Our Executive Committee brings vision, strategy and love in service to the mission and members of Lotus Network. We are so grateful for our Founders and Officers who lead us through both the daily details and annual achievements of our growing nonprofit organization!
The Executive Committee is led by our Co-Founders & Co-Directors, Lisa Cook and Leslie Heins. Lisa and Leslie have partnered in the event planning industry for the past 40 years, creating memorable events. These co-directors are using their skills to make memories of an entirely different sort with their new non-profit. With Lotus Network, they have tapped into the positive-aging and women’s movements embraced worldwide. This passionate, enthusiastic, and dynamic duo “L and L,” are focusing on empowering women to embrace purposeful living and to prioritize one’s self. They understand the power of building strong and meaningful connections and want to encourage all women to rise to their full potential.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lisa Cook, Co-Director
Grandmother, Professional Event Planner and Co-Owner of Affair with Flair, Community Volunteer, Board Member for a Not-For Profit Senior Community, Thought Leader.
Leslie Heins, Co-Director
Grandmother, Professional Event Planner and Co-Owner Affair with Flair, Breast Cancer Advocate, Wheaten Terrier Activist.
Barbara Cole, Treasurer
Mother, Sister, Friend, Trusted Advisor and Professional in Wealth Management Sector, CU Anschutz Johnson Depression Center Education Committee Member.
Janis Pluss, Secretary
Mother, sister, breast cancer survivor, lifelong community volunteer, former leader at National MS Society, facilitator of social connections programming at Denver Public Library.
Margot Gilbert Frank
Margot Gilbert Frank has served with community and health nonprofits in the Denver area for more than three decades. Margot has two daughters, two grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
Kara Valentine is a social impact entrepreneur, an innovative thought leader, a passionate humanitarian, and the mother of two brave, beautiful daughters.
Mother, daughter, sister, proud Denver native with deep community roots, trusted realtor, outdoor enthusiast, world traveler, advocate for Turner Syndrome Colorado and The eXtraOrdinary Kids Turner Syndrome Clinic.
Mother, new grandmother, former sales executive with Hartmann and Tumi Luggage, owner of Grand Central Stationery & Invitations, nonprofit enthusiast, and nature lover.
Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, Queen Bee, Friend, Influencer, Community Volunteer, Playful Spirit, Gregarious Celebrator.
Seasoned Gift Planning Officer and Nonprofit Endowment and Sustainability Builder, Film Buff, Proud Coloradoan, Devoted Friend and Family Member, loves a good talk while on a brisk walk.
Grandmother, Former Concierge and Lover of Volunteering, Research Guru.
Grandmother, Breast Cancer Survivor, Retired Nurse/Human Resource Administrator for a Pediatric Practice, Nonprofit Volunteer.
Grandmother, Professional in the Disability/Chronic Sectors, Community Volunteer, Grant-Writer and Founder Colorado Respite Coalition.
Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Artist, Interior Designer, Community Volunteer, Past Owner of a Needlepoint Store and Organization Solutions Store, Philanthropist.
Grandmother, Author, Public Speaker, Storyteller, Kabbalah Teacher, Community Volunteer, Co-Founder of BaMidBar Wilderness Drug Therapy Program.