Lydia serves as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Colorado Nonprofit Association leading, serving and strengthening over 1,800 members within Colorado’s nonprofit community. She is committed to advancing a thriving, inclusive, and influential nonprofit community. Lydia received her BA in Political Science from Tulane University and her Master of Nonprofit Management from Regis University, and currently serves as Adjunct Faculty of the University of Denver’s Nonprofit Leadership Graduate Program. Previous positions include Executive Director of Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation and Executive Director of the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition (CCIC). Lydia is currently the Vice Chair of the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships and past Chairs of the Colorado Nonprofit Association Board of Directors and the National Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Board of Directors. She has participated in the El Pomar Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program, was a member of the 2016 class of Leadership Denver, represented Colorado at the National Nonprofit Congress, and was a fellow with Social Venture Partners Denver.
Karl Bierach has been with Equifax Workforce Solutions for over 10 years, and currently serves as an Unemployment Solutions Engineer. In his role, Karl the primary technical/solution resource for the sales teams focused on selling services supported on the Off-Boarding (UC) platform. He is the key technical and solution advisor for specific and identified client engagements for this product. Prior to this role, Karl traveled across the U.S. educating nonprofits about their unemployment claims, and was responsible for the overall success of the unemployment cost management programs of UST.
Laura Achee has served the members of the Unemployment Services Trust since 2009, in both Enrollment and Customer Service. She is currently the manager for the Member Enrollment team for UST, helping serve their 2,200 nonprofit members and provide program evaluations to potential members including services for HR support, employee training, unemployment costs and outplacement services. Prior to joining the UST leadership team, Laura served as the Sales Manager for several national retail companies.
Laura is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.
Qualifies for Excellence in Nonprofit Principles and Practices. Completion of a post-training evaluation is required for this training to count toward recognition.