About Us

Transforming children’s trauma to resilience through the arts.

Board of Directors

Matt Hargis
President, Overlap Consulting
Coree Neumeyer
President-elect; Vice President, Board Governance, Quarles & Brady LLP
Lisa Ludolph
Vice President, External Relations, Global Payments
Julia A. Soto
Vice President, Internal Relations, Phoenix Children's Hospital
Margaret Blackwell
Treasurer, Community Member
Nura Eltaib
Secretary, American Airlines
Board Members
Margarita Cortez
Phoenix Suns Charities & Social Responsibility
Mayra Flores
The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation
Cathy Graham
Desert Financial Credit Union
Amanda Ho
Pinnacle West Capital
Dee Moore
Fidelity Investments
Jessica Restrepo
Cihuapactli Collective
Elizabeth Shabaker
Versant Capital Management
Manny Tarango
Chanel Vegh Lamb
Prime Healthcare


Matt Sandoval
Executive Director
Marisa Skelpsa-Muñoz
Executive Projects Manager & Board Liaison
Danielle Tefft
VP of Programs
Kerri Kaczmarczyk
Program Director
Beth Garrett-Coleman
Programs Manager
TJ Geist
Volunteer Manager
Pearl Guerriere
Statewide Expansion Manager
Erina Sanchez
Senior Program Coordinator
Paula Wilson
Senior Program Coordinator
James Atkisson
Program Coordinator
Sam Haldiman
Program Coordinator
Iliana Swartz
Program Coordinator
Corinne Philips
Volunteer Coordinator
Development and Marketing
Jodie Sprayberry
Vice President of Philanthropy
Taylor Gurney
Philanthropy and Marketing Director
Tenneille Choi
Development Officer
Bea Bohannon
Philanthropy & Marketing Analyst
Kharli Mandeville
Marketing Coordinator
Blain Logan
Operations Director
Aaron Lathrum
IT Manager
Genesis Labrador
Human Resources Specialist
Milly Barnett
Administrative Assistant

Teaching Artists

Oliverio Balcells

Visual Arts, Acrylics & Mixed Media
Shari Keith
Recycled Arts
Kristine Kollasch

Eileen Morgan

Taiko Drumming
Thomas Stanton
Spoken Word
Christy Puetz

Sculpture and Fiber Art
Linda Pullinsi

Catherine Thompson
Frank Thompson
Melanie Sainz

Native Arts
Annette Sexton Ruiz

Painting, Ceramics, Mural Artist, Bookmaking, and Illustration
Aaron Voigt
Metal Arts


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