Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, Family Advisory Council & Staff

The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona collaborates to achieve social, political and economic change that empowers women and girls. The only philanthropic foundation in Southern Arizona dedicated exclusively to empowering women and girls, our vision is: Women thrive. Our community prospers.


Since the Foundation’s inception, we have invested over $4 million to support hundreds of programs, serving thousands of women and girls in Southern Arizona. A comprehensive process of research and evaluation ensures that donations from the community are thoughtfully directed to programs that can demonstrate long-lasting impact.

The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona’s success is driven by the tireless efforts of many people including volunteers, donors, grant recipients and the community at large. These efforts are guided through the work and dedication of our Board of Trustees and our staff. Trustees serve three-year terms with the option of serving two consecutive terms.



Amalia Luxardo

Chief Executive Officer

Krista Millay, ThD, CFRE

Vice President of Community Impact

Emma Fryer

Vice President of External Affairs

Desirée Maultsby, MTP

Director of Program Engagement

Jill Bishop

Director of Philanthropy

Katy Shaw

Executive and Board Coordinator

Brigette Villaseñor

Community Impact Specialist