Board of Trustees

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

George Sparks, Vice Chair
President and CEO / Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Graham Forman, Executive Committee
Managing Director and Founder / Edovate Capital

Elaine Gantz Berman, Secretary
Former member, State Board of Education
Trustee / Metro State University of Denver

Scott Zirbel, Treasurer
Managing Director / Riverbend Capital Partners

Katy Anthes (Ex Officio)
Commissioner of Education / Colorado Department of Education

Stephanie Donner
Outside Corporate Counsel / Galvanize

Nate Easley, PhD.
CEO / Blue School Partners

Joseph Garcia
President / Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Michael Gersack
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

Meera Mani
Director, Children, Families, and Communities / The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Lindsey Padrino
Associate Partner / McKinsey & Company

Veronica Palmer
CEO / RISE-Colorado

Dr. Stephen Shogan
Neurosurgeon / Colorado Neurosurgery Associates

Monica Skok
CEO / GTMP LLC Family Office and Foundation

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