Danielle serves as executive director of the Foundation. Danielle joined Mapleton in March 2018, and most recently came from the United Nations Foundation in Washington, DC. Danielle was an executive director of campaign strategy and operations, where she oversaw three public facing marketing campaigns that seek to involve the everyday American citizen with large global issues such as malaria prevention, global vaccinations for children, and adolescent girl success. Prior to her 8 years at the UN Foundation, Danielle earned a Master of Education and taught at a charter school in Washington, DC and at a large international school in England. She holds a BA in international relations and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic doing community health work.
Danielle’s husband is a member of the US Air Force and stationed at the Air Force Academy. They have two daughters, Sofia and Emily, and are enjoying all the fun activities Colorado offers as newcomers to the area.
John serves as the Foundation’s Transition Coordinator, providing intensive support for Foundation scholars as they transition from high school to post-secondary institutions.
John O’Malley joined Mapleton in August 2018, just in time to help on-board our 2018 scholars as they entered their first year at a post-secondary institution. In addition to this role, John is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Denver. He holds a BA in Music Performance from the University of Denver, an MA in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska, and a PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision from the University of Wyoming. John’s skills and background greatly benefit our Mapleton students as he has great perspective and insight from both the high school level and the post-secondary level, and is able to identify how we can better support our students from both ends.