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Board Members

  • Leslie Bayliff

    Board President

    Leslie Bayliff is in-house counsel for Global Healthcare Exchange, Inc. She brings a breadth of experience in law and business development, having taken multiple businesses through the IPO process and over 30 years of legal experience. Leslie completed her JD at the University of Virginia, in the Order of the Coif (top 10%). Since then, she worked as an associate at Davis, Graham, and Stubbs, served on the counsel of Minorca USA, Jones InterCable, StorageTek, Corporate Express, BCM, Qwest, and Intrado, Inc. Leslie is a great asset to the Board given her experience as an attorney in corporate, securities, commercial and technology transactions, along with her passion for improving the educational options for students.

  • Stephanie Wasserman

    Board Vice-President

    Stephanie Wasserman is the Executive Director of Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition.  Formerly the Director of Health and Wellness at the Colorado Legacy Foundation, Stephanie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in health and wellness integration into schools and communities. She has her Masters of Science in Public Health and vast experience across the health sector, having been an Epidemiologist at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, multiple positions at the National Conference of State Legislature, Clinical Programs Director at Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States, Business Manager/ Administrator at Denver Health and Hospitals School-Based Health Centers, Director of Community and School- Based Health Programs at Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics. Stephanie is a Vice President on the Board of the Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care, and has served on task forces on planning efforts in Denver Public Schools and the City of Aurora Health Task Force.

  • Dan Schaller

    Board Co-Treasurer

    Dan serves as the Director of Advocacy for the Colorado League of Charter Schools, in which role he is responsible for advancing the policy agenda for Colorado’s 200+ charter schools. Prior to joining the League, Dan served as Senior Director of Strategy and Communications with the Denver Preschool Program. He also spent five years in the classroom as a founding teacher and staff member at northwest Denver’s Arrupe Jesuit High School. Dan holds degrees in public policy from the University of Denver, secondary education from Regis University, and political science from St. Louis University.

  • Annelise Nugent

    Annelise is a Quality Improvement Coach with the Denver Early Childhood Council. Prior to working at the DECC, she was the Education Director at Family Star Montessori for 8 years. She has over 10 years of experience in early childhood. She received her BA in Social Work from Colorado State University and a Masters in non-profit Management from Regis University.

    She is a Colorado native, growing up in Estes Park.  After graduating from CSU, she moved down to Denver where she now calls home. She enjoys being around children and watching them grow to their fullest potential when given the opportunity. She has a nephew and three nieces that she looks forward to seeing as often possible. When not working she enjoys being in the mountains, walking her dog, and being with her family.