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.

Leslie Wright

Cindy Vong

Leanne Tingay

Fran Stoddard

Gabrielle Ratté Smith

Rachel Moyer

Alece Montez-Griego

Ben Miller

Sara Lightner

David Leckey

Alexis Halbert

Caitlyn Davison

Carol Bertrand

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