Meet the Board of Directors
Chet W. Sisk
Cofounder and Board Member
Chet W. Sisk is a Leadership Development Specialist for the World Assembly Of Youth with the United Nations. He is also the author of three books and a thought leader who believes in the great capacity of the human spirit. He is a Journalism school graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, a Walter Kaitz Fellow, an entrepreneur and former advertising CEO with the company he founded, CVO WorldWide. He has spent the last 11 years teaching Life Skills classes to over 10,000 students, bringing one single, powerful message around the world: "the immediate future requires a much higher level of leadership and humanity." He founded the Quality Foods for Everyone program to get better quality food to the most vulnerable in our societies. He founded Lead: The Life Coaching and Leadership Course because he believes emerging leaders need tools, support and coaching to create a sustainable world. He may be one of the most in-demand speakers in the world, spending the past few years presenting in many countries around the world.
Dr. Dan Lutz
Cofounder and Board Member
Dr. Dan Lutz began his career and his passion for international education as a high school teacher in the Teacher Corps in New York, and the Peace Corps in Afghanistan. His career has included training new Peace Corps Volunteers in Iran, helping initiate the development of Korean Heritage Camp for families with adopted children from that country, serving on the Board of Directors for Colorado Heritage Camps, co-founding the International Studies Schools Association (ISSA), and teaching a graduate global education classes for teachers. He developed a high school international studies magnet program that he directed for twenty-one years. He expanded that program into the Denver Center for International Studies (DCIS), a DPS magnet school for grades 6-12, where he served as principal for four years. Since that time he initiated proposals and development for three more DCIS schools for DPS, and consults with a national network of international studies schools to which the DCIS schools belong. What thrills him the most in this work has been experiencing the way students’ worlds expand through international learning and service.
Deeksha Nagar is an ethnographer and a folklorist with extensive experience in the field of community education, public programming and multiculturalism. She is actively engaged in literary and cultural projects in India and in the United States that are innovative, collaborative, and are rooted in participatory models of research and activism.
Uma founded Leading Lotus, a firm that drives business success by engaging and inspiring their human asset. Her 28-year career spans across five continents and industries like oil and gas, mining, and management consulting. She was awarded "Woman of the Year" by International Women’s Association for her excellence and passion in bettering leadership, and mentoring for Everwise and Colorado Leadership Foundation. Uma graduated from the National University of Singapore and serves on two boards, including Tedx MileHigh (a division of Ted Talks).