Valley Leadership’s has launched a new initiative called LeaderLink, aimed at building the capacity of the nonprofit sector by connecting trained, engaged volunteer leaders with agencies seeking board members. This month, we will add six new board members, four coming from LeaderLink.
Esperança new board members are: Robert Craig, Pharm D., Senteryx Systems; Richard Filley, Arizona State University; Mistie Hauge, Fennemore Craig, PC.; Freddy Saaverdra, Law Offices of Stephanie Lake; Kenady Sorenson, The Sedona Conference; Jorge Alberto Saurez, Creative Living Fellowship. (Everyone but Robert Craig and Mistie Hague were connections from LeaderLink).
“LeaderLink was created because our alumni and program participants are passionate to serve and because the nonprofit sector turns to Valley Leadership for board leader recommendations,” Executive Director Christy Moore said. “We are excited to partner with alum Tom Egan and Esperanca to explore the LeaderLink process for linked nonprofits and volunteer leaders. This partnership will help to identify opportunities to make LeaderLink even more valuable to its users.”
Robert Craig has been a donor and supporter of Esperança for years. He went on his first medical mission trip to Jinotega, Nicaragua in August and is excited to join the board. He brings an extensive background in complex ex-US health care project management and product development to the board. He has traveled to developing counties and met with NGO’s and seen how others approach clean water, sanitation and education.
Richard Filley is a Social Entrepreneurship Faculty, Mentor, Advisor at Arizona State University. He has a great deal of experience in strategic planning and technology application, both domestically and globally.
Mistie Hauge is has a strong background in marketing, public relations, social media, business development, event planning, affiliate sales and marketing, SEO, SEM and web development. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with the board.
Freddy Saaverda is a Social Security Disability attorney admitted to practice in Arizona and represents claimants in administrative hearings throughout the southwest. He’s a graduate of Valle Del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Institute Class 2014. He brings passion, accountability, and creativity to Esperança’s Board. As a former Staff Sergeant in the US Army with service in Bosnia and Iraq, Freddy learned the importance of commitment and follow through as well as the importance of teamwork.
Kenady Sorenson is a development executive at The Sedona Conference. While studying at Arizona State University, she developed a passion for international travel. She studied aboard in Buenos Aires, Argentina and learned Spanish. She is looking forward to participating in this year’s Run for the Pour.
Jorge Alberto Saurez is from Colombia, South America. He knows he can bring the sensibility and culture from the region to the board. He has worked with Nongovernmental organizations in Colombia and is currently a student at the ASU Non-profit Management and Leadership School and education coordinator at Creative Living Fellowship.
Join us welcoming all of our new board members! To learn more about LeaderLink, visit: http://leaderlinkaz.org/.