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Arizona Town Hall Officers, Board & Staff

Arizona Town Hall is governed by board of directors, representing a composite of leadership from Arizona's diverse occupations and interests. Board members are elected to two-year staggered terms.

Executive Officers


Evelyn Casuga
Board Chair
Director, Community & Economic Prosperity, Center for the Future of Arizona, Casa Grande


Greg Falls
Board Chair-Elect
Attorney, Sherman & Howard L.L.C., Phoenix


Eric Marcus
Vice Chair 
Director, Social Determinants Programs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona – Medicaid, Phoenix


Linda Elliott-Nelson
Secretary
Strategic Partnerships/Vinculacion, Arizona Western College, Yuma


Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo
Treasurer
Associate Vice Chancellor, Center of Excellence in Inclusive Democracy, Maricopa Community Colleges, Tempe

Tara L. Jackson
President


Ex officio member

Standing committee chairs and vice-chairs also serve as ex-officio members of the Executive Committee.

Patricia K. Norris, Immediate Past Board Chair, Arizona Town Hall, Phoenix

Executive Committee 

The Executive Committee includes all Officers and the following board members. 

Barry Aarons
Owner, The Aarons Company LLC, Phoenix

Suzanne Pfister
President and CEO, Vitalyst Health Foundation, Phoenix

Jeffrey A. Scudder
Partner, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Phoenix

Heath Vescovi-Chiordi
Director, Economic Development, Pima County, Tucson

Marisol Vindiola
Director of Mexico Initiatives, Visit Tucson, Tucson

Daran Wastchak
President, Insight Consulting Partners, Paradise Valley


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors includes all Officers, Executive Committee members and the following individuals.

AARONS, BARRY:   Owner, The Aarons Company LLC, Phoenix

ALLING, JACKY:   Senior Fellow for Philanthropy, ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix

CASUGA, EVELYN:   Director, Community & Economic Prosperity, Center for the Future of Arizona, Casa Grande

DREW, TERI:   Regional Director, Economic Workforce Division, Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG), Prescott

ELLIOTT-NELSON, LINDA:   Strategic Partnerships/Vinculacion, Arizona Western College, Yuma

FALLS, GREGORY:   Attorney, Sherman & Howard LLC, Phoenix

FIGUEROA, HOLLY:   Tribal Liaison, BCBSAz – Health Choice, Flagstaff

HEPHNER, ALLISON:   CEO/Director, Community Project Management Services Arizona (CPMSAZ), Show Low

JACKSON, SHOMARI: Director of Outreach, Sonoran Prevention Works, Phoenix

KULPINSKI, PAUL:   Owner, Spawning Fish LLC, Albuquerque

MARCUS, ERIC:   Director, Social Determinants Programs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona – Medicaid, Phoenix

NORRIS, PATRICIA:   Ret. Judge, Phoenix

PFISTER, SUZANNE:   President & CEO, Vitalyst Health Foundation, Phoenix

SCHAEFER, HEIDI:   Director, Corporate Taxes, Salt River Project, Phoenix

SCUDDER, JEFFREY:   Partner, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Phoenix

SIMONTON, DEMETRY:   Co-Founder, Northern Computing, Sierra Vista

TORRES, JENNY: Economic Development Manager, City of San Luis, San Luis

VESCOVI-CHIORDI, HEATH:   Director of Economic Development, Pima County, Tucson

VILLANUEVA-SAUCEDO, DEANNA:   Associate Vice Chancellor, Center of Excellence in Inclusive Democracy, Maricopa Community Colleges, Tempe

VINDIOLA, MARISOL:   Director of Mexico Initiatives, Visit Tucson, Tucson

WASTCHAK, DARAN:   President, Insight Consulting Partners, Paradise Valley

WELCH, PATRICK:   Member, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon PLC, Phoenix

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Alexandra Sedillo

Director of Publications & Communications

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