Together we thrive.

Meet the Team

Executive Director

Josh Hall, LCSW



Director of Technology Development

Christy Gutierrez

Director of Community Resources

Shawntill Puryear


Director of Community Liaisons

Kristen Schatzman

Manager of Application Approvals and Project Support

Tanya Deasis

Lead Community Liaison

Alison Overton

Lead Community Liaison

Taryn Maddocks


Community Liaison

Abbey Tello

Community Liaison

Alicia Suarez

Community Liaison

Christina Capelle


Community Liaison

Monica Mojica

Community Liaison

Rilanda Ralpho

Community Liaison

Timora Quade

Client Service Representative

Amie Rook

Client Service Representative

Pat Clayton

Client Service Representative

Bridget Schultz

Client Service Representative

Luis Orozco

Client Service Representative

Mariela Martinez

Client Service Representative

Whitney Heeter

Client Service Representative

Meme Peter

Client Service Representative

Shea Nuckols

Hark is hiring!

See our job openings below.

Community Liaison (Bilingual Spanish/English)

Purpose Statement

Community Liaisons provide comprehensive needs assessments in order to develop individualized resource plans, provide comprehensive follow up and collect data to improve individual stability and inform ongoing resource development in the community.

Position Relationship

Reports to: Director of Community Liaisons 

Coordinates with:Community organizations and Excellerate Foundation Staff and Leadership 

Position Qualification

Required experience and training:Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Family and Human Services, Psychology or other related field 

Desired experienced and training:Previous experience in conducting assessments and comprehensive knowledge of community resources

Special requirements of the position:Bilingual in Spanish and English  

Key Skills 

  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to learn and utilize innovative technology
  • Skilled in conflict resolution
  • Highly Flexible and Adaptable
  • Excellent people skills
  • Excels and operates in a fast paced environment

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts assessments with individuals to assist in determining relevant resources and guide individuals through the resource connection process. 
  • Refers individuals to appropriate outside organizations; provides follow up to insure the individual’s needs are met and outcomes of these services. 
  • Assists clients through the process of applying for financial assistance.
  • Become highly educated in the human services sectors of NWA. 
  • Develop trust and a positive working relationship with individuals, families, communities, and providers/organizations. 
  • Advocate for individuals and families. 
  • Develop a working relationship with other Community Liaisons. 
  • Participates in the Hark at Excellerate Foundation meetings and trainings. 

  • Responds to inquiries from providers regarding available resources and referral processes through offering information and/or direction. Providers include but are not limited to landlords, social workers, school staff, and healthcare providers.
  • Conducts oneself in a manner consistent with the professional standards of Hark at Excellerate Foundation. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Community Liaisons.

Interested applicants should email their resume to


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