Meet the Team

Sue Edwards Sue Edwards – Executive Director

Sue first became involved with Community Resources, Inc. in 1990 when she served as a member of the Board of Directors (1990-6) as a parent representative. Sue was called back into service in 2001, when she was asked to serve as president of the Board of Directors for that year. Sue was hired as Executive Director of CRI in June 2004. Prior to joining Community Resources, Inc. Sue served as a member of the Board of Education for Denver Public Schools (1995-2003) and as Board President (1996-1999). Her involvement with the students and community of DPS spans a 24 year career of volunteer service. Sue received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


laura linkedinLaura Kent – Project Manager

Laura joined CRI in the summer of 2011 as the manager of the Academic Mentors Project. Prior to moving to the U.S., Laura was employed as program manager for the Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia. She is the parent of two DPS students and a long time DPS and March of Dimes volunteer. She received her bachelor degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C.


Adrienne Yang – Project Manager

Adrienne joined CRI in the winter of 2018 as the manager of Family Involvement Nights and Classroom Speakers. Prior to coming to CRI Adrienne was as an event coordinator in both corporate and non-profit environments in California. She is a parent of two DPS students and teaches yoga to kids around Denver. Adrienne received her bachelor’s degree in Geography from University of California, Berkeley.


Heather Manone – Program Assistant

Heather Manone joined Community Resources in the fall of 2018, providing support to all of the programs within the organization.  Heather has been involved in public schools since 2010 in various capacities including grant writing and execution, school gardens, communications, and enrichment program coordination. Her passion for the value of enriching staff and students at schools motivates her to continue seeking community relationships and fostering learning beyond the classroom.



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