Valley Leadership Announces Leadership Institute Class 37

July 28, 2015
News and Announcements

Valley Leadership announced members of 2015 – 2016 Leadership Institute. Each year, approximately 50 proven leaders are selected during a competitive process for the nine-month program. This is the 37th year of the program.

By drawing from the expertise of the State’s most respected and influential business, civic and community
leaders, VL provides real-time realities surrounding the most important issues shaping our community
today, and in the future.

“As the premier leadership organization in the Valley, this class represents some of our community’s top
proven-leaders,” said Christy Moore, Valley Leadership President and CEO. “More than 150 alumni
volunteers help curate each Leadership Institute cohort through a robust selection and matching process
that builds a diverse group primed to advance their passions and accelerate their pursuits.”

VL’s Leadership Institute Class 37 Members:
Fred Amador, Phoenix College/Maricopa Community College District
Becky Bell Ballard, Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children
John Barwell, Polsinelli
Bill Blair, Total Transit, Inc.
Cherie Bond, APS
Armando Carbajal, Phoenix Police Department
Andrew Carey, ASU President’s Club
Ben Cilek, Apollo Education Group, Inc.
Victoria Coley, Humana
Chuck Coolidge, Lincoln Strategy Group
WilliamDaly, Salt River Department of Corrections
Shana Ellis, The Centers for Habilitation
Amy Fitzgerald, Arizona State University
Lorraine Frias, Phoenix Zoo
Desiree Garcia, New Life Society
Jesse O. Garcia, Adelante Healthcare
Marco Garcia, Goodwill of Central Arizona
Eric Gere, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC
Tracy Guerra, Fiesta Bowl
Koran Hardimon, Intel Corporation
David Hedberg, Cox Communications
Michael Henderson, Rodel Foundation of Arizona
Isaac P. Hernandez, Hernandez Law Firm, PLC
Kim Ho, TeleVox Software
Matt Jewett, Mountain Park Health Center
Dana Jirauch, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
Laura Kaiser, Valley of the Sun United Way
Bobbi Lancaster, Doctor (General Practice)
Diane Liberman, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Vince Lujan, Salt River Devco
Teresa Malcolm, Banner Health
Julia Meyerson, Vista College Prep
May Millies, Salt River Project
Michael Minnaugh, Ridenour Hienton, PLLC Law Firm
Suzie Moreno, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Inc.
Blair Moses, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Lisa Olson, Practical Art
Dennis Orender, Phoenix Police Department
Dan Packard, Law Office of Daniel A. Packard, PC
Kevin Patterson, Banner Health
Shelby Pedersen, ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth
Alejandro Pérez, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli
Darin Proszek, Octane Raceway
Gabriel Ramirez, Sitewire
Katie Resendiz, United to Stop Trafficking
Abbey Ross, New Way Academy
Alex Sachs, Playworks Arizona
Chad Sampson, Arizona Board of Regents
Kristin Samson, Victory Packaging
Rebekah L. Sanders, The Arizona Republic
Liz Scott, Catalyst Media Design
Jennifer Scrivner, Goodmans Interior Structures
Travis Shumake, CityScape Residences l Alliance Residential l RED Development
Nicholas Stavros, Community Medical Services
Stacy Sullivan, Republic Media
Xanthia Walker, Rising Youth Theatre/Arizona School for the Arts
Rachel Winkler, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Tom Van Dorn, Phoenix Police Department

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