Leadership

 

The success of any collaborative partnership is dependent on leadership. Strong leadership puts value on the ideas and opinions of all involved, then determines the path forward that will lead us all to success. The individuals who serve as members of the RISE Executive Committee and Board of Directors are, in a word, devoted. They truly care about the well-being of our youth as well as the overall economic progress of our state.

 
 

Executive Committee

 
 
Mike Satz, Chair  University of Idaho, Executive Officer & Associate VP

Mike Satz, Chair
University of Idaho, Executive Officer & Associate VP

Wendy Johnson, Vide-Chair  Kuna School District, Superintendent

Wendy Johnson, Vide-Chair
Kuna School District, Superintendent

Shelley Bennett  Midas Gold Idaho, Public Relations Manager

Shelley Bennett
Midas Gold Idaho, Public Relations Manager

Rod Gramer  Idaho Business for Education, President/CEO

Rod Gramer
Idaho Business for Education, President/CEO

 
 
Rick Perez  Buffington Mohr McNeal, Wealth Management Advisor

Rick Perez
Buffington Mohr McNeal, Wealth Management Advisor

Rich Osguthorpe  Boise State University, Dean, College of Education

Rich Osguthorpe
Boise State University, Dean, College of Education

Rich Raimondi   Bishop Kelly High School, President

Rich Raimondi

Bishop Kelly High School, President

 
 

Board of Directors

 
Mike Broska  Zions Bank, Executive Manager/Associate VP

Mike Broska
Zions Bank, Executive Manager/Associate VP

Mark Browning  College of Western Idaho, Vice President

Mark Browning
College of Western Idaho, Vice President

Nora Carpenter  United Way of Treasure Valley, President/CEO

Nora Carpenter
United Way of Treasure Valley, President/CEO

Martin Balben  Idaho AEYC, Project Director

Martin Balben
Idaho AEYC, Project Director

 
 
Ali Crane  Idaho State University, Director, Enrollment Services

Ali Crane
Idaho State University, Director, Enrollment Services

David Duro  Treasure Valley Family YMCA, President/CEO

David Duro
Treasure Valley Family YMCA, President/CEO

Danielle Horas  University of Idaho, Director of Strategic Initiatives

Danielle Horas
University of Idaho, Director of Strategic Initiatives

Paula Kellerer  Nampa School District, Superintendent

Paula Kellerer
Nampa School District, Superintendent

 
 
Heather Kimmett  Boise State University, Director of Development

Heather Kimmett
Boise State University, Director of Development

Jean Henscheid  National Resource Center for First-Year Experience, Fellow

Jean Henscheid
National Resource Center for First-Year Experience, Fellow

 
 
 

Working Groups (ex officio Board Members)

The partners that make up the RISE collaboration work together in groups to address specific goals that fall within one of our four benchmark areas (hyperlink to What We Do page). We call these groups Working Groups, each led by remarkable individuals who manage the group’s efforts and communicate directly with the Board.

 
 
Cindy Roberts, Prepared for School Working Group  Emmett School District, Director of Curriculum

Cindy Roberts, Prepared for School Working Group
Emmett School District, Director of Curriculum

Mary Dewalt, Prepared for School Working Group  Ada Community Library, Director

Mary Dewalt, Prepared for School Working Group
Ada Community Library, Director

Sonya Lovejoy, Succeeds Academically Group  Gem Innovation School, Director of Curriculum

Sonya Lovejoy, Succeeds Academically Group
Gem Innovation School, Director of Curriculum

Cindy Lunte, Succeeds Academically Working Group  Idaho Public Television, Education Specialist

Cindy Lunte, Succeeds Academically Working Group
Idaho Public Television, Education Specialist

 
 
Kathy Purin, Beyond High School Working Group  Kuna School District, Kuna High School Coordinator

Kathy Purin, Beyond High School Working Group
Kuna School District, Kuna High School Coordinator

Matt Vaarstra, Beyond High School Working Group  University of Idaho, Asst. Director in Carer Services

Matt Vaarstra, Beyond High School Working Group
University of Idaho, Asst. Director in Carer Services