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.
Stacey Taylor Brandon, MSW
Stacey and her family have lived in the Aurora community for four decades. She spent 28 years as an educator with Cherry Creek Schools before retiring in June 2021. During that time she served as a school social worker, District PBIS Coordinator, Educational Equity Coordinator and a Director of Inclusive Excellence. She currently works as an Educational Transformation Specialist for Courageous Conversation®. Stacey is passionate about racial equity, racial healing and racialized joy! She is committed to honoring the humanity of all people, by acknowledging, understanding and interrupting the predictable patterns of racialized inequalities and hierarchies.
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.
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, they 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.
Amy has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience and is currently a Finance Director at PwC. Her passion is in working with underserved communities to ensure they have the resources and platforms to thrive and have their voices be heard. Amy is excited to lend her financial skill set to the board of Resilient Futures and participate in the valuable racial healing and trauma-informed care work.