Leading Us in the Right Direction
From our Executive Team to our Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters has a compassionate and dedicated group of individuals on our side that are willing to do whatever it takes to help change children’s lives for the better.
Jon Bohnert has over 25 years of experience contributing to different types of organizations, from large to small, and public to private. He graduated in 1983 from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business. He’s a specialist in executive management, and team building, as well as an accomplished speaker.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Laura Capello joined Big Brothers Big Sisters in May 2011 as Vice President of Marketing and Development and is very familiar with the agency as she served in a similar capacity from March 1998 until Feb 2005. Prior to her return to the organization, she served as the Manager of Community Relations and Special Projects at the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation. She also worked as a consultant for four years helping several nonprofit and for profit clients with their marketing and special event’s needs, including Mesa Arts Center, the Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, The Arthritis Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Chaparral Suites, Eight, Arizona PBS and Luke Air force Base.
Laura believes giving back is one of the most important things she can do, so she continues to stay active in her community. As a member of Valley Leadership Class XXV, she stays involved with its Leadership Institute and served as class chair for two years. She also serves on the board of Jobs for Arizona Graduates, a nonprofit that runs programs for High School Students that helps them stay in school, and Beads of Courage, an arts-in-medicine program that helps children facing life-threatening illnesses.
Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.
Board of Directors
*Note: All Board Members are voting members and vote regularly during board meetings
Accurate Signs & Engraving, Inc.
Paul Evans, CPA, CGMA
Evans CPA & Consulting PLLC
Lori Maxwell, MS
Encore Capital Group
Mario Aniles, CPA
Housing Authority of Maricopa County
Nick Boggs, MBA
Manager, New Business Development
C.R. Bard - Bard Peripheral Vascular
Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel & Alternate Governor
Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club
Fred DuVal, JD
DuVal and Associates
Camille French, MBA
Founder & Principal Consultant
Amerisource HR Consulting Group LLC
Victor Foggie, CPCU, ARM
Luxury & Previews Property Specialist
Consumer/Community Relations Manager
Fry's Food Stores
SVP, Treasuty Management Sales
Alliance Bank of Arizona
Johnny Key, MBA
Manager of Energy Services
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
Caleb Jay, JD
Senior Director, Legal Affairs
Associate General Counsel
Curt Krizan, CPA
April Lane, MBA
Phoenix Home Rentals, LLC
Carlene Lowry, JD
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Performance Management Consulting Services
Pike and Susan Sullivan Foundation
Vice President, Land Group
Sr. Vice President, Client Svcs. & Operations
Michael Seaver, CPBA, SPHR, MBA
Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant
Seaver Consulting, LLC
Vice President and Managing Director
Key Accounts Manager
Ace Vending, Inc.
Mike Suriano, CPA
Vice President, Finance
Bar-S Foods Co.
Kim Wagie, MBA
Director, Business Data Management
Arizona Public Services Co.
Jacque Westling, JD
Quarles & Brady LLP
Chief Executive Officer, AZ, CO, NM
UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement
KPHO CBS 5
Vice President for Economic Progress
Children's Action Alliance
Councilman & Firefighter
City of Phoenix
Dr. Christine Winkinson
Senior Vice President
& Secretary of the University
President & CEO of the ASU Alumni Association
Managing Director, Trustees of ASU
Arizona State University