Board


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...


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...


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...


Christine Beard

Member of several Community Service Nonprofit Boards. Term of service 12/2017 —.


Kristine Beaudoin

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....


Sheryl Benevides, MA

MA inEducation 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...


Chris Curtiss

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...


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...


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....


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...