Meet the Staff

Liane Morrison, Executive Director

Liane Morrison is the Executive Director of Great Education Colorado.  She is a Colorado native and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Colorado College and a Master of Science in international economics from George Washington University. Public policy and economics have played a role in much of Liane’s career, which include stints as an international economist to expand markets for American environmental technology and as an economist at the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Federal Reserve.

A mother of two children, Liane’s concerns about investment in Colorado’s public education system and the impact on the economy and local communities, resulted in her co-founding Great Education Colorado. email

Lisa Weil, Director of Policy and Communications

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

Tameka Brigham, Diversity Outreach Organizer

Tameka grew up in a military family and is a graduate of Air Academy High School. She has more than 15 years of experience in education advocacy and is proud to have been both a public and private school educator. Her most recent endeavors include being a founding board member of the first all-male charter school in Denver and serving as an affiliate faculty for the Africana Studies Department at her undergraduate alma mater, Metropolitan State University. She has a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University and is working on her doctoral dissertation at Argosy University, where she is studying instructional leadership in post-secondary settings. Tameka is married and has three sons (ages 10, 9 and 6). 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 2-year-old daughter and future student of Denver Public Schools. email | twitter