2012 CPLC Parenting Arizona Advisory Board
||Nick DePorter, MPA
Board Member Since: 2009Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, The Frank Lloyd Wright FoundationDirector of Admissions & Student ServicesEmail: email@example.com
Nick DePorter is an experienced professional with 12 years of demonstrated results in community relations, business development, strategic planning and higher education leadership. Nick currently serves as Director of Admissions and Student Services for Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. He is responsible for the recruitment and enrollment process, manages the financial aid structure and oversees institutional compliance.
Nick also serves as Chair of the Strategic Planning Advisory Commission for the Town of Fountain Hills and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association. Nick holds a BS in Political Science with minors in Business & Mass Communications and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Arizona State University. He was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and has lived in Arizona since coming here for his undergraduate studies. He enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. Nick lives in Fountain Hills with his wife Adrienne and their son, Jack.
|Ruth Tan Lim, M.D., M.D.(h), F.A.A.P
Board Member Since: 2000
Dobson Pediatrics Center P.A.
Dr. Ruth Tan Lim was born in Malaysia and educated in Singapore. Her large family placed great value on their children’s education so they would grow to be contributing members of society. Growing up, she worked very hard, advanced to the top of her class and continued on to graduate with a Medical degree from the University of Singapore. As a young doctor in Singapore she accompanied a sick child to New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. There, she impressed the doctors, and was impressed with the research and medicine practiced at the hospital. That experience motivated Dr. Lim to make America her home. A year later she was back in the U.S. working at Sloan, continuing her medical training, and passing the medical boards.
Dr. Ruth Tan Lim has been extremely proactive in not only taking on volunteer leadership roles in community organizations such as Parenting Arizona, but additionally creating her own mission through establishing The Children Benefit Foundation in 1992. Dr. Lim’s Children’s Benefit Foundation organizes and funds programs to promote community non-violence. The Foundation is part of the international Peace Pole Project. They have planted peace poles at schools, churches, domestic violence shelters and even in front of Parenting Arizona offices in Phoenix and Tuba City. Each side of a Peace Pole shouts out May Peace Prevail on Earth in four different languages.
Dr. Lim has funded community based parenting education classes since 2009 in Maricopa County to promote healthy parenting among individuals raising children. The classes are consistently taught with evidence based materials that have been proven effective. The parent education classes can be life changing for the members as they learn positive and collaborative methods to best deal with their children and parents. Dr. Lim provides free medical services to Parenting Arizona’s clients residing in the Southeast Maricopa region throughout the year. This service is provided through Dr. Lim’s charitable organization, Children’s Benefit Foundation. This medical program benefits children from families of the working poor with no medical resources.
||Terry CainBoard Member
Board Member Since: 2003Avnet Vice President, Global Customer EngagementEmail: Terry.Cain@avnet.com
Terry Cain manages a team responsible for a global employee engagement program called Avnet Results as Vice President, Global Customer Engagement. This reward and recognition system encourages and rewards each employee to improve the company and contribute to an innovation culture at Avnet. Prior to this role, as VP Shared Services, he deployed change management practices that leverage scope and scale for Avnet’s internal service organizations, making customer service a priority for the all internal customers. He previously held positions, vice president, Solutions Development, Partner Alliances, and Business Development for the Avnet Computer Marketing Group. In each of these roles Cain was responsible for building alliances, managing suppliers and developing market solutions for Avnet. Cain’s career with Avnet began in 1974 in the warehouse, he subsequently moved to positions of customer service, inside sales, product management, field sales, district and regional management. A mark of his leadership style is “Fun” and his teams have won numerous awards over the years.
Avnet Results has won MAC Achievement Awards for best “ internal communications and best internal training” Terry serves on the board of Parenting Arizona, a non-profit child abuse prevention agency, plays golf and music and resides in Tempe with his wife Rebecca and has one adult son, Jonathan.
Martin Quintana currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Chicanos por La Causa, Inc., formely serving as Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the organization’s finance, information technology services, quality assurance and corporate compliance. Formerly, Martin served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Services for CPLC. He has more than 20 years of financial and operational management experience in both for-profit and non-profit environments. Prior to joining CPLC in 1998, Martin was Finance Manager for Kraft/Alliant Foods in Dallas, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona.
While completing his undergraduate studies, Martin was president of the Arizona State University Hispanic Business Students Association and is a past president and current member of the Hispanic Business Alumni of ASU. He also served as a member of the Finance Committee for the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors. Martin also served as a volunteer panelist for Enlace, a program at ASU promoting higher education in the Hispanic community.
Martin is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the W.P. Carey Executive MBA Alumni program as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the ASU Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of NPower Arizona, where he served as the Board Chair in 2006/2007. Martin also participates on the Board of Directors for Protecting Arizona Families Coalition and Parenting Arizona. He holds a B.S. in Business & a W.P. Carey MBA from Arizona State University.
Martin was born in San Luis, Sonora, Mexico and has lived in Arizona for more than 30 years. He enjoys all types of activities such as golfing, biking and working out. He is an avid sports enthusiast as a spectator and participant, and he coaches basketball and baseball as a volunteer. He is the proud father of three sons, Vince, Alex and Jacob.
||Julie Rosen, MS, LPCBoard Member, Champions for Children Committee ChairBoard Member Since: 2007
CPLC Parenting Arizona
Executive DirectorEmail: Julie.Rosen@parentingaz.org
Julie P. Rosen, MS, LPC, Executive Director of Parenting Arizona is a bilingual, Hispanic woman with over twenty-six years experience in behavioral health, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of AZ. Ms. Rosen has earned an excellent reputation in AZ while holding positions in non-profit management, program development, clinical management, implementation of counseling and educational programs, and employee and leadership development. Part of Ms. Rosen’s success is due to her relentless drive to implement multi-cultural initiatives and strategies.
Previously, Ms. Rosen served as the Administrator for a children’s residential program where she dramatically improved the outcomes delivered to the clients. Ms. Rosen had sole responsibility for the day-to-day operations, and all financial matters. She improved the quality of care through emphasizing the cultural competency of the staff, implementation of positive behavioral supports, and the use of evidence based programs.
Ms. Rosen''s main passion is making a difference in the lives of children in need, especially those that are misunderstood due to cultural or economic differences.
||Lorenzo Sierra, ABCBoard Member, Marketing Committee ChairBoard Member Since: 2009
Lorenzo Sierra, ABC, is an award-winning, accredited regional marketing consultant for Humana – a Fortune 200 health insurance company.
At Humana, Lorenzo is a member of the Commercial Sales leadership team. There, he provides guidance and strategic advice on marketing and business development issues.
Currently, Lorenzo is a founding member of the new Business Marketing Association’s Phoenix chapter. He was recently appointed by Governor Janet Napolitano to serve on the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. He also sits on the board of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Lorenzo is a contributing author of The IABC Handbook of Organizational Communication: A Guide to Internal Communication, Public Relations, Marketing and Leadership.
Lorenzo was recently named one of the 10 most influential minorities in the Phoenix business community by the Phoenix Business Journal. He also made the Business Journal’s 2003 Forty Under 40 list.
Lorenzo is past president of IABC/Phoenix. The chapter was named International Chapter of the Year for the year he was president.
Lorenzo is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a graduate of the Hispanic Leadership Institute Class 20.
||Todd Smith, MBABoard Member, Growth Committee ChairBoard Member Since: 2009
Todd Smith is a Controller with Intel Finance responsible for manufacturing capital equipment procurement / contracting, and supplier ecosystem strategy development covering ~ $2.5B in annual spending. Since joining Intel in 2000, Todd has held various Finance positions supporting manufacturing and technology development. Prior to Intel, Todd held widely varied engineering and program management positions in the defense and auto industries. In total, Todd has accumulated 15+ years of financial and operational management experience. Todd holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA with emphasis in Finance / Corporate Strategy from the University of Michigan. Todd and his wife Katrina (also a University of Arizona graduate) are the proud parents of three children: Clayton, Ella, and Eden.
Jody Sarchett brings to Lovitt & Touché, Inc. more than a decade of industry experience. As Vice President, she provides expertise in all areas of commercial insurance specializing in property & casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, cost containment strategies, underwriting & renewal negotiations and risk management solutions.
Before joining the agency as a producer, Ms. Sarchett earned her Bachelor of Science degree and Business Administration in Finance from Tarleton State University (Texas AM School). She graduated Manga Cum Laude and was a Delta Mu Delta Honor Member. She is a Certified Insurance Counselor, Certified Employee Benefits Specialist and Accredited Advisor in Insurance. Ms. Sarchett was awarded the Lovitt & Touché Top Producer Award in 2007-09 and was inducted into the Lovitt & Touché President’s Club in 2010.
Ms. Sarchett serves on the board of Homeward Bound as well as CPLC Parenting Arizona. She is active in the Phoenix CFO-CEO Group and Financial Executives International. She is also an avid horse enthusiast and is a Pro Rodeo Barrel Racing Circuit Champion and a United States Team Roping Champion.
Board MemberBoard Member Since: 2010
CPLC Vice President, Family Empowerment ServicesEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank J. Gallardo is the Vice President of Family Empowerment Services. Frank oversees a variety of social and educational programs and services throughout the State of Arizona. He has been appointed to different managing positions during his 19 years as a CPLC employee. Frank earned his B.S. in Information Technology from University of Phoenix and an AA from Phoenix College. He completed the Professional Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Arizona State University. Frank is also a Certified HIPAA Professional.
||Dan Brooks, Ph.D
Board Member Since: 2010Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of BusinessDirector, Corporate MBA Program
Dr. Dan Brooks has twenty years experience applying decision and risk analysis to the development of decision-making processes and risk-based strategy formulation, working for both the federal government and private industry. He served as Senior Scientist for Applied Decision Analysis, Inc., a San Francisco management consulting firm, and most recently served as a Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers'''' Financial Advisory Services group. He is a full-time faculty member in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and Director of the Executive MBA Program and the Global MBA Program. s also on the advisory board for the Masters in Statistics degree program, a member of the Supply Chain Management Department, and the 1992 Distinguished Professor of Business. He teaches courses in strategic decision making, decision modeling and risk management, and statistics.
||Pam Gorowara, MS, MBA
Board Member Since: 2010Bank of America Vice President
Pam Gorowara, brings over 14 years of significant overall leadership through direct personnel and influence management. Her experience in program management and executive experience in managing large units and offshore migration make her a sought out resource in her field. Ms. Gorowara’s strong leadership skills help her deliver strategic initiatives through innovation and execution. Pam’s had the ability to translate a concept, distill its important contents into actionable and usable requirements.
Pam Gorowara, is currently a Vice President at Bank of America in Phoenix, AZ. Through her extensive experience, starting as Director of National Services to Senior Change Manager, at Bank of America, she’s earned much notable recognition in banking. Her achievements at Bank of America include the Spirit of Medallion for OFAC process migration as well as a Spirit of Medallion for AML Policy UAT Testing in 2007. Ms. Gorowara earned an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business, at Arizona State University in May of 2006. She has also earned a Master of Science from Arizona State back in 1994.
Board MemberBoard Member Since 2011Sierra PrincipalEmail: email@example.com
Patrick McAvoy is founder and principal of Sierra, a strategic marketing and communications agency focused on the needs of technology-driven businesses looking to make and keep more money. A 1994 graduate of the University of Arizona, he is committed to using his experience as a strategist, communicator and organizer to help support our community. Over the last decade he has served as a church Elder and chaired its Communications Committee, founded and led a Cub Scout Pack of 40 boys, and has served as head and assistant youth sports coach.
He previously served as Chairman of the Arizona Technology Council’s Southwest Mergers & Acquisitions Conference in 1994, and has been a member of Parenting Arizona’s Advisory Board since April 2010.
Patrick is married with two grade-school age children and lives in Cave Creek, Arizona.
||Joe Malina, MBA
Board MemberBoard Member Since 2012Alliance Beverage Distributing Co. Executive Vice President, Finance & Procurement Email: JoeM@ABDC-AZ.com
Joe Malina has over 35 years of business, team building, management and leadership experience. He currently is Executive Vice President of Finance and Procurement for Alliance Beverage Distributing Company, a position Joe has held for over ten years. In this role, Joe leads all aspects of the company’s Treasury, Accounting, Purchasing, Business Analysis and Financial Planning functions. Prior to coming to Alliance Beverage, Joe held numerous financial leadership positions, of increasing responsibilities, in the high technology telecommunications industry. Joe, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International, has a BS Degree in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University and a MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Joe is married to his wife Cathy for over 35 years. Cathy is a Kindergarten teacher in the Cave Creek Unified School District and holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Special Education. They have three adult children, Steve, Kevin and Jill; all recent graduates from the University of Arizona. The Malina’s love children and have a passion for education and mentoring, especially in the early development years. When their children were younger, Joe was very involved as a Cub Scout leader and coached numerous sports. Joe strongly believes every child deserves happiness, love and an opportunity to succeed. Growing and developing in a supportive, nurturing and positive environment facilitate this belief. All children need role models, encouragement, praise and access to proper resources throughout all aspects of their young lives.
||Kelley L. Cathie, J.D
Board MemberBoard Member Since 2012Braun Siler Kruzel PCAttorney At LawEmail: KCathie@bskazlaw.com
Kelley L. Cathie is an attorney with the Scottsdale law firm of Braun Siler Kruzel PC. Kelley focuses her legal practice on estate and business planning, probate and trust administration, and corporate and real estate transactions. Kelley is also very active both professionally and personally in her community. In addition to her work on the Parenting Arizona Advisory Board, Kelley dedicates her time to the State Bar of Arizona Real Estate Forms Editorial Committee, the Board of Directors for the Desert Peak Homeowners Association, the Wills for Heroes Program through the State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Women Lawyers Association’s Gender Equity, Professional Development and Historical Committees. Kelley received her Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University College of Law (cum laude) in 2005 and her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Arizona (cum laude) in 2002. Kelley was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and currently resides in North Phoenix with her husband, Dennis, and two children, Samantha and Logan.
||Bob MaguireBoard MemberBoard Member Since 2012AT&TGlobal Enterprise Solutions/Premier Client Group Applications Solutions ConsultantExecutive MBA Candidate, Arizona State University''s W. P. Carey''s School of BusinessEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Maguire currently serves as an Applications Solutions Consultant with AT&T in the Premier Client Group. Prior to AT&T, Bob was a Regional Director for PAETEC Communications for two-and-a-half years and grew his region into one of the top producing regions within the organization. Bob was also President & CEO of Advanced Telemanagement Group Inc., (ATG), a company that he founded in January of 1995 and grew to a ten million dollar organization before selling the firm in 2008. He was one of twenty advisory board members for Qwest Communications in 2007 through 2008.
Bob earned a BA in communications and business from Manhattan College while playing varsity basketball on an athletic scholarship. He currently is in the Executive MBA program at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and was elected class president by his peers.
Bob is passionate about giving back and helping others. He has been involved in Junior Achievement and Make-A-Wish Foundation. He enjoys hiking, biking, time at the gym and relaxing with friends and family. Bob lives in north Scottsdale with his wife Cat and his daughter, Raquelle.
||Max Gonzales, MBA
Board MemberBoard Member Since 2012CPLCVice President, AdministrationEmail: Max.Gonzales@cplc.org
Max Gonzales is the Vice President of Strategic Communications. He originally joined CPLC as a board member, and has since served the organization for the past 5 years in senior management. Max is an experienced professional with 15 years of demonstrated results in marketing, communications, and strategic planning, as well as in government and corporate relations. He holds an MBA from Arizona State University.
Board MemberBoard Member Since 2012Executive MBA Candidate, Arizona State University''s W. P. Carey School of BusinessEmail: Kimothy@cox.net
Kimothy Taylor held the COO position for Encore Discovery Solutions from 2008 to 2011 where he successfully led Encore’s financial and operational turnarounds which eventually resulted in the sale of the company to Epiq Systems. Additionally he was responsible for the day-to-day management of Encore''s National Operations Center in Phoenix. He is a highly regarded litigation technology and operations specialist with over 20 years in the legal industry. In 1995, Kim co-founded the highly successful national full service litigation support company, Lex Solutio, which was acquired by Encore Discovery. Lex Solutio was appointed by the Court to manage the data for the Enron litigation, which remains the largest document-intensive case in litigation history. He holds a paralegal degree from Phoenix College, an ABA-approved program, and also earned a Bachelor''s Degree in liberal studies from Arizona State University, and is current enrolled at Arizona State University W.P. School of Business Executive MBA program.
||Vickie WesselBoard MemberBoard Member since 2011Founder & President, Spirit Electronics, Inc.Emai: email@example.com
Vickie Wessel is the founder and President of Spirit Electronics, Inc. She has more than 30 years of experience in the electronics industry, including sales, marketing, procurement, operations, contracts, finance and quality systems management. Since its founding in 1979, Spirit has grown to support broad line electronic component distribution, supplier managed inventory programs and component value-added services. Her commitment to continuous improvement is evidenced by Spirit’s ISO9002 and AS9000 certifications and her on-going participation in lean manufacturing and process improvement activities.
Vickie’s passion for improving the contracting environment for the benefit of small businesses throughout the nation has led to her active affiliation with the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council, the Aerospace Industries Association Supplier Management Council, the Arizona Minority Business Enterprise Center, and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. In 2005, she received AIA’s “Amelia Earhart Award”, recognizing women who achieve excellence in the aerospace and defense industry. She actively supports the SMC Small Business Committee and the Legislative Committee, working as an advocate to Congress and the administration for small, disadvantaged and woman-owned businesses. Vickie currently serves on the National Advisory Board of NIST''s Manufacturing Extension Partnership and on the Advisory Board of CPLC Parenting Arizona, an Arizona non-profit organization promoting strong families and improving the lives of children. Vickie makes her home in Scottsdale, Arizona.