The Board

Karin Bates

Karin has worked with the ESOL population since 1990.  She is currently active with immigrant and refugee adult students.  Working with adult learners with limited or interrupted formal education is one of her most rewarding experiences.  Karin works as a Curriculum and Training Specialist for Intercambio Uniting Communities.

Ezzie Dominguez

Ezzie has been an ardent activist for the past 25 years.  She has worked with advocacy groups, local leaders and members of Congress.  She believes she can be a voice to people who have struggled with literacy problems having had those struggles herself when she immigrated to the United States. Ezzie was the Director of Operations & Community Relations at the Posner Center for International Development.

Ann Leonard

Ann is a career adult educator who has worked with academic and emergent readers in non-profits, higher ed., and corrections environments throughout Denver. Ann has a passion for increasing quality services for adult emergent readers.  Ann has presented at TESOL, COTESOL, CAEPA, and LCC workshops and is currently the Refugee Grant Lead at JeffCo Literacy & ESL.

Kate Liosis

Kate is passionate about giving back to the community. She knows firsthand how important education is as neither of her parents graduated from high school.  Her professional experience spans several roles within technology.  Kate works for FirstBank, a community-oriented business with a focus on volunteerism and non-profit support.  She currently serves as Secretary for the LCC board.

Sarah Mead

Sarah is a communications professional and has been a small business owner for over 20 years.  She believes advancing communications skills for adults with literacy and language is integral to the welfare of these individuals. Sarah sees these skills necessary for building strong, sustainable communities.

Nick Nist

Nick has firsthand experience dealing with literacy as he was a middle school English teacher.  He saw how literacy helped change the lives of his ESL students.  With his skills in software development and architecture, Nick will be an asset to help create a more versatile and user-friendly experience with our website.

Tyler Sytsma

Tyler has a background in finance and relationship management. In his professional life, he has seen how literacy-related issued have serious and direct impact on an individual’s employability. He appreciates the ways that the LCC improves quality of and access to adult education in our state. Tyler is currently an officer at MidFirst Bank.

Cindy Welsh

Cindy is a semi-retired librarian, most recently serving as the Outreach connection for the High Plains Library District in Weld County. She and husband Mike are long-time Greeley residents. Cindy has served on other non-profit boards in her community.

Betsy Winchester

Betsy would like to see adult education providers in Colorado be more connected with each other and with related organizations such as refugee resettlement groups. She brings to the board a depth of knowledge about citizenship preparation, having taught in that area for several years, as well as in ESL and ESL Literacy. Betsy has her Master’s Degree in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education.

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