Our Board

Board members are passionate about the work of the Women’s Resource Agency and guide the organization to reach its fullest potential.

We currently have a Board of Directors consisting of 18-20 active members. Each represents different segments of our community and brings gifts of time, talent and resources.

The four officers of the Board are President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Each board member serves on one or more standing committees: Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Programs Committee, Governance Committee, Identity Committee and Resource Development Committee.

To read the full bios, click on the board member names.

Joan Lucas
Board President

I’ve been a commercial real estate broker serving the state of Colorado for 30 years.  My specialty is in the self-storage arena.  Our firm...

Sarah Ryals
Vice President

I have been in marketing and communications for 35 years in many capacities. I’ve spent most of my career on the agency side, helping...

Else Drescher
Secretary

Image Consultant and Volunteer Chair at WRA. Program Committee member since 2015. ‘Empowerment’ is the value that I resonate mostly with at WRA. To see...

Lisa Bigelow
Board Member

Lisa Bigelow is retired from a 30-year career in local government. She retired as the Budget Manager for the City of Colorado Springs. I...

Ryan Garner
Board Member

I work at Hub International in Colorado Springs as an Account Executive and serve as a dedicated point of contact for my valued customer...

Michelle Guthleben
Board Member

Michele is a branch manager at Peoples National Bank in Colorado Springs. Michele’s passion is to help make a better life for those in...

Tammy Hanson
Board Member

Tammy Hanson currently serves as the Education Manager at the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), where she oversees day-to-day operations of USADA’s education and engagem

Angie Hesselberg
Board Member

As Commercial Loan Officer, Great Western Bank, I serve clients from numerous types of businesses with Commercial Real Estate, C & I, Construction, and...

Susan Nakai
Board Member

I work at T. Rowe Price as the Head of Individual Investor Services. I lead the client services contact centers across all three locations...

James Proby
Board Member

I value community and the “We before Me” attitude above all. The only way for any of us to achieve is for all of...

Christine Randono
Board Member

Christine is a Physician Assistant working in Emergency Medicine with Front Range Emergency Specialists She loves that WRA provides programs for Women and Girls...

Jena Schueth
Board Member

I work as an Audit Manager at Stockman Kast Ryan & Company in Colorado Springs and I provide my clients assurance on their financial...

Suzanne Tulien
Board Member

As a Brand Elevation Enthusiast, Author and Speaker, I have been facilitating brand awareness consulting and training for over 14 years through my company,...

Anita Varner
Board Member

Anita Varner is the HR Director for Compassion International in Colorado Springs. Compassion International is a ministry supporting children in poverty worldwide in 26...

Kim Worth
Board Member

BBVA, Commercial Relationship Manager Kim is new to the WRA Board however she brings  8 years of professional financial  experience  and 7 years of non-profit...

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WRA offers many opportunities to get involved: