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Meet the Flinn-Brown Fellows

Northern Arizona

Arlene Alen; Council Member,Town of Dewey-Humboldt; CEO, Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce

Sarah Benatar; Treasurer, Coconino County

Ande Burke; Marketing Communications Specialist, AB Marketing Solutions

Stacey Button; Former Economic Vitality Director, City of Flagstaff

Nikki Bagley; Director of Viticulture and Enology, Yavapai College

Becky Daggett; Communications Director, Flagstaff Family Food Center

Chip Davis; Deputy District Director,  Office of Congressman Tom O’Halleran

Sarah Douthit; Chief Probation Officer, Coconino County Adult Probation

Timothy Elinski; Owner, Kohanowicz Restoration; Mayor, City of Cottonwood

Ruth Ellen Elinski; Northern Arizona Director, Local First Arizona

Coral Evans; Mayor, City of Flagstaff

Tony Gonzales; Law Offices of Gonzales & Poirier, PLLC

Norman Honie; Director, Office of Mining and Mineral Resources, The Hopi Tribe

Diane Joens; Former Mayor, City of Cottonwood

Joanne Keene; Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, Northern Arizona University

Stuart Noggle; Instructional Coach, Sanders Unified School District

Toby Olvera; Coordinator, Coconino County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Marie Peoples; Chief Health Officer, Coconino County Public Health Services District

Bill Ring; County Attorney, Coconino County Attorney

Cynthia Seelhammer; County Manager, Coconino County

Doug Von Gausig; Mayor, Town of Clarkdale

Tonya Watson; President and CEO, Senior Services, Inc.

Michael Zervas; Executive Director, Practice Management, Whidbey General Hospital

Eastern Arizona

Chris Gibbs; Former Mayor, City of Safford

Drew John; Member, Arizona House of Representatives

Fernando Shipley; Mayor, City of Globe (2008-2012); Agent, State Farm Insurance

Thea Wilshire; Vice Mayor, City of Globe (2008-2012); Clinical Director, San Carlos Apache Wellness Center       

Western Arizona

Paul Brierley; Executive Director, Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, University of Arizona

Diana Gomez; Director of Public Health, Yuma County Public Health Services District

Gil Villegas; Deputy Director of Financial Services, Yuma County

Central Arizona

Markay Adams; Assistant Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

Talonya Adams; Attorney, 1700 West Law, PLLC

Kate Ali’varius; CEO, EduKate Publishing, LLC

James Allen; Law Student, UCLA

Paul Allvin; Senior Vice President, Brand Advancement, USO

Catherine Alonzo; CEO, Javelina

Cynthia Aragon; Chief of Staff, Arizona House of Representatives

Elaine Armfield; Major Gifts Officer, Arizona State University-W. P. Carey School of Business

Jeremy Babendure; Director, Arizona Science and Technology Festival, Arizona State University

Will Barnow; Senior Director, Partnership Relations, CoreCivic

Scott Bartle; Publisher; InMaricopa.com

Auggie Bartning; Director of Educational Programs, Quincea Social Enterprise Initiative

Elvy Barton; Senior Policy Analyst, Salt River Project

Jonathon Bates; Department of Economic Security

Terry Benelli; Executive Director, Local Initiatives Support Corp

Sean Berens; Associate, Perkins Coie

Kathryn Blades; Deputy Council and Legislative Liaison, Arizona Department of Child Safety

Cassandra Hilpman Breecher; Vice President, Education, Valley of the Sun United Way

Joe Brophy; Partner, Jennings, Haug & Cunningham

Teniqua Broughton; Founder and CEO, VerveSimone Consulting Firm

Breanne Bushu; Development Manager and Policy Advisor, Center for the Future of Arizona

Patrick Camuñez; Interim Director, Pinal County

Tony Cani; Political Director, ACLU of Arizona

Sharon Carpenter; Majority Research Analyst, Arizona House of Representatives

Elizabeth Carpio; Assistant Deputy Director of Business Operations, Office of the Director, AHCCCS

Ron Carpio; Chief of Health and Family Services, Terros Health

Erin Carr-Jordan; Executive Director; Kids Play Safe; Academic Department Chair, Kaplan University

Jennifer Carusetta; Executive Director, Health System Alliance of Arizona

Megan Casey; Public Affairs Management Analyst, Central Arizona Project

Blaise Caudill; Council Assistant, City of Mesa

Ken Clark; Member, Arizona State Representative; Realtor, HomeSmart

Paul Corens; Senior Investment Portfolio Manager

Ian Danley; Executive Director, One Arizona

Alexis Danneman; Associate, Perkins Coie

Anne DeGraw; Communications Consultant, APS

Kimberly Demarchi; Partner, Lewis & Roca, LLP

Jaime Dempsey; Executive Director, Arizona Commission on the Arts

Toni Eberhardt; Public Information Officer-Reservist, Department of Emergency and Military Affairs

Joel Edman; Executive Director, ‎Arizona Advocacy Network and Foundation

Molly Edwards; Marketing Director, Telluride Ski & Golf

Steve Elliott; Editor in Chief, Embryo Project Encyclopedia, Arizona State University

Julie Erfle; Communications Sage, Erfle Uncuffed

Greg Esser; Associate Director, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

Eric Figueroa; Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

John Fisher; Project Manager, AMEC

Eric Fitzer; Community Development Director, City of Surprise

Daniel Fitzgibbon; Unit Investment Trust Trader, Edward Jones

Antonia Franco; Executive Director, Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science

Robert Fromm; Chief Medical Officer, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Joseph Fu; Senior Director for Health, First Things First

Angelica Garcia; Strategic Initiatives Manager, Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services, Arizona Department of Economic Security

David Garcia; Associate Professor, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College; Director, Arizona Education Policy Initiative, Arizona State University

Jonathan Gelbart; Director of Charter School Development, BASIS.ed

Eddie Genna; Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs & Collaborative Governance, Maricopa Community College District

John Glenn; Project Manager, CCBG Architects

Chris Glover; Council Member, City of Mesa

Jenna Goad; Intergovernmental Programs Administrator, City of Glendale

Kristina Gomez; Deputy Executive Director, Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission

Deborah Gonzalez; Chief Academic Officer, ASU/University Public Schools, Inc.

Donald Graf; Director of Telemedicine, United Healthcare of Arizona

Benjamin Graff; Founding Shareholder, Land Use and Zoning Attorney, Aday Graff; Member, Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board

Ryan Gregg; President, Gregg Global Group

Matt Gress; Director, Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning & Budgeting

Pete Griffin; President and CEO, Musicians on Call

Eric Gudiño; Public Affairs Manager, Arizona Department of Transportation

Eric Hammons; Senior Consultant, Point B Management Consultants

Mary Hamway, Former Council Member, Town of Paradise Valley

Nora Hannah; CEO Emeritus, Experience Matters

Erin Hart; Chief Operating Officer, Expect More Arizona

Kevin Hartke; Council Member, City of Chandler;  Pastor, Trinity Christian Fellowship

Kim Hartmann; CEO, KCH Solutions LLC

Lisa Heidinger; Author

Benjamin Henderson; Deputy Chief of Operations, Office of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

Luis Heredia; District Director, Congressman Ruben Gallego

Michelle Hess; Council Member, City of Buckeye

William Holmes; Senior Planning Associate, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Jennifer Holsman Tetreault; West Region Legal Counsel, US Foods

Joseph Hughes; Regional Director, Government Affairs, American Airlines

Brandi Hunt; Senior Manager, Caliente Construction

Marie Isaacson; Benefits Director, State of Arizona

Matthew Isiogu; Budget Administrator, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

Justin Johnson; CEO, Old World Communities LLC

Brittney Kaufmann; Vice President of Public Affairs & Advocacy, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Dana Kennedy; State Director, AARP

Misty Klann; Tribal Transportation Program Coordinator, Federal Highway Administration

Gail Knight; CEO, Community Excellence Project

Christine Kyselka; Academic Professional, Arizona State University

James LaBar; Regional Solutions Coordiator-Mid-Valley, Oregon Governor’s Office

Diane Landis; Former Council Member, City of Litchfield Park

Jennifer Lane; Residential Faculty, Glendale Community College, Maricopa Community College District

Barb Lang; Deputy Chief of Standards and Compliance , Community Bridges

Sara Larsen; Financial Affairs and Compliance Officer, Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission

Sheri Lauritano; Bain & Lauritano, PLC; Council Member, City of Goodyear

Erik Lee; Executive Director, North American Research Partnership

Melissa Lempke; Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Expect More Arizona

Kathryn Leonard; State Historic Preservation Officer, Arizona State Historic Preservation Office

Tara Lockner; Eligibility Support Coordinator, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

David Longoria; Chief of Staff, City of Phoenix Councilwoman Laura Pastor

Mattie Lord; Chief Program Officer, UMOM New Day Centers

Alisa Lyons; President, Sloan Lyons Public Affairs

Ed Maldonado; Attorney, Law Office of Edward Maldonado

David Martinez; Community Outreach and Agency Development Manager, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

Frank McCune; Director of Government Relations, City of Phoenix

Patrick McWhortor; President, Lead for Change

Michael Meaney; Project Manager, Arizona State University

Sylvia Mejia; Director of Blended Learning, ASU Preparatory Academy

Sarah Michelsen; Executive Director, Arizona Wins

John Molina; Physician and Attorney

Mitchell Moore; Chief Administrative Officer, Foundation for Senior Living

Juan Moran; Community Relations Officer, District 25, Arizona and Nevada, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Julie Morrison; Director of Operations, RNM Enterprises

Alberto Olivas; Executive Director, Congressman Ed Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service, ASU

Alex Ong; Assistant Director of Business Operations, Arizona Department of Child Safety

Anton Orlich; Managing Director, Pivotal Group

Joanne Osborne; Council Member, City of Goodyear; Owner, Osborne Jewelers

Benah Parker; Psychologist, Executive Coach, Speaker, Level 42 Consulting

Nicole Pasteur; Special Assistant, City of Phoenix, Office of the Mayor

Stephen Pawlowski; Senior Consultant, Burns & Associates, Inc.

Pele Peacock Fischer; Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs, Arizona Medical Association

Jose Peñalosa; Immigration Judge

Paul Perrault; Vice President and Director of Research and Evaluation, Helios Education Foundation

Celeste Plumlee; Hunger Program and Policy Manager, Arizona Community Action Association

Sara Presler; Attorney

Sean Price; Deputy Director of Programs, Department of Economic Security

Christian Price; Mayor, City of Maricopa

Stacy Reinstein; Co-Founder, Align Communications

Beatriz Rendón; Associate Vice President for Educational Outreach and CEO of ASU Preparatory Academy, Arizona State University

Nate Rhoton; Development Director, 1n10, Inc.

Illya Riske; Business Operations Manager, Arizona Department of Transportation

Daniel Ruiz II; Senior Advisor for Agency Affairs and Election Policy, Office of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

Kathryn Scheckel; Assistant Director, Special Projects, Arizona State University, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development

Jay Schlum; Former Mayor, Fountain Hills; Realtor, Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate

Mark Schofield; Managing Director, Strategic Value Wealth Management, LLC

Veekas Shrivastava; Founder, Generation Make

John Sininger, W.L. Gore and Associates (retired)          

Suzanne Sisley; Medical Director, Scottsdale Research Institute 

Frances Sjoberg; Associate, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Ryan Smith; Government Relations Coordinator, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Bonnie Sneed; President, Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board

Jami Snyder; Chief Deputy Director, Medicaid/CHIP Division, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Ruth Soberanes; Director of Trade and Investment, Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Sara Sparman; Senior Associate, Axiom Public Affairs

Brenda Sperduti; Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Assistance League of Phoenix

Christina Spicer; Senior Associate of Fund Development, Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council

Nandini Srinivasan; COO, Cactus Semiconductor, Inc.

Marcus Steele; Senior Budget Analyst, Office of Management and Budget, City of Mesa

Mikel Steinfeld; Appellate Attorney, Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office

Nicky Stevens; Director of Housing, Arizona Behavioral Health Corp. and Arizona Foundation for Behavioral Health

Paula Randolph; Water Center Program Manager, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Denise Taylor-Sands; Acting Realty Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Audra Koester Thomas; Transit Planning Project Manager, Maricopa Association of Governments

Drew Trojanowski; Military Legislative Assistant, Office of U.S. Senator John McCain

Susan Trujillo; Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

Josh Tucker; Legislative Liaison and Public Information Officer, Arizona Department of Housing

Lisa Urias; President and CEO, Urias Communications

Nick Vasquez; Emergency Physician; Medical Director, Banner Baywood Medical Center Emergency Department

Kevin Velasquez; Student Financial Services, President United Tribal Employee CouncilMaricopa Community College District

Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo; Director of Public Outreach, Maricopa Community College District

Brad Vynalek; Partner, Quarles & Brady, LLP

Cheyenne Walsh; Partner, Isaacson & Walsh, PC

Fonda Walters; Northern Arizona University

Daran Wastchak; President and Owner, D.R. Wastchak, LLC

Brandy Wells; Vice President, External Affairs and Business Development, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Lela Wendell; Office of Continuous Improvement Administrator, Department of Economic Security

Venessa Whitener; Member, Higley Unified School District Governing Board

Rebecca Wininger; Senior Systems Director, Strat Tech

Kimulet Winzer; West Region -Director of Compliance, UnitedHealthcare Arizona Physicians IPA

Janelle Wood; Realtor, Realty One

Russ Yelton; CEO, Pinnacle Transplant Technologies

Carl Zaragoza; Senior Director, Elected Leadership, Leadership for Educational Equity

Annette Zinky; Executive Vice President of Strategy and Impact, Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Southern Arizona

Morgan Abraham; Managing Partner, AAG Realty

Steven Acevedo; Police Officer, City of Tucson

Alesia Ash; Council Member, City of Sierra Vista

Jodi Bain; Partner, The Bain Law Firm, PLLC

Magdalena Barajas; Fan Engagement & Movement Marketing, Sportify

Kevin Bonine; Director of Outreach Initiatives, College of Science, and Director of Education and Outreach, Biosphere 2, University of Arizona

Elvia Bustamante; Legal Court Advocate, Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Gwen Calhoun; Council Member, City of Sierra Vista

Juan Ciscomani; Senior Advisor for Regional and International Affairs, Office of Gov. Doug Ducey

Demion Clinco; CEO, Frontier Consulting Group; President, Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation

Dan Coleman; Managing Partner, Modern Works Music Publishing

Dustin Cox; Program Manager, Microsoft

Darryl Dalley; Mayor, Town of Miami

Carlos De La Torre; Interim Director, General Services, City of Tucson

Randi Dorman; Branding and Real Estate Specialist

Kara Egbert; Council Member, Town of Sahuarita

Joe Erceg; President and CEO, Green Valley-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce

Kristel Ann Foster; Governing Board Member, Tucson Unified School District

Karen Francis-Begay; Special Advisor to the President on Native American Affairs, University of Arizona

Tannya Gaxiola; Special Advisor to the President on Public Outreach, University of Arizona

Stephanie Healy; Director of Public Affairs for Southern Arizona, Cox Communications

Daniel Hernandez; Member, Arizona House of Representatives; Program Manager, Community Outreach Group

Mignonne Hollis; Executive Director, Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation

Peter Huisking; American Red Cross Volunteer, Soldier Centered Clinic, R.W. Bliss Army Health Center, Fort Huachuca

Julie Katsel; Southern Arizona Director, U.S. Senator Jeff Flake

William Kovacs; Marketing and Communications Director, Sándor Vineyards

Amanda Lomayesva; Attorney General, Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Fred Lomayesva; Attorney, Casino Del Sol

Stefanie Mach; Former Member, Arizona State Representative

Chad Marchand; Project Coordinator, Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, University of Arizona

Patrick Marcus; President, Marcus Engineering, LLC

Jeannette Maré; Founder and Executive Director, Ben’s Bells Project

Christopher Mathis; Law Office of Christopher H. Mathis PLC

Robert McCright; Assistant Attorney General, Arizona Attorney General

J.C. Mutchler; Professor, University of Arizona (retired)

Christopher Nagata; Administrative Fellow, University of Michigan Health System

Eric Nielsen; Southwest Regional Director, U.S. Commercial Service

Britann O’Brien; U.S. Department of State

Laura Oldaker; CEO/Executive Director, By Your Side Senior Care/Academy for Caregiving Excellence

Juan Padres; Economic Development Specialist for International Trade, City of Tucson

Ricardo Pereyda; Veterans Advocate

Lea Márquez Peterson; President and CEO, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Tamara Prime; Chief of Staff, Tucson City Council Member Karin Uhlich

Jeff Ratje; Associate Dean and Treasurer, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona

Lisa Reed; Special Assistant, Director of Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Joint Task Force West

Diana Rhoades; Director of Southern, Arizona Strategies 360

Brett Rustand; Vice President, Crest Insurance Group

Keri Lazarus Silvyn; Partner, Lazarus, Silvyn & Bangs, PC

Chris Stoller Michelena; Director of Hispanic Outreach, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake

Amanda Stone; Chief Policy and Legislative Affairs Officer, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Jane Strain; Trustee; Cochise College Governing Board

John Sundt; Attorney, SundtLaw

Pamela Sutherland; Principal, Connecting the Dots

Alfred Urbina; U.S. Department of the Interior

Mary Venezia; Director, Enrollment Initiatives & Special Events, University of Arizona

Adam Weinstein; President and CEO, The Gadsden Company

Jennifer Wong; Former Chief of Staff, Pima County Board of Supervisors, District 4