Arizona Foundation for Social Justice Children &Youth Services - Who's Who
Arizona Foundation for Social Justice Children &Youth Services - Standing in solidarity with those in need
Arizona Foundation for Social Justice Children and Youth Services, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in 2009 is a work of the President/,CEO Dr. Ajagbe operating under an independent Board of Trustees.
 
 Hon. Janice Brewer, the former governor of Arizona (2008-2015)

Our Honorary Board Members has broad representation from different sectors, including the private, legal, medical, academia, business, government and non-profit sectors, and collectively represents a wide range of specific skills and expertise.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1) Prof. Dr. Cornel West, Ph.D.
    Center for African American Studies
    Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2) Dr. Michael Obasaju, D.V.M.,M.V.M.,Ph.D.
     IVF / Andrology & Hormones Laboratory Director
      New York Fertility Institute, New York
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3) Mr. Charles L. Ryan, M.P.A.
    State Director, Arizona Department of Corrections
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4) Prof. Patrick Adeboyega, M.D.
     Professor of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology
        Director of Histopathology, Research Laboratory
      LSUHSC - Shreveport, LA 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5) Mr. Neal Young, M.B.A. Former State Director
   Arizona Department of  Economic Security
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6) Prof. Ola-Rotimi Matthew Ajayi, Ph.D.
   Former  Vice Chancellor/President, Landmark University, Nigeria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7) Judge Ronald Wilson, Juris Doctor
     Presiding Judge, South Tucson City Court
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8) Prof. Ana Maria Merico, Juris Doctor
     James E. Rogers College of Law
     The University of Arizona
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9) Mr. Ted Williams, Juris Doctor
     President/CEO Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10) Dr. Grace H. Chauke, M.D.
     Bethlehem, South Africa
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11) Prof. Matthew C. Whitaker, Ph.D.
      Arizona State University
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12) Senator Rebecca Rios, M.S.W.
       Former State Senator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13) Ms. Linda Lyman, Former President/CEO
      Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14) Ms. Dina Higgins, B.A.
      Former  Councilmember, City of Mesa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15) Mr. Jeff Kleck, Former Superintendent      
     Maricopa Unified School District  
 
 
The AFSJ-CYS is led by a dynamic Board of Trustees who work to assure that we fulfill our mission and meet our goals. During two-year terms, trustees members set broad policy, review and approve programs and budgets, and ensure financial stability and accountability.
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1) Tanya Marie Schell, RN, BSN (Chair)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 2) Beverly Labbe, BA (Member)
 
 
 
 
 
3) Dr. Lovie Jackson, M.S.W.,Ph.D. (Member)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4) Dr. Catherin Snyder, Psy.D.(Member)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5) Sandy Clark Valentin, BA (Member)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6) Leanne Vogt, BA (Member)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7) Sanzanna Toles, Ph.D. (Member)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8) Amy Seese-Bieda, M.S.W., L.S.W.(Member)
 
 
The Arizona Foundation for Social Justice Children and Youth Services brings together a diverse Executive Management Team with proven expertise in Social and Human Services. 
The EMT have extensive histories of successful collaborative efforts as well as effective provision of services families and
children.
                                 
                                      Executive Team
 
                                   Dr. Sylvester Ajagbe, S.T.L., Ph.D., D.Min.
                                         President/CEO
                                                                Ms. Stacia Ortega, B.A.
                             Executive Vice President/Chief of Staff
                             Dr. Kathy Mohr-Almeida, Ph.D.
           Executive Vice President for Behavioral Heath Services
                              Dr. Elizabeth Anthony, Ph.D.
                      Chief Research and Evaluation Officer
                                              
                                                           Dr. Mark Bastin, Ed.D.
                                     Chief Education Officer    
                                                                         
                                 
                              Administrative Team
 
                                               
                                                          Lane Organ, B.S
                         Personal Assistant to Dr. Sylvester Ajagbe
                                                  
                                                                                                                                      
                                                   Denise Birmingham, A.A.
                                     Office Administrator
                                                   
                                    Berenice Aviles, A.A.
                                  Administrative Assistant
                                                     
                                              Erin Brackney
                                        Executive Assistant/Comm. Liaison
 
                       Management Team
                                                              
                                   Patricia Salazar, B.A. 
                                 In - Home Services Director
                                                                                          
                                                                                                            
                             Tinna Gunnarsdottir, B.S.W. 
                                 Equine Program Director
                                     
                                 Cherie Key, B.S.W.
                                 Youth Program Director                             
                                                                            
                               Regeanna Mwansa, M.B.A.
                                Director, Alliance of Foster Youth
                                       and  Alumni of Arizona