Board and Staff

Act One is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that is governed by a Board of Directors and managed by a dedicated staff.

Act One Board of Directors

Kate Baker, Chair
Retired, Community Volunteer

Mary Holman, Vice Chair
Executive Vice President, Private Banking National Bank of Arizona

Jennifer Bonnett, Treasurer
Principal & Founder JHB Executive Consultants

Harold Dorenbecher, Secretary
Senior Vice President Wealth Management Northern Trust

Karin Scherner Aldama
Partner, Perkins Coie

Christina Burroughs
Managing Partner, MRA Associates

Scott Candrian
Retired, Community Leader

Pat Engels
Retired, Community Leader

Mistie Hague Weishaar
Marketing Manager, Greenberg Traurig

Amy Heisler
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications First Solar

Amanda Kaye
Co-Founder, ckSYNERGY

Lois Savage
Executive Director, The Lodestar Foundation

Hilary Smedsrud
Retired, Community Leader

Russ Perlich, Act One Founder
Partner, PWP Capital

Robert Tancer
Retired, Community Leader

Al Priem, Lifetime Board Member
CFO, Clim-a-Tech

Act One Staff

Geri Wright, President and CEO

Juliet Martin, Vice President of Strategies and Programs

Jan Holmes, Senior Manager of Philanthropy

Leslie Freed-Novick, Grants Manager

Samantha Pinkley, Field Trip Manager

Hannah Kochman, SEATS Program Coordinator

Mark Kochman, CFO

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