ONE STEP BEYOND, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AND THEIR AFFILIATIONS
Deborah Schrack (Chair). Former Project Manager at Wells Fargo Bank (20+ years). Founding member of the OSBI Surprise Parent Advisory Committee. Mother of a young woman with Intellectual Disability. Term of service 9/2016 —.
Dr. Joseph Rogers, Ph.D.(Treasurer). Director Biological Research Division of SRI International. Founder and former President, and Senior Scientist for Banner Sun Health Research Institute, a nonprofit biomedical research center for studies of aging and age-related disorders. Dr. Rogers is the father of a young woman who has Down Syndrome. Term of service, 1/2018--.
Mary Lou Micheaels (Secretary). Educator. School Board Member. Advocate for Implementation of IDEA. Educational Consultant in technology, leadership, budget development, school improvement, communication, special education/IEP process, and parent and community involvement. Served as Chair and Board Member of several Non Profit organizations and foundations. Mother of a young woman with Intellectual Disability. Term of service 2/2013 —.
Christine Beard. Real Estate Agent, Sotheby’s. President, Belmont Lions Club. Member, several Community Service Nonprofit Boards. Term of service 12/2017 —.
Kristine Beaudoin, JD. Attorney, Commercial Litigation Associate, Perkins Coie LLP. Experience in Litigation and Legal Counsel for Non Profit Organizations and For Profit Businesses specializing in compliance with local statutes and regulations. Served as counsel to AIDS Patients Health Justice Clinic f/k/a Duke AIDS Legal Project. Volunteer with the National Charity League. Close family friend for 30+ of a young woman who has Intellectual Disability. Term of service 4/2018 --.
Sheryl Benevides, MA. in Education and Adult Education, BS in Business Management/Accounting. Retired Air Force Sergeant (honorable discharge after 4 years of service). Currently, managing Member of Alexican Group, Real Estate investment and management, and Southwest Educational Partnerships, facilitating partnerships with businesses and colleges and assisting families with college entrance for their young adults. Faculty at NAU, GGC, and Kingwood College, TX. Leader and Participant, many civic commissions, advisory committees, and community action teams supporting educational missions. Term of service 4/2018 --.
Chris Curtiss. Executive Chef at Fox Restaurants Concepts. 25+ years working as a chef in Arizona and California. Nominated for Food and Wine Best New Chef, received national attention as a nominee for James Beard Best New Restaurant and AAA Four Diamond Award. Invited to cook in 2016 at the James Beard House Culinary Event in New York City. Term of service 2/2018 --.
Stephanie Hayes, MA Special Education Teacher for 39 years. Special Olympics coach and volunteer for 25 years. Member of Glendale Commission on Individuals with Disabilities. One Step Beyond Donor and Volunteer for 10+years. Term of Service 2/2018 --.
Dawn Lukes. Bank Operations Division Manager/SVP, National Bank of Arizona. Member of OSBI Glendale/Peoria Parent Advisory Committee. Mother of a young woman with Intellectual Disability. Term of service 11/2016 —.
Jeff Peck. General Contractor. Founder and President, Big Wave Project, a residential and employment opportunity program for Individuals who have Intellectual Disability. Father of a young woman who has Intellectual Disability. Term of service 2/2018--.
Jim Rio. Culinary Institute Graduate, Former Owner of Deli and Catering Company, Founder of One Step Beyond Culinary Program and Catering Company and Director of same 2006 to 2011, Consultant Developer of Civitan Culinary Program, Consultant OSBI CA Culinary and Farmers’ Market Business Start Up. Term of service 12/2017 -
Megan Selvey, JD. Licensed Attorney in CA and AZ. Associate Attorney with Bivens & Associates Estate Planning, special Need Law & Elder Law, Scottsdale, AZ. Professionally associated with Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, Professional Advisory Council; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; and Academy of Special Needs Planners.
Jody Serey. Writer, Editor, and Publisher. Glendale Business Owner, SereyJones Publishers, Inc., Committed Board Member of other Arizona Community Service Nonprofits, most recently Association of Arizona Food Banks. Term of service 9/2016 —.
Thomas Slack, JD. Partner, Beale, Micheaels, Slack & Shughart, P.C. Attorneys at Law. Adjunct Professor, ASU Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law and Phoenix School of Law. Recognized for Distinction by Best Lawyers in America, Arizona, and the Southwest. Member of several Arizona and Maricopa County Bar Associations and Committees. Term of service, 9/2015--.
Cynthia Thiede, Ph.D. Director of Professional Development Education, Nonprofit Management Institute, ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation. Term of service 9/2017--.