Lee Berg, PhD

Lee began his tenure as the Education Foundation’s Executive Director in June 2015 and is a lifelong, passionate advocate for children and public education. Lee brings over 25 years of nonprofit management and senior leadership experience to the Foundation, including 12 years working with the National Education Association in Washington, DC and their Western Region Office in Denver. A resident of Boulder County since 2001, he believes that the work we do grows from building quality relationships with all who advocate for children and benefit from public education. He received his PhD in Ethics from Baylor University and is certified in Organizational Development. His wife Cindy is a pediatric Occupational Therapist who works with children throughout Boulder County. They have three wonderful children and three even more wonderful grandchildren.

Lisa Hoxie

Lisa, our Business Development Director, joined the Foundation in November 2011. Most recently from Atlanta, Georgia, Lisa has over 25 years of banking and finance experience, as well as an extensive background working with non-profit and service organizations. She serves on the board of the Carbon Valley Chamber and is President-Elect. Lisa holds a Associates of Arts Degree from Eastern Florida State College, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Shelia Kolacz

Shelia, our Executive Assistant, joined the Foundation in February 2016 and brings a diverse professional background in business administration, IT and educational advocacy, with amazing non-profits like Colorado Youth Matter and Boulder Valley Women's Health. She still calls Lafayette, CO home, where she cares for her elderly grandparents. When this Colorado native isn't in the office, you'll likely find her out on the trails with her latest pet sitting gig or tying in for her next climbing route. Shelia has exercised her passion for helping others with amazing organizations like Special Olympics and powerful programs like Lafayette Reading Buddies, which provides youths ages 6 to 8 with a few hours of undivided attention to their language arts skills each week.