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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 Patti Savage

Patti Savage

Volunteer Coordinator
Portrait of Helen Koester

Helen Koester

ABC & Intervention 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 - Charles Lowry - Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

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

  • Past Chair - Nan Ater
    Retired Financial Services Executive

Board of Directors

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

  • Kathleen Holmes - Managing Director, Valbridge Property Advisors

  • Norm Dominguez - Retired Business Executive/Entrepreneur 

  • Scotty Lowry - Community Volunteer

  • Jill Heuer - Community Volunteer

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

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

  • Chris Mertens - Sales Representative, Breakthru Beverage Group Arizona

  • Kate Titus - Owner, A Loyal Companion

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

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.

  • Treasurer - Becky Pang, Western Alliance Bank, Credit Analyst Officer

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

  • Emily Richardson - College Success Arizona, Digital Communication Director

  • Melanie Koenig Intel Corporation, Compliance Specialist

  • 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

  • Nan Ater - Retired Financial Services Executive

  • Karly Bean - AZ Pet Vet

  • Andrea Beaulieu - Andrea Beaulieu Creates, LLC

  • Robert Burghart - Raymond James & Associates

  • George W. Fleming - Momentum Coaching Resources

  • Jennifer G. Gadow - Fromm Smith & Gadow

  • Samantha Hagan - Christophel & Hagan, Ltd

  • Mary Holman - NBAZ

  • Ryan Johnson - Arizona State University

  • Lisa Johnson Stone - Davis Blase Stone & Holder

  • Ilana Lowery - Arizona Director; Common Sense Media

  • Jill Mackenzie - PetCure Oncology

  • Carl Nablo - Ascendency Global LLC

  • Shelley Newman - Retired Hi-Tech Engineering Executive

  • Suzanne Paetzer - TriAra Consulting LLC

  • Richard Russell - Community Volunteer

  • Christy Van Quathem - Empire Southwest

  • Tina Woods - Retired Ashland Inc.

  • Christine Wilson - Retired Fashion Designer

  • Kristine Kassel - Benefits by Design

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