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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.

Pam Gaber

Pam Gaber

Founder & CEO
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Larry Bergholz

Chief Operations & Financial Officer
Blake Blackman-Woody

Blake Blackman-Woody

Director of Development
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Lisa Farrell

Database Administrator
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Connie McNeel

Volunteer Coordinator
Portrait of Patti Savage

Patti Savage

Volunteer Coordinator
Portrait of Helen Koester

Helen Koester

ABC & Intervention Specialist
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Ashley Brown

Southern Arizona Development Manager
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Elisa Pelgrift

Southern Arizona Program Manager
Portrait of Beverly Edwards

Beverly Edwards

Volunteer Coordinator, Northern Arizona
Portrait of Genara Sosa

Genara Sosa

Administrative Assistant

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 - Nan Ater, Community Volunteer

  • 1st Vice-Chair - Jill Heuer, Community Volunteer

  • 2nd Vice-Chair - Patty Nelson, Community Volunteer

  • Treasurer - Ann McCartney, Managing Director - Equity, Debt, & Structured Finance - Cushman & Wakefield

  • Secretary - Caroline Conner, Director of Corporate Culture, Homeowners Financial Groups USA, LLC

  • Member at Large - John Cole, Partner - The Cole Consilium, LLC

  • Member at Large - Julie Ernst, Community Volunteer

Board of Directors

  • Pam Gaber - Chief Executive Officer

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

  • JP Chalarca - Director of Quality and Continuous Improvement, RevSpring

  • Vicki Davis - Manager, Strategic Energy Management, Salt River Project

  • Kathleen Holmes - Managing Director, Valbridge Property Advisors

  • Jeanne-Marie Hormell - T&D Engineering Supervisor, Arizona Public Service

  • Charles Lowry - Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

  • Scotty Lowry - Community Volunteer

  • Micalann Pepe - Attorney, Jaburg Wilk, Partner

  • Meghan Storms - Senior Director, Valley of the Sun United Way

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 - Chris Chavez, Sales Manager Breakthru Beverage Group Arizona

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

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

  • Secretary - Lorelei Hough, President, Fractured Earth Tile & Stone

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

  • Sean Bennett - Registered Representative, Catalina Wealth Management

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

  • Christ Mertens - Sales Representative, Breakthru Beverage Group Arizona

  • Kate Titus - Owner, A Loyal Companion

  • Marcie Velen - MSW Emeritus Member, No Kill Pima County

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 - Xavier Gonzalez, Success Coach - Program Specialist Earn to Learn

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

  • Member at Large - Logan Parkerson, Founder & CEO Quasar Tech Solutions

  • Natalya Brown - Community Relations Liaison, AmeriCorps VISTA

  • Lexi Hectman - Vet Technician and Receptionist, Scottsdale Animal Healthcare

  • Katie Lichtsinn

  • Paige Okeeffe

  • Anabelle Ramirez - Shelter Director, The Salvation Army - Phoenix Family Services

  • Erik White 

  • Mentor - Pam Gaber - Chief Executive Officer, Gabriel's Angels

  • Mentor - Blake Blackman-Woody - 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 - Community Volunteer

  • Karly Bean - Arizona Pet Vet

  • Andrea Beaulieu - Andrea Beaulieu Creates, LLC

  • Robert Burghart - Raymond James & Associates

  • Norm Dominguez - BNI

  • 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

  • Lisa Johnson Stone - Davis Blase Stone & Holder

  • Kristine Kassel - Benefits by Design, Inc.

  • Ilana Lowery - Arizona Director; Common Sense Media

  • Carl Nablo - Ascendency Global LLC

  • Shelley Newman - Community Volunteer

  • Suzanne Paetzer - TriAra Consulting, LLC

  • Richard Russell - Community Volunteer

  • Kate Seastone - Simplicit Financial

  • Jane Spicer - Daphne's Headcovers

  • Christy Van Quathem - Empire Southwest

  • Tina Woods - Ashland Inc.

  • Christine Wilson - Community Volunteer

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Charity ID (EIN): 86-0991198

Arizona QCO: 20449

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