Board Governance Ms. Koester has extensive experience serving on, and working for, Boards of Directors. In 2000, she launched a Board Consulting enterprise aimed at educating and orienting Board Members about their governance responsibilities as both members-of-the-whole Board and as individual Directors. Since 2000, Koester & Associates has worked with over 100 entities - of all types - to redesign and improve their governance structure and practices. She believes that good governance – by means of expert education, coaching, practical processes, and retreats -- is the key to any healthy and effective organization or company.
Education and Affiliations Ms. Koester holds a bachelor’s degree in Education, and a master’s degree in Social Gerontology. She is a trained mediator and a Registered Parliamentarian (RP). She is a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians, Association for Conflict Resolution, and the National Association of Parliamentarians.