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.
George Sparks, Chair
President and CEO / Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Leroy J. Williams, Vice Chair
Founder and CEO / CyberTeKIQ, LLC
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
Lindsey Padrino, Executive Committee
Associate Partner / McKinsey & Company
Monica Skok, Executive Committee
CEO / GTMP LLC Family Office and Foundation
Katy Anthes (Ex Officio)
Commissioner of Education / Colorado Department of Education
Nate Easley, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer / RootED
Vice President, Customer Care / Xcel Energy
Dr. Ken Haptonstall
Karen LeFever, Ed.D.
Meera Mani, Ph.D.
Director, Children, Families, and Communities / The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Co-Founder and CEO / RISE-Colorado
Dr. Stephen Shogan
Neurosurgeon / Colorado Neurosurgery Associates