Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Board has new officers, members

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Posted 7/20/20

Len Gutman, American Heart Association foundation relations advisor, was recently elected chair of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits.

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Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Board has new officers, members

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Len Gutman, American Heart Association foundation relations advisor, was recently elected chair of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits.

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits CEO Kristen Merrifield said the board reflects the diversity of its membership, from services and resources provided to communities across Arizona plus the expertise and life experiences.

“Collectively, they bring a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the Alliance,” said Ms. Merrifield in a prepared statement.

“We are indebted to them for their ongoing service and we are particularly appreciative for the leadership of former chair Kelly McCullough, treasurer Ron Stearns and vice chairs Sonia Perillo and Gllenn Wike, who will continue serving out their full board terms.”

Also elected to board leadership roles are Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Vice Chair Torrie Taj, CEO, Child Crisis Arizona; Secretary Yvonne Moss, an attorney with Caritas Law Group; and Treasurer Mario Aniles, director of Finance and Portfolio Management at the Housing Authority of Maricopa County.

New board members include Maria Echeveste, senior vice president and community relations manager, Bank of America; Roger Haston, Ph.D, president, Institute for Animals; Myriah Mhoon, CEO, New Life Center; Jeri Royce, president/CEO, Esperança; and Kate Thoene, executive director, Waste Not Arizona, said the release.

Also serving on the board are previous Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Board Chair Kelly McCullough, director of business development at the Contributor Development Partnership; previous Treasurer Ron Stearns, principle, Assurance at CliftonLarsonAllen; previous Vice Chair Sonia Perillo, Mayo Clinic Development Officer;

Previous Vice Chair Glenn Wike, senior director of Strategy and Public Policy at the Arizona Community Foundation Penny Allee Taylor, Chief Public Policy Officer at the Valley of the Sun United Way; Mesha Davis, CEO at the Arizona Foundation for Women; and Kate Jensen, President/CEO at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona.

More information about the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits: arizonanonprofits.org.

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