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Elected in 2015, Lisa Flores is a member of the Board of Education for Denver Public Schools. For the past 25 years, Lisa has worked in the nonprofit, local government and philanthropic sectors. She spent nine years as a senior program officer for the Gates Family Foundation, leading the capital grants program and the start of its education initiative. She also served, from 2003-2006, as senior staff for former Denver Mayor, John Hickenlooper. During this time, Lisa worked on a wide variety of community development, social service and civic projects. From 1998-2003, Lisa served as executive director of Denver Inner City Parish - a multi-generational, nonprofit community center. Lisa began her career at Girl Scouts Mile Hi Council and Mi Casa Resource Center for Women. She earned a bachelors degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz in American Studies and a masters degree in nonprofit management from Regis University. A former Peace Corps volunteer (Ecuador 1994-96), Lisa has continued her commitment to volunteer community service by participating on numerous community boards, including: the Latina Initiative, NARAL Colorado, Children's Museum of Denver, the Denver Housing Authority, and the Denver Public Library. Currently, she serves as an appointed commissioner for the Denver Urban Renewal Authority and Denver's After-school Alliance. Lisa is married to Rick Tallman, a Gulf War-era veteran, who works in renewable energy. She is a Fellow of the 16th class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.