Board of Directors
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 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.
Jeremiah Heiser began as the General Manager and now as the owner of the Aurora Mall Town Center Chik-fil-A restaurant. His first experiences with GOAL students were when they would come to the store to order food. He has also had GOAL students as employees and recommended GOAL to other employees who were not attending school, even offering employment bonuses for them to continue their education. Jeremiah is very excited to be on the Board of Directors for GOAL High School, especially because the mission, vision and values at GOAL very closely align with the values that he promotes at his business – that is to be the most caring Chik-fil-A in Denver. This process has two major components: one, to be caring to the staff and two, to be caring to the community.
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.