Staff


Richard Martinez

Richard oversees Next Step’s mentorship programs. Richard works with our participants and Next Step mentors to facilitate a community...

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Gail Merriam

Gail helps build and sustain relationships with program partners to generate youth referrals to Next Step. Favorite thing about...

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Jacey Gonzalez

Jacey helps coordinate events for Next Step, such as our annual fundraisers and specialty events. Jacey is also involved...

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Jacob Parsons

Jacob supports the online communication efforts for the program and development teams as the Digital Media Associate at Next...

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Nancy Hays

Nancy heads up Next Step’s fundraising and communications efforts, overseeing donor outreach, grants and events. With over 18 years...

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Kepler Jeudy

Kepler facilitates Next Step’s programs and develops program curricula. Whether brainstorming new educational games based upon his vast Minute to...

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Kimberly Khare

Kimberly has been a music therapist for 22 years and is herself a young adult cancer survivor. In addition...

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Bill Kubicek

It was a conversation between Bill and the late actor, philanthropist, and race car driver Paul Newman that spurred...

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Jessica Slattery Martin

Jessica wears many hats behind the scenes at Next Step, ranging from bookkeeper, to office and database management, to...

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Colin Mueller

Colin manages the marketing and online communications efforts for the program and development teams, including social media and other...

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