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46 minutes | 6 months ago
Growing a Nurturing Community One Seed at a Time with Project Roots Founder Bridget Pettis
What started as a hobby and relaxing way to unwind and grow her own food soon led former WNBA player, coach and executive to create Project Roots, a Phoenix area nonprofit. Listen in as she shares her journey from curious gardener to community leader on this episode of 3C Amplified. Be inspired by Bridget Pettis’ love for building community from the ground up and how her experience on the court has led to a passion for leading change. Project Roots is a 501(C)3 nonprofit aimed to provide and educate the community with access to a community garden, food bank and mobile soup kitchen. We seek to provide and promote a healthier, natural and more sustainable way of living in urban areas where there is a need. Bridget Pettis has three decades of experience in the WNBA as a player, coach and executive. Pettis’ WNBAcareer began in 1997 when she was selected by the Phoenix Mercury with the seventh overall pick in the WNBAElite Draft. She played in the WNBA for eight seasons with the Mercury and Indiana Fever before joining Phoenix’s coaching staff as an assistant in 2006, helping lead the team to two WNBA championships (2007, 2009). Pettis served as the Mercury’s director of basketball operations from 2010-13 before joining the Los Angeles Sparks as an assistant coach in 2013. Pettis spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Dallas Wings (2014-2017) and most recently as an assistant coach at the Chicago Sky (2019-2020.) Follow Project Roots on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. About 3C Amplified 3C Amplified puts the spotlight on change makers in our communities. Listen in as we share how businesses, nonprofits and community minded individuals are connecting, creating and collaborating to amplify their impact and create positive change in the world. Want to be part of the conversation? Join us in The 3C Community! Our members create together a collection of stories, experiences, and practical ideas for taking action and implementing change through collaboration and community partnerships between individuals, businesses and nonprofits. About The Host, Jacqueline Destremps Jacqueline Destremps is a creative marketing strategist and founded Another Hand Advantage, LLC in 2014 to help community minded small business owners and nonprofit professionals move forward more confidently with their marketing strategy. After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Psychology, she has spent her professional career working in both the nonprofit and for-profit sector. She now enjoys being self-employed and the flexibility it provides to allow more time to volunteer, serve on nonprofit boards, choose pro-bono projects, run 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun (which she co-founded in 2014) and travel the world. Jacqueline believes in creating connections between businesses and nonprofits in the community to stimulate growth and collaboration. Follow AHA on Instagram and Facebook and connect with Jacqueline on LinkedIn. The post Growing a Nurturing Community One Seed at a Time with Project Roots Founder Bridget Pettis appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
63 minutes | 6 months ago
Octavia Harris and Julie Armstrong with Tempe Community Council and Raveen Arora with Kiwanis International Southwest
On this episode of 3C Amplified with host Jacqueline Destremps, listeners were introduced to a panel of community leaders to hear their take on why the City of Tempe is a leading example for communities around the country on the importance of collaboration between city, business, and human services leaders to create a community of inclusive, compassion and diversity. Founded in 1972, Tempe Community Council (TCC) is a community-based nonprofit focused on encouraging resident interaction and enhancing human services in Tempe. TCC brings together the community – including government, nonprofits, faith groups and residents – to support Tempeans in need, plan for present and future needs, and build an enduring foundation. Octavia Harris is the Executive Director of Tempe Community Council (TCC). She joined TCC January 2017 as the Community Impact Manager and became the Executive Director in July 2018. Octavia has worked in the nonprofit sector for the past 10 years and her experience includes leadership, program management, fundraising, grant management, volunteer coordination and community engagement at non-profits in Alaska, Washington State and Hawaii. Octavia is a proud AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps Alumni. She holds both Masters in Public Administration and Political Science and is a Certified Non-profit Professional. Octavia is delighted to join the Tempe Community Council in a role that engages and supports the Tempe community. Julie Armstrong is currently a resident of Tempe and serves as the Treasurer for the Tempe Community Council Board of Directors. Julie has served in various roles in the past three years with TCC. Her passion is her community and connecting people. After dedicating 25 yrs of her career in community relations, HR management, thought leadership, biz development, and volunteer arenas, Julie decided to branch out and work with others to develop their skills and to bring their business goals to life when she founded Paradigm Promoters. Currently, Julie shares her creative touch on the brand management and digital footprint scene by building unique campaigns for her clients. Focusing on their passion, story, digital stamp, and vision she ensures they understand the importance of creating their legacy. Most importantly she teams up with them to identify their connections and current trends to explore new business opportunities. Julie proudly served as the 2013 AZSHRM State Conference Director, and was the 2012 AZSHRM State Conference co-Chair. She is a past board member of the AZSHRM State Council and a current Nat’l SHRM member. In 2012, she was the Judith Krebs, PHR Memorial Volunteer Leader of the Year Award recipient. She is past Chair of the Women in Business Council with the Tempe Chamber, past co-Chair on the Phoenix Workforce Connection Full/Executive Boards and past President of Staffing Management Assn. of Greater Phx. She enjoys community service as evident in her past role on the BOD with Gabriel’s Angels and her role with Young Buckeyes of Phx and Buck Breast Cancer. Other community initiatives include PWC Youth Council, Fresh Start for Women, and the Junior Achievement Women’s Golf Classic committee, JA ‘You’re Hired’ board and as a volunteer/sponsor. In 2011, she was a featured chapter in the book, Shattering Barriers: Amazing Women’s Journeys to Personal Empowerment written by Dolores Seright. She received her BA in Org Comm from Wright State University, and she is a Master Graduate of Rapport Leadership International. Follow TCC on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Professional Accountant, Author, Entrepreneur, Speaker and Management Consultant- Raveen Arora is the Chief Liaison Officer with Kiwanis International Southwest District. He was born and raised in Calcutta (India) and currently operates the largest India Cultural Center based out of Tempe. Raveen lives in Arizona and is a professional member of several organizations and associations. Despite his humble childhood (a refugee Child), Raveen achieved international recognition as consultant and author. In Calcutta he was blessed to work with Mother Teresa on several projects. This developed his core values of humility, compassion, and respect. Connect with Raveen on LinkedIn. The post Octavia Harris and Julie Armstrong with Tempe Community Council and Raveen Arora with Kiwanis International Southwest appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
54 minutes | 7 months ago
Barbara Blalock with Treasures 4 Teachers and Theresa Niemeyer with Intel
With an average of more than $1000 annually coming from their own pockets, educators are struggling to get their students the basic supplies they need to be successful learners. Treasures 4 Teachers (T4T) has found a way to support educators with those needs by collaborating with community businesses, other non-profit agencies, and individual donors to collect new and re-usable resources and make them available for low or no cost to educators in our community. Treasures 4 Teachers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. To learn more about Treasures 4 Teachers (including donations or opportunities to volunteer), please visit their website at www.treasures4teachers.org. Barbara Blalock founded Treasures 4 Teachers out of her garage 15 years ago. She saw a need for schools supplies in classrooms across the valley. She started to collect donations of office and schools supplies from many businesses with Intel being the very first to jump on board and support the organization. T4T serves an average of 4500 teachers a year, reaching about 135,000 students. The mission of Treasures 4 Teaches is to provide free and low cost supplies to educators from the community’s reusable resources. Connect with Barbara on LinkedIn and follow T4T on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Intel creates world-changing technology that enriches the lives of every person on earth. We are inspired to: Drive innovation that makes the world safer, builds healthy and vibrant communities, and increases productivity. Harness our reach around the globe to better society, business, and the planet. Push ourselves and our industry peers to be more responsible, inclusive, and sustainable. We have big ambitions, and a growing sense of urgency to work with others and address world challenges no one can tackle alone. Theresa Niemeyer is the AZ Public Affairs Community Engagement Manager responsible for the Intel Involved Volunteer Program. Although new to this role in August of 2015, she has a long history of community engagement during her 20+ years as an Intel employee. She has volunteered in local classrooms, coached local sports teams, participated in Girls Scouting in various roles, and served as a board member for the Chandler Public Library and Chandler Education Foundation Board. During her time at Intel, she has recorded between 200-700 hours of volunteer time each year. Prior to joining Intel Public Affairs, Theresa was a manager at Intel in both Arizona Test and Technology Development and AZ Fab/Sort Manufacturing. And earlier in her Intel career, after graduating from ASU, Theresa spent a number of years in Industrial Engineering as well as with Finance. She is passionate about making a difference in her local community and is especially partial to causes focused on improving educational opportunities for children. She enjoys working in a role that allows her a platform to connect Intel employees to their passions for the benefit of the community. She currently serves as secretary for the FANS Across American Charitable organization. Follow Intel on Facebook. About 3C Amplified 3C Amplified puts the spotlight on change makers in our communities. Listen in as we share how businesses, nonprofits and community minded individuals are connecting, creating and collaborating to amplify their impact and create positive change in the world. Want to be part of the conversation? Join us in The 3C Community! Our members create together a collection of stories, experiences, and practical ideas for taking action and implementing change through collaboration and community partnerships between individuals, businesses and nonprofits. About The Host, Jacqueline Destremps Jacqueline Destremps is a creative marketing strategist and founded Another Hand Advantage, LLC in 2014 to help community minded small business owners and nonprofit professionals move forward more confidently with their marketing strategy. After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Psychology, she has spent her professional career working in both the nonprofit and for-profit sector. She now enjoys being self-employed and the flexibility it provides to allow more time to volunteer, serve on nonprofit boards, choose pro-bono projects, run 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun (which she co-founded in 2014) and travel the world. Jacqueline believes in creating connections between businesses and nonprofits in the community to stimulate growth and collaboration. Follow AHA on Instagram and Facebook and connect with Jacqueline on LinkedIn. The post Barbara Blalock with Treasures 4 Teachers and Theresa Niemeyer with Intel appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
55 minutes | 8 months ago
Dr Steven Hansen with Arizona Humane Society and Paula Little with Banfield Foundation
Listen Now As a sector, animal welfare is changing rapidly and the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) is leading the movement as Arizona’s premiere animal welfare organization. Community-wide, euthanasia is down a whopping 86 percent and the number of pets saved and rehabilitated is at an all-time high thanks to AHS and its strategic collaborations with other organizations. AHS serves as the safety net for the community’s most vulnerable pets. AHS saves lives through some of the most innovative programs in the country: aggressive spay/neuter initiatives; comprehensive medical care in AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital and intensive care units; rescue and cruelty investigations by AHS’ Emergency Animal Medical Technicians; and a Pet Resource Center that helps keep pets in loving homes. Saving lives through innovative services costs more every year, and the life of every pet saved is the direct result of gifts from thousands of friends, partners and donors. Through innovation, compassion and excellence, AHS saves the most vulnerable animals and enriches the lives of pets and people. As the Arizona Humane Society’s top dog, Dr. Steven R. Hansen oversees AHS’ organizational operations and leads the implementation and execution of its strategic plan as AHS and its partners transform Maricopa County into one of the best places to be a pet. By leveraging innovation, compassion and excellence, AHS has collaboratively led transformational change within its own shelter, leading to a dramatic reduction in euthanasia (two paws up from our pets!) and a renewed focus on treating the sick, injured and abused animals who need AHS’ help the most. Prior to joining AHS, Dr. Hansen spent 16 years with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), most recently as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Hansen also served as Director of Veterinary Research and Support for Wellmark International and practiced clinical veterinary medicine in Houston and Chicago. He serves on a variety of mission-critical boards, including the Hill’s Shelter Advisory Board, the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Legislative Advisory Committee, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, the American College of Animal Welfare and Arizona State University’s Community Advisory Council. Dr. Hansen received his BS and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Iowa State University and received an MS and MBA from the University of Illinois. Dr. Hansen is board certified by the American College of Animal Welfare and the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology. Follow Arizona Humane Society on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. At the core of the Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the belief that all pets deserve access to veterinary care. In support of this belief, the foundation funds programs that enable veterinary care, elevate the power of the human-animal bond, provide disaster relief for pets, and advance the science of veterinary medicine through fostering innovation and education. It also leverages the expertise and passion of Banfield Pet Hospital associates to care for pets in need. At the Banfield Foundation, we are committed to making a better world for pets because they make a better world for us. As Director of Development for the Banfield Foundation, Paula Little brings more than 20 years of fund development leadership and contemporary perspectives on nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. In her role, she works to engage associates and donors in the mission of the foundation, raising awareness and financial resources to increase impact and care for vulnerable pets. Paula also utilizes her expertise in strategy and program development to build and support foundation programs and partnerships. In addition to her work at the foundation, Paula partners with Portland-metro nonprofits to amplify their strategy and vision to help clients access vital community resources. She currently sits on the board of Social Venture Partners, an international network of affiliates working to mobilize talent, money, and influence to address community challenges through investment in nonprofits. Follow Banfield Foundation on Facebook and Instagram. The post Dr Steven Hansen with Arizona Humane Society and Paula Little with Banfield Foundation appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
55 minutes | 8 months ago
Kate Thoene with Waste Not and Danielle McMahon with Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Listen Now Waste Not is creating sustainable food systems that help people and the planet flourish. They do this by eliminating food waste and hunger through innovative community partnerships. A great deal of time, money, and resources go into growing and delivering nutritious food. Yet, each year, 40% of that food is thrown away. At the same time, nearly 1 million people in Arizona are struggling with food insecurity. Waste Not is transforming this broken system by connecting tens of thousands of Arizonans with quality food that would have otherwise gone to waste. By reimagining what’s possible for food rescue, they’re making our community and our planet healthier. Kate Thoene is the Executive Director at Waste Not, a hunger relief organization that collects food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it at no cost, to over 90 non-profit partner agencies. Kate has over 20 years of non-profit leadership, program management and social enterprise experience here in The Valley. She has created and operated several social enterprise businesses in her previous positions as Chief Social Enterprise Officer at UMOM, Director of Social Enterprise and Employment at SARRC and Director of Community Kitchens Programs at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Kate serves on the Board of Directors of three local non-profits including Big Brothers Big Sisters, ONE (Organization of Non-Profit Executives) and Social Enterprise Alliance AZ. Follow Waste Not on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to serving people in need and providing others with the opportunity to serve. SVdP has been assisting central and northern Arizona families since 1946 and has more than 80 parish satellite locations. It offers services for the homeless, medical and dental care for the uninsured, charity dining rooms, transitional housing and homelessness prevention assistance. Danielle McMahon is the Director of Food Services at St Vincent de Paul. Arizona native, and graduate of ASU with her BS in Sociology and Family and Human Development. She has been with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for over 8 years, and has been Director of Food Services for 3 years. Danielle is passionate about community, service, and hunger relief, and is devoted to bringing impact to her community. Follow SVDP on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The post Kate Thoene with Waste Not and Danielle McMahon with Society of St. Vincent de Paul appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
48 minutes | 9 months ago
Mary Hall with CultureWise Consulting and Kay McDonald with Charity Charms
Listen Now Mary Hall of CultureWise Consulting and Kay McDonald with Charity Charms teamed up to create The Key to Strength cause marketing campaign. Designed to support nonprofits that continue to serve our communities during the COVID-19 crisis, this unique approach will allow nonprofits to benefit from increased awareness about their mission, up to $20,000 in funding through the social media campaign, donors receive a commemorative gift for each $50.00 individual donation made on the AZGives page and companies will be highlighted in a multi-channel media campaign to tell their philanthropic story. Learn more about this episodes guests and click above to listen to the show! Culturewise helps companies design and operationalize cultures based on values, employee engagement and community impact. Results are achieved through facilitated workshops that are enjoyable and designed around whole-company participation and collaboration. Whereas many culture initiatives don’t stick; the model presented by Culturewise is based on company cultures that have enjoyed long-lasting success. Mary Hall’s professional experience includes being the co-founder of a national credit counseling and debt-management company that grew from a few family members to over 500 employees. As the COO, Mary spearheaded Culture Development Programs that lead to four Best Place to Work Awards, three BBB Ethics Awards and two Presidential Points of Light awards for Volunteerism. Mary served on the BBB Board of Directors for eight years, she serves as a judge for the Most Admired Companies Awards, is a Conscious Capitalism Ambassador and a Best CompaniesAZ Strategic Partner. Her academic background includes a BA in Accounting, CPA from Montana State University and a Masters in Nonprofit Studies from the ASU Lodestar Center. Mary founded CultureWise Consulting to help companies create meaningful cultures that focus on Purpose, Values, Employee Engagement and Community Impact. Connect with Mary on LinkedIn. Charity Charms creates custom logo charms and accessories that help organizations “charm” their audience and make them fall in love with the cause. Harnessing the POWER of charms as a force for good, we create private label meaningful, wearable items that will define brands and engage communities. The icon in your logo is turned into a beautiful 3D charm that your supporters love to wear. Kay McDonald is an accomplished CEO with over 15 years of experience in the cause jewelry industry. Kay is the founder and CEO of Charity Charms, a B2B boutique wholesale jewelry company specializing in custom logo branded jewelry. Her professional background includes retail department store buyer and wholesale jewelry business owner before she started Charity Charms. She considers Charity Charms the perfect blend of fashion and compassion. Kay has a passion for creating marketing campaigns around products that brand important causes in a memorable way. She frequently partners with organizations that emphasize philanthropy, awareness, and building a better community. Kay sees the importance of empowering other women and helping them to build their careers. Connect with Kay on LinkedIn and follow Charity Charms on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The post Mary Hall with CultureWise Consulting and Kay McDonald with Charity Charms appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
55 minutes | 9 months ago
Alexhandra Hotko with The PHX Sampler and Soraya Medina with SaludEats Bakery
Listen Now The PHX Sampler was created April 20th in an effort to introduce customers to local food and craft vendors they may not yet know by curating ‘sampler’ deliveries. Due to the changes being faced in the current marketplace, they want to ensure shoppers still have access to new and innovative local small businesses. Some of their vendor partners can be found at valley farmers markets, select grocery stores, restaurants, via delivery or shipping. Included partners are featured on the website thephxsampler.com, with their website or other contact information. That way, when a shopper finds their new favorite items via a sampler, they are then able to purchase additional items directly from that creator! Vendor selection is growing weekly to continue to introduce repeat shoppers to new businesses. Deliveries are completed no contact style on Sundays for those orders placed by Noon on the Thursday prior. Alexhandra Hotko is a graduate of ASU’s Design Management program and has over 10 years of corporate retail and wholesale experience, primarily in the footwear industry. After that time in the footwear industry, and having not set aspirational goals for several years, she decided it was time to start her own business in 2016. Hotko Bread Co focuses on Bohemian baked goods from Alexhandra’s family recipes. Her breads and pastries can be found at farmers markets, special events, but lately primarily baked to order and dropped at the customer’s door. As the market changed due to the health crisis, she felt it was time to accelerate her plan to create a custom assorted sampler style project in the effort to assist fellow vendors and customers in finding each other. Connect with Alexhandra on LinkedIn and follow Hotko Bread and The PHX Sampler on Instagram. SaludEats is an organic bakery that offers organic desserts including vegan & gluten-free options. They use organic ingredients, unbleached flour, no GMOs, no preservatives, and no dyes. Everything is made from scratch with love, local and seasonal ingredients. Their desserts are healthier alternatives without sacrificing taste. You’ll be able to taste the passion! Soraya Medina, loves baking healthy desserts. She studied at the The Institute of Culinary Education in New York. She’s a classically trained chef and her love for desserts is undeniable. Her #1 goal is to educate the masses that you can eat healthier desserts without sacrificing taste. Her passion is to make your life a little bit sweeter and healthier. Daniel Medina, Chief Operations Officer of Saludeats. He handles all daily operations the fulfillment of products for both wholesale and retail markets. He looks forward to providing you with the best services possible. Timely delivered of our orders is paramount to our service standards. Follow SaludEats on Facebook and Instagram. The post Alexhandra Hotko with The PHX Sampler and Soraya Medina with SaludEats Bakery appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
52 minutes | a year ago
Aaron Raine with the City of Mesa and Arricka Crayton with Olive Branch HHC
Detective Aaron Raine started with the Mesa Police Department in July 2006. He trained as a CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) in 2008. He attended the FBI Crisis/Hostage Negotiator School and SWAT 2011. Since 2011 he has been a Crisis/Hostage Negotiator in the Mesa PD SWAT team as a collateral duty. Detective Raine has been on over 220 SWAT/CRISIS operations as a crisis negotiator. During most of that same time, he was also a tactical flight officer in the Mesa PD Aviation Unit. Starting in 2016 he was one of the original members of the Mesa PD Crisis Response Team. In January 2018 he was reassigned from the Police Department to the Mayor/City Manager’s Office to head up the city’s efforts on homelessness, building a better model on how Mesa deals with homelessness. In 2018 he was named the Police Officer of the year for the State of Arizona by the Arizona Chiefs of Police. Arricka Crayton graduated from Mesa Community Court and received transitional life counseling. Mesa Community Court provides a way for the homeless population to receive resources in place of being incarcerated. This was a very important step for her progressive life success, and all of her charges were dropped. Aaron Raine helped Arricka to get back into massage therapy and she created Olive Branch Holistic Healthcare in response to the opioid epidemic. Olive Branch HHC provides complementary pain management treatments, specializing in medical massage. The idea is to release the reason for the pain so there is no reason for high dose pain medication. Follow Olive Branch HHC on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The post Aaron Raine with the City of Mesa and Arricka Crayton with Olive Branch HHC appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
52 minutes | a year ago
Kimberly Kur and Elisa de la Vara with Arizona Community Foundation
The Arizona Community Foundation is Arizona’s largest statewide grantmaker and private provider of college scholarships. The foundation is comprised of thousands of funds created by generous Arizonans during their lifetimes and or through their estate plans. Since its inception in 1978, ACF and its affiliates have invested over $783 million into the community. Kimberly Kur is Senior Vice President, Planned Giving & Advancement for the Arizona Community Foundation. Kimberly leads the foundation’s statewide asset development activities, including ACF’s Center for Planned Giving. She is responsible for training and guiding ACF’s statewide teams in areas of planned giving, donor stewardship, prospect management and partnering with professional advisors. Kimberly also works closely with existing and future donors, nonprofits and professional advisors to facilitate lifetime and planned charitable gifts. Elisa de la Vara is Chief Community Officer for the Arizona Community Foundation. She oversees the Foundation’s engagements and relationships with Arizona’s diverse communities. She is responsible for the grants management division, all major community initiatives including the Community Impact Loan Fund, affordable housing fund, immigration and border philanthropy, and Philanthropy for All initiatives. Elisa is also responsible for ACF’s statewide Affiliate system, including regional staff members in Cochise, Flagstaff, Sedona, Yavapai County and Yuma. Follow ACF on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. About 3C Amplified 3C Amplified puts the spotlight on change makers in our communities. Listen in as we share how businesses, nonprofits and community minded individuals are connecting, creating and collaborating to amplify their impact and create positive change in the world. Want to be part of the conversation? Join us in The 3C Community! Our members create together a collection of stories, experiences, and practical ideas for taking action and implementing change through collaboration and community partnerships between individuals, businesses and nonprofits. About The Host Jacqueline Destremps Jacqueline Destremps is a creative marketing strategist and founded Another Hand Advantage, LLC in 2014 to help community minded small business owners and nonprofit professionals move forward more confidently with their marketing strategy. After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Psychology, she has spent her professional career working in both the nonprofit and for-profit sector. She now enjoys being self-employed and the flexibility it provides to allow more time to volunteer, serve on nonprofit boards, choose pro-bono projects, run 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun (which she co-founded in 2014) and travel the world. Jacqueline believes in creating connections between businesses and nonprofits in the community to stimulate growth and collaboration. Follow AHA on Instagram and Facebook. The post Kimberly Kur and Elisa de la Vara with Arizona Community Foundation appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
55 minutes | a year ago
Lori Shepherd with Arizona Humane Society and Tiffany House with Gift Planning Institute
The Mission of Arizona Humane Society is to save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. Their lifesaving programs, including the Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital, Mutternity Suites, Kitten Nursery, Bottle Baby Kitten ICU and Parvo Puppy ICU save the lives of pets routinely euthanized in shelters. AHS’ comprehensive medical, behavioral rehabilitation, surrender intervention and spay/neuter initiatives have helped them save an additional 80,000 lives over the last five years and become a safety net for the Valley’s most vulnerable pets. As a modern open admissions shelter, the Arizona Humane Society sees cases daily that are beyond the scope of imagination – abuse, neglect, abandonment. Their Ethical No-Kill Philosophy ensures that they never euthanize a pet for space or length of time. And although they can not save them all, there is not a day that goes by where they don’t try. Lori Shepherd is the Planned Giving Manager for Arizona Humane Society. In that role, she helps connect donors interested in planned giving with the many ways that they can join Arizona Humane Society’s Legacy Circle; such as including AHS in their will or trust, creating charitable remainder trusts, or naming AHS as a beneficiary to an IRA or life insurance policy. Another exciting program at AHS that Lori loves to share with donors is their Continuing Care Program. This program is a special benefit provided to Legacy Circle members. Pets who are enrolled in the program and have owners who predecease them are placed with loving forever families who have been carefully selected by AHS staff. Lori loves connecting people with pets and their passion for animal welfare. Follow AHS on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Gift Planning Institute is dedicated to empower and inspire people to contribute tax advantaged assets to non-profit organizations. Financial Advisory services are offered through Raymond James Financial Services. Tiffany House is a financial advisor and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, CAP®, dedicated to Charitable Planning and helping her clients create a master game plan that incorporates their intellectual, ethical and financial legacy. Tiffany also provides outsourced planned giving services to non-profit organizations. Her experience of helping clients donate complicated assets, tax efficiently, provides a unique opportunity for organizations to benefit from her vantage point. Being an active member of the community is important to Tiffany. She is the Past-President of Planned Giving Round Table of Arizona (PGRT) and Vice President of the Board at A.T. Still University Women in Philanthropy. She is a board member of Junior Achievement and Don’t be a Chump!, Check for a Lump! She is an advisory board member for multiple non-profit organizations. She a mentor in the Arizona Community Foundation’s Endowment Building Initiative and is a graduate of Scottsdale Leadership Class 31. Connect with Tiffany on LinkedIn and Facebook. The post Lori Shepherd with Arizona Humane Society and Tiffany House with Gift Planning Institute appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
53 minutes | a year ago
Kim Tarnopolski with 100+ Women Who Care and Paula Boca-Bommarito with CopperPoint
100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun is an Arizona giving circle of women who love to GIVE. The Valley of the Sun chapter and its giving circles are run by an Executive Committee of big-hearted volunteers along with the assistance of some very generous sponsors. 100% of their members’ donations go directly to the local charities selected at their quarterly giving circles. The goal of the group is to support the wonderful work that their local charities do in funds, exposure and awareness in a minimal amount of time. A Big Impact 100+ women x $100 = $10,000+ for a local charity in 1 hour – 4 times per year (quarterly). They currently have three (3) groups meeting throughout the Phoenix metro area – Ahwatukee, Scottsdale and East Valley. Their members come from all over the Phoenix metro area to participate. Their goal as a chapter is to donate $500,000 in five (5) years to local nonprofit organizations. To date, they have donated over $440,000. Kim Tarnopolski is the Chief Community Builder and driving force behind 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun. Kim is a community steward who has made a Valleywide impact to better the lives and opportunities for others. She is selfless in giving to the causes she believes in and she’ll take a stand for those who cannot. She donates with her energy, her talent, her dollars and her time. Kim started her career in corporate America before moving into entrepreneurship to run her own business – a human resources consulting firm. The two decades of business experience gave her the opportunity to hone her skills in communication, performance and business management, facilitation, coaching, conflict management and event planning. Connect with Kim on LinkedIn and follow 100+Women Who Care Valley of the Sun on Facebook. Founded in 1925, CopperPoint Insurance Companies is a leading provider of workers’ compensation and commercial insurance. Our Mission is to protect and empower the conscientious business owner. Headquartered in Phoenix, CopperPoint and its leaders have been an integral part of Arizona’s business community for many years. Our Vision is to be a top-tier regional commercial insurance company and the preferred partner for business owners, agents and brokers in every local community we serve. With an expanded line of insurance products and a growing six-state footprint in the western U.S., CopperPoint embodies stability and sustainability for policyholders in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. CopperPoint’s financial strength allows the company to make a significant impact as an insurance provider, an employer and a good corporate citizen: $4 billion in assets with no debt $1.5 billion policyholder surplus $413 million in premium • 13,000 policyholders A-(Excellent) A.M. Best rating Being a community partner means more than providing the highest quality of service to their customers. It also means taking ownership of the role they can play in improving their communities. Through employee volunteerism, board service, corporate matching and sponsorships, they work together to invest in and support the diverse, local communities where their customers and employees live and work. Paula Boca-Bommarito joined CopperPoint in July 2019 as AVP of Enterprise Brand and Community Strategy. She is responsible for managing CopperPoint’s community impact in the company’s growing western regional footprint. She oversees employee engagement efforts, volunteering, and sponsorships for the CopperPoint Family of Companies. Most recently, Paula served as the Executive Director of the Arizona Chapter of JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) where she managed the growth of the nonprofit into one of the top 25 JDRF Chapters in the nation. She has strong relationships with non-profits and businesses throughout the Greater Phoenix area and with national and local leaders. Paula holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Loyola Marymount University and a Master’s degree in Leadership Development from Arizona State University. Follow CopperPoint on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. The post Kim Tarnopolski with 100+ Women Who Care and Paula Boca-Bommarito with CopperPoint appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
52 minutes | a year ago
Brenda Puga with Special Olympics Arizona and Mary Roberts with Phoenix Police Department
Brenda Puga is the Development and CR Manager for Special Olympics Arizona. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Special Olympics Arizona’s (SOAZ) goal is to empower the over 180,000 Arizonans with intellectual disabilities to be healthy, productive, and respected members of society through SOAZ’s year-round sports training, competitions and support programs. Follow Special Olympics Arizona on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Phoenix Police Department is the largest police department in the State of Arizona, which is responsible for providing law enforcement services to the fifth largest city in the United States. The City of Phoenix is one of the largest cities in the country geographically, spanning more than 519 square miles and having a population of 1.6 million people. The Department is comprised of nearly 4,000 employees. The Phoenix Police Department has a long and proud partnership with Special Olympics Arizona and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). LETR is national movement and the largest representation in raising awareness and money for Special Olympic Athletes. Phoenix Police Department Assistant Chief Mary Roberts is a 34-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department where she promoted through the ranks to Assistant Police Chief. Mary currently serves as Assistant Police Chief over the North Patrol Division which includes four precincts with approximately 900 personnel. Mary is a proud mother of a Phoenix Police Patrol Officer who serves the Maryvale Precinct. Mary has been involved with Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ) for more than 25 years and serves as an executive board member for the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. Mary volunteers at many Special Olympic AZ Events and she is a volunteer head coach of a Phoenix-based adult unified basketball team that includes players with and without intellectual disabilities playing on the same team. This team represented Arizona at Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, 2018, and represented the USA at Special Olympic World Games in Abu Dhabi, 2019. Mary’s favorite times are when she can directly interact with the athletes. “Police officers choose their career to help people and make a positive difference, but our job exposes us to negativity and unimaginable challenges.” It is the commonality in facing daily challenges that bonds the relationship between Special Olympics Arizona athletes and police officers. We are very proud to support our athletes and very thankful for the support and joy our athletes give us. The post Brenda Puga with Special Olympics Arizona and Mary Roberts with Phoenix Police Department appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
57 minutes | a year ago
CultureWise Consulting Founder Mary Hall and Hands on Greater Phoenix CEO Rhonda Oliver
Listen Now Mary Hall’s professional experience includes being the co-founder of a national credit counseling and debt-management company that grew from a few family members to over 500 employees who served over a million clients struggling with consumer debt. Serving as the COO, Mary spearheaded Culture Development Programs that lead to four Best Place to Work Awards, three BBB Ethics Awards and two Presidential Points of Light awards for Volunteerism. Mary served on the BBB Board of Directors for eight years and has served three times as a judge for the Most Admired Companies Awards. She is a Conscious Capitalism Ambassador and a Best CompaniesAZ Strategic Partner. Her academic background includes a BA in Accounting, CPA from Montana State University and a Masters in Nonprofit Studies from the ASU Lodestar Center. Mary founded CultureWise Consulting to help companies create meaningful cultures that focus on Purpose, Values, Employee Engagement and Fulfillment. Connect with Mary on LinkedIn. HandsOn Greater Phoenix is a nonprofit volunteer management organization that addresses community needs by coordinating volunteer opportunities for individuals from all walks of life. HandsOn partners with a wide range of community service organizations and government agencies to tackle issues like homelessness, hunger, education, animal welfare, environmental challenges, and more. Rhonda Oliver is the President/CEO of HandsOn Greater Phoenix where she has worked for the last 19 years advancing volunteerism to solve critical community needs. Before joining the nonprofit sector 20 years ago at The Arizona Humane Society, Rhonda worked for several years in the private sector as a marketing professional. Connect with Rhonda on LinkedIn and follow Hands on Greater Phoenix on Twitter and Facebook. The post CultureWise Consulting Founder Mary Hall and Hands on Greater Phoenix CEO Rhonda Oliver appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
51 minutes | a year ago
Leslie Nilsen and Jodi Shaw with For Goodness Cakes
Listen Now For Goodness Cakes is a Non Profit started in CA by Jaime Lehman to partner agency’s with volunteer bakers to bake and delivery home made birthday cakes to foster and underserved children. Leslie Nilsen is a 20 year self employed Mortgage Broker. She has lived in Arizona since 1990. In 2018 Leslie had a client moving from California who was adamant about purchasing a home in Arizona with a gourmet kitchen. When Leslie asked her why, she said she bakes birthday cakes for foster children in California. THAT was right up her alley. Leslie knew then that she needed to find a way to do that in Arizona, and in March, 2019, she opened the Arizona Chapter of For Goodness Cakes. Leslie has an amazing son, Dominic and a 2 year old English Setter/Border Collie named Oliver. Jodi Shaw is a volunteer baker for the Arizona Chapter of For Goodness Cakes. To become a volunteer baker, you’ll have to attend an orientation – and you can find one near you here. Once you become a volunteer you’ll be emailed access to our Task Calendar which has all the baking opportunities on it. This updates periodically as agencies submit their requests throughout the month. You can sign up for whichever cake you’re able to bake and deliver – rinse and repeat! Follow For Goodness Cakes on Instagram. The post Leslie Nilsen and Jodi Shaw with For Goodness Cakes appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
44 minutes | 2 years ago
Teen Strong Founder Sherry Eklund
Teen Strong is an organization that was formed for the sole purpose of creating the website www.teenstrongaz.com. The website is a place for teen girls in AZ to go to find information and resources to support their physical and emotional health & well-being. Components of the website include Trending Articles, Resource Directory, Q & A with Health & Wellness Team, Money Matters, Essential Job Skills, and Animated Videos. Sherry Eklund is the founder of Teen Strong. With a B.S. in Child Development and M.S. in Educational Computing, children and youth has always been a passion. She is now dedicating her time to getting the word out to our teens…You are not alone and there are people who are ready to help! For the last 13 years, Sherry, along with her husband, has been the owner of Desert View Aerial Photography. Connect with Sherry on LinkedIn and follow Teen Strong on Facebook and Instagram. The post Teen Strong Founder Sherry Eklund appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
55 minutes | 2 years ago
David Cady with Virtuous CRM and Oye Waddell with Hustle PHX
Listen Now Virtuous is the Nonprofit Marketing, CRM and Email software helping charities grow giving and build better relationships with donors. Virtuous empowers modern nonprofits to create personalized donor experiences and dramatically grow giving by better understanding each donor individually. Nonprofit brands like Teen Challenge, Habitat for Humanity, American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, Harvard Kennedy School and Comic-Con use the powerful data insights from Virtuous to create personalized donor messages, boost the effectiveness of their development staff and grow repeat giving. David Cady leads the customer facing and business development efforts for Virtuous Software, a cloud software company focused on re-imagining generosity in the nonprofit space. David has worked in the software world for over 12 years, specifically for some of the world’s best CRM companies. David has been in Phoenix for over 30 years along with his wife and 3 kids. While hobbies have eluded him since having kids, most of his days are spent playing with them, hiking and exploring the mountains up north, and experiencing ALL the good food in AZ. Follow Virtuous on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Hustle PHX encourages the creation of sustainable business ventures that affirm the dignity of people and lead to the flourishing of all communities in Phoenix. Hustle PHX was built on the belief that some of the best natural entrepreneurs in the United States are in underserved urban communities. They are called “hustlers” – visionary risk-takers who seize the opportunity to move product and turn a profit. They have the God-given skills, attributes, and talents of an entrepreneur, but they lack key resources needed to create sustainable businesses that benefit the broader community. Hustle PHX wants to let the hustlers hustle – for the common good. Oye Waddell is the Founder & CEO of Hustle PHX, where he is fueled by his visionary style of leadership and the belief that all people have dignity. Oye’s long track record in urban education and entrepreneurship created a passion for him to see urban communities in North America transformed through business. In addition to Hustle PHX, Oye also serves as a pastor at his church and as a partner of the Hustle Real Estate Investment Fund, which is designed to serve as a pathway to homeownership for low income individuals. Oye attended the University of Washington on a full athletic football scholarship. He later earned his MPA from the University of Southern California and MEd from Arizona State University. Oye, his wife Crys, and their four young children – Chariot, Clover, Crescent, and Oye II – currently reside in Phoenix, Arizona. Connect with Oye on LinkedIn and follow Hustle PHX on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The post David Cady with Virtuous CRM and Oye Waddell with Hustle PHX appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
45 minutes | 2 years ago
Melissa Drake with Girls in Tech
Listen Now The Phoenix chapter of Girls in Tech (GIT), a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education, and empowerment of women in technology and entrepreneurship. Our goal is to promote the growth and success of entrepreneurial and innovative women in the technology space. Girls in Tech was born out of a need to provide a place for women to cultivate ideas around their careers and business concepts involving technology and entrepreneurship. Girls in Tech offers a variety of initiatives for women and girls to enhance their professional aspirations. Our programs include Catalyst Conference, Lady Pitch Night Competitions, GIT M (Mentorship Program), GIT Hackathons, Bootcamps, XChange, GIT Work, and Global Classroom. Melissa Villegas Drake is a STEM teacher at Shadow Ridge High School in the Dysart Unified School District and is also a Co-Managing director for the Phoenix Chapter of Girls in Tech. Working as an engineer for fourteen years with the aerospace industry and semiconductor industry, she has enjoyed those experiences but she gets more satisfaction out of mentoring and teaching. Melissa has served as National President of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Being a member of this organization has made her a bigger advocate for students to obtain technical degrees and career opportunities with industries that believe in opportunities in tech. Follow GIT on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The post Melissa Drake with Girls in Tech appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
50 minutes | 2 years ago
Daniel Burrell with AZPetVet and Blake Woody with Gabriels Angels
Listen Now AZPetVet is a family of 21 animal hospitals united with one vision: to provide the best comprehensive care for their highly valued patients and their pet parents. They provide complete veterinary care, from routine wellness and preventative care exams, vaccinations, spays and neuters, to treatments for dental care, illness, surgery, and advanced care such as acupuncture, stem cell therapy, chemotherapy and more. Thirty-five years ago in 1984, the first location (Arrow Animal Hospital) was opened in Glendale, AZ. Since then, AZPetVet has experienced continued growth, while staying true to their community roots; each of their 21 hospitals across the Greater Phoenix area is locally owned and operated. With more than 100 veterinarians and over 600 veterinary and support professionals, the AZPetVet family provides a network of outstanding primary and preventative healthcare for pets. As animal lovers and pet owners, they understand the connection between pet and owner – the human-animal bond. They are dedicated to providing their clients with the services, information, and resources to serve the total needs and enhance the life of every pet. Daniel Burrell currently serves as the Director of Marketing for AZPetVet, a family of 21 animal hospitals with locations across the Greater Phoenix area. He has an incredible combination of sound financial/business smarts, strategic vision, and methodologies that help enhance every project he oversees. Under his watchful eye as a brand steward, teams are kept moving forward on task, on time, and on budget. He has a keen sense of how and when to ask the right questions, when to refocus the team on key points, and when to step back and watch the magic happen. Daniel has successfully lead organizations through the development and implementation of strategic marketing plans, focused as a champion for brand consistency while increasing the marketing channel matrix. He understands how to restructure in order to expand capacity and adapt to changing market conditions, and has served as a driver for developing collaborative workflow management systems that positively impact both business financials as well as company morale. Before joining AZPetVet, he ran a local advertising agency for 8 years (of which AZPetVet was a client), and prior to that he oversaw the operations of an architecture design/build firm for nearly a decade. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Arizona State University, is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, and believes that change begins on a local level. He’s an active donor and volunteer for organizations that are working to empower the next generation of leaders; such as New Pathways for Youth, Dress for Success, One-N-Ten, and the Arizona State University Alumni Association. Connect with Daniel on LinkedIn, and follow AZPetVet on Facebook and Instagram. Gabriel’s Angels is a non-profit whose mission is to inspire confidence, compassion, and best behaviors in at-risk children through pet therapy. Pet Therapy Teams visit crisis nurseries, domestic violence and homeless shelters, group homes, and at-risk children in after-school programs and self-contained classrooms all in an effort to intervene in children’s lives and enhance their emotional and behavioral development by teaching core behaviors – attachment, confidence, self-regulation, affiliation, empathy, tolerance, and respect. Currently, Gabriel’s Angels has 190 registered Pet Therapy Teams serving over 15,00 children annually through 122 partner agencies in Maricopa, Pinal Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz and Yavapai Counties in Arizona. Blake Woody is responsible for the fundraising and development programs to support the work of Gabriel’s Angels. She has experience working with non-profits in education, animal husbandry, wildlife conservation, community engagement, and child-welfare. Past responsibilities have included special events, marketing, major and planned giving, volunteer management, curriculum development, and community outreach. Blake and her family live in Mesa with their two dogs Luna and Brenly. Follow Gabriel’s Angels on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The post Daniel Burrell with AZPetVet and Blake Woody with Gabriels Angels appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
48 minutes | 2 years ago
Ryan Quinn with BrightGuest and Alexandra Wadsworth with the ALS Association Arizona Chapter
Listen Now Want to cultivate engaged volunteers and donors? The theme of today’s show was marketing to and engaging your nonprofits most important people, volunteers and donors! By personalizing your organization’s message you’re showing your volunteers, clients and donors that you care about their contributions and want to engage them in your organization. Engaged donors and volunteers give more of their money and time. Listen in now to hear from BrightGuest CEO and Founder Ryan Quinn and one of their newest clients, Alexandra Wadsworth, Development and Communications Coordinator with the ALS Association of Arizona Chapter. Together they share how the BrightGuest platform helps amplify the impact of a nonprofit by building engagement through text messaging and fully customizable and intuitive microsites. Want to see first hand how the platform works and what it can do for your nonprofit? Text “engage” to 27000. Intelligent microsites + text messaging for nonprofits. Using real-time insights that personalize messaging and content to the individual, BrightGuest makes it easy for nonprofits to create mobile pages and deliver to their audiences through frictionless channels to accelerate fundraising and engagement. Ryan Quinn is Founder and CEO of BrightGuest. He focuses on business development and product innovation. He’s a data guy with a background in business intelligence and analytics. Ryan is in StartupAZ Collective and is involved in the Phoenix startup community, helping plan PHX Startup Week the past few years. Ryan’s passionate about helping nonprofits thrive, giving back to his community, and growing the local startup ecosystem. He enjoys living in Gilbert and spending time with his family. Follow BrightGuest on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. The ALS Association Arizona Chapter provides services and support to patients suffering from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit devoted solely to the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease on all fronts. These include patient and family services and programs, community outreach, and research. ALS is 100% fatal with no known cause, cure, or effective treatment. Upon diagnosis, patients have only 2-5 years to live, and expenses for living with ALS average $200,000 annually. The ALS Association Arizona Chapter provides numerous programs to ALS patients and their families all free of charge. Some of our programs include a Medical Equipment Loan Closet, transportation to medical appointments, respite assistance for family caregivers of patients, allowing them the opportunity to take a time out for much-needed renewal, home visits where our care services coordinators evaluates the patient’s home to make recommendations for equipment and explains the many useful resources available, support groups throughout the month for patients, caregivers, caregiver survivors and others coping with their loved one’s diagnosis, and more. Our mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. Alex Wadsworth is the Development and Communications Coordinator for The ALS Association Arizona Chapter. She holds a B.S. in Public Service and Public Policy with an emphasis in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University. She has been with The Arizona Chapter for 3 years helping raise funds for the programs and services offered by the Association, as well as raising awareness of ALS and how it is affecting Arizonans. When asked in college what she wanted her career path to be the response was always the same, something that helps people. Coming from a family with many veterans, service to her community has always been a large part of her life. In college she became educated about ALS and wanted to help those in Arizona who had been affected. Alex oversees The Walk to Defeat ALS program, the Association’s largest annual fundraiser, and assists with the planning of Bite Nite, the Association’s annual fundraising gala. Alex is a Phoenix Native and currently resides in Ahwatukee. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Brad, and their two cats Buster and Leela. She is an avid lover of music; attending multiple concerts throughout the year and collecting vinyl records. Follow ALSAZ on Facebook and Twitter. The post Ryan Quinn with BrightGuest and Alexandra Wadsworth with the ALS Association Arizona Chapter appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
49 minutes | 2 years ago
Lisa Scarpinato with Kitchen on the Street and Dr Steve Chakmakian with UnitedHealthcare
Listen Now Kitchen on the Street is a locally founded nonprofit organization that comes alongside children in need at the intersection of nutrition and academic excellence. For more information please visit www.KitchenOnTheStreet.org Lisa Scarpinato is the Chief Executive Office and co-founder of Kitchen on the Street. Her community involvement includes volunteer work at homeless shelters and food banks like Phoenix Rescue Mission, as well as churches and outreach programs locally and abroad. Attending grade school and high school in the Valley, she feels a great sense of urgency to improve the lives of impoverished children in Arizona. Lisa is a recipient of the POINTS OF LIGHT AWARD in recognition of her community service and involvement in co-founding Kitchen on the Street. In 2010 she received the Women Doing Good Award presented by Self Magazine and L’Oreal and appeared on the Today Show. She is a member of the President’s Circle, an Advisory Committee of Paradise Valley Community College and is a Class 34 Graduate of the Valley Leadership Institute and most recently was awarded the Leader with Distinction Award from ONE. Connect with Lisa on LinkedIn and follow Kitchen on the Street on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Steve Chakmakian, D.O. joined UnitedHealthcare in January, 2011 as Chief Medical Officer for UHC Community Plan in Arizona. UHCCP currently serves approximately 450,000 Arizonans who qualify for Medicaid, or Medicare and Medicaid, as Dual Special Needs members. The individuals are served through four health plans, including plan types for individuals with developmental disabilities, long-term care services and supports, as well as persons with complex congenital and chronic conditions. Dr. Chakmakian is a Family Practice Physician with over 14 years managed care experience in Arizona. He completed his residency training at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ and practiced medicine in Phoenix prior to becoming a full-time Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Managed Care Organization Medical Director. Dr. Chakmakian attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine after graduating from the University of San Diego. Steve grew up in Tucson, AZ. He currently resides in Paradise Valley with his wife Kristin of 16 years, who is a practicing Pediatrician. Follow UHC on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. The post Lisa Scarpinato with Kitchen on the Street and Dr Steve Chakmakian with UnitedHealthcare appeared first on 3C Amplified Radio Show and Podcast.
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