Click on each staff member to learn more about their roles at SpeakUp!
Martie has been actively involved with SpeakUp! since its inception and became the Executive Director in 2015. Martie has over 20 years of experience providing strategic advisory services to individuals, nonprofits and foundations including The Pew Charitable Trusts, the William Penn Foundation, Glaxo Smith Kline, and others. As a member of the Gillin family, Martie is personally and professionally passionate about the mission.
Colleen works closely with school and community resources to help SpeakUp! participants get connected with guidance and support. She is a Pennsylvania Licensed Social Worker and has dedicated her career to helping youth, families and communities thrive while working in a variety of settings. She has been a member of the SpeakUp! staff since 2014.
Sara works with the SpeakUp! schools in all aspect of program delivery, working directly with our partner schools and their student leaders. She also uses her skills in public relations and marketing to help develop both internal and external communications. Sara has been a member of the SpeakUp! staff since 2014.
Kim is responsible for SpeakUp!’s daily operations including finance, administration, technology and human resources. She also remains a critical member of the program delivery team, training student leaders and ensuring successful SpeakUp! events. Kim has been a member of the SpeakUp! staff since 2007.
Andrea’s role at SpeakUp! evolved from being a volunteer at SpeakUp! events to becoming an ambassador of the mission as the Development Coordinator. Andrea supports the implementation and execution of fundraising for the organization. This includes identifying and cultivating donors as well as strengthening relationships within the SpeakUp! community. Andrea has been a member of the SpeakUp! staff since 2012.
Ann leads all SpeakUp! program development, implementation and assessment to ensure consistent, high-quality program delivery. She works directly with school administrators, program moderators and the SpeakUp! Leadership Teams. Ann has been a member of the SpeakUp! staff since 2010.
Kassy is an important member of the program delivery team, working directly with our partner schools and their student leaders. She is also on our internal impact measurement team. Kassy has been a member of the SpeakUp! staff since 2017.