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Leadership & Staff

Staff

Our work is driven by a passionate belief that the unconditional love of a pet can heal a child.

Melissa G. Steimer, MPA

Chief Executive Officer
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Tina Lopez, CFRE

Chief Development Officer
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Elizabeth Aspland

Executive Assistant / Office Administrator
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Michelle Martonicz

Central Arizona Program Manager

Monica Gery

Marketing and Communications Manager

Kara Hollis

Programs Support Specialist

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 – Ed Cochran
    Retired Army

  • Past Chair Chair – Patty Nelson
    Retired It Executive

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

  • Vice Chair and Treasurer – Tami Bartelt
    Vice President, Lead Financial Officer for Technology, American Express

  • Treasurer – Joe Maslick
    Retired CEO

  • Secretary – Katie Pompay
    Senior Grants Management Analyst, Arizona Governor’s Office

  • Member At Large – Ronda M. Kelso, RN, Esq.
    Nurse, Attorney at Accident Law Group

Board of Directors

  • Charles Lowry –Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

  • Norm Dominguez – Retired Business Executive/Entrepreneur 

    • Catherine Harmon– VP Commercial & Industrial Lending,  Enterprise Bank & Trust

    • Jane Legacy– Professor of Education, Arizona State University

  • Karla Fisher – CEO, Game Plan Consulting

  • Leah Friedenberg – SVP Organizational Development, Pima Federal Credit Union

  • Kelly Balthazor – Community Volunteer

  • Amy Rebenar – Mortgage Loan Originator, Peoples Mortgage Company

  • Annette Bouwer  –  Retired Director of Clinical Rotations, Midwestern Univ Veterinary Med 

  • Xavier Gonzalez – Student Support Services, Desert Edge High School 

Southern Arizona Community Council

Gabriel’s Angels’ Southern Arizona Community Council is a group of leaders within the Southern Arizona community that actively raise funds, build awareness, and advance our programmatic work within southern Arizona.

  • Christine Plunkett – Certified Professional Accountant Candidate

  • Leah Friedenberg – SVP of Operations, Pima Federal Credit Union

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.

  • Nan Ater – Retired Financial Services Executive

  • 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

  • Ryan Johnson – Arizona State University

  • Carl Nablo – Ascendency Global LLC

  • Jane Spicer – CEO Daphne’s Headcovers

  • Christy Van Quathem – Empire Southwest

  • Julie Ernst – Retired Pediatrician

    • Ann McCartney – Vice President, CBRE

    • Kathleen Holmes – The DeLong Group

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Charity ID (EIN): 86-0991198

Arizona QCO: 20449

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