Executive Team

  • John David Arnold, CEO & Founder

    In 1967, während der Arbeit für den Head Start-Programm, Dr. Arnold schrieb die erste PPEP, Inc. Vorschlag an die Tucson Krieg gegen die Armut Programm vorgelegt gewähren, , die von den Präsidenten Kennedy / Johnson Verwaltungen initiiert wurde. Die Anschubfinanzierung war für $19,000, aus dem er kaufte ein 48 Passagier 1957 Chevrolet Schulbus als "La Tortuga" bekannt (die Schildkröte). Dr. Arnold war der Fahrer, Mechaniker und Lehrer die Vermittlung praktischer Bildungs ​​Lehren zu helfen, die Bracero Landarbeiter bereiten sich produktiv in unserer Gesellschaft sein. Nachdem in Mexiko gelebt, verstand er aus erster Hand, was es zu leben und in einer fremden Gesellschaft zu untersuchen mit einer anderen Sprache und Kultur war.

    Von PPEP bescheidenen Anfängen an Bord La Tortuga 49 Jahren, Dr. Arnold, die PPEP Board of Directors und engagierte Mitarbeiter haben versucht, die Durchführung der Träume zur "Verbesserung der Lebensqualität" der Landarbeiter und ländlichen Armen, die mit dem Bus besucht in diesen prägenden Jahren. Seine Arbeit wurde als nationale Modelle zitiert worden 10 mal in U.s. Congressional Rekorde, einschließlich Zitate von U.s. Kongressabgeordnete Udall, Kolbe, Pastor, Grijalva, Giffords, und Senatoren: DeConcini, McCain, Kyl und Enzi von Wyoming. Seine Programme wurden zweimal im Weißen Haus geehrt, neben zahlreichen anderen Auszeichnungen national und international. US-Kongressabgeordnete, Ed Pastor schrieb: "Es ist Ihre Vision und Energie, die umgewandelt" La Tortuga "in eine wichtige Kraft für die" Verbesserung der Lebensqualität in Arizona und die Welt ". US-Senator, Mike Enzi schrieb, "Sie können das innovativste, den ich kenne sein. Es ist immer wieder faszinierend zu Ihrer neuen und faszinierenden Fortschritte lernen, Plus, ein Stimme für die Migranten Landarbeiter und ihre Kinder. "Senator McCain erklärte:" Letztlich viel von unserer Zukunft hängt von Programmen wie PPEP " www.ppep.org.


  • Barbara Coronado, Chief Operations Officer / Director of Finance

    Barbara Coronado trat der PPEP Verwaltung in 1999; bringt mehr als 20 Jahre Erfahrung in den Bereichen Finanzen für Non-Profit-Organisationen. Vor seinem Wechsel zu PPEP, sie war ein Vertrag / Audit Spezialist für katholische Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc. In 2002, Barbara wurde zum Director of Finance für PPEP Inc. verantwortlich für die gesamten finanziellen Operationen der Organisation. In 2006 sie wurde einen Chief Administrative Officer ernannt und PPEP Management Team.

    In 2012 Barbara wurde als Chief Operations Officer ernannt PPEP, verantwortlich für das Tagesgeschäft aller PPEP Office-Funktionen und die Verwaltung der Organisation Tag-zu-Tag-und Reporting ihnen an den Chief Executive Officer. Barbara arbeitet auch die laufende Wartung und Aktualisierung der verschiedenen IT-Systeme und Infrastruktur, um genaue und relevante programmatischen und finanziellen Informationen gewährleisten soll.

    Barbara wurde die PPEP Employee of the Year ausgezeichnet in 2003. Der gebürtige Tucsonan, sie ist aktiv in ihrer Gemeinde und Freiwillige durch Buchhaltung und Unterstützung für verschiedene kleine Unternehmen.


  • Johnson Bia, Ph.D., Chief Administrative Officer

    Dr. Johnson Bia is Chief Administrative Officer for Education & Regional Director of PPEP Institute. He re-joined PPEP in July 2014 as a member of the Board of Directors of the PPEP Microbusiness & Housing Development Corporation, and then as an administrator in October 2014. For five years (1987–1992) he served as Executive Director at PPEP and then spent the next 22 Jahr (1992 – 2014) as an executive administrator at Pima Community College. At the college he served as Dean for 6 Jahr, Vice President for 6 years and President for 10 years until his retirement from the state in 2014. Dr. Bia has been active in numerous organizations at the local, regional and national levels. He conducted several international projects with educational institutions in Mexico, Norway and Denmark. Bei PPEP, he has administrative oversight of PPEP TEC charter high schools statewide and is instrumental in the establishment of a new postsecondary institute. He earned his Doctorate of Philosophy degree from the Iowa State University of Science & Technology in 1986, and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Arizona. Dr. Bia is a proud member of the Navajo Nation.


  • Kari Hogan, Chief Administrative Officer

    Im Juli 1987, Kari begann die Arbeit mit PPEP, Inc. Kari begann ihre Karriere als Programm-Koordinator für die Entwicklungsstörungen Incgrams und nach sechs Jahren, sie dann übertragen auf die Beschäftigung und Ausbildung Sparte, Arbeiten mit Landarbeiter und andere benachteiligte Bevölkerungsgruppen. Während des letzten 29 Jahre mit PPEP, Inc. Kari hat durch die Reihen verschoben und ist derzeit Chief Administrative Officer. Kari derzeit überwacht und verwaltet 10 Programme, 16 Zuschüsse, und 10 Büros für die Beschäftigung, Ausbildung, Gehäuse, und Bildung während einer neun County Area; Arbeit mit Jugendlichen und Erwachsenen Bevölkerung durch Bund, Zustand, und Landkreis Programmen. Sie unterstützt die Landarbeiter Bewegung, wie sie sich aktiv an zwei regionalen Verbänden, where she is On the RMHI Coalition Board and Secretary/Treasurer of the WAFA Association. Sie ist aktiv mit dem AFOP National Association beteiligt und sitzt im Vorstand. She sits on WIOA workforce board in Pima County, der Arizona Community Action Vorstand, und anderen Community-Koalitionen, die Jugendliche und Erwachsene unterstützt innerhalb der Gemeinden dient sie in Arizona. Going forward Ms. Hogan is looking to develop a comprehensive youth training facility in the Tucson area incorporating restorative practices.


  • Roxana Gonzalez, Executive Director PPEP Integrated Care

    Roxanna Gonzalez, MA, LISAC, LAC is the Executive Director of PPEP Inc. Integrated Care division. She oversees the Behavioral Health and Intellectual Developmental Disability programs and services provided by PPEP, Inc. Reporting to the C.E.O., she is a key member of the PPEP, Inc. executive management team.

    Roxanna has been employed with PPEP for a combination of 14 years as the Behavioral Health Clinical Director and Clinician. She has many years of management expertise included in her 20 years of providing clinical services to individuals and families in Arizona. She was previously employed as a supervisor with Southeastern Arizona Behavioral Health services where she managed outpatient clinics. In addition, her behavioral health management experiences included employment at Native Images and with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. She is an Arizona Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC), holds a Masters from the U of A in Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from U. of A. with emphasis in child disorders. She received Certificate of Achievement from the U. of A. Hispanic Association, was a four year recipient of the Gebbler Memorial Scholarship and four year honorable mention at the U. of A. Roxanna’s combination of experience, knowledge, licensure and educational achievements in her field, compliment her continued contributions and quality service initiatives she directs. She manages herself and others with the highest level of ethics, integrity, exceptional boundaries and embraces cultural competency and diversity.


  • Jay Diallo, Executive Director PMHDC

    Jay comes to PMHDC from a banking background. He previously worked for Bank of Tucson, beginning there as a teller and quickly moving up to an Assistance Vice President for Commercial Lending. Prior to accepting the role of Executive Director Jay had been very active in providing critical advise to PMHDC as a loan review committee member for over two years.

    Jay Diallo obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in International Foreign Affairs Relations and a minor in Economics and Business from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Kalifornien. Always striving to grow and further develop, he enrolled and successfully completed a rigorous three-year Master’s level degree in Banking and Leadership from one of the premier post graduate level banking schools in the country, Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle, Washington.

    On a leadership level, Jay has been very active in so many different ways and capacities in serving our community. For example, as the current President of the Rotary Club of Tucson Sunrise, Jay has been very instrumental in coordinating service projects in our community including volunteering for the community food bank, Tucson Diamond Children’s Hospital, Ben’s Bell, to name only a few. In addition to Rotary, Jay is also the current Board Chairman of the PPEP Inc. Foundation. T. Jay Diallo is also the founder and CEO of a nonprofit organization called Global Children’s Fund (www.globalchildrensfund.org) dedicated to providing access to education and basic needs for children from impoverished communities around the world. While balancing career and community involvement, Jay also demonstrates leadership skills at home as he is most dedicated to his family. He is a loving husband and proud father of two.

     


  • Jacob Herrington, Executive Director of Property, Insurance and Housing

    In June 2016 Jacob (Jake) Herrington was named Executive Director of Property Management, New Construction, New Development, Transportation and Property Insurance for PPEP, Inc.

    Jake Herrington began his career in the multifamily property management industry in Tucson. Over his twenty five years of on-site management, Jake was privileged to work with two of the most esteemed property management firms in Tucson, both Accredited Management Organization® (AMO®) firms. He was charged with turning around troubled assets as well as overseeing large luxury apartment communities. Over the course of his career, Jake was the recipient of many achievement awards, including the Administrative PPEP Employee of the Year in 2012.

    In 2008, he was one of two finalists for Manager of the Year awarded by the Arizona Multi-housing Association. Jake has made a difference in each role that he has held and is focused on surpassing expectations in all of his endeavors.

    In conjunction with his new role, Jake will continue to serve as a member of the PPEP & Affiliates Inc. executive management team and lead PPEP & Affiliates Inc.’s efforts in corporate planning and operations of Single Family, Multi-Family Housing and New Commercial Development projects and assist in the planning efforts in corporate planning and operations.


  • Marta Vargas, Chief Administrative Officer/Director of Human Resources

    Marta “Marti” brings many years of human resources executive management, organizational development, and business operations experience to her role of Human Resources Director for PPEP, Inc. Under her leadership, human resources promotes a work environment that is known for fair treatment of staff, open communication, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect. In addition to her many years in for profit organizations, she has dedicated more than 17 years of her professional career to non-profits and social services.

    Throughout her career in human resources and business working in Arizona and California, she has been employed in technical, service and industrial business sectors. Her nonprofit experiences included employment with community, social and integrated health agencies.

    She has served on the Boards of LaFrontera Arizona, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Women’s Corporation, and currently a volunteer Board Member at ICS- Interfaith Community Services in Tucson.

    Marti fulfills her personal and professional goals with lifetime achievements and dedication to her profession in human resources. She is an advocate for the betterment of communities, its members and employees. Marti enjoys being a force of change to help people realize dreams and bring dignity to those who embrace the challenges.

    Marti is a proud Tucsonense. As a life-long learner, she has attended Western International University and other Arizona colleges in pursuit of continued education in business administration and HR management. She is certified in various HR specialties and a certified trainer in leadership and supervisory development and in cultural competency courses.


  • Robert Riggs, Executive Director of Information Technology

    Robert Riggs started at PPEP in 1999 as a Student Record and Recording Specialist. He replaced the old student attendance reporting program with the new and present MIS/School Master program, connecting PPEP Tech High School directly to the Arizona Department of Education. In 2001 he transitioned to the IT department where he was a Computer Technician. In 2006 he was appointed to the position of Information Technology Director. Robert was promoted to Executive Director for Information Technology in 2017. Robert was elected PPEP Employee of the Year for the administration department in 2004. In 2005 he was awarded the PPEP Overall Employee for all of PPEP Inc.

    Throughout the 17 years with PPEP he has been involved in many projects. Some tasks include working with the IT team in setting up and maintaining school computers, Router, Schalter, Server, Wi-Fi, etc. The IT team is responsible for Anti-Virus protection, Firewalls, Windows updates, Backups, Inventory, Cisco VoIP phones, and support of over 600 Computer, Chromebooks, Laptops, and peripherals. Internationally Robert supervises the Project EIC (Eliminating Computer Illiteracy) in Ghana Africa which is directed by Walter Edem. Prior to working for PPEP Robert was employed by TUSD.

    Some of Robert’s accomplishments include being President of the local FFA and Vice President of the local 4-H. He earned the State Farmer degree in 1983. In 1991, Robert not only became a GM Master Mechanic, but he earned the maximum score on the assessment. He also earned the ASE Certified Master Mechanic Degree, which is the highest status available in the automotive industry. He continued his education at Pima Community College and the University of Arizona with two degrees in Microcomputer Technology and LAN/WAN system specialist. Robert grew up on a family ranch 20 miles outside of Willcox. Along with his parents, he maintained the ranch with an average of 200 head of cattle. Robert continues to assist his dad with running the ranch.