Board of Directors

Jaclyn Pederson

YNPN Phoenix President

Senior Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives
Feeding Matters

Jaclyn Pederson is passionate about supporting families and strengthening the nonprofit sector through unique collaborations.

System strategist, Creative, Authentic Leader, Joie de Vivre


Rhette Baughman

YNPN Phoenix Vice President


National Speakers Association
Director of Membership Experience & Marketing

Rhette is passionate about making the community a better place to live, work and play by engaging young professionals in volunteerism, philanthropy, and advocacy.

Community Advocate, Music Enthusiast, Wine Indulger, Dog Lover


Michael Bidlack

YNPN Phoenix Treasurer


Learning Consultant; Property Casualty Insurance Agent
Petsmart; Elite Insurance Group

Michael is a Phoenix native and lifelong educator dedicated to helping people reach their individual potential

Servant Leader, World Traveler, Wine Lover



YNPN Phoenix Secretary

Operations Manager

Alana Campbell is passionate about Phoenix and helping connect young people with the resources they need to become leaders of sustainable change in their communities.

Database Guru, Systems & Processes Pro, People Connector, Lover of all things Phoenix

Elyse Guidas

YNPN Phoenix Past President


Executive Director
Fresh Express by Discovery Triangle

Elyse is a passionate proponent of health in all aspects of public life and works everyday to make Arizona resilient, equitable, and inclusive for all.

Arizona Visionary, Social Justice Advocate, Avid Hiker, Mindful Vegan
Will Hightower

Academic Advisor
Northern Arizona University

Will is a passionate theatre artist, educator, and arts advocate who seeks to make Arizona a more sustainable place for artists to work, to live, and to love.

Professional Actor, Collaborative Facilitator, Arizona Arts Advocate, Servant Leader



Perlman   Perlman, LLP

Dan seeks to empower young leaders to connect, grow personally and professionally, and become passionate, outspoken advocates for positive social change in their communities.

Nonprofit Law Nerd, Professional Listener, Avid Reader, Travel Enthusiast, Amateur Guitarist.



Read Better Be Better
Program Coordinator

Kelsey thrives off the energy and passion within her community and is fiercely dedicated to improving Arizona's education system, ensuring all children have the opportunity to live up to their full potential.

Community Lover, Team Player, Literacy Enthusiast, Big Dreamer, Book Nerd



First Year Experience Specialist
Arizona State University

Brita is passionate about making meaningful connections and building communities to inspire and create change through social media and in-person communications.

Happy, Tech-lover, Minnesota Transplant, Passionate About Animals & Growing Caring Communities



Chief Strategy Officer
Be A Leader Foundation

Karla is a passionate advocate for Arizona students and is committed to helping close the educational attainment gap among the state’s most undeserved students.

Enthusiastic Collaborator, Fierce Competitor, Futuristic Thinker, Woman of Action



Director of Entrepreneur Programs
Better Business Bureau

Kimberly is an enthusiastic connector of people, ideas, places, and resources. Her work and passions are at the intersection of education and entrepreneurship, and she is passionate about creating lasting innovation in the social sector as a way to make Arizona, the country, and world a better place

Fanatical Foodie, Proud Native Phoenician, Curious Cross Between ENTJ + ENFJ, Bibliophile, Aspiring Renaissance Woman

Chief Operating Officer
Editha House Foundation

Chiquita oversees the strategic planning efforts and promotes team leadership, while also specializing in organizational effectiveness and process development. In addition, she is a coach, educator, and facilitator.

Public Health Advocate, Risk taker, free spirited



Executive Director
Phoenix Community ToolBank

Jana Smith is dedicated to strengthening the influence, resourcefulness, and professionalism of the nonprofit sector in support of Arizona communities.

Motivated, Mindful (from animals to people), Moderate Tool Enthusiast, Mom to Pugs