Leadership & Staff
Sybil Francis, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Amanda Burke, Ed.D.
Executive Vice President
Ellen R. Babby, Ph.D.
Aaron Ball, Ed.D.
Director, College & Career Pathways Liaison, Southern Arizona
Program Coordinator, Sr., Operations
Manager, Business Operations
Director, Educational Leadership & Innovation
Sharon Brady, Ph.D.
Grant Proposal Writer
Director, Community & Economic Prosperity
Ian Dowdy, AICP, MBA
Director, Strategic Data Initiatives
Director, College & Career Pathways
Project Manager, College & Career Pathways–Northern Arizona
Director, Workforce Development
Director, Information Technology
Project Manager, College & Career Pathways, Western Maricopa County
Project Manager, Workforce Development
Larry E. Penley, Ph.D.
Project Manager, College & Career Pathways–Southwest Arizona
Project Manager, Civic Health
Project Manager, College & Career Pathways–Southeast Arizona
Director, Civic Health Initiatives
KaRa Lyn Thompson
Program Coordinator, Civic Health
Director, Strategic Marketing & Communications
Project Manager Career Exploration
Board & Advisors
CFA benefits from the expertise of its Board and Advisors in an effort to create a stronger and brighter future for our state.