The “I Have a Dream” Foundation-Idaho team is passionate about helping young people pursue their interests, achieve their goals, overcome challenges, connect with our community and change their lives through education.

Laura Rose-Lewis brings to the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Idaho (IHDF), a background in nonprofit organizational strategy, planning and leadership development. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration,with an emphasis in nonprofit management. 

Laura has consulted for nonprofit organizations for over a decade. She has worked with leaders to build organizational capacity through strategic planning, marketing, development, fundraising and public relations.

Laura is a trained and certified Executive Coach. She takes an approach to leadership development that moves away from traditional problem-solving techniques to one driven by the leader’s aspirations and change strategy to reach desired outcomes.

Laura’s work in organizational development and individual-led change strategy informs her role as Executive Director of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Idaho. She is passionate about working with the IHDF board, staff, and volunteers to support Dream Scholars reaching their potential through realizing organizational and individual goals.

Laura and her husband have three adult children. When not at work, Laura loves spending time with her family, and with friends, exploring new outdoor adventures in the mountains of Idaho.


Executive Director

Pamela was born and raised in Santiago, Chile and as a first-generation college graduate, she understands the value and importance of education. Pamela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Spanish from the University of Mayor-Santiago and has worked as an ESL educator in Chile, and an interpreter-translator in English, Spanish and Italian. Pamela enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and their beloved dog. She is honored to be part of “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Idaho’s mission to help children change their lives through education. 


Program Director

Kris has been involved with children and adolescents in numerous capacities since she began working with youth development organizations in the Wood River Valley in 1993. She brings 25+ years of expertise and passion as a licensed professional counselor specializing in adolescent development to “I Have a Dream” Foundation-Idaho. A native of Los Angeles, Kris received her undergraduate degree from Bennington College in Vermont and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from JFK University in California. When not trail running in the woods, Kris enjoys spending time chilling with her husband Michael, three sons, Jackson, Will and Aidan and dogs Piper and Augie.