Board and Staff


Board of Directors


RogerButtsRoger Butts (Chair) is an ordained Unitarian-Universalist minister currently working in family ministry at Unity in the Rockies. His interests include the relationship between faith and social justice, marriage equality, interfaith relations and ending torture and the death penalty. Roger has three children (Norah, Nicholas and Nina) with his wife Marta Fioriti, who serves as Director of Ministry to Children, Youth and Families at Broadmoor Community Church, United Church of Christ.


Victoria3Victoria Stone (Vice chair) spent years working street outreach for Urban Peak Colorado Springs. She is currently the Minority Family Advocate at Mission Possible. She helps minority youth navigate the court process and access needed resources and services. She has a 12-year-old daughter, Faith, and volunteers for many community organizations.



Melissa3Melissa Marts (Treasurer) serves as executive director for the Women’s Resource Agency. She is a longtime sustainable food advocate and has worked with Peak to Plains Alliance, Colorado Springs Public Market and the Green Cities Coalition.




Pat1Pat Hansen (Secretary) is a retired nurse who generously volunteers her time on various nonprofit boards. She is a member of the Pikes Peak Equality Coalition. When not working as a community volunteer, Pat enjoys music, hiking, yoga and hanging out with her granddaughter.



SamanthaSamantha Barlow works as a program associate at the El Pomar Foundation. A long-time advocate for human rights and social justice issues, Samantha served as co-chair of Colorado College’s Amnesty International chapter. She has also worked for the Colorado Center on Law and Policy in Denver, advocating on behalf of low-income Coloradans at the Capitol.



JeremyNelsonJeremy Nelson is a Metadata and Systems Librarian at Colorado College. As a working librarian, his research focus is on designing, developing, and using open-source library systems to address some of the challenges facing the active library. Before receiving his MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois in 2003, Jeremy worked as project manager and programmer at a number of software companies in the financial services and online education industries.



ScottScott Olson (Executive Director) When Scott isn’t running the PPJPC office, he works as a carpenter and facilitates week-long well-being retreats on the Big Island of Hawaii that includes interacting with the wild spinner dolphins.



StevenSteve Saint (Associate Director, Media) has worked for the J&P in a variety of roles since 2005. He holds a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University. Prior to a 20-year career in newspaper and magazine writing, he helped organize the Green Party of California. He is a certified permaculturist and the author of Rules for Reaching Consensus (Jossey-Bass).


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