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Leadership Council

Community Leaders Dedicated to Equitable Outcomes for All Young People in Our Community

Our Leadership Council unites leaders from business, education, government, and others who are committed to ensuring that children and youth in Pima County have access to opportunities and resources to succeed not only in school, but in life. The Leadership Council supports the work of the partnership by lending their expertise to guide the work and amplify our impact. They also serve as our advocates throughout the community, helping to identify and leverage resources and funding for the Partnership.

Marc Cameron, Co-Chair

Marc Cameron, Co-Chair

Senior Vice President, Resource Industries Sales, Services and Technology

Caterpillar, Inc.

Dolores Durán-Cerda, Co-Chair

Dolores Durán-Cerda, Co-Chair

Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost

Pima Community College

Robert Q. Berry III

Dean, College of Education

University of Arizona

Brett Bonner

Assistant Superintendent

Sahuarita Unified School District

Andrew Comrie

Professor & Associate Director

University of Arizona School of Geography & Development

Chris Edwards


Tucson Appliance Company

Liesl Folks

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

University of Arizona

Francisco Garcia

Deputy County Administrator

Pima County

Jose Gastelum


Sunnyside Unified School District

Michael Guymon

Interim President

Tucson Metro Chamber

Jessica Harrington

Senior Director, SE Regional Area

First Things First

Flori Huitt

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

Tucson Unified School District

Todd Jaeger


Amphitheater Public Schools

Jennifer Lohse

Vice President of External Relations

Tucson Foundations

Erin Lyons


Child-Parent Centers, Inc.

Doug Martin

President/General Manager

Good News Communications

Tony Penn

President & CEO

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

Kathy Prather



Kathleen Quigley

Presiding Judge

Pima County Juvenile Court Center

Kristin Reidy

Assistant Superintendent

Marana Unified School District

Emily Richman

Interim CEO

Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona

Joe Salkowski

Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Tucson Electric Power

Eric Schindler

President & CEO

Child & Family Resources, Inc.

Kevin Stoltzfus


Flowing Wells Unified School District

Manny Valenzuela


Sahuarita Unified School District

Adrian Verduzco

Subsystems Make Center Operations Director

Raytheon Technologies

Mark Vitale

Director, Academic Affairs

University of Phoenix

Dustin Williams


Office of the Pima County Superintendent