LWSF Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees provide strategic leadership and direction in keeping with our organization's mission.

Executive Committee

Nancy Colburn has been part of the LWSF in multiple ways over the past ten years, serving as a volunteer, a trustee, and board president. Nancy and her family have lived in Sammamish since 2002 and both of her children graduated from Eastlake High School. Nancy is an LWSD classified substitute, a district volunteer, and a certified ADHD and life coach who advocates for neurodiverse students and families.  

Jonathan Heuer has watched two daughters pass through three fantastic LWSD schools, sparking his interest in being of service to the entire district, where he has also volunteered as a college essay coach and an AVID tutor. He heads up marketing and technology for home improvement company HomeSquare and is currently serving as the President of the Kirkland Parks & Community Foundation.

Irene K. Neumann moved to Kirkland in 2007 and raised her twin daughters in the LWSD. She is a long-time parent advocate for students, volunteering for over fifteen years as a Girl Scout leader, art docent and in PTA. Irene has a passion for community engagement and looks forward to bringing her experience to the LWSF.


Theresa Demeter and her children are proud graduates of the Lake Washington School District. Presently the Managing Director at Tegria Clinical Solutions, Theresa has spent 26 years both working in and providing services to the healthcare industry. 

Valerie Horvath has been a trustee with the Foundation since 2013. She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in International Relations and from University of Washington Foster School of Business with a Master’s in Business Administration. She currently works with an amazing team on Balance in Mind, promoting awareness and skills for youth mental health and wellness.

Born and raised in the Snoqualmie Valley, Joan Krona has worked in the banking industry for over 15 years. She is currently the Assistant Vice President and Client Service Manager at Banner Bank in Kirkland, WA. In her spare time, Joan enjoys reading books and engaging in various recreational outdoor activities. 

Mindy Lincicome has been a part of the Lake Washington community for over 16 years, living in Redmond with her husband and their three children. After 20+ years of volunteering with school, church, Scouts and other community organizations, Mindy now works part-time in non-profit administration.

Having provided PTA leadership at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels, Jen O’Donnell brings a deep knowledge and understanding of the needs of students across the Lake Washington Schools District. With a background in social work practice and a heart for service and advocacy, Jen also serves on the board of Lake Washington PTSA Council and Washington State PTA.

Barbie Collins Young serves as the Executive Director of NAMI Eastside (National Alliance of Mental Illness).  She is passionate about mental health education and support for our students, and is a Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer.  She is a parent, and has been involved in numerous organizations to make a difference in our community.  Barbie is also a founding member with the Balance in Mind team, helping parents understand and support their children’s mental health and social emotional needs.  

Racial Equity Statement

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation is committed to doing the work to help achieve equity and justice for ALL of the students and families in our district. As a key partner to the Lake Washington School District, the Foundation embraces and has adopted the principles described in the recent statement from the LWSD Board of Directors. In particular:

“We believe that the lives of Black people do matter. We believe that it is our responsibility to condemn and speak out against discrimination, hate and racism.”

We know that this process requires listening, learning and action. We are actively working with the Lake Washington School District and our community to find meaningful ways to partner on this shared goal.

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