Board of Directors

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Feeding Matters is fortunate to have the support of our dedicated team. Each member is helping to create a world in which children with pediatric feeding disorders will thrive.

Board of Directors

Bruce Wright

Board Chair

Integration & Support Engineering Functional Senior Manager, The Boeing Company Phoenix, Arizona

Bruce has supported the design and build of helicopters for 35 year. His latest engineering position was with The Boeing Company, Mesa, AZ and he recently retired after 30 years of service. Bruce was a board member of the Employee Community Fund of Arizona and chairman of the grants committee with The Boeing Company. 

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Shannon K. Goldwater

Founder + Strategic Advisor

Advocate for Children with Pediatric Feeding Disorders

Shannon Goldwater, a native of Arizona, graduated, with a degree in marketing, from Arizona State University in 1997. Since 1994, she has been a licensed Real Estate Broker in the Valley. She is a devoted volunteer who has won several honors and accolades, including her 2013 inclusion in the Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 Under 40.”
Shannon believes that our greatest accomplishments in life often come from our greatest challenges. Her dream of healthy children was shattered in 2002 when her triplets were born four months prematurely. Although they overcame numerous life-threatening infections and countless surgeries, feeding and nourishing them quickly became the biggest challenge. All three babies cried, gagged, vomited, and often turned blue during feeding and eventually required feeding tubes. Shannon had nowhere to turn, no information, and no support.
Shannon and her family spent over a year of their lives living in and out of numerous hospitals across the country to find help. However, no particular feeding program had all the right answers, and each one contributed to the triplet’s triumphs in varying degrees. She quickly realized that every family’s journey is unique. Treating children who struggle to eat is complex and requires the efforts of multiple specialists working together. It was through this battle, and the love for her children, that inspired her to create an organization that would bring pediatric feeding struggles to the forefront, as well as ignite research and education in this field.
To help this endeavor, in 2006 Shannon founded Feeding Matters, an innovative and unique organization that serves this misunderstood and under-served population of infants and young children. Her determination and collaborative spirit brought together international feeding experts to create a consortium of thought leadership, the Medical Professional Council, which helps direct the organization in identifying opportunities to further conquer pediatric feeding struggles. Her vision of creating an online platform for families to share advice and support, as well as providing medical professional education through workshops, conferences, webinars, vendor booths, and presentations at doctor’s offices, has made a substantial impact nationwide.
Shannon is a passionate and dedicated champion for these infants and children, their families, and the professionals who treat them. As a result of her vision, Feeding Matters is shedding light on the previously overlooked issue of pediatric feeding struggles. More importantly, they are increasing the awareness and understanding of the impact of feeding struggles on a child’s social, emotional, developmental, and medical well-being.

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Annette Musa

Vice President

Regional Manager, Wealth Management, and Arizona Market President, Comerica Bank

As Arizona Market President, Musa leads Comerica’s Arizona Management Council and supports Comerica’s customer initiatives and overall business and community development efforts across its Retail, Business and Wealth Management lines of business.
Comerica’s Wealth Management business, led by Musa since 2006, serves high net worth individuals, foundations, and corporations through wealth planning, private banking, brokerage, personal and institutional trust services, investments and insurance services.
Musa has more than 30 years of wealth management experience, 25 of those in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. A longtime Phoenix resident, she is actively involved with several local non-profits, including the Phoenix Art Museum and Fresh Start Women’s Organization, the latter for which she serves on the executive board.
In 2014, she was honored by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as “Woman of the Year.”

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Gary Jaburg

Secretary

Founder and CEO of Jaburg Wilk, Attorney's at Law

As the founder and CEO of Jaburg Wilk for the past 30 years, Gary has been instrumental in growing the firm from two attorneys to more than 30 attorneys and 70 employees. He is not only a business attorney but also a business owner, actively working in his business.
Having represented hundreds of entrepreneurs and businesses, he understands both the legal and business issues that they encounter. Many entrepreneurs only contact their attorney when they have a problem. It could be a contract dispute with a customer or supplier; an employment related issue with one of their employees; or a conflict with a partner or shareholder. Often the conflict is a result of one or both of the parties having underlying financial difficulty and the entrepreneur is looking for a time and cost efficient way to resolve it. Gary’s expertise rests in combining the facts, with the law and assessing the emotions/human aspects of the situation. He then develops strategies and tactics that maximize the business owner’s probability of obtaining the desired result. 
In representing clients in transactional matters, Gary has the entrepreneurial mindset to evaluate risk/reward tradeoffs in the negotiating process, and not fall into the usual attorney mindset of only seeing the risks. In short, Gary’s expertise is in providing business and entrepreneurial clients with both common sense business and strategic legal advice to create practical, and cost effective solutions.

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Octavio Padilla

Treasurer

Octavio is a senior tax associate with over twenty years of income tax and accounting experience, and is fluent in Spanish. He spent about 20 years working in the tax department of two large regional and one national Public Accounting firms in Phoenix Arizona on a variety of tax related assignments.
Octavio's experience includes working with tax exempt organizations, as well as closely-held businesses on IRS compliance issues, and multi-state issues. He spends a significant amount of his time coordinating and supervising the preparation tax exempt organization returns. Mr. Padilla has a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, I.T.L.M. (University Equiv – Mexico). He also is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  In 2012 he obtained his certification as an IRS enrolled agent.
Octavio is married with two children

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Olivia Matos

Member at Large

Executive Director, Arizona Coyotes Foundation, and Director of Community Relations, Arizona Coyotes

Olivia Matos graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Business Management, focus on Organizational Leadership. She joined the Coyotes as the Manager of Community Relations and Foundation, became the Director of Community Relations and in January of 2017 took over heading up both the Community Relations and Foundation departments. She joined the organization from Recruiting.com/Jobing.com  where she worked in Public and Social Services Solutions Sales, managing and developing nationwide clientele within the following industries: government, education, associations, and social service organizations. Prior to Recruiting.com, Matos spent five years at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa where she held positions of Catering Sales Manager, Destination Services Operations Manager and Catering Administrative Assistant.

In her role with the Coyotes, Matos helps the Coyotes and Arizona Coyotes support non-profit organizations throughout the state of Arizona. The organization seeks to positively impact the community through not only financial support, but by active volunteering, participation and personal involvement.
 

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Lora Golke

Member at Large

Sr. Philanthropic Advisor, Arizona Community Foundation

Lora Golke joined the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) as an Advancement Associate in September 2007 and was promoted to Philanthropic Advisor in 2011. Lora was named Senior Philanthropic Advisor in 2012. She serves individuals who have current, planned or prospective funds with ACF while ensuring all donors receive needed attention. Prior to working at ACF, Lora worked part-time with Social Venture Partners Arizona. She has a degree in Nonprofit Management from the American Humanics program at Arizona State University.  

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James A. "Jaime" Phalen, MD, FAAP

Medical Director, Feeding Matters

Chief, Developmental Pediatric Services San Antonio Military Health System; Chief Consultant to the US Air Force Surgeon General for Developmental Pediatrics; Adjunct Professor of Peds, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio; Assistant Professor of Peds, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Dr. Phalen received a bachelor’s of science degree in biology from Arizona State University; his medical degree from the USUHS F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland; and completed a fellowship in developmental-behavioral pediatrics at The Children's Hospital/JFK Partners, Denver, Colorado. He is Chief, Developmental Pediatric Services for the largest military health consortium in the United States, where he leads several interdisciplinary teams (Feeding Team, Autism Clinic, Infant-Toddler Clinic, and Cochlear Implant Board), and co-directs the developmental pediatrics rotation. He published a comprehensive review article on feeding disorders in Pediatrics in Review in 2013. From 2007 to 2012, he was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP® DBPeds Editorial Board.

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Community Advisors

Jacquie Dorrance

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Educated at Ecole International de Geneva, Switzerland where she met her husband, Bennett.
Graduated - University of Arizona in 1969. Has lived in Phoenix ever since.
Early community involvement was through Phoenix Country Day School and Junior League, Board of the Ronald McDonald House, COMPAS, Friends of Hospice, Desert Foundation Auxiliary and Heart Ball.
Served 10 years of Arizona Science Center and co-chaired Arizona Kidney Foundation’s 19th Author’s luncheon.
Currently serving on board of Phoenix Art Museum and PANDA and was honorary Chair of Ballet Arizona Gala, now campaign co-chair for Ballet Arizona.
Very active in Dorrance Family Foundation which supports education and natural resource conservation. Its signature program is the Dorrance Scholarship.

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Ashley Dorrance Kaplan

Owner & President - Bellisima Ranch

Ashley is owner and President of Bellisima Ranch, a state-of-the art, full service horse boarding and training facility in Cave Creek, Arizona. Bellisima Ranch employs 6 staff members and serves 50 horses and their owners. Services include training in Hunter, Jumper and Dressage disciplines, and the Ranch offers a menu of professional services including horse therapy, massage, dentistry and chiropractic care. Ashley is also an accomplished equestrian in Arabian and Arabian cross competitions and spent a portion of her professional career as a veterinarian technician.
Ashley currently serves on the board of The Dorrance Family Foundation and the Dorrance Family Legacy Trust. The Dorrance Family Foundation works to improve the quality of life in the community by supporting education and natural resource conservation. She is active with the signature Dorrance Scholarship Programs, grant-making decisions and volunteer service, and supports a variety of discretionary causes.
Ashley serves her community beyond her roles as a board member with The Dorrance Family Foundation. She serves on the advisory board of P.O.P.S.I.C.L.E. Center and provides leadership and support for Whispering Hope Ranch. She is active and personally involved with Steele Children’s Research Center and T-Gen, with a special commitment to rare pediatric genetic disorders, animal welfare organizations and other children’s medical causes. Her work and philanthropic focus recently expanded to include California and Hawaii.
Born and raised in Arizona, Ashley now calls California home. Ashley is married to Micheal Kaplan and they have two children. She’s an active parent with Girls Scout Brownies, Seven Arrows Elementary and Little Dolphins Elementary Schools.

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Dianne Goldwater

Grandmother of the Goldwater triplets, born at 26 weeks, Dianne has a personal interest in pediatric feeding disorders. Her previous community work was with the Junior League of Phoenix, Foundation for the Blind Board, ASU College of Education Dean's Associates Board, The Board of Visitors, and National Charity League. Recently retired from teaching high school English, Dianne still helps in the classroom. She and husband Bob have four children and are celebrating 50 years of marriage.

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Fred Pakis

Fred co-founded JDA Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JDAS) in 1985 and served as President, Co-CEO and Co-Chairman of the Board for various periods of time through 2000. JDA Software was Arizona’s largest software company with over 1,200 employees and revenues in excess of $200 million (50% of which originated from outside the US). The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and has 31 offices in major cities around the world.

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Linda Langer

Linda Langer grew up in New York on Long Island. She graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in 1970. While living on Long Island she was a member of the Junior League of Long Island and served as President from 1989-1990. She also served on the Boards of Family Service Association and The Center for Parents and Children. At the Center for Parents and Children she served as Literacy Luncheon Chairperson hosting Barbara Bush as Guest Speaker.
While the bulk of her volunteer work took place back East, she has supported the Board of Visitors with Care Card during her time in Phoenix and has worked briefly on the Boards of Ryan House and Citizenship Counts. Linda decided to become involved with Feeding Matters after attending her first luncheon and has served on the Luncheon Committee in 2016 and 2017.
Linda and her husband, Bill, have lived in Phoenix since 2001 and have 4 children and 4 grandchildren (one on the way and due in August of 2017) all of whom live on the East Coast.

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Denise D. Resnik

Founder & President - DRA Communications

Denise is the founder and president of the strategic communications firm, DRA Communications. The agency was founded in 1986 and has been serving clients in a variety of fields including health care, real estate, economic development, education, hospitality and entertainment.
Denise is also the co-founder and board development chair of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC). She is the mother of a 20-year-old son with autism and served as SARRC’s board chairman from 1997-2007. Today, SARRC is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to autism research, education and community outreach and the support of individuals with autism and their families throughout their lifetimes. The 18,000-square-foot Campus for Exceptional Children and 10,000-square-foot Vocational & Life Skills Academy are state-of-the-art clinical centers that serve as models for similar research and resource facilities. Her agency provides significant in-kind support to SARRC and other non-profits.
Denise is a board member of Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a camp and retreat facility for children with chronic illnesses and physical and developmental challenges. In addition, she serves as a board member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (Marketing Committee Chair), Phoenix Community Alliance and the Arizona Community Foundation. Denise is also a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership (Economic Development Subcommittee), the Autism Speaks Family Services and Housing Committees, Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA) Steering Committee and the National Association of Residential Providers for Adults with Autism (NARPAA).
Denise has served as a member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) of the National Institutes of Health, a member of the IACC Services Subcommittee, the NIH Autism Strategic Plan Workgroup and the NIMH Autism Matrix Review Committee. 
Denise is the editor of Opening Doors: A Discussion of Residential Options for Adults Living with Autism and Related Disorders, a collaborative study by SARRC, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Arizona, the Arizona State University (ASU) Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family and the ASU Herberger Institute School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Her list of accomplishments includes the 2010 Phoenix Theatre’s Women Who Care Award; 2009 National Jae Davis Community Service Award by the Organization for Autism Research; 2008 Valley Leadership Woman of the Year; 2008 Golden Heart of Business Volunteer Executive of the Year; 2008 Kappa Kappa Gamma National Alumnae Achievement Award; 2007 Human Relations Award recipient by the Arizona Chapter of the American Jewish Committee; 2007 Evening of Champions Award recipient by the Autism Society of America; named one of L’Oreal’s 2006 Women of Worth; 2005 Golden Heart of Business recipient by Arizona Woman magazine; 2001 Athena Award recipient by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce; 2001 Small Businessperson of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce; 2001 World of Well-Being recipient by the Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scout Council; and 1998 Arts Advocate of the Year by the Business Volunteers for the Arts of Phoenix.
Denise graduated from Arizona State University cum laude and received her bachelor’s degree in business.

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Judy Schubert

Not one to shy away from a challenge, Judy has lent her time and talent to many wonderful causes in Phoenix. She has been an active figure in Phoenix philanthropy for over 35 years.  Judy worked as a high school English teacher before she married and had children and eventually become a community volunteer. She co-founded the Phoenix Ronald McDonald House with her good friend Suzanne Hanson -  the Ronald House opened in 1985. She and two friends, Susan Palmer-Hunter and Susie Chester, brought CARE CARD to Phoenix and The Board of Visitors which started in 2000.  Recently Judy has helped develop Citizenship Counts, an Arizona non-profit, with her dear friend Gerda Weissmann Klein and has been Chairman of the Board for the past three years. She is a member of the Barrow Women’s Board, The Board of Visitors, the Founding Board of Ryan House, and the Junior League of Phoenix. Judy and her husband Bill are the parents of three grown children and eight grandchildren.

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Judy Shannon

Diversified background that includes more than 40 years of experience in fundraising, strategic planning, administration, public speaking, management training and volunteerism.  Excellent business and community contacts in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area. Proven director and coordinator for fund-raising activities and special events involving paid personnel and volunteers.  Ability to create/manage annual operating budget, and maintain transaction and record management systems. 

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Debbie Simons

Owner and Managing Director - TRC Strategies

Debbie Simons is the Owner and Managing Director of TRC Strategies, a boutique-consulting firm that specializes in creating innovative solutions through training, resources and coaching. TRC is proud to work with both for profits and non-profits in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, business and board development, brand management, team building and Emotional Intelligence. Prior to TRC Strategies, Ms. Simons held the position of Executive Director at Ryan House and Vice President of Operations and Development with Fresh Start Women's Foundation.
Before entering the non-profit arena, Debbie worked as the Community Relations Manager for Westcor and its parent company Macerich. During her tenure with Westcor/Macerich she marketed and branded high-end shopping centers, championed non-profits in 78 communities across the country and built a national cause branding program that benefitted over 600,000 women. During her last two years with Macerich Debbie took on the added responsibility of chairing events and raising over 5 million dollars for causes that support women and children, including Fresh Start, Phoenix Children's Hospital, City of Hope and Step Up Women's Foundation in Los Angeles.
Debbie's greatest strengths are her creativity, drive, leadership and ability to access and build dynamic teams. She has mentored numerous young executives and believes it is important to help develop thoughtful future leaders throughout our community. Debbie thrives on challenges, particularly those that allow her to think outside the box, she has an innate ability to connect like-minded individuals and develop long-term business relationships. Her corporate background allows her to guide non-profits to run effectively, be more strategic and focus on return on investment. 

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Ginger Ward, M.A.Ed.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Southwest Human Development

Ginger Ward is the Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Human Development, which she founded in 1981 with just six employees serving 175 families. Today, Southwest Human Development is the largest, community-based organization of its kind in Arizona, with 750 employees serving 135,000 young children and families each year.
Under Ginger’s direction, Southwest Human Development has established a national reputation for leadership and high-quality programs and services in the early childhood fields of education, mental health, family support, disabilities services and training. Ginger has made a significant contribution to the early childhood field in Arizona by ensuring that the latest best practices and research are used to create programs and educate parents, professionals and policy makers about the importance of children’s earliest years to later development.
Ginger serves on a variety of boards and committees charged with forming policy on, and improving services for, children and families. Current positions include the Zero to Three National Board of Directors; the American Academy of Pediatrics, Arizona Chapter Board of Directors; Educare Arizona Board of Directors; the Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers; the Arizona State Department of Economic Security Child Care Advisory Committee; the Health Advisory Committee of Children’s Action Alliance; the Healthy Families Steering Committee; and Early Childhood Advisor to Junior League. Past positions have included the Arizona Governor's School Readiness Board and the City of Phoenix Human Services Commission.

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Staff

Chris Linn

President and CEO

Bachelor of Science in Management, Arizona State University

Chris Linn graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.  She has a 13-year financial industry background with expertise in project management and customer relations. Prior to joining Feeding Matters, she held a Vice President position at one of the top 5 banks in the United States.
Chris is passionate about conquering pediatric feeding struggles to nourish healthy futures. Born at just 25 weeks gestation, her daughter Emilie experienced severe feeding struggles and was fed through a feeding tube for the first 6 years of her life.  In September of 2008, Chris became Feeding Matters’® first Executive Director, and is dedicating her career to helping other families who face similar struggles.  She has spearheaded this effort by facilitating a national consortium of medical experts who are taking their place at the table to bring this issue to the forefront. By partnering with these medical experts, the one-of-a-kind Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire© was developed and is paving the way for earlier identification for the nearly 1 million infants and children nationwide who struggle to eat.
Chris is an Adjunct Faculty member serving the Arizona State University College of Health Solutions.  She is contributing to the development of the first-of-its kind interdisciplinary pediatric feeding certificate program and will be involved in teaching students about the parent perspective. 

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Karla Dille

Office Manager

Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Arizona State University

Karla graduated from ASU with a B.S. in Political Science and certificates in Arabic Studies and Islamic Studies. Her background includes customer service, research, administrative assistance, and business office experience. She enjoys the Non-Profit sector and is excited to be part of the Feeding Matters team.

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Jaclyn Goris, MHI

Senior Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives

Master of Science in Healthcare Innovation, Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Arizona State University, Nonprofit Professional Certification

Ms. Goris holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Innovation and a Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit Leadership/Management from Arizona State University. With more than 10 years’ experience in program development, Jaclyn is familiar with programming in the public and social sectors. Her professional experience includes program and strategic initiative design, fund development, special events, grant writing, and community engagement. She uses transformational leadership principals in her everyday work. Jaclyn strives to build energized and efficient teams to create significant organizational and systemic change for children with pediatric feeding disorders.

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Kate Jacobsen

Marketing and Communications Manager

Bachelor of Arts in US History, Bachelor of Arts in French Language, Cornell College

Over the years, Kate Jacobsen’s work in the nonprofit sector has centered on improving the lives of all people with disabilities. At Feeding Matters, a large part of her focus is on the use of design and social channel optimization to build strong marketing campaigns. She is a graduate of Cornell College with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both French Language and US History.
Prior to joining Feeding Matters, Kate served as the Executive Director of Access 2 Independence, the largest Center for Independent Living in Iowa at the time. While in this position she optimized both Federal and state grants to ensure her team of six employees could provide services to people with disabilities in an 8-county area. She is currently a member of the Welcome to America Project’s communications committee, and a longtime volunteer with the American Lung Association in Arizona. Kate has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector and enjoys utilizing her passions for problem solving and social media to bring communities together.

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Suzye Kleiner, Development Manager for Feeding Matters

Suzye Kleiner

Development Manager

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Arizona

A personal journey led Suzye to Feeding Matters as one of her two sons has severe food allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis and gastric reflux. Initially she experienced Feeding Matters first-hand as a member of the Marketing & Media Taskforce. Suzye is now excited to contribute as a member of the team whose thought leadership is trailblazing efforts to raise awareness, understanding and support for children with pediatric feeding disorders.
A Phoenix native with a diverse background in public relations, marketing and sales, Suzye has worked in hospitality, insurance and high tech before transitioning to freelance public relations, helping several start-ups and nonprofits. Suzye values strategic planning, messaging and cultivating relationships. She is passionate about improving the lives of children and has served on the board of Swift Youth Foundation since 2007. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in Marketing.

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Jen Lambert, M.Ed.

Director of Programs

Master of Science in Early Childhood Education, Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Miami University

Jen comes to us with over nine years experience in early childhood programs at Head Start.  During that time she held leadership positions of increasing responsibility focused on delivering high quality health services to children and families in need.  She is excited to be part of a team that is continuing to make great strides to improve the quality of life for so many.

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Jane Otenyo, MPH

Program Coordinator

Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health, Bachelor of Science in Public Health, University of Arizona

Jane comes to Feeding Matters with a background in family and child health. Her passion is in addressing socioeconomic, cultural, political and physiological issues that affect the health of children and families. Jane has experience working in gender-based violence prevention in college campus environments. She is excited to work closely with the team to support the mission of collaborative care for children and families.

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Rebecca Pierson

Director of Development

Arizona State University

Rebecca comes to Feeding Matters with 18+ years of professional experience in the field of healthcare philanthropy, building partnerships and strategies that help to strengthen community services. She leads the development department’s vision and goals while fostering relationships with individuals, foundations and corporations to advance the mission of Feeding Matters.

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Heidi Van der Molen

Program Coordinator

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Heidi is a mother to Hadyn Jude, her charming, 5 year old son and was a passionate volunteer with Feeding Matters for 3 years before recently joining the staff as Program Coordinator. While her background is in fine arts, with over 15 years experience both as an artist and an administrator, Heidi left the art world to care for Hadyn, who was born with a rare chromosome disorder called 18Q Deletion. Hadyn’s diagnosis brought many challenges, but feeding has been the most difficult. Heidi works diligently to feed her son orally along with supplementing his caloric needs with G-tube meals. She is determined to help her son become a 100% oral eater. Her experience over the years with Hadyn, has made her committed to helping other families who are going through this painful struggle and continues to educate herself on the many facets of feeding struggles.

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