Partners for Paiute Board

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"I first learned about Paiute Neighborhood Center in 2010 when I became involved in tutoring one day a week. I really enjoyed working with the kids and seeing them grow. After completing Scottsdale Leadership Class 26 in 2012 and serving on their Board of Directors from 2012-2014, I was ready to return to helping children learn and develop. I feel being involved with the Partners for Paiute Board, I can have a positive impact on their lives."

Kevin Donovan

Is originally from Long Island, New York and relocated to Phoenix in 1994 to become part of Scottsdale Insurance Company. He is currently the Associate Vice President of the P&C Actuarial Reserving Department at Nationwide. Kevin is a Scottsdale Leadership Class XXVI alumni and served on their board from 2012-2014.

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I came of age in Scottsdale. Many of my fondest memories are about places and happenings in the downtown Scottsdale area. When I found an opportunity to help the community in an area where I grew up, I was quick to offer to bring my skill set and heart to this organization. As a life-long volunteer, I was looking for an opportunity to give back something to the community that nurtured me. I found that opportunity with Partners for Paiute. I also found a group of people who are passionate about this community, committing time and resources to making the Paiute neighborhood a better place for the children and families who live there.

Lynn Whitman

Lynn spent more than 20 years in a variety of retail businesses, including many positions and a term as Chairperson of a National Retail Federation division. She has been COO of a national marketing consortium and for the past 10 years has been a partner in an Arizona consulting firm. She has worked tirelessly as a volunteer, organizing significant fundraising events, developing financial strategies, structuring startup non-profits and more. In her recent volunteer roles, she was Vice President of Greater Phoenix SCORE, sat on the Board of Governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, coached non-profit businesses in the Fast Pitch competition for Social Venture Partners. She has deep roots in the community, having lived in the area for over 40 years.

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I joined the Partners for Paiute Board because I wanted to become more involved in my local community and I believe that the Paiute Neighborhood Center offers invaluable services to the surrounding community. As a long-time resident of Scottsdale and a graduate of Scottsdale Leadership, I’ve come to know that our community needs a support system. Partners for Paiute is dedicated to helping meet the human and social service needs to the benefit of the Center and the entire community.

Terri Blau

Has worked in higher education for over 20 years, with 16+ years of experience in community colleges. She currently manages the New Student Welcome Center & the Testing Center at Scottsdale Community College. She has prior board experience the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) and is a proud graduate of Scottsdale Leadership, Class XXVI.

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 I first heard about Paiute Neighborhood Center (PNC) in 2007, from a co-worker at Harris Bank. Growing up in Scottsdale, I’ve seen first-hand the citizen’s willingness to help others. When I had the opportunity to give back, PNC was the first place I wanted to get involved. I am amazed by the work and dedication the staff, and agencies provide to the Paiute community.

Raoul Zubia

Raoul currently works as a Business Consultant for IMPRIVA, Inc. IMPRIVA provides perpetual value for its customers by maximizing IT technologies to execute Enterprise goals. They take the time to identify, enhance and align Business, IT and Enterprise wide strategies thereby delivering solutions with deep and lasting benefits to all parts of the organization.

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My family moved to Scottsdale from the Chicago Area the summer before my freshman year of high school. I graduated from Scottsdale High and stayed in state for college and graduated from Arizona State University.
It would be an honor and a privilege to give back to a community that I grew up in and which truly enriched my life!  I admire the diversity of Partners for Paiute outreach to provide funding and support for people of all ages, ethnicities and situations all with the spirit of community, enriching lives and providing life changing opportunities in mind.  The City of Scottsdale and the people who live and work in this city have long been “near and dear” to my heart! I’m a longtime resident with a strong desire to see this community thrive through giving back in this wonderful capacity.

Pam Longbine

Pam is a principal of Blend Marketing, coming to the board with vast experience in creative, high-impact advertising and marketing programs for countless retailers and shopping centers.

In addition, Pam has extensive experience with retailers, restaurants, gourmet groceries, hotels and non-profit organizations. Pam is passionate about her commitments to charitable organizations such as Ronald McDonald House, Hospice, Golden Retriever Rescue and Childsplay. She has served on the Auxiliary Board of The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale and has co-chaired the 2010 and 2011 Visions of Sugarplums holiday events. Pam has also been active on the Hope Ball Committee that benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Arizona.

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I am passionate about community health and promoting healthy living.  I joined Partners for Paiute to learn more about community needs, improve the quality of services, and to serve as an advisor that supports the activities and growth of the Paiute campus.

Kathy Loeffler

Kathy was born and raised in Phoenix and moved to beautiful Scottsdale over 30 years ago!  She loves the community of Scottsdale and is especially passionate about helping our youth.  Kathy volunteered with the AZ Cactus-Pine Girl Scout Council for 15 years in various leadership/community positions.  She has also been a mentor thru Mentor Kids USA for the past 10 years.  Kathy served on the board of the Realtor Premier Marketing Group as the director of Community Outreach.  She was previously the President of the Greater Phoenix Association of Health Underwriters and served on that board for 7 years.   Kathy has been a realtor in Scottsdale for the past 10 years and loves helping people find homes in this great city! 

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I am passionate about Partners for Paiute and the Paiute Neighborhood Center.  I have a history of serving organizations with a broad Valley outreach. Partners for Paiute provides the opportunity to focus on the needs of a local organization and to make a difference for the families served by the Paiute Neighborhood Center.  I am honored to contribute to this valuable cause.

Steve Helm

Steve grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He graduated from Kalamazoo College in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Major in Economics.  He spent 10 years in the retail business before joining the Taubman Company in 1980 and beginning a career in the shopping center management and development industry. 

Some of his projects include The Mall At Short Hills in New Jersey, Cherry Creek in Denver, Great Lakes Crossing in Detroit, Dolphin Mall in Miami, and many others.  In 2005, Steve and his wife relocated from Detroit to Phoenix and for the next 10 years he managed Scottsdale Fashion Square. 

Steve retired in 2014 and spend time volunteering for The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, Ryan House and now the Board of Partners for Paiute. He has also volunteered for St. Mary’s Food Bank, The Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul and Paz de Cristo.

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As an Arizona native, it is important that I work and volunteer in my home community. I knew that I wanted to be involved with Partners and Paiute after learning about the amazing efforts of this organization. Preservation of existing cultures and neighborhoods is critical in the face of today’s radical development. The work of Partners and Paiute strives for this preservation and I am humbled to be part of this amazing group.

Sherwood Wang

Born and raised in Tempe, Arizona Sherwood Wang has worked in the architecture industry for the past ten years. After earning his bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, Sherwood completed his graduate degree from the Architectural Association in London. It was during this time that Sherwood was involved with several progressive organizations including the Solar Decathlon competition whose aim is to develop and promote sustainable housing ideas. Once Sherwood returned to Arizona, he continued his career in his home community. This is his first year serving on the board. 

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I love helping others - making a difference in someone’s life. I truly receive far more in return than I ever could give as a volunteer. I worked with the Paiute Neighborhood Center (PNC) on my Class 33 Scottsdale Leadership project. So joining the Partner's for Paiute board was a great extension from that, and it allowed me to continue to help a wide variety of people with different needs, from kids, to the hungry or homeless, to seniors in need, etc. I am excited to bring my non-profit, development, and leadership skills to a great non-profit board that is filled with wonderful people – people who are dedicated to improving the lives of our Scottsdale community members.

Charles Silver

Charles was raised in a Navy family, and was lucky to have grown up in both Hawaii and San Diego – twice each. He earned his B.A. and M.A. from San Diego State University, and then moved to Arizona in 1992 to attend Arizona State University (ASU) to pursue his doctorate in Communication. While planning to stay in AZ for three years – 30 years later, clearly Charles has made the Valley his home. Charles worked for Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, and has been the Development Director at Scottsdale Community College since 2013. Charles also enjoys teaching communication classes as an adjunct faculty member at Mesa Community College. Charles has been an active volunteer for a variety of Valley nonprofits, including: Furever Friends Rescue, Habitat for Humanity, the Boys & Girls Clubs (Phx, Mesa, Scottsdale), Special Olympics, Scottsdale Charros, and many more.

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Through my volunteerism I have personally been able to see the impact I can make by committing to make a difference in this lifetime. I believe that through compassion, humility and hard work we can all improve and transform communities. I was introduced to Partners for Paiute through Scottsdale Leadership Class 33. I came out of my experience with a greater understanding of the organization and needs from the community, right here in my own backyard! I look forward to enhancing programs and delivering opportunities that build up our community.

Tomas Frodis

In 1994 Tomas was recruited to the US to play college soccer from his hometown of Västerås Sweden. Tomas went on to graduate with a B.S in Business Administration and an MBA from University of La Verne. He began his career with State Farm in 1998 and during the past 20+ years with the company he has held a variety of positions taking him through a vast portion of the country while earning his ChFC (Charter Financial Consultant) designation. In 2013 Tomas moved his family to Arizona to lead a 12 state Talent Acquisition team with State Farm. 

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Paiute Neighborhood Center and the community of youth, families, volunteers and staff have a special place in my heart.  My children, Alexandra and Luke, were involved with summer programs at Paiute Neighborhood Center when they were young teens. They returned each summer throughout their college years to volunteer at Paiute.   The community and the program staff at Paiute helped shaped their view of empathy and confidence.  They were the “village” that helped to raise my children.

Rosemary Gannon

Rosemary grew up in Scottsdale and is retired from SRP (Salt River Project).  During her career at SRP Rosemary managed corporate contributions, volunteerism, and various community relations programs.

 

Rosemary previously severed on the Board of Partners for Paiute (1997-2000) as well as the board of several other nonprofits including: American Red Cross-Grand Canyon chapter, Tempe Arts Center, Volunteer Center of Maricopa County and Ryan House. She currently volunteers with Treasurers for Teachers and For Goodness Cakes.

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Partners for Paiute supports individuals and families for whom other options are limited or exhausted.  It is rewarding to know that Partners for Paiute fills a gap in the continuum of care with a level of urgency.  I am grateful for the opportunity to serve my community and work alongside my colleagues on the Board.

Mary Jung

As the Director, Community Impact at Honor Health, Mary Jung is responsible for integrating community health improvement strategies with health system strategies to improve patient outcomes and the well-being of the community.   Mary is an award winning business executive and government and community relations leader with over 30 years' experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  Previously Mary’s focused on community well-being and economic empowerment through higher education, economic development, and entrepreneurship.  Mary has a retired Certified Public Accountant license and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco.

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Out of the many professional experiences I have had over the years, it is those that have allowed me to serve others that have brought me the most joy. Being a part of the Partners of Paiute Board is yet another opportunity to help those in the local community who need it the most. This is an amazing organization that steps into the lives of those in our community that otherwise may not have anywhere else to turn. It is an honor to be a part of this great organization and to work alongside such humble and caring people.

Samantha Lingor

Samantha Lingor currently works as the Paiute Neighborhood Manager for the non-profit organization, MentorKids USA. Prior to coming to MentorKids, Samantha was an Assistant Director at Choices Pregnancy Center, a non-profit within the greater Phoenix area.  Prior to her work with non-profits, she was a busy mom, dedicated to raising her two daughters, during which time she was very involved in volunteering. Samantha graduated from California Polytechnic University in Southern California with a BS in Business Administration and worked early on in her career in advertising and marketing. In addition, Samantha has many years of experience in retail and selling real estate for local luxury home builders here in Arizona.