Board of Directors

Ted Del Duca
President

Ted Del Duca serves as the Board President at Goal Academy High School. Ted is the General Manger and Director of Sales for Breakthrough Interactive Inc., a national supplier of high-end commercial interior design and products. He opens the line of communication between organizations that have a common interest. With over 30 years in both public and private sectors, Ted has experience in sales, management, team building, professional development, strategic implementation, and company collaboration.

An entrepreneur at heart Ted is skillful and dynamic in engaging business opportunities. Ted is well known for helping his community. He enjoys representing his many business interests and regularly speaks at meetings of different community organizations. Ted has proudly served as a member on many boards including: Parkview Hospital, The McClelland School, CSU Athletics, Friends of Football, The Sister City Commission and The Chamber of Commerce.

Ted is a graduate of the University of Colorado and hold degrees is Business Management and Business Entrepreneurship.

Nicolas Jimenez
Vice President

Nicolas Jimenez is Comcast's Director of Government Affairs for South Metro Denver and Southern Colorado. In this role, he is responsible for Comcast’s regulatory, franchising, political, and public policy matters—while also serving as a community ambassador throughout Comcast’s Southern Colorado footprint. Prior to moving to Colorado, Nick was based out of Philadelphia and served as national partnerships lead for Internet Essentials, Comcast’s signature community impact initiative aimed at helping low-income households get online. Nick joined Comcast in 2007 as an intern at the company’s Philadelphia HQ. Prior to joining Comcast, he successfully ran a small business while obtaining his BBA from Temple University.

Nick is a 2019 graduate of Leadership Pikes Peak’s Signature Program and a current 2020 participant in the Latino Leadership Institute Fellowship Program at the University of Denver.

A passionate lifelong learner and community-oriented leader, Nick has a long history of volunteerism and board service. He currently serves as Secretary of the GOAL Academy High School Board of Directors, and as a Director on the Garden Ranch YMCA Advisory Board. He is a member of the Olympic City USA Task Force, serves on the Board of Governors and Government Affairs Council for the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, and serves on the Legislative Action Committee for the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. Previously, Jimenez served as Board Chair of the Pan American Academy Charter School and Board Member of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce/Chair of their Young Professionals Network. He was the Founding Chair of UNIDOS, Comcast’s Latino Employee Resource Group that now has chapters throughout the country. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, he resides in the south Denver area with his wife Janett and their three children.

Luis Contreras
Treasurer

Luis Contreras is the Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for TBK Bank, his employer for over a decade. Prior to that, Mr. Contreras spent six years with 1st State Bank. He hails from San Diego, California – a first generation college graduate and son of immigrant parents. The University of Southern Colorado (now C.S.U. – Pueblo) recruited Luis and he came to Pueblo on a baseball scholarship. Pueblo has been home ever since. His education and degree in Business Management has served him well in the banking industry and Luis, his wife, a teenage son and daughter enjoy family time, golf, and helping others. Luis also volunteers his time to United Way, S.R.D.A. Meals on Wheels, and is a local Boy Scout troop leader, where his son recently achieved the coveted Eagle Scout honor. He currently serves in the valuable role of treasurer for GOAL Academy High School and is a valuable asset in the fiscal and overall management of the school.
Jerald Gatlin
Secretary

Jerald has been an active member of the Colorado Springs community for the last twenty-five years. He is currently the University Development Counselor for Grand Canyon University. Prior to that, he was the Colorado Building & Construction Trades Council Outreach Coordinator for the State of Colorado; with a mission to promote and educate the public about opportunities available in the registered apprenticeship programs. Jerald is a graduate of McNeese State University with a B.A.in Business & Psychology and the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College. He is a retired military officer with tours of duty in Korea, Iraq, and United Nations Command. Jerald is a veteran of Desert Storm.

Jerald has always been active in his community, even while in the military. His volunteer work over the past two decades includes, but is not limited to the following: Communities that Care El Paso County, Scholarship Chair for Omega Psi Phi, Teen Court – all of which are directly involved with youth improvement. Jerald is an instructor in the Life Skills Training program and teaches communication, goal setting, physical safety and awareness, and mock interview skills. His passion is clearly to help young people of all ages to be successful.

Joel Boyd
Board Director

Mr. Joel Boyd is a Colorado Native raised in the Denver/Aurora area. Currently, Joel is the General Manager of the Town Center at Aurora a million square feet shopping center with over 125 stores. He oversees operations, marketing events and new and current tenants. Before working at TCA Joel worked in the Mayor’s Office in Denver as well as at the RE/MAX World headquarters and served on the Denver Planning Board and several school development/design committees. He currently serves on the GOAL Academy High School Board of Directors; in addition, he serves on the Aurora Chamber Board and the Aurora Rotary Board. Joel enjoys GOLF, his dog Harpo! (Looks like Oprah), the new Ford Bronco, hiking, most sports and all music. He has one son Jalan (24). “I am excited to be a part of GOAL Highschool’s board and I am looking forward to the partnership and great things!”