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LEAD's Staff

Our team has grown over the years. These are the people that work to keep our programs and services alive. View their biographies to learn more about them, contact them, and schedule meetings with them.

Andy Duran

Andy Duran

Chief Executive Officer

Andy Duran has been the chief executive of LEAD since May 2012. In the past 8 years, Andy has taken LEAD from a small community organization into a Nationally recognized prevention organization…
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Nate Biggs

Chief Operating Officer

Nate brings 7 years of experience in tech start-ups and over 15 years of experience in youth-led prevention. Nate has worked in start-ups and small businesses serving diverse clients, was employee num…
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Nicole Quick

Nicole Quick

Chief Advancement Officer

Nicole brings 20 years of experience in Operational Excellence and Financial Management roles in the non-profit, healthcare, and corporate business segments. Nicole has designed and managed general…
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Debbie Van Solkema

Debbie Van Solkema

Partner Relationship Manager

Debbie serves as community relationship point person for LEAD’s youth crisis hotline, Text-A-Tip. She began working with LEAD in 2015 as a concerned parent and, in that role, facilitated the implement…
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Holli Volkert

Gala Coordinator

Holli brings over 25 years of experience in the meetings, special events and event marketing business. She began her career in catering and hotels, moving into full destination management services for…
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Emily Savage

Emily Savage

Marketing Specialist

Joining LEAD in May 2021, Emily has spent the past 22+ years working as both a Mom/Family CEO and in various Social Media, Digital Content and Communications strategy roles for companies…
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Maja Gavrilovic

Maja Gavrilovic

Prevention Assistant

Maja has been in Youth led prevention all throughout her high school career and feel in love with prevention when she attended a summer camp called the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute (CGTI)…
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Sharona Kolesnikov

Sharona Kolesnikov

Prevention Assistant

Sharona is our new Prevention Assistant. She is passionate about working with high school students through the prevention program and to learn so many new things about prevention with LEAD. Learn More