Foundation Board of Directors
& El Rio Vecinos

We are a devoted team with a passion for helping people.

Foundation Board

Raul Aguirre
President, REA Media Group

Rob Assenmacher
President CAID Industries, Inc.

Kate Breck Calhoun
Director of Sales and Marketing, SMG – Tucson Convention Center

Tracy Sole de Hoop
Director of Marketing, Hexagon Mining

Matthew Gaspari
COO, Tucson Federal Credit Union

Richard “Rick” T. Gregson
President, AssuredPartners of Arizona, Inc.

Joanie Hammond
CEO, Hands of Hope Tucson

Stephanie Healy
Director of Public Affairs, Cox Communications

Christine Helin
Retired, Vice President, Lovitt & Touche

Craig “Lars” Larson
Retired Construction Loan Officer, Bank of the West

Chris Lawler
VP/Branch Manager, Nova Home Loans

Alex Levin
Financial Professional, Levin Risk Management

Claudia Levin
Community Philanthropist

Edward Leyba
VP Principal Business Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

Paul Loucks
Attorney, Hecker & Pew PLLC

Mark C. Mansfield
VP Energy Resources, Tucson Electric Power

Dominic Ortega
Retired, Allstate Senior Consultant

Charles “Chuck” Ryan
Fire Chief, Tucson Fire Department

Anthony Schaefer
Realtor, The Schaefer Team, Long Realty Company

Griff Straw
Griff Straw, CMB

Patricia A. Wallace
Retired, Attorney

El Rio Vecinos

The El Rio Vecinos are a group of young professionals with a collective goal to help make a difference in our Tucson community. These high-energy, passionate, committed volunteers, ages 25-40 years old, work together to raise money to help children get the health care they need and deserve through their signature fundraiser, the Bow Tie Block Party. They network with each other and the community on behalf of El Rio Community Health Center and El Rio Foundation. For membership information, please visit elriovecinos.com.

Vecinos translates to neighbors, which is how El Rio Community Health Center was started in 1970. It was through the cooperation and support of Tucson neighbors and several organizations that a true community consumer-based health center was established that has grown from one site on the west side to multiple locations in Tucson.

Visit and Like the El Rio Vecino’s Facebook page for ongoing updates.

El Rio Vecinos Executive Committee: Bobby Bakos, Alexis Chavez, Rashundra Gamble, Shaima Namazifard, Emily Evert, Jessica Palato and Daniela Siqueiros

Foundation Team

Brenda Goldsmith
Executive Director
520.205.4947520.205.4947
BrendaG@elrio.org

Rebecca “Becky” Rebenstorf
Major Gifts Officer
520.309.2415520.309.2415
RebeccaR2@elrio.org

Jill Rodriguez
Development Coordinator
520.870.7148520.870.7148
JillR@elrio.org

Rita Cadena
Executive Assistant
520.309.2419520.309.2419
RitaC@elrio.org

Robin Kaslly
Foundation Administrative Specialist
520.309.2432520.309.2432
RobinK@elrio.org