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. Attorney, Perkins Coie LLP. Experience providing legal counsel to both non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses. Volunteered as a student attorney at the Duke Health Justice Clinic, helping clients obtain disability and related benefits. Close family friend for 25+ years 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 --.
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.
Cynthia Thiede, Ph.D. Director of Professional Development Education, Nonprofit Management Institute, ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation. Term of service 9/2017--.