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Board of Directors

Gina Steffens Lubno
Board President: 
 Gina Steffens Lubno


Gina is an agile executive with two decades of professional experience in progressive leadership roles with global private firms and publicly traded companies. Gina’s track record reflects the development and execution of high volumes of complex legal and business strategies while navigating companies through periods of accelerated growth. Gina is business-oriented and results-driven and has proven effective in orchestrating cross-functional collaboration with the skill to balance opposing stakeholder needs, shift priorities, and resolve competing interests to achieve organizational objectives. Gina has an excellent reputation for being an authentic leader with the vision to thoughtfully structure and motivate exceptionally driven teams. Gina thrives in dynamic, growth-focused environments and has demonstrated success in influencing people, leading change, and inspiring cultural accountability. Gina earned her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and her B.A. from the University of Florida. 

Michael Deru
Board Vice President
: Michael Deru

Michael Deru is the Group Manager for the Communities and Urban Sciences Research Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He conducts a broad range of research in commercial buildings and communities including starting the U.S. Life Cycle Inventory database, developing energy and carbon models for buildings, development and validation of energy efficiency technologies across all building systems, and leading large scale deployment programs for new building technologies. Dr. Deru has a PhD and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University.
Amanda Burma
Board Secretary
:Amanda Burma

Amanda has 24 years experience selling and architecting complex solutions in competitive fast-moving markets. As a trusted industry advisor, she engages teams to understand their needs and successfully implement technologies. Prior to joining Appvance, Amanda held roles in Sales Engineering, Project and Product Management. Amanda earned a Masters in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.
Jon Cordial
Board Treasurer:
Jon Cordial

Jon has experience managing the Membership and Marketing Department for a non-profit organization, and as Membership and Marketing Director, he ran monthly committee meetings, set agendas, and aligned committee goals with strategic goals of the organization. He has two kids at Compass, and has been a huge support to our school. 
Leah SaiegBoard Member At Large: Leah Saieg                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Leah is a K12 education consultant, supporting prospective, new and existing schools to ensure their efforts and resources are mission-aligned. She has worked in neighborhood and public charter schools for 15 years in various roles including teaching middle school humanities, teacher recruitment, talent development, communication strategy, program evaluation, fundraising and like every startup employee - plunging a few toilets. Prior to her involvement in education Leah worked in leadership development, focusing on helping companies scale without losing their culture and values-driven ethos. She holds a MS in Leadership and a BS in Business Administration. Most importantly, she has three delightful kids who attend Compass and she is so honored to serve this school community.
Imani Garcia - Compass Alumni
Board Member Compass Alumni:
Imani Garcia

Imani is a Compass Alumni, graduating in 2018 after attending the Golden Campus from Children's House through 12th grade. During her time at Compass, she spent 100s of hours volunteering both on and off campus, went on trips all around the state of Colorado, California, and Germany, and even played on the ultimate frisbee team for a semester. Following her graduation from Compass she moved on to attend the Colorado School of Mines, receiving an Engineering degree with a focus in Energy and graduating in May 2022. For the past two years and counting, Imani has been an Energy Engineer at Group14 where she primarily supports multifamily ENERGY STAR projects, conducting energy modeling, building energy simulations, performing on-site testing, along with creating reports and design document reviews.