Bringing School Home Team 

  Betsey Martens   Betsey is the Executive Director of Bringing School Home. Formerly the Executive Director of Boulder Housing Partners, Betsey has a 30 year track record of innovation and collaboration in the affordable housing and community development field.

Betsey Martens

Betsey is the Executive Director of Bringing School Home. Formerly the Executive Director of Boulder Housing Partners, Betsey has a 30 year track record of innovation and collaboration in the affordable housing and community development field.

  Karin Stayton   Karin is the Director of Resident Services for Boulder Housing Partners. To improve the economic futures of children living in BHP housing, she works closely with the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County, the school district, and other service providers to expand educational programming.

Karin Stayton

Karin is the Director of Resident Services for Boulder Housing Partners. To improve the economic futures of children living in BHP housing, she works closely with the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County, the school district, and other service providers to expand educational programming.

  Suzy Ageton   Suzy is Lead Researcher of Bringing School Home and the principal in a consulting firm focused on communication, evaluation and strategic planning. She has served clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors including municipal, district and federal court judges and educational, human services and law enforcement organizations.

Suzy Ageton

Suzy is Lead Researcher of Bringing School Home and the principal in a consulting firm focused on communication, evaluation and strategic planning. She has served clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors including municipal, district and federal court judges and educational, human services and law enforcement organizations.

  Erica Plut   Erica is on the Bringing School Home research team. She has served in a broad range of contexts and socioeconomic circumstances as a teacher, developer, adviser, and researcher and is committed to improving the lives of children within and beyond Colorado by addressing the achievement and opportunity gaps in and out of school settings.

Erica Plut

Erica is on the Bringing School Home research team. She has served in a broad range of contexts and socioeconomic circumstances as a teacher, developer, adviser, and researcher and is committed to improving the lives of children within and beyond Colorado by addressing the achievement and opportunity gaps in and out of school settings.

  Leah Demarest   Leah is a Project Manager for Bringing School Home. With a background in fair and affordable housing and community development, she is committed to promoting equity, inclusion, and opportunities for marginalized and underserved communities and populations.

Leah Demarest

Leah is a Project Manager for Bringing School Home. With a background in fair and affordable housing and community development, she is committed to promoting equity, inclusion, and opportunities for marginalized and underserved communities and populations.

  David Smith   David is the founder and CEO of the Affordable Housing Institute, which develops sustainable housing financial ecosystems worldwide. With more than 30 years’ direct experience in affordable housing, David uniquely combines the roles of practitioner and theoretician, participant and policymaker.

David Smith

David is the founder and CEO of the Affordable Housing Institute, which develops sustainable housing financial ecosystems worldwide. With more than 30 years’ direct experience in affordable housing, David uniquely combines the roles of practitioner and theoretician, participant and policymaker.

  Anya Brickman Raredon   Anya is a Principal at the Affordable Housing Institute, where she directs AHI's thought leadership and consulting projects and spearheads AHI's connections and collaborations with universities such as Harvard and MIT to encourage the development of a network to link theory and practice.

Anya Brickman Raredon

Anya is a Principal at the Affordable Housing Institute, where she directs AHI's thought leadership and consulting projects and spearheads AHI's connections and collaborations with universities such as Harvard and MIT to encourage the development of a network to link theory and practice.


Advisory Council

The Bringing School Home team has benefited immensely from the guidance of experienced professionals in housing, education, and social impact. 

  • Nancy Andrews, President and CEO of Low Income Investment Fund

  • John Fowler, President and CEO of People's Self-Help Housing Corporation and The Duncan Group

  • Tony Lewis, Executive Director of Donnell-Kay Foundation

  • Hunter Lovins, President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions

  • Michael Mirra, Executive Director of Tacoma Housing Authority

  • Lillian Murphy, Retired CEO of Mercy Housing

  • Cynthia Parker, President and CEO of BRIDGE Housing

  • Preston Prince, Executive Director and CEO of Fresno Housing Authority

  • Ralph Smith, Senior Vice President of Annie E. Casey Foundation and Managing Director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

  • Rod Solomon, Partner at Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

  • James Stockard, Principal of Stockard & Engler & Brigham and Faculty Member of Harvard University Graduate School of Design

  • Adrianne Todman, CEO of National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)