Our board of trustees reflects our belief that bold change requires innovative thinking. They play an active role in setting the strategic direction of The Colorado Education Initiative and maintain strong oversight to ensure that we are protecting our position as honest brokers serving students in Colorado. They are big thinkers, visionaries, policy experts, educators and entrepreneurs. We are fortunate to have this depth of knowledge and diversity of experience lending oversight and expertise to The Colorado Education Initiative.
Leroy J. Williams, Chair
Founder and CEO / CyberTekIQ, LLC
Monica Skok, Vice Chair
CEO / GTMP LLC Family Office and Foundation
Elaine Gantz Berman, Secretary
Former member, State Board of Education
Trustee / Metro State University of Denver
Scott Zirbel, Treasurer
Managing Director / Riverbend Capital Partners
Graham Forman, Executive Committee
Managing Director and Founder / Edovate Capital
George Sparks, Executive Committee
President and CEO / Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Partner / Schoolhouse Partners
Katy Anthes (Ex Officio)
Commissioner of Education / Colorado Department of Education
Nate Easley, PhD.
CEO / Blue School Partners
President / Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Vice President, Customer Care / Xcel Energy
Dr. Ken Haptonstall
Superintendent / Mesa County Valley School District 51
Karen LeFever, Ed.D.
Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer / ChanceLight™ Behavioral Health and Education
Director, Children, Families, and Communities / The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Christina Ortiz Bluth
COO, CFO / GTMP LLC Family Office and Family Foundation
Henry C. Roman, Ed.D.
Executive Director / South Central BOCES
Dr. Stephen Shogan
Neurosurgeon / Colorado Neurosurgery Associates