New year, new faces at Free Arts!

When the new fiscal year of Free Arts started in October of 2021, we had new faces join our staff and board during our first quarter. We would like to introduce you to the new staff and board members that are now part of the Free Arts team. Welcome to Free Arts Jocelyn, Coree, and Denise!

Jocelyn Ruiz – Marketing Assistant

Jocelyn Ruiz is happy to join the Free Arts team and be part of an organization that focuses on healing and art. 

Jocelyn has worked for nonprofit organizations across the valley in fields of constituent databases and marketing. Some of them include The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and ASU Lodestar Center. 

When Jocelyn is not working she focuses her leisurely time on painting and playing her electric guitar. Also, taking in the views of the Sonoran Desert through hiking!

Coree Neumeyer – Board of Directors

After initially serving on the Free Arts board from January 2015 to September 2020, Coree took a year off and then enthusiastically agreed to rejoin in October 2021. She is a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP and holds a J.D. from The University of Arizona and a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Colorado College. Coree has a long history of using her legal and creative skills to support social services for children and we are so happy to have her back at Free Arts supporting our mission.

Denise Sierra – Board of Directors

Born and raised in Arizona, Denise is the first person in her family to attend college, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She currently serves as AVP, Controller at Desert Financial Credit Union and has over 25 years of experience in the banking and credit union industry. Denise is a proud mother of two daughters and one granddaughter.  When not working and serving on the Free Arts board, Denise enjoys spending time with her family, reading, hiking, traveling, and volunteering with various organizations throughout the area.

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