46 Arizonans Commit to Impact Maker

March 1, 2021
News and Announcements

Valley Leadership welcomed 46 people to Impact Maker last month. An initiative of Valley Leadership, Impact Maker activates Arizonans to make a difference on our state’s most pressing issues.

They join 117 Arizonans, comprised of VL alumni, issues experts and community champions, who are working toward incremental, but impactful, solutions to issues that matter most to Arizona, including child well-being, COVID-19 response, education, environmental sustainability, health, jobs and the economy, and racial justice.

In just under two years, these teams have already made an impact, securing PPE for communities combating coronavirus, delivering thousands of pounds fresh produce to neighbors in need, adding thousands of children’s and young adult books to Little Free Libraries across the Valley and creating resources to support each other’s health and education.

“All this work has one clear goal: building a stronger Arizona together. Impact Maker was built by the community, and our approach is to continuously listen, learn and work together to respond to the issues of the day so that our tomorrows are all a little brighter.” 

Dave Brown, CEO of Valley Leadership

Meet the newest members of Impact Maker:

Child Well-Being Team: Anne Landers, Isaiah Lopez, Jamie Blakeman, Meg Sneed, Molly Peterson, Peggy Peixoto, Roger Lurie

COVID-19 Response Team: Sakina Pasha, Wylie Carhartt

Education Team: Adam Fielding, Chris Mendoza, Christian Osmena, Christine Gannon, Jasmine Figueroa, Kent Wilson, Kristie Jackson, Lisa Beohm, Michaela Claussen, Susan Johnson, Suzanne Reed

Environmental Sustainability Team: Abby Wilkymacky, Barbara Trapido-Lurie, Candice Gimbel, Nick Willis, Salvador Bretts, Samantha Tavares, Samuel Lowry, Tammy Bosse

Health Team: Adam Fielding, Amanda Casillo, Amy Cantwell, Diana Herrera, Lisa Beohm, Nick Willis, Paige Soucie, Pamela Morrison, Sakina Pasha, Samuel Lowry, Wylie Carhartt

Jobs & the Economy Team: Anne Landers, Art Fairbanks, Candice Frazer, Candice Gimbel, Carolyn Vasos, Diana Herrera, Erin Chastain, Nick Willis, Nina Targovnik, Roger Lurie, Sakina Pasha, Samuel Lowry, Susan Johnson

Racial Justice Team: Adam Fielding, Annmarie Furniss, Christian Osmena, Jasmine Figueroa, Kaitlyn Shaw, Kristie Jackson, Leah Marche, Louann Phillips, Reyna Montoya, Roy Tatem, Sakina Pasha, Salvador Bretts, Shandra Steininger, Suzanne Reed, Twanna Ray, William Jungermann

Learn more about our work and the people who power Impact Maker at impactmakeraz.org.