Our Team

We have years of combined experience in fundamental fields. We pride ourselves on recruiting team members with not only talent and entrepreneurial spirit, but also those who are passionate about the work nonprofit organizations do for our community. We know you are working hard to instill change in our community, and we want to help you reach your goals.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Dr. Andrew Pitts

Vice President

Lesa Stellke


Marsha Alston


Jack Stiegelmar

General Members

Jim Brennan

Larry Olsen

Key Leadership


Melanie Worley

Chief Executive Officer

Melanie Worley, a commissioner for 10 years before coming to Nonprofit Management Services of Colorado, received the Distinguished Service Award from ADMHN in 2009 for her work in helping protect benefits for mentally ill individuals, was the Colorado Counties, Inc. Commissioner of the year in 2001, and won the Colorado Counties, Inc. Distinguished Service Award in 2008. In 2015, Melanie was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to the Respite Care Task Force. Among numerous other posts, Melanie serves on the board of directors for AllHealth. Melanie also served as past chairwoman of the Highlands Ranch Chamber. She has been chairwoman of the Denver Regional Council of Governments, initiated the formation of the Partnership of Douglas County Governments, and received a federal appointment to the Local Government Advisory Committee, providing local perspective to the Environmental Protection Agency.


Matt Vanauken

Chief Operations Officer

Matt brings over 20 years of multi-unit and executive leadership and management experience to our organization. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Phoenix and a Master in Business Administration (MBA), Healthcare Management from Western Governors’ University. Matt currently serves as the chairperson for the El Paso County Human Services Advisory Committee, is a Governor appointed member of the Colorado State Board of Health, and board member for the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Matt is also an active participant in Alliance Association, and the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR). Previously, he worked as the Director for Children, Youth and Families for Jefferson County Human Services, Vice President of Operations for Hard Rock Café, and Vice President of Operations for Olive Garden. Matt lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and two beautiful children.


Erica Kitzman

Vice President of People Strategies

Erica joined the NMSC team in February 2014 and has responsibility for leading the human resources, learning and development, communications and project management teams. Prior, she worked in Human Resources at Qdoba Restaurant Corporation for 11 years, serving as an HR Director for the last seven years. She began her career in Human Resources with Wild Oats Markets, where she served as an HR Coordinator, Regional HR Manager and National Recruiting Manager for six years. Erica holds a B.A. in Psychology from CU-Denver and has expertise in partnering with teams on needs analysis, set-up, and execution of integrated human resources and training strategies and functions that help organizations attract, select, engage and retain the best talent.