Bettina Nava to Join Phoenix Art Museum Board of Trustees

Phoenix Art Museum announces the addition of Bettina Nava to its governing board of trustees. Chaired by Donald C. Opatrny Jr., a private investor and philanthropist, the Museum’s board serves as fiduciaries of the largest visual-arts organization in the American Southwest. Nava brings a range of experiences in strategic communications and planning, community relations, public relations and marketing. She […]

Pro Tip of the Month: Live Your Values

This month’s tip comes courtesy of Hollie Costello, vice president of marketing and public relations at Make-A-Wish Arizona “Live your values. When your work and life values are in balance, work is more about mission and vision than tasks and meetings. Surround yourself with others who feel the same way, from your staff and coworkers to your board, […]

Pro Tip of the Month: Invest in Governance

This month’s tip comes courtesy of Karilyn Van Oosten, the board chair of International Women’s Forum Arizona “Being a leader is not only focusing on setting and executing the strategic vision, but also on good governance. Any leader and all teams and organizations succeed in the long run because of the strategic support and expert oversight they receive […]

UCP of Central Arizona Announces New CEO

Kentay Garvin is the new CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona. He brings a fresh perspective to the nonprofit thanks to more than 20 years of expertise in government affairs, business and healthcare. “I am both honored and humbled to be part of the leadership team responsible for helping United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona advance […]

Genesis City Founder Retires, New Leader Named

After 32 years of leading the institution she founded, Karen Callahan is retiring as principal of Genesis Academy High School and executive director of Genesis City. Since its inception in 1991 and through its award-winning programs, Genesis City has provided new beginnings to 7,000+ of the most disadvantaged teenagers in Maricopa County. From its humble beginnings in the […]

New Arizona Theatre Company Artistic Director Begins Tenure

Arizona Theatre Company announced that Matt August has officially begun his new role as the Kasser Family Artistic Director of the 55-year-old professional theater company. A distinguished director and educator with more than 27 years of experience, August has worked in diverse markets, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, and LORT (League of Resident Theatres) and Regional Theatres, as well as with […]

Pro Tip of the Month: Replace Stigma with Love, Compassion and Kindness

This month’s tip comes courtesy of Dr. Shar Najafi-Piper, the CEO of Copa Health. “Incorporating good mental health practices doesn’t have to mean waiting until a significant life stressor occurs before seeking assistance. Our brains must be exercised in the same way as our bodies. Stress and anxiety can also have major negative implications on the body […]

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Announces 2023 Board

After the merger of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum, the 2023 board for the organization has been announced. It includes all current board members from both organizations. “The Alliance board represents communities throughout the state and has a strong commitment to community building through professional skills and expertise that are instrumental to the future of […]

Chandler Cultural Foundation Appoints Peppur Chambers to Board

Writer, film and theater producer and educator Peppur Chambers has been appointed to the Chandler Cultural Foundation’s managing board. Chambers is the first performing artist to serve on the board, which provides oversight for the Chandler Center for the Arts. She was appointed by City of Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke, with the board’s unanimous recommendation. Early in her […]

Arizona Community Foundation Selects New President & CEO

Arizona Community Foundation announced that Anna Maria Chávez will join ACF as President & CEO in February 2023 following a national executive search process. Anna Maria Chávez is an executive leader, attorney, inspirational speaker, writer and community advocate who has dedicated her career to advocating for others, especially underserved communities. In her most recent role, she served as […]