Donna Lynne, DrPH, was sworn in as Colorado’s 49th Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer on May 12, 2016. She previously served as the executive vice president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and as group president responsible for its Colorado, Pacific Northwest and Hawaii regions. Dr. Lynne is recognized as one of the top women business leaders in Denver and one of the top 25 Women in Healthcare in the nation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from University of New Hampshire, a Masters of Public Administration from George Washington University, and Doctor of Public Health from Columbia University.
Erin Kane is the Interim Superintendent of the Douglas County School District, Colorado’s third largest school District, serving approximately 67,000 students.
Kane brings a broad range of experiences to her latest role with DCSD. As the Executive Director of American Academy, she has built a charter system with a third campus expected to open in 2017. Kane previously spent time in the high technology industry in project development, project management, education and consulting. She earned her engineering degree in applied mathematics and computer science from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Kane also serves as an elected member of the Colorado League of Charter Schools Board of Directors.
As interim superintendent, Kane will focus on three priorities:
1. Fostering a positive culture and stability within our staff and community
2. Improving and simplifying the evaluation model, maximizing flexibility for leaders
3. Empowering schools to implement academic programming that matches the needs of their community, while ensuring quality