Board of Trustees


Officers/Executive Committee (April 2017-18)

Jean Thweatt President Retired principal, Durango School District 9-R
Mary Kay Stewart Vice-president DHS alumna; Retired software programmer and educator
Lisa Leininger Secretary/Treasurer Accounting professional, Philips & Hards, PC
Robert C. Dawes Past President Retired attorney-at-Law
Jerry Poer Trustee-at-Large DHS Alumnus; retired businessman

Note: Officers are elected annually.



Robert Logan DHS alumnus; DHS Educator
Barbara McLachlan CO General Assembly Representative, District 59; Educator, college consultant
Pat Murphy DHS alumnus; Owner, Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center
Brady Rowland DHS alumna; Audiologist, Durango ENT
Mary Stengel Retired physician
Gretchen Wilson Retired educator
Holly Zink DHS alumna; Business Owner – Sunnyside Farms Market



Bob Griffith Griffith Properties
Joann Hards Philips & Hards, P.C.
Anne Putnam D.E.F. founder; retired educator
Roberta Barr (deceased 2013)



Executive Director Diana Cruz
Financial Manager Mary El Emrich


Board Liaisons

Durango School District 9-R School Board

 Nancy Stubbs, Ph.D.


Durango School District 9-R Administration
Dan Snowberger Superintendent
Andy Burns Chief Operating Officer
Jackie Oros Chief Student Services Officer





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