BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Beverly Ausfahl, President
Former President of Colorado Education Association and Retired Teacher
Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
Partner, Holland & Hart LP
Founder and Executive Director, Children’s Voices, Inc.
President, Portscheller & Associates
Executive Director, Colorado Independent Ethics Commission
Kathy Gebhardt’s practice is focused exclusively on advocacy to ensure equal access to public education. After practicing law in private firms for nearly 20 years, she, along with Alex Halpern, founded Children’s Voices, Inc. Kathy has handled complex and class action litigation. She was lead co-counsel in Giardino v. State of Colorado, which challenged the funding structure for capital construction in Colorado. The settlement of the case led to the Building Excellent Schools Today (B.E.S.T.) legislation. Kathy works closely with education advocacy and policy groups to help educate the public as to the challenges that must be overcome to achieve access to a quality public education.
Kathy is a member of the Board of Directors for Great Education Colorado, Rural and Community Trust, and Colorado Lawyers Committee. She is a past board member of the Alliance for Quality Teaching. She has worked as a consultant with the Education in the Public Interest Center in Boulder, Colorado. She received her law degree from the University of Denver College of Law and her bachelor of arts degree from Lewis and Clark College.