Diana has been the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Foundation since 2005. Prior to joining the Foundation’s staff, she served on the COLTAF Board, as well as the Board of Colorado Legal Services. Her past employment includes the Colorado Lawyers Committee (Executive Director), the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (Staff Counsel’s Office), and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Diana is a past president of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association and a current member of the Colorado Access to Justice Commission. She graduated with honors from Colorado College in 1979, and received her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1983. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Myron Bright of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Kelly joined the staff of the Legal Aid Foundation in 2010. In her capacity as Associate Director, she is responsible for the regional fundraising campaigns, the Associates Campaign, the Community Partners Program, special events, and communication and outreach. Prior to joining the Foundation, and since graduating from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2003, Kelly worked for two nonprofits dedicated to improving social justice (Equal Justice Works and the Colorado Alliance for Health and Independence). Kelly received a BA with honors in Journalism and History from the University of Iowa in 2000.
Mike originally worked for the Foundation as an Administrative Assistant and returned in 2021 as the Administrator and Bookkeeper. Prior to joining the Foundation he worked as a librarian and earned both a Bachelors in Business Administration and Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina.
.Maria joined the Foundation in 2021 and holds a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Montana. Most recently, she worked at Macy’s as an Administrative Team Supervisor and National Stroke Association as a Senior Office Manager. Previously, she worked at Charles Schwab as a broker where she held both her Series 7 and Series 63 FINRA Securities Licenses and CFP Board as a Manager of Continuing Education.
The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado shares its staff with the Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation (COLTAF).