Our team

Orton staff is devoted to building brighter futures for small cities and towns across America.

Orton’s trustees bring diverse perspectives and deep knowledge to the Foundation.

Champions inspire and assist communities by sharing firsthand experiences with Heart & Soul.

David Leckey

Carol Bertrand

David Weaver

Leanne Tingay

Gabrielle Ratté Smith

Rachel Moyer

Sara Lightner

Alexis Halbert

Caitlyn Davison

Erik Ortiz

Joan Wagner

Kyla Fischer

Let’s work together

Sounds great! What’s next?

Whether you are an individual or an organization, if you’d like to see decision-making based on what matters most to everyone and lasting plans that lead to action, then let us steer you toward resources to help you learn more about what it takes to support and carry out a Community Heart & Soul project.

Here are a few steps we suggest and a link to the resources to get you started:

  1. Begin to gauge whether your town is ready
  2. Form a start-up team for support
  3. Look at the networks of people who live in your community

See our resources >

Get started Become a partner

Discover Community Heart & Soul today

Why wait? Let us help you discover your town’s Heart & Soul and get you on the
path to building a community that is stronger, healthier and more economically vibrant!

Sign up for our e-newsletter