentor, complemented by extensive experience in multiple roles in the service industry.  Jonna is passionate and deeply committed to empowering youth and helping them develop the tools for success while guiding them toward achieving their post-secondary goals.

Jose Jimenez

Advancing Families Program Specialist

303-444-3636 ext.111 | jose.jimenez@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Jose Jimenez is a resilient advocate for his community and a proud first-generation graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, holding a degree in Sociology. Raised in the immigrant community of Casa de la Esperanza, Jose intimately understands the challenges faced by first generation Hispanics. Becoming a dreamer guest in 2009 further solidified his commitment to empowering others. Hailing from an immigrant family himself, Jose is eager to give back to his community, leveraging his experiences to uplift and support future generations.

Carla Maniscalco

Director of Volunteers

303-444-3636 ext.119 | carla.maniscalco@ihaveadreamboulder.org

As Director of Volunteers, Carla brings more than 20 years of working with volunteers in a variety of organizations, and of all ages and backgrounds.  She joined IHDF in 2018.  She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Behavioral Science from Metropolitan State University and a Certificate in Volunteer Management from Metro Volunteers and the Points of Light Foundation.

Karina Carrillo

Volunteer Engagement Specialist

303-444-3636 ext.119 | karina.carrillo@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Karina is a Colorado native and first-generation graduate of CU Boulder with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She joined IHDF in late Summer of 2022.  She worked previously in Climate advocacy and event organization through non-profit. Karina is certified in Volunteer Engagement through the Points of Light Foundation.

Karla Alvarado

Program Director: Elk Class @ Kalmia Housing Site

karla.alvarado@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Karla joined “I Have A Dream” in 2020 as the Program Director for the Elk Class! She was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. She is also a DACA recipient and comes from an immigrant family, which has driven her to advocate for mental health awareness in Latinx communities. She is eager to use her privileges to help address barriers within marginalized communities. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University. Prior to IHDF, she worked with at-risk youth and families with significant trauma. Karla is passionate about creating healthy and secure communities for students, providing them with academic, social, and emotional support.

Natalia Luna

Program Director: Diagonal Class @ Diagonal Court Housing Site

natalia.luna@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Natalia joined “I Have A Dream”  in 2020, graduated with her Master’s of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership and has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications at the University of Northern Colorado. She is a daughter of immigrants from Zacatecas and her educational journey has helped her establish a passion to advocate for students and family needs from diverse underrepresented identities. Natalia plans on committing to work on her passion by empowering the youth, advocating education equity, and developing brave spaces for support.

Francisco Medina

Program Director: North Boulder @ Broadway East Housing Site

303-323-5422 | francisco.medina@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Francisco is Program Director the Dreamer Scholars at the Diagonal Court housing site in Boulder. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in Women’s Studies from University of Colorado-Boulder. He worked locally with juvenile offenders before joining IHDF in 2018. 

Molly McCracken

Program Specialist: Alicia and La Vista @ Angevine Middle School

molly.mccracken@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Molly serves as a Program Specialist for the La Vista and Alicia Dreamer Scholars at Angevine Middle School. She grew up in Fort Collins, CO and graduated from Colorado State University with bachelors degrees in Sociology and Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Prevention and Intervention Science. She has worked with youth for over six years and first joined the IHDF as an AmeriCorps member in 2020. She is currently working on a Master’s in Social Work from Metropolitan State University while fulfilling her role as a Program Specialist. 

Mireidy Estrada

Program Manager: La Vista @ Angevine Middle School

mireidy.estrada@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Mireidy joined “I Have a Dream” in 2022. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She served a service term as an AmeriCorps for “I Have a Dream” Foundation with the Carbon Valley site and then became the Program Specialist for the Carbon Valley class. She transitioned smoothly in to the role of Program Manager at La Vista in 2023.  She is a Colorado native and enjoys the great outdoors, attending music shows with friends, and spending time with family.

Emily Usrey

Program Specialist: Longmont Youth Center @ Timberline PreK-8

emily.usrey@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Update coming soon.

Felipe Mosqueda

Program Manager: Oak Class @ Boulder High School

felipe.mosqueda@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Felipe moved to Longmont when he was 7 years old. Like many other immigrant families, they were looking for a better life and work opportunities. They settled in the Casa de la Esperanza community, which provided immigrant farm-working families with low-income housing and an after-school learning center.

Eventually, he became the coordinator of the Casa de la Esperanza Learning Center and a couple of years later created his own tourism businesses in Colorado and in Mexico. After a few years as an entrepreneur, he has felt the need to come back to his passion in the nonprofit world, and education, and this brought him to the “I Have a Dream Foundation”.

Gabriella Harmoning

Program Specialist: Oak Class @ Boulder High School

gabriella.harmoning@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Gabriella joined the Oak Class at IHDF in 2023. She grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Religion from The George Washington University. In her free time she likes to read, hike, and learn new languages!

 

Matt Gleason

Interim Program Director: Rocky Mountain Class @ Skyline High School

303-444-3636 | matthew.gleason@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Matt came to IHDF in January 2017. A half year of service lead to a full one, and then some more serving three terms with the Rocky Mountain Dreamer class. He has now found myself as the Program Coordinator with the class, something that he says continues to keep him grounded in his everyday life. Matt graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in May of 2016 with a degree in Communication. His path has been one of service, experimenting with City Year in New Orleans, riding/leading two cross country cycling trips across the country to raise money and awareness for affordable housing, along with a few other regular volunteer opportunities throughout the Boulder Denver area.

Aurora Santos

Program Director: Carbon Valley Class @ Frederick High School

720-494-3895 | aurora.santos@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Aurora grew up on a small Pacific island called Saipan, then earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and played volleyball at West Virginia University. Before joining IHDF in 2016 as Program Director for the Carbon Valley Class, she worked in education and education support roles for a variety of organizations.

Veronica Quezada

Program Specialist: Carbon Valley @ Frederick High School

720-284-7584 | veronica.quezada@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Veronica is a Colorado native.  She is a first generation Mexican-American.  Veronica graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a major in Psychology and minor in Criminal Justice.  She loves spending her free time with family and her puppies!

Estefania Corral

Community Center Manager

estefania.corral@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Estefania is a first generation Mexican-American. She grew up in an agricultural community in central California where her family worked as migrant field workers. Supported by her family and their passion for the “American Dream” she went to her local community college, graduating with an Associates of Arts in English, then transferred to a four year college. She moved to Boulder in 2016. During her time here in Colorado Estefania’s focus has been working with unmet communities and disability equality/equity supports. Her experience with monolingual communities, student struggles and inequity in community has given her knowledge and fuels her passion in providing opportunities for all.

Ashley Newkirk

Accounting Associate

ashley.newkirk@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Ashley was raised in Metro Atlanta before moving to Colorado in 2021. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Kennesaw State University. Shortly after graduating, she found a love of accounting in the nonprofit world. In her free time, she loves to explore her new state with her husband and her Boston Terrier, Lewis.