Stephanie Baer
Executive Director

Stephanie Baer is a visionary nonprofit leader who strongly believes that education is a game changer not only for individuals but for communities as well. Raised as a proud “cheesehead” Stephanie has made Colorado her home for almost 20 years after completing her graduate degree in Nonprofit Management. Making her impact on Colorado children, Stephanie is the former director of Children’s Outreach Project. Named as Women to Watch by the Denver Business Journal, Stephanie was a founding board member of the Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County and has served on countless boards and committees all for the betterment of children and youth. In addition to her work on behalf of children and families, Stephanie tries to spend as much time as she can hiking trails, breathing on her yoga mat, and watching her own children grow up. Stephanie can be reached at


Tara Sanders
Administrative Assistant

Tara Sanders understands the importance of quality education and is passionate about helping our youth. She believes in the mission of the Westminster Public Schools Foundation and inspired by the work of the Foundation. Tara has a career background rooted in after school programs, marketing, and event planning. She was born and raised in Idaho and graduated from Idaho State University. Although she misses her home state, she is loving Colorado! When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, volunteering, and creating art projects. Tara can be reached at 


Dr. Nancy Hernandez
Scholarship Director

Dr. Hernandez is a first-generation, bilingual, Latina from El Paso, Texas with sixteen years of experience in the nonprofit sector.  Her previous employers include the Gill Foundation, Clinica Tepeyac, the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation, and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

A seasoned program officer, Nancy has experience in outreach, translation, interpretation, parent engagement, publicity and student coaching.  She is adept at creating and managing student and scholarship programs.  She has presented at national, state and regional conferences in English and Spanish.  She serves on the Board of the Chinook Fund and was a volunteer for Keeping the Dream Alive (KDA).  KtDA is a Colorado-based, volunteer-driven conference that educates teachers and mentors how to advise undocumented and DACA students who want to go to college. Dr. Hernandez can be reached at