The Young Professionals Council Announces New Executive Team

The BBBSAZ Young Professionals Council was founded by dedicated young professionals in the Valley who have a vested interest in shaping Arizona’s youth and building a stronger network of support for the agency. This diverse group of individuals, ages 18 to 40, volunteer their time to support BBBSAZ’s many initiatives in the community. YPC members volunteer at events, support BBBSAZ volunteer recruitment efforts, host an annual Casino Night fundraising event, and represent BBBSAZ at various community events and networking groups. They work closely with the BBBSAZ Board of Directors who serve as mentors and provide opportunities for YPC members to learn more about being philanthropic leaders in our community.

The YPC is excited to announce the election of their new Executive Team who will provide leadership and structure to the group for the coming Fiscal Year!

Jessica Holsapple, President

Jessica has been a member of the YPC since March 2022.  Jessica is a Next Level Growth Business Guide working with leaders to build purpose-driven teams.  Jessica is passionate about serving our community and supporting our youth, knowing that even the smallest act of kindness can make a huge impact on a child’s life.

Jacob Kosch, Vice President

Jacob has been a Big Brother to Little Brother Blake since March 2020. Since then, Jacob has become an avid supporter of BBBSAZ at all levels. He joined the Young Professional Council in 2021 and has consistently exceeded his commitments, and previously served as the President of the YPC. In his professional career, Jacob is the VP of Operations for Cardinal Dealer Solutions.

Ariel Baber, Membership Chair

Ariel has been a member of YPC since July 2022, and this is her first year serving as the Membership Chair. Ariel is also the Assistant Director of Programs at AZCEND, and she works to catalyze the strengths of the local community to combat homelessness in the East Valley. In addition to human services, Ariel has 10 years of experience working with children in the areas of positive youth development and academic success. Ariel is passionate about helping Arizona’s youth reach their full potential within our community.

Hayley Bowen, Events Chair

Hayley has been a member of the YPC since November 2022. Hayley understands how important it is for children to have a consistent and positive role model in their life which is why the mission of BBBSAZ is something close to her heart. Hayley is very excited for this year of YPC and sharing the importance of BBBSAZ. As the event’s chair, Hayley will provide leadership in planning the YPC’s Annual Casino Fundraiser. 

In her professional career, Hayley is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ focusing on financial planning and investment management.

The members of YPC are always looking for dynamic community-minded individuals to join their efforts. If you’d like to learn more about YPC, please reach out to Aimee Johnson at

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