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Leadership & Staff


Gabriel's Angels' staff is dedicated to our mission to inspire confidence, compassion, and best behaviors in at-risk children through pet therapy.!

Portrait of Larry Bergholz

Larry Bergholz

Acting Chief Executive Officer
Pamelle Easterling

Pamelle Easterling

Director of Development
Portrait of Connie McNeel

Connie McNeel

Volunteer Coordinator
Portrait of Helen Koester

Helen Koester, MS, LAC

ABC & Intervention Specialist
Daniel Estrada

Daniel Estrada

Database Specialist
Portrait of Beverly Edwards

Beverly Edwards

Volunteer Coordinator, Northern Arizona

Board of Directors

Gabriel's Angels' board of directors is a group of leaders from many fields who are responsible for helping set the direction of Gabriel's Angels and to ensure the organization is fulfilling its mission. Board members meet regularly, raise funds and awareness, and contribute their many and varied strengths to make a lasting impact on our communities.

Executive Committee

  • Chair - Patty Nelson
    Retired IT Executive

  • Vice-Chair - Julie Ernst
    Retired Pediatrician

  • Vice-Chair - Micalann Pepe
    Attorney, Jaburg Wilk, Partner

  • Treasurer - Ann McCartney
    Vice President, Debt & Structured Finance, CBRE

  • Secretary - Katie Pompay
    Executive Director, Helen's Hope Chest

  • Member At Large - JM Hormell - T&D Engineering Supervisor, Arizona Public Services (APS)

  • Member At Large - Charles Lowry - Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

  • Past Chair - Nan Ater
    Retired Financial Services Executive

Board of Directors

  • Tami Bartelt -Vice President, Lead Financial Officer for Technology, American Express

  • Hal Bray - Retired AT & T Sales Director

  • Ed Cochran - Retired Army

  • Norm Dominguez - Retired Business Executive/Entrepreneur 

  • Scotty Lowry - Community Volunteer

  • Bill Remy - Retired CEO/Chairman, TBM Consulting Group

  • Yolanda Sengstock - Sr Program Manager IT Joint Venture, Mergers & Acquisitions at Common Spirit Health, Dignity Health

  • Brady Wald, M.Ed - Principal at The Leona Group - Liberty Arts Academy

Southern Arizona Board

Gabriel's Angels' Southern Arizona Advisory Board is a group of leaders within the Southern Arizona community that provides insight to broaden our reach with corporations, foundations, individual donors, and media to raise funds, build awareness, and advance our programmatic work within southern Arizona.

  • Chair - Aaron Johnson, Vice President of Technology Services, Tucson Federal Credit Union

  • Vice Chair - Lorelei Hough, President, Fractured Earth Tile & Stone

  • Treasurer - Sean Bennett, Director of Operations, Catalina Investments

  • Secretary -Ellen Yacovone, Chief Lending Officer, Tucson Federal Credit Union

  • Past Chair - Chris Chavez, Sales Manager Breakthru Beverage Group Arizona

  • Cindy Campano - SVP, Chief Lending Officer, Pima Federal Credit Union

  • Christine Plunkett - Certified Professional Accountant Candidate

  • Kate Titus - Owner, A Loyal Companion

Board of Young Professionals

Gabriel's Angels' board of young professionals is a group of up and coming professionals who strive to make a difference in their community while gaining experience within the board room.

  • Chair - Katie Burks, Sodexo, Area General Manager

  • Vice Chair - Ryan Detlaff, CEO, Trumpet Inc.

  • Secretary - Emily Balli, ASU College of Liberal Arts & Science, Communications Specialist and Lead Writer

  • Melanie Koenig Intel Corporation, Compliance Specialist

  • Emily Richardson - College Success Arizona, Digital Communication Director

  • Mentor - Pamelle Easterling - Director of Development, Gabriel's Angels

Steering Committee

Composed of passionate leaders from the corporate and philanthropic sectors, Gabriel's Angels' steering committee provides strategic guidance and help us broaden our reach within the community.

  • Dr. Wayne Anderson - Arrow Animal Hospital

  • Karly Bean - AZ Pet Vet

  • Robert Burghart - Raymond James & Associates

  • George W. Fleming - Momentum Coaching Resources

  • Jennifer G. Gadow - Fromm Smith & Gadow

  • Samantha Hagan - Christophel & Hagan, Ltd

  • Mary Holman - National Bank of Arizona

  • Kathleen Holmes - The DeLong Group 

  • Ryan Johnson - Arizona State University

  • Lisa Johnson Stone - Davis Blase Stone & Holder

  • Kristine Kassel - Benefits by Design

  • Ilana Lowery - Arizona Director; Common Sense Media

  • Jill Mackenzie - PetCure Oncology

  • Carl Nablo - Ascendency Global LLC

  • Richard Russell - Community Volunteer

  • Jane Spicer - CEO Daphne's Headcovers

  • Christy Van Quathem - Empire Southwest

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Arizona QCO: 20449

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