Contact the Staff

Rolf Institute: 303-449-5903

Christina Howe,
Executive Director/Chief Academic Officer  
x 103
Pat Heckmann,
Director of Operations & Systems Management
x 105
Emily Jarvis,
Office Manager
x 100
Mary Contreras,
Director of Admissions & Recruitment
x 106
Samantha Sherwin,
Director of Financial Aid & Compliance
x 107
Stephanie Bradley,
Director of Faculty & Student Services
x 101
Jeannine Lee,
Clinic & Communications Coordinator
x 104

For questions regarding Membership, please email


Back row (left to right): Emily Jarvis, Mary Contreras, Samantha Sherwin, Pat Heckmann, Christina Howe    Front row: Stephanie Bradley, Jeannine Lee

About the Staff

Christina Howe

Executive Director/Chief Academic Officer

Christina has worked in public education for over 30 years, including serving as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy for 12-years at the University of Kansas, Villanova and Beaver College. She served for 17 years as a P-20 Charter School founder and school principal and superintendent. Christina has been the Rolf Institute's Executive Director since 2015.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizational management
  • Board Relations
  • Strategic planning for the Institute

Pat Heckmann

Director of Operations

Pat has worked at the Rolf Institute since 2013, first in the Membership Department, and now as Director of Education Services.

Responsibilities include:

  • All things related to Faculty
  • Compliance
  • System integration
  • Management of Education logistics and the team

Emily Jarvis

Office Manager

Emily has worked in Office Management since 2015 and been with the Rolf Institute since late 2017.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing facilities and supplies
  • Basic accounting
  • Staff support
  • Distribution and organization of Publications orders
  • Front Desk and reception duties

Mary Contreras

Director of Admissions & Recruitment

Mary is a Colorado native and has been in the education/admissions field for over 20 years. She has a passion for helping people further their education or starting their career. With her background in education, she enjoys learning and spending time outdoors with her family.

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment
  • Admissions (Basic and Advanced programs)
  • Enrollment
  • Student support
  • Payments

Samantha Sherwin

Director of Financial Aid & Compliance

Samantha has worked in Education for over 10 years, eight years working with Title IV. She has been with the Rolf Institute since 2017 as the Director of Financial Aid. She is a Colorado native.

Responsibilities include:

  • Financial aid 
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • VA School Certifying Official
  • Department of Education IPEDS 
  • Process I-20s for International students

Stephanie Bradley

Director of Faculty & Student Services

Stephanie has lived in Colorado all of her life. She has three kids and has never been skiing, which is important to note as a native. She loves the mountains and gets outdoors as much as possible, typically to fish! Prior to working for the Rolf Institute, Stephanie spent time in higher education as a Career Services Coordinator and a Student Advisor.

Responsibilities include:

  • Continuing education
  • Faculty contracts and reimbursements
  • Education team support
  • Enrollment reporting
  • Room rental inquiry and scheduling

Jeannine Lee

Clinic & Communications Coordinator

Prior to working at Rolf Institute, Jeannine was a life coach, relationship coach, systems coach, mediator, Collaborative Divorce Coach and many other titles. She is an award-winning book author and a speaker and most well-known for work in the divorce field, having done this work for the last dozen or so years.

Responsibilities include:

  • Make sure students have outside clients to work with throughout their training
  • Ensure linens are clean and stocked
  • Head clinic outreach efforts to raise public awareness of the Rolf Institute