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Amalia Luxardo

By way of Florida and Argentina, Amalia is proud to call Arizona home. As the daughter of immigrant parents, her academic and professional careers have been dedicated to social, economic, racial, and gender issues. Early in her…
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Emma Fryer

Emma Fryer brings extensive management, communications and political experience to WFSA. During her 10 years in the media and corporate sectors, Emma built and led teams in Chicago, the UK and Europe. She moved to Tucson…
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Rebecca Wicker

Rebecca Wicker comes to us with over 25 years of leadership and accounting experience. As a former small business owner and CFO in non-profit and for-profit entities, and brings depth of knowledge and strength in process…
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Katharine Len Yee Mitchell

Katharine joins WFSA as the VP of Community Impact. As a public transportation planner and community advocate in Tucson for 10 years, Katharine has insight into poverty and barriers to employment, education, housing, transportation, and social…
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Jill Bishop

Jill Bishop joined WFSA in April of 2019 to lead the organization's development efforts. She is a senior fundraising professional with over 21 years of successful non-profit philanthropic and board leadership experience in a variety of…
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Desirée Maultsby, MTP

Desiree Maultsby joined WFSA in October 2019. She joins us from her position at the YWCA, where she served as Deputy Director of the Women's Business Center. Desiree has experience in developing leadership conferences, business coaching…
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Ashley James

Ashley James joined WFSA as the Director of Communications in April 2021. Ashley joins us with more than nine years of marketing and communications experience. Ashley began her communications career in 2012 at a local nonprofit…
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Katia Jones

Katia Jones joined WFSA in June 2021 as the Major Gifts Officer. With nearly 20 years of development and donor relations experience, Katia supports the expansion of development efforts for WFSA.  Katia most recently worked as…
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Gauri Gladish

Gauri joins WFSA as the Director of Advocacy and brings a combination of statewide nonprofit and federal consulting experience to the role. During her 10 years of nonprofit leadership, Gauri directed youth, family, and coalition building programs…
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Laci Lester

Laci Lester works in a consulting role to advise on the foundation and pilot of our Women and Girls of Color Fund. She is an experienced facilitator, coach, and qualitative data enthusiast. Laci has worked with…
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