Our Leaders

Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee brings vision, strategy and love in service to the mission and members of Lotus Network. We are so grateful for our Founders and Officers who lead us through both the daily details and annual achievements of our growing nonprofit organization! The Executive Committee is led by our Co-Founders & Co-Directors, Lisa Cook and Leslie Heins. Lisa and Leslie have partnered in the event planning industry for the past 40 years, creating memorable events. These co-directors are using their skills to make memories of an entirely different sort with their new non-profit. With Lotus Network, they have tapped into the positive-aging and women’s movements embraced worldwide. This passionate, enthusiastic, and dynamic duo “L and L,” are focusing on empowering women to embrace purposeful living and to prioritize one’s self. They understand the power of building strong and meaningful connections and want to encourage all women to rise to their full potential.

Grandmother, Professional Event Planner and Co-Owner of Affair with Flair, Community Volunteer, Board Member for a Not-For Profit Senior Community, Thought Leader.

Grandmother, Professional Event Planner and Co-Owner Affair with Flair, Breast Cancer Advocate, Wheaten Terrier Activist.


New Grandmother, Former Marketing and Human Resource Executive/Consultant, Community and Nonprofit Volunteer.

Mother, Sister, Friend, Trusted Advisor and Professional in Wealth Management Sector, CU Anschutz Johnson Depression Center Education Committee Member.

Board of Directors

The enthusiasm and passion of our board members are palpable and inspiring. Each member brings unique strengths in service to our network. We appreciate their insight, time and efforts for the betterment of all women in the Lotus Network community.

Mother, daughter, sister, proud Denver native, deep community roots, trusted realtor, outdoor enthusiast, world traveler, former board member, and advocate for Turner Syndrome Colorado and The eXtraOrdinary Kids Turner Syndrome Clinic at Children’s Hospital.
Mother, new grandmother, former sales executive with Hartmann and Tumi Luggage, owner of Grand Central Stationery & Invitations, nonprofit enthusiast, and nature lover.

Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, Queen Bee, Friend, Influencer, Community Volunteer, Playful Spirit, Gregarious Celebrator.

Seasoned Gift Planning Officer and Nonprofit Endowment and Sustainability Builder, Film Buff, Proud Coloradoan, Devoted Friend and Family Member, Love a Good Talk While on a Brisk Walk.

Community Advocate, Mother, Presently on Duet Design Foundation and Community Engagement, Committee Member Caring for Denver, MS Advocate.

Grandmother, Former Concierge and Lover of Volunteering, Research Guru.

Grandmother, Fledgling Artist, Retired Office Manager for a pediatric practice, community non-profit volunteer, early reading program volunteer for DPS.

Mother, sister, breast cancer survivor, lifelong community volunteer, former leader, National MS Society, current facilitator of social connections programming, Denver Public Library

Grandmother, Professional in the Disability/Chronic Sectors, Community Volunteer, Grant-Writer and Founder Colorado Respite Coalition.

Grandmother, Breast Cancer Survivor, Retired Nurse/Human Resource Administrator for a Pediatric Practice, Nonprofit Volunteer.

Advisory Council

This board of volunteers brings their individual expertise to the table. Their educated and honest advice guides the Board of Directors through engagement in realistic and on-going conversations. We are appreciative of their mentorship and belief in our mission.

Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Artist, Interior Designer, Community Volunteer, Past Owner of a Needlepoint Store and Organization Solutions Store, Philanthropist.

Retired Research and Clinical Speech Pathologist VA Med Ctr, Department Chair, Recipient of Multiple Rehabilitation Research and Development Grants, Peer Reviewed Publications.

Grandmother, Author, Public Speaker, Storyteller, Kabbalah Teacher, Community Volunteer, Co-Founder of BaMidBar Wilderness Drug Therapy Program.