Timothy W. Schultz, President and Executive Director

Tim Schultz has served as President of the Boettcher Foundation since 1996.  A Colorado native born in Grand Junction and a graduate of Colorado State University, Tim started his career as a banker and rancher in Meeker, Colorado.  He served Rio Blanco County as a Commissioner for 2 terms before moving to Denver in 1982 to become Commissioner of Agriculture.  In 1987 he was appointed Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs.  While there, he designed a program of community development for Colorado’s small towns and served as the first chairman of the Colorado Economic Development Commission. Tim also served on the Colorado Wildlife Commission and chaired the organization for two years.  Following his career in government, he became a consultant for the law firm of Arnold & Porter, as well as Chairman and President of the nonprofit Colorado Open Lands.

Katie S. Kramer, MBA, Vice President and Assistant Executive Director

As Vice President and Assistant Executive Director of the Boettcher Foundation, one of Colorado’s oldest private philanthropic organizations, Katie Kramer has come full-circle. A fourth-generation Colorado native, Kramer was selected as a Boettcher Scholar in 1993 and in 1997 joined the Foundation where she has served in various roles with increasing responsibility.   In her current position, she is responsible for all operational aspects of the $270M endowed foundation, including the administration of more than $15M annually awarded in grants and scholarships throughout the State of Colorado.

Kramer’s extensive community involvement includes leadership positions on local and national boards including the National Scholarship Providers Association, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, and the Denver Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.

In 2006 she was named the Colorado Leadership Alliance Alumni of the Year by the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation.  Kramer is also the recipient of the Colorado Council on High School / College Relations’ Outstanding Service Award and Hall of Fame Award.

Kramer is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she was a Presidents Leadership Scholar and honors graduate with a triple major of Leadership Studies, Organizational Management and Human Resources Management. Her pursuit of excellence in leadership is ongoing. In 2002, she attended the Colorado Institute for Leadership Training and was a member of the 2006 class of Leadership Denver.  In 2009, she completed her Executive MBA at the University of Denver as an honors graduate.

Aside from Kramer’s commitment to Colorado and deep passion for service, she enjoys music and the myriad outdoor activities that make Colorado the coveted and unique place it is. As a native and in her travels with the Foundation, Kramer has visited every county in the State of Colorado and has also traveled extensively on an international level.  Kramer lives in Arvada with her husband, Joe and two sons.

Katy Craig, MA, Director, Innovation & Strategic Initiatives

Katy joined the Boettcher Foundation in 2005 as Director of the Scholarship program. As the Foundation’s first Director of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives, Katy continues to oversee the Scholarship program and serves as project lead on increased programming for Current and Alumni participants in our three “Minds Programs”: the Scholarship, Webb-Waring Biomedical Research and Colorado Boettcher Teacher Residency programs. Rounding out her role are key contributions to Foundation communications and her continued work on a book about competitive and compelling college and scholarship applications with Vice President Katie Kramer .

Katy attended the University of Denver as a Boettcher Scholar herself where she was a Chancellor’s Scholar and received the university-wide Pioneer Ambassadors, Distinguished Senior and Pioneer Awards. She graduated Summa Cum Laude. In 2004, she completed her MA in Literary Criticism, also at DU.

Katy’s early career included serving as the Assistant Director of the University Honors Program at DU while simultaneously holding the positions of First-Year English Instructor, Honors Seminar Instructor, Honors Symposium Instructor and Nelson Hall Faculty Resident. After leaving the University, Katy traveled and worked in Central and South America before joining the Boettcher Foundation.

Tiffany Anderson, Director, Scholarship Program

Tiffany came to the Boettcher Foundation from the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business, where she developed the Leeds Scholars Program. Prior to this position, Anderson served as the Program Director and Senior Program Manager of the Presidents Leadership Class at CU Boulder for 10 years.  She graduated in May of 2002 from the University of Colorado and worked for the CU Admissions Office for a short time before taking the position with the Presidents Leadership Class.

Anderson is originally from a farm in Idalia, Colorado. In her off time she has contributed her leadership and project management skills to organizations such as March of Dimes, helping plan volunteer and fundraising events. Anderson is also a strategic consultant who advises organizations in the community and manages various student scholarship services. She has been invited to participate in leadership programs such as Leadership Boulder County, Impact Denver, and 50 For Colorado. Anderson and her husband Jason live in Broomfield and have three energetic children, Hunter, Adelynn and Sophia.

Julie T. Lerudis, CPA, Director, Grants Program

After graduating with honors from New Mexico State University with a BA, Julie began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She brings more than 16 years experience in accounting and project management in the nonprofit, healthcare, and real estate sectors. Before joining the Boettcher Foundation in 2007, Julie was an auditor at Kundinger, Corder & Engle in Denver, a firm that specializes in nonprofit accounting.  She is a frequent presenter and speaker at nonprofit financial management seminars and has served on the boards of four nonprofit organizations.

Joanne Flores Moses, CPA, Director, Finance

Joanne oversees accounting, finance and investment administration for the Boettcher Foundation. Prior to joining the Boettcher Foundation, she served as Treasurer and Corporate Secretary of ARC International, Ltd. She began her career in the audit division of KPMG.

Joanne is a Board Member of the Foundation Financial Officers Group and serves on its Communications and Members Relations Committees. She is a frequent speaker and facilitator on topics relating to private foundations and investment administration.
She holds a certified public accountant certificate and is a graduate of the University of Denver.

Lynnea Louison, MBA, Operations Manager

After graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a BA in Psychology and Spanish, Lynnea launched into a career focusing in the Human Resources field. During her career she completed her Master’s in Business Administration graduating from the University of Denver. Before joining the Boettcher Foundation, Lynnea worked with Tony’s Market, a large family and locally owned business in the Denver area. Lynnea joined the Boettcher Foundation in January 2013, bringing more than 15 years of experience in human resources, business operations, business development, and strategic planning. In her current role as Operations Manager, Lynnea covers Human Resources, IT, Event Planning and Project Management.

Stephanie Panion, MA, Scholarship Program Coordinator

Stephanie is a Colorado native who was born and raised in Pueblo. She attended the University of Denver, graduating in 2002 with a BA in Communication Studies. She went on to work at DU’s Graduate School of Social Work, serving as the Admissions Assistant, and later as the Development, Outreach, and Communications Coordinator.  Stephanie earned an MA in Higher Education in 2010.

Leslie Baldwin, Grants Program Coordinator

Leslie is a Denver native who graduated with honors from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a BS in Criminal Justice, after which she promptly moved abroad to spend 8 years living and working in Tokyo, northern Thailand and the French Alps.  Finally returning to Denver, she worked for Tattered Cover Bookstore for several years selling books, managing staff and supervising Special Orders and Internet sales.  After the retail/literary stint, Leslie went to work for Field Services Unlimited, also based in Denver, where for 6 years she served alternately (and sometimes concurrently) as a Project Manager and as Director of Research supporting local, national and international companies with commercial construction and design projects.  She enjoys travel, alpine skiing, and the wonderland that is Colorado.  She is excited to be part of the Boettcher Foundation team.

Kristi Arellano, Communications Fellow

Kristi joined the Boettcher Foundation following a career as a print journalist. She spent 13 years as a writer and editor for The Denver Post, serving most recently as Business Editor. As a reporter, she covered business beats including real estate and retail. During her tenure as an editor, she worked with reporters to produce stories that earned honors from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the National Association of Real Estate Editors and the Colorado Press Association.

Kristi is a Boettcher Scholar and a graduate of the University of Denver where she earned a degree in journalism and mass communication.

Marisa Pooley, Minds Initiative Fellow

A Colorado native, Marisa attended the University of Denver as a Boettcher Scholar, where she received a B.A. in Strategic Communications and degrees in marketing and leadership. She has worked in public relations and marketing at a variety of Colorado organizations, including Healthgrades, the Colorado Mammoth and the Boettcher Foundation as a Strategic Communications Intern. Most recently, she worked as a PR consultant at Monte Vibiano—a zero-emissions vineyard—in Perugia, Italy. There, she learned to speak Italian and developed skills related to the wine and tourism industry.

Marisa is thrilled to return to the Boettcher Foundation as the Minds Initiative Fellow.

Audra Palakodety, Executive Assistant

Audra works directly with the Trustees of the Boettcher Foundation and with President and Vice President of the Foundation. Audra brings more than 8 years of experience as an Executive Assistant and has lived in Denver for most of her life. Her career includes work supporting a wide range of Executives from Xcel Energy’s Business Systems CFO and CTO to the Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs. Just before joining the Foundation, Audra was with Madison Capital Management, where she was the Executive Assistant to the CEO and President of the company.

Cindy Gregory,  Administrative Assistant

Cindy joined the Boettcher Foundation following a career spent as both a 911 dispatcher and as an administrative assistant for a mining company. Her 21 years as a dispatcher provided Cindy with the opportunity to help others while working in an environment that was constantly changing. The experience also made her an expert at prioritizing, multitasking and remaining calm under pressure – skills that have served her well as an administrative assistant.

Cindy grew up in metro Denver and graduated from Golden High School. She is an avid triathlete and gardener. She enjoys spending time with her four children and her six young grandchildren.