99 Arizonans Selected for Catalyze Class 3

August 29, 2023
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We have selected 99 Arizonans, including 5 high school students, to participate in our third Catalyze class. The program is held virtually with in-person activities and is designed to set participants up to take action on Arizona’s most pressing issues. This cohort represents leaders from across our great state as well as their diverse perspectives and various communities.

“Valley Leadership Catalyze was foundational to the development of many relationships across the State that have assisted in my personal and professional growth,” said Dana Flannery, Owner of DSF Consulting and Catalyze Class 2 graduate. “While many of us continue to work with the same groups of individuals across our expertise either locally or nationally, Catalyze presented such a unique opportunity to work and learn across all sectors impacting Arizonans.”

During the 6-month program, participants grow their connections to the people and issues that impact Arizona, while gaining new skills and experiences. By the end of the program, each participant leaves with a commitment and a plan for how to get more engaged in the community.

In fact, Catalyze Class 2 graduates represented leaders from 20 different cities across Arizona, all with unique strengths and issues to address. This cohort worked together, accumulating an impressive 3,010 learning hours, to address matters across our great state. In addition, 18 participants are now part of Impact Teams.

“At Valley Leadership, our goal is to empower a broad spectrum of Arizonans to lead in our many diverse communities,” said Koran Hardimon, Valley Leadership Board Chair and Institute Class 37 alumni. “It’s exciting to see that since our groundbreaking Ready Together program during COVID, we continue to see yet another class of 100 leaders who are ready to learn about our state’s issues and take action.”

Meet the Class

NardaAldacoCity of Phoenix
ErikaAlexanderAmerican Express
JaneAndersenFor Our City – Chandler
HannahBashawSmall Giants
LisaBautistaNurse Practitioner
ColetteBlackUMOM New Day Centers
MeganBourbeau SlatteryBarrow Neurological Foundation
SharonBrooksProgram Manager of Learning and Evaluation
JonathanBrooksMaricopa Community Colleges
TreenaBradleyJaburg Wilk
ChelsieBruggemanASU Enterprise Partners
FeliciaCampbellArizona Republic / Gannett
BreanneCarmackSouthwest Behavioral & Health Services
RyanCavalierCity of Mesa
DavidChavezCity of Phoenix
HeidiDeganAmerican Cancer Society
RaulDelgadoState Farm
KerryDuskinRoosevelt School District
JenniferEnsleyBoys & Girls Clubs of the Valley
DanielleFeroletoSmall Giants
DerekFlintSnell & Wilmer L.L.P.
JessicaFordArizona State University
JosephForteD-MAK Productions
BrianaFrenzelMaricopa County
ErinGageASU Foundation
PatrickGambleGrand Canyon Council, Boy Scouts of America
GabeGardnerLocal First Arizona Foundation
MonicaGeryRancho Feliz Charitable Foundation
ChristopherGlover Arizona State University
ElizabethGoldsteinBanner Health
MelissaGuardaroArizona State University
JodieGutierrezASU Foundation
GabeHagenBrick Road Coffee
StevenHarperASU Enterprise Partners Outreach Hub
RobertaHarrisonArizona Department of Economic Security
NeelyHayesIMA Financial Group
Ann MarieHessArizona State University
AnneJohannesASU Enterprise Partners
JennaJuniperHousing Consultants of America
ErikaKarnerSprouts Healthy Communities Foundation
ChristopherKeckOpen Hearts Family Wellness
MargaretKinseySmall Giants
ShannonKrajewskiBanner Health
GenevieveLeachASU Enterprise Partners
DayaraLeyvaRoosevelt School District
SophiaLinHigh School Student
AlexanderMartinOneAZ Credit Union
MarkMartzAxiom Community of Recovery
KelbyMierasCity of Buckeye
AaronMontano SearlesLMC Enterprises Consulting
LisaMorrellAccelerance, Inc.
CarterMurrellThe Plastic Exchange
RunjhunNanchalValleywise Health
GwenNotestineASU Foundation
OkechukwuOgbaArizona Financial Credit Union
AnietieOkonThe Salvation Army
CynthiaPardoFirst Things First
AshleyPetersSmall Giants
SamanthaPinkleyASU Foundation
RichPudleinerState Farm Insurance Companies
AndreaRiedlState Farm Insurance
MaryanneRiodiqueNorthern Arizona University
JoeRiveraThunderbird School of Global Management
JessicaRivera-GarcíaArizona Head Start Association
EricRodriguezChange Maker LLC
HollyRomeroIngram Micro
AngelaRoumainBayless Integrated Healthcare
MichelleSambranoSouthwest Behavioral & Health Services
RobertSandovalTSMC Arizona Corporation
DeannaSchantelNeighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH)
ClaireSchmaltzBallet Arizona
CatherineSebestaArizona Burn Foundation
JonathanShuffieldNational Association of Counties
JakeSimonAmerican Forests
DemetrySimontonDemetry Simonton
StefaneySotomayorOsborn School District
WaideStockhillKearney Electric
AmandaStraightValley Leadership
KateStuartLocal First Arizona
TannerSwansonA New Leaf
AndreaSwansonJP Morgan
KavithaThomasSalt River Project (SRP)
KeziahTinkle Williams, PhDChandler-Gilbert Community College
GloriaVasquezMesa United Way
ChristineWiggsBlue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
JamiWoebkenbergBanner Health
AlexandraWyrobaASU Foundation

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