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Yvette Gonzales, Carole Kauffman Elected To Experience Matters Board Of Directors
Insurance industry leader Yvette Gonzales and Carole Kauffman, now retired, who was a Vice President and Officer at Trellis, formerly Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix, have been elected to three-year terms on the Experience Matters Board of Directors.
Through personal connections with Experience Matters, Gonzales and Kauffman became fully engaged with the mission of the Valley-based nonprofit that matches retired professionals with nonprofit organizations to build capacity and support meaningful social-purpose projects through services that include Encore Fellows, Service by Design, RSVP and AmeriCorps.
“When I worked at Trellis, we hosted several Experience Matters Service by Design volunteers,” Kauffman said. “We were helped with our HR policies and were so impressed with their expertise. Now that I am retired, joining the board is one way for me to show my appreciation.”
Kauffman, who lives in Phoenix, spent 12 years with Trellis. Previously, she had been Director of Resource Development with a nonprofit working with severely mentally ill adults in Phoenix, and also worked at American Express and Samaritan Health System.
Gonzales, who also lives in Phoenix and who has more than 30 years experience in the financial services and insurance industry, had served as Chief Information Officer at CopperPoint Insurance. She also currently is a member of the UMOM New Day Centers board of directors.
“Experience Matters changes people’s lives in deeply rewarding ways, matching talent with need in ways that transform people and organizations,” she said. “I am proud to serve Experience Matters and believe wholeheartedly in our mission.”
“Yvette and Carole bring tremendous experience and professional diversity to our board, skills that will pay tremendous dividends for the organization and for the nonprofits that we serve throughout the community,” said Experience Matters Executive Director Wendy Cohen.