Nonprofit Pros: First Tee — Phoenix Names New Executive Director

First Tee — Phoenix recently announced that Erin McDonough has been named executive director. She will provide leadership and direction to one of the largest First Tee chapters in the U.S. First Tee — Phoenix is one of 150 First Tee chapters across the U.S. and select international locations. Its mission is to teach life […]

Nonprofit Pros: Paradise Valley Community College Names New President

After a nationwide search that involved extensive community and stakeholder engagement, Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) have named Tiffany E. Hunter, Ph.D. the next president of PVCC. Hunter will replace President Dr. Paul A. Dale, who announced his retirement earlier this year after 12 years in the role. […]

Paz de Cristo Outreach Center Names New Executive Director

After an extensive search, the board of directors at Paz de Cristo Outreach Center has hired Jackie Shelley as the new executive director. With more than 25 years of nonprofit leadership and management experience in the East Valley, Shelley will lead the organization as it innovates to expand services to meet growing community needs. Paz […]

Nonprofit Pro Tip: ‘Level Up’ with Becky Jackson

Becky Jackson, president & CEO of Becky Jackson, LLC “Is your nonprofit ready to go to the next level? “Sometimes a fresh set of eyes and an independent assessment will open that opportunity. A nonprofit Pivot Assessment is a customized tool that will identify the gaps and tell you and your team where your organization […]

Tammy Robinson, PhD, Named Mesa Community College President

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and Mesa Community College (MCC) recently announced Tammy Robinson, PhD, as the new president of MCC, effective July 1, 2022. Robinson was selected after concluding a nationwide search that involved extensive community and stakeholder engagement. “I am honored and humbled to be selected as the next president of […]

Jolyana Begay-Kroupa Named Phoenix Indian Center CEO

The board of directors of the Phoenix Indian Center recently announced that Jolyana Begay-Kroupa has been named the organization’s new CEO. She had been serving in this role in an interim status since the departure of longtime CEO Patricia Hibbeler in November 2021. Before serving as interim CEO, she was a member of Phoenix Indian […]

Be A Leader Foundation Announces New President + CEO

Be A Leader Foundation recently announced that Soilo J. Felix will lead the organization as its new president and CEO. Felix, currently the organization’s chief operating officer, assumes the role as co-founder Melissa Trujillo transitions to a new role as board chair after 20 years of outstanding success. Trujillo and her husband, Gary, created the […]

Graciela Garcia Candia Retires as Jobs For Arizona’s Graduates President, CEO

After a 41-year-long tenure at Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates (JAG), Graciela Garcia Candia has announced her retirement as long-time president and CEO. Candia first joined the organization in 1982 as the program coordinator at Tolleson Union High School. There, she received numerous local and national awards and, in 1999, was promoted to program manager to […]

Central Arts Alliance Names Sandra Bassett New CEO

Central Arts Alliance has appointed Sandra Bassett as the organization’s new CEO. Selected by the CAA board of directors, Bassett will bring expansive knowledge of nonprofit and corporate leadership to the position, overseeing Central Arts Alliance operations, programs and events, including the Phoenix Center for the Arts and Thunderbird Arts Center campuses as well as […]

Kate Thoene Named First CEO of The Welcome to America Project

The Welcome to America Project has selected Kate Thoene as its first CEO, leading the organization and developing the strategies and resources necessary to accommodate its tremendous growth. Previously executive director of Waste Not, a food rescue organization, Thoene brings more than 20 years of fundraising, collaboration and effective nonprofit leadership experience to help WTAP […]