The son of two Mexican immigrants, Jose has taken advantage of every opportunity his Mother always dreamed to give him by coming to this country. He is a first-generation college graduate of W.P. Carey School of Business with a Business Sustainability degree, and studied abroad for a summer collecting research in Denmark and England on urban agriculture and how it impacts community resilience. Now working as Membership Coordinator for Local First Arizona, he gets to fulfill his passion of establishing community well-being through economically sustainable practices.
Ashley jumped on the Playworks Arizona team in 2014. She spent her first two years as a program coordinator for the Loma Linda Lancers. Prior to Playworks she received her BS in Exercise Sports Science from The University of Tulsa in Oklahoma where she developed a passion for children's fitness.Read more
"I am an Arizona native and an Arizona State University alumnus. I graduated from ASU in May of 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. I currently work as the Community Relations Specialist for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ). Through my role at BBBSAZ I recruit mentors for our programs by being present at outreach events within the community and by reaching out to different companies and student/community organization in order to share our volunteer opportunities with their staff/members”.Read more
Sentari M. Minor, Director of Partner Engagement & Education at Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ), facilitates the engagement of local philanthropists and activates community leaders to drive social change in the Valley. Prior to SVPAZ, Mr. Minor oversaw the corporate and foundation relations and major campaigns for the Arizona Humane Society, Arizona’s largest animal welfare organization. He started his career in the nonprofit sector at the Rodel Foundation where he managed communications, events, and special projects under the direction of the President &CEO.
If you couldn’t attend the Leadership Roundtable or forgot all the info mentioned (it was a lot!), we want to be your resource for professional development. Here is a recap of the different programs who were in attendance and the contact info you need to get started on your leadership journey:Read more