Board Of Directors
Xochilt Alamillo, LCSW
Xochilt completed her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Denver and has lived in the Aurora community for over 25 years. Her passion is in working with underserved communities of color in both a clinical and macro capacity. She believes communities already have what it takes to succeed, and our role is to shift from the expert mentality and provide support and guidance in their specific needs.
Mark Calhoun, MA
Mark is a career educator with a passion for social justice and educational equity. In his 20 years in education, Mark has been a teacher, a dean, a math curriculum specialist, a district administrator, and a school administrator. Mark's areas of expertise include leading Restorative Practice work to create more inclusive, engaging school cultures.
Joyce Dorado, Ph.D.
Joyce is the Co-Founder and Director of UCSF Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools (HEARTS). Her clinical service and research has focused on a public health approach to addressing complex trauma in schools, child victim/witness testimony, family violence, and psychological trauma in children, youth and families from under-resourced urban communities.
Mary Duran, M.Ed.
Mary spent the last 32 years working in Aurora Public Schools as an Educational Sign Language Interpreter, Teacher, Teacher Leader/Coach, Assistant Principal and Principal. As a school leader, Mary’s focus was to hire, train, and support a diverse staff to plan and deliver rigorous, equitable and culturally responsive instruction for all students, but especially students of color and students living in poverty. Mary focused on disrupting the inequities that are systemic in public schools. She retired from APS in June of 2019. Mary is currently working for RISE Colorado as a School Partner Specialist. At RISE, we work to educate, engage, and empower low-income families and families of color to RISE as change agents for educational equity in our public-school system.
Omar Gudino, Ph.D.
Omar is a licensed clinical psychologist and an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Kansas. His clinical training emphasized the use of evidence-based practices in a flexible and culturally-appropriate manner. He was the first Board Certified Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist in Colorado.