Northwest Regional Director of Advancement, Western Governors University

Kabi Catalano is the Northwest Regional Director of Advancement for Western Governors University. She is responsible for individual, corporate and foundation fundraising in Colorado and eight other states, including Alaska and Hawaii.

President/Founder, Kaspo

STEM is so fun and a great foundation for any career!

Principal Consultant and CEO, Lyons Educational Consulting

My passion is supporting the closing of the STEM access gap for marginalized students. Their voices and lived experiences matter!

Madison Carter


Madison A. Carter is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and runs a holistic wealth advisory business, working with individuals, families, businesses, and foundations/endowments to help them identify their objectives and reach their goals.

Juan Carlos Madeni

Corporate Manager for Metallurgy and Advanced Materials, Johns Manville

Dr. Madeni is a Scientist and Engineer with extensive experience in technological innovation in materials for the energy, petroleum, microelectronics, glass processing, and aerospace industries. He has worked in projects for NASA, NIST, and Sandia National Laboratories.

Timeri Tolnay

CEO, EdCuration

Timeri is on a personal mission to create opportunity for females of all ages, which includes breaking down the barriers that currently stand in the way of women pursuing STEM and leadership growth opportunities.

Executive Vice President, FirstBank

Brent is an Executive Vice President for FirstBank Holding Company.

Board Member / Director of the Colorado STEM Ecosystem & Professor of STEM Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver

Janelle M. Johnson is the Director of the Colorado STEM Ecosystem and a Professor of STEM Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has been awarded four National Science Foundation grants to date and is the co-editor of STEM21: Equity in Teaching and Learning to Meet Global Challenges of Standards, Engagement, and Transformation (2018). She led several NSF-funded GLOBE STEM equity bootcamps and consulted for the NASA Langley educational group with their equity efforts. Editorial boards she serves on include Anthropology & Education Quarterly, American Educational Research Association, Teaching for Excellence & Equity in Mathematics, and she is a regular reviewer for the National Science Foundation. Her non-profit service includes the board of New York Edge, Blue Morpho Educator Academy in the Amazon, the ACESSE project (Advancing Coherent and Equitable Systems of Science Education) under the Council of State Science Supervisors, and the Colorado Association of Science Teachers.

Board Member / Founder and CEO of Reflecting Equity

Dr. Chrissy Stachl (she/ella) is the Founder and CEO of Reflecting Equity, a consulting company dedicated to helping communities foster inclusion and develop equitable policies and practices in their workplace. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 2020, and has been leading diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) efforts for more than 7 years. She brings her expertise as a scientist, researcher, educator, and teacher to her consulting practice, in order to tailor her approach to the unique culture and needs of her clients. Chrissy has published research articles and editorials in a variety of journals, and continues to be a vocal advocate for those who traditionally hold less power in workplace and academic communities.

Terri Wright

Secretary, Assistant Dean for Access, Inclusion and Student Programs, University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Terri D. Wright has over 18 years of teaching, research and program management experience in higher education. Her passion is helping underrepresented, first generation and low-income students achieve their educational goals in STEM fields and it is her hope to engage more students, particularly girls and minority students to gain interest in STEM.