Meet the Staff

Lisa Weil, Executive Director

A graduate of Greeley Public Schools, the University of Colorado, and the Yale Law School, Lisa has been a public interest attorney and political consultant. She served as Policy Director and Chief Legal Counsel for former Governor Roy Romer, and as a Legislative Aide to former Senators Timothy Wirth and Bob Kerrey. She managed the first Congressional campaign of Representative Diana DeGette, and has served as a consultant on a wide variety of research and campaign projects. The mother of two children (14 and 16), Weil was closely involved in the creation and passage of Amendment 23, and co-founded Great Education Colorado. email | twitter

Sue Catterall, Outreach Director

A native of Michigan, Sue and her husband have called Colorado home for nearly two decades. Following a long career with Herman Miller, Inc., Sue turned her attention to public education, prompted by the birth of her twins, now 17. Accountability and funding, always at the heart of Sue’s advocacy efforts, have led to leadership positions on both school and district accountability committees and local school mill levy campaigns. Sue holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University and is a graduate of Leadership Douglas County. email

Eva Cherin, Operations & Development

Eva holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. She spent a number of years conducting psychological research in both medical and school settings. More recently, she has been involved in project-based, non-profit consulting in Colorado, where she has lived for the past 20 years. Eva is also the mother of two children ages 14 and 19. email

Becky Havens

Becky Havens graduated from Metropolitan State University with a B.A. in English Writing and is currently attending Regis University for a Master’s in Nonprofit Management. She dearly cares about issues of social justice: including education, international issues, and issues of violence. She is very excited to be joining Great Education Colorado. email

Additional Professional Expertise

Steve Foster, Web Consultant

Steve is a former newspaper editor and designer with the Rocky Mountain News, Chicago Sun-Times and Longmont Times-Call. Since the closure of the Rocky in 2009, he has provided marketing, communications and web design and development for several clients including nonprofit and advocacy groups. Steve, a native of South Dakota, holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of South Dakota. He and his wife, Alexandra, have a two daughters, both future students of Denver Public Schools. email | twitter