Meet Our Staff
Working behind the scenes are dedicated employees who embrace the mission of the Women's Resource Agency.
- Melissa Marts - Executive Director
- Vera Everett - Client Services Coordinator
- Bev Infante - Programs Manager
- Nancy Mills - Office Manager
Melissa Marts - Executive Director
Melissa has an established history of community engagement. From her early roots as a special education teacher who rallied for the first unified soccer team with her students to her work on local and healthy food access to her job coaching with Women's Resource Agency women, Melissa appreciates having been a part of such great changes that improve the quality of life for women and girls in Colorado Springs. She has served on the Healthy Food Access Committee for the Governor's Food Policy Council and looks forward to statewide leadership in the women and girls sector now. Melissa has a Masters in Special Education and spent the last ten years cultivating her leadership in the nonprofit world.
"It is the best reward ever to witness the transition of a friend from defeat to success. The Women's Resource Agency plays a critical role in these life experiences daily."
Vera Everett - Client Services Coordinator
For the past 21 years, Colorado has been home for Vera, who has worked in various positions in the community, from business owner to social services. Coming from a strong foundation of empowering family and the community in which she serves and lives, she demonstrates daily that the two most important qualities of life are family and those you serve.
"Working at WRA is the best that could have happened to me in 2012!"
Bev Infante - Programs Manager
Bev graduated from University of Illinois with a BA in Communications and Psychology and received her MA in Vocational Rehabilitation Administration from Southern Illinois University. She moved to Colorado and began her 14-year career in Human Resources. She found her focus and strength in employee relations, and through this natural progression she discovered her passion in Coaching.
After graduating from the globally acclaimed Coach Training Institute (cti), Bev began her coaching practice and has never looked back. Her passion is empowering people who are ready and excited to begin a program that will banish self-imposed intolerance, to see their lives as originally intended.
For Bev, success comes when her clients are as delighted with their outcome as she is. Professionalism is important but she believes people prefer to have "real people" on their side, working with honesty and integrity. She is convinced that the best results, the most durable change, and the greatest common good all emerge from there.
Nancy Mills - Office Manager
Nancy has been with WRA since September 2012 and greatly enjoys her role as Office Manager here.
Her long history of practicing nursing is playing a huge role in the capacity in which she now serves.
"Every day a person must have the faith to take the first step, even when she can't see the staircase."