Board


Mary Lou Micheaels – Chair

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...


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...


Sheryl Benevides – Secretary.

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...


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, 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...


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...


Stephanie Hayes, M.Ed

Special Education Teacher for 42 years. Special Olympics coach and volunteer for 25 years. Member of Glendale Commission on Individuals with Disabilities. One Step Beyond Donor and Volunteer for...


Grace Huang

Currently, commercial and residential real estate property owner/manager. Formerly sales representative, supervisor, and project manager for Merck Pharmaceuticals. Term of Service 4/2019 –.


Jeff Peck

General Contractor. Founder and President, Big Wave Project, a residential and employment opportunity program for adults 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...