Foundation Board of Directors, El Rio Vecinos & Foundation Staff

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
Marketing Strategic Advisor, Tracy Sole de Hoop Consulting

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

Paul Loucks
Attorney, DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.

Yvette-Marie Margaillan
CEO and Clinical Director, ABA Consulting Group

Angela Mattix-Celis
Sr. Experience Delivery Manager, Intuit, Inc.

Shaima Namazifard
Business Relationship Manager/Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

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 Vecinos 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

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: Shaima Namazifard, Daniela Siqueiros, Nate Eggman, Courtney Hoyt, Shauna Vasquez, Santana Hancock, and Nicole Romero.

Foundation Team

Brenda Goldsmith
Executive Director

Jill Rodriguez
Development Coordinator

Rita Cadena
Executive Assistant

Robin Kaslly
Foundation Administrative Specialist