Lisa Urias named Chief Program and Community Engagement Officer at ACF

The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) announced that Lisa Urias will become Chief Program and Community Engagement Officer beginning April 1. She succeeds Elisa de la Vara who plans to retire from the foundation on March 31. Urias has led two companies and has a long history of both corporate and community leadership. She comes to […]

Nonprofit Pro: Tip of the Month – March 2021

Thanks to Vikki Scarafiotti, MPA of Scarafiotti Consulting, LLC for providing our first “Tip of the Month” in Frontdoors Magazine! Are you a nonprofit consultant and would like to submit a “Tip of the Month” for consideration? Email publisher Andrea Tyler Evans at! Our next “Tip” will be in the May 2021 issue.

The Phoenix Symphony Expands Its Board of Directors

The Phoenix Symphony has added three members to its Board of Directors.  The three new Directors are: • Dr. Larry Johnson, President of Phoenix College. Dr. Johnson has an extensive list of accomplishments including service as former Campus Provost and Chief Academic Officer at St. Louis Community College District and former Associate Dean for Academic […]

Multi-Sector CEO Becky Jackson Launches Consultancy

Multi-sector business leader Becky Jackson announces the launch of her consulting business, Becky Jackson, LLC, advising across a variety of areas, including team development, revenue diversification, strategic planning and capital campaigns. Jackson’s unique skill set stems from her one-of-a-kind career as a bank president and the CEO of a chamber of commerce and three nonprofits. […]

Ivan Gilreath Named President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has named Ivan Gilreath as President and Chief Executive Officer. He began in the new post on Feb. 1.   “The BGCS Board of Governors is excited to begin this new chapter with Ivan in the top executive spot,” said Janet Caldarelli, Chair of the BGCS Board of Governors. […]

Former Nonprofit Exec Releases Book on Strategic Planning Framework

Carol A. Poore Ph.D., MBA has released her book Strategic Impact: A Leader’s Three-Step Framework for the Customized Vital Strategic Plan (Fast Company Press) to help business leaders create and execute legacy-defining vital strategic plans. Poore believes that all organizations and communities need a strategic plan to trailblaze the future while navigating constant change, amidst […]

Steve Hilton Elected Chairman of Banner Health Foundation Board

Steven J. Hilton has been elected Chairman of the Board for the Banner Health Foundation. He will serve a two-year term on the 25-member Board for the Foundation, which serves as the philanthropic arm of nonprofit Banner Health in Arizona. Hilton is well-known in the Valley business and philanthropic community, having co-founded Scottsdale-based Meritage Homes in […]

Kim McWaters Selected as Next President and CEO of Fresh Start Women’s Foundation

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, a Phoenix-based non-profit, has selected Kim McWaters as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.  McWaters’ appointment concludes a formal search process led by board member Andrea Katsenes Pappas that vetted more than 120 candidates from across the country.  For nearly 20 years, McWaters has served on the Fresh Start Board […]

Lori Riedel Appointed Executive Director of Smiles and Beyond

Lori Riedel has been appointed the executive director of Smiles and Beyond, replacing CEO Linda Parker Smith. “Our organization is delighted to welcome Lori Riedel as our new executive director,” said Maureen Perry, Smiles and Beyond board of directors President. “We believe Lori’s vast experience in oral health, education and administration perfectly aligns with our mission and will take us to […]

Gabi Young to Lead Diaper Bank of Arizona of Central Arizona

Gabi Young, current director of community outreach for Diaper Bank of Central Arizona, will take over the role of president of the organization beginning January 1. Young has been involved with the Diaper Bank for the past four years and said she is passionate about helping families find the resources they need to thrive. Ginger […]