Allison Billings
Executive Director
Mieke Bushhouse
Director of Finance & Operations
Katie DiMercurio
Program Director
Emma Lyles
Development & Communications Associate
Catherine Wessling
Communications Director
Denise Zapata
Program Coordinator

Board of Directors

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Karen Brown
Community Member
Cathleen Kendall
Vice Chair
Attorney and Volunteer
Karen Kruse
Boettcher Foundation
Callie Weiant
Ann Cooper
RE/MAX Realty
Bill De la Cruz
De La Cruz Solutions
Bob Gaddis
BOK Financial
Carly Hare
The Colorado Health Foundation
Dan Konigsberg
Ema Lyman
Carlos Pacheco
Premier Members Credit Union
Amy Pickens
Tanya Santee
Birch Elementary School
Jennifer Sterling
Sterling-Rice Group
David Ziegert
Sunrise Strategic Partners
Rob Anderson
Ex Officio
BVSD Superintendent
Patty Delgado
Ex Officio
BVEA President


Impact on Education welcomes three new board members

Our Board of Directors plays an important role in our work to engage students and empower educators across the Boulder Valley School District. Three new Board Members – Amy Pickens, Bill de la Cruz, and Dan Konigsburg – will support this work and further our mission.

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Board chair David Ziegert grateful to be part of Impact on Education’s evolution

David always intended to be a high school math teacher. But his nighttime job at Celestial Seasonings — taken to pay for classes at the University of Colorado — turned into a career. Ziegert was with the Boulder-based tea company for 22 years, eventually becoming general manager. And though not in the way he expected, Ziegert did find his way back to education as a Board Member for Impact on Education.

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Dr. Amy Pickens helps BVSD students find a sense of belonging

Amy (Nelson) Pickens works tirelessly to advance equity across Boulder Valley School District. A former educator, she is starting her fourth year working with BVSD administration and currently serves as the Director of Equity and Community Engagement.

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Staff Spotlight: Mieke Bushhouse

Mieke is a product of public education from kindergarten through her Master’s degree, so she knows what a powerful resource public education can be in someone’s life. She joined our team in June of 2022 and is responsible for managing our finance, accounting, and operations as the organization grows and evolves.

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Staff Spotlight: Katie DiMercurio

We’re excited for Katie to shift into a new role on the team this month – Program Director – where she’ll manage our existing programs and investments, identify new opportunities, and monitor their impact.

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Impact on Education welcomes four new board members

Our Board of Directors plays an important role in our work to empower students, engage the community and help the Boulder Valley School District evolve. Our nominating committee led an effort to identify areas where the Board needed to evolve, and to support this work and further our mission, we’re bringing four new community members onto our Board this month.

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Growth and Confidence: What I Learned Working at Impact on Education

Our most recent intern, Kate Snedeker, shares what she learned about teamwork and community outreach while working with us, and what’s next for her!

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Carly Hare Uses Her Own Education Experiences to Inform Equity Work at IOE

Our board vice chair, Carly Hare, has made a career of navigating the intersections of philanthropy, identity and equity.

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IOE Board Chair Carlos Pacheco Working to Close Gaps in Education

Carlos believes in our mission and the importance of providing every student with the right tools so they can make the most of their education.

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