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Sybil Francis 240X240

Sybil Francis, Ph.D.

Chair, President & CEO, Center for the Future of Arizona
Amanda Burke V2 240X240

Amanda Burke, Ed.D.

Executive Vice President
Babby 240X240

Ellen R. Babby, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow
Mbaca 240X240

Melanie Baca

Project Manager
Ball 240X240

Aaron Ball, Ed.D.

Director, College & Career Pathways Liaison, Southern Arizona
Erika Barajas 240X240

Erika Barajas

Program Coordinator, Sr., Operations
Beaty 240X240

Pat Beaty

Senior Fellow
Black 240X240

Jessi Black

Manager, Business Operations
Boyle 240X240

Peter Boyle

Senior Director of Education
Brady 240X240

Sharon Brady, Ph.D.

Grant Proposal Writer
Deja Broughton 240X240

Deja Broughton

Coordinator, Operations
Evelyn Casuga 240X240

Evelyn Casuga

Director, Community & Economic Prosperity
Iandowdy 240X240

Ian Dowdy, AICP, MBA

Director, Strategic Data Initiatives
Erwin 240X240

Cindy Erwin

Director, College & Career Pathways
Estrada 240X240

Sabrina Estrada

Program Coordinator, Sr., Civic Health
Esmeralda Franco 240X240

Esmeralda Franco

Senior Aide to the President & CEO
Steve Goldstein240x240

Steve Goldstein

Senior Fellow
Gus Hernandez 240X240

Gus Hernandez Jr.

Communications Specialist
Jennifer Hernandez 240X240

Jennifer Hernandez

Project Manager, College & Career Pathways–Northern Arizona
Jaclyn Hoerner 240X240

Jaclyn Hoerner

Director, Development
Kurtz 240X240

Holly Kurtz

Director, Workforce Development
Luster 240X240

Robert Luster

Director, Information Technology
Erin Mcgehean 240X240

Erin McGehean

Project Manager, College & Career Pathways, Western Maricopa County
Mcwenie 240X240

Megan McWenie

Director, Operations
Penaloza 240X240

Tennille Penaloza-Hagen

Project Manager, Workforce Development
Larrypenley 240X240

Larry E. Penley, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow
Phillips 240X240

Lin Phillips

Executive Assistant
Moises Pimentel 240X240

Moises Pimentel

Project Manager, College & Career Pathways–Southwest Arizona
Chloe Ranshaw 200X200 V2

Chloe Ranshaw

Manager, Marketing & Communications
Joseph Sprietsma 240X240

Joseph Sprietsma

Project Manager, College & Career Pathways–Southeast Arizona
Tate 240X240

Kristi Tate

Director, Civic Health Initiatives
Heather Thornton 240X240

Heather Thornton

Director, Strategic Marketing & Communications
Kara Thompson 240X240

KaRa Lyn Thrasher

Project Manager – Civic Health
Maya Watts

Maya Watts

Project Manager Career Exploration