Our Leaders


Lisa and Leslie have partnered in the event planning industry for the past 36 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.

Executive Director

With over 35 years in communications, tourism, finance, and the nonprofit industry, Louanne has served as a TV news reporter/anchor, cruise director, financial advisor, and director of philanthropy with several nonprofits. She is also an active Seniors Real Estate Specialist. The common thread amongst her life’s work is to help others recognize and embrace their own power within. It’s this passion that originally drew her to Lotus Network, seeing how many women involved with this amazing organization are committed to helping us all explore who we really are – individually and together.

Louanne and her wife Sharon moved to Colorado in 2019 and love exploring this beautiful state with their 5 lb fur-baby, Reno.

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, Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Warrior, Believer in the good, Former Marketing and Promotional Professional, and Community Volunteer.

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

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

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

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

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

Grandmother of 10, Travel Agent, Retired Business Sales Associate, Community Volunteer.

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.

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.

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.