Équipe de direction

  • John David Arnold, CEO & Founder

    En 1967, tout en travaillant pour le Programme d'aide préscolaire, Dr. Arnold a écrit le premier PPEP, Inc. accorder proposition soumise à la guerre Tucson sur le programme de la pauvreté, qui a été lancé par les présidents Kennedy / Johnson administrations. Le financement initial était pour $19,000, à partir de laquelle il a acheté un 48 passager 1957 autobus scolaire Chevrolet connu sous le nom "La Tortuga" (la tortue). Dr. Arnold était le conducteur, enseignant mécanicien et l'école conférant enseignements pédagogiques pratiques pour aider les ouvriers agricoles Bracero se préparent à être productifs dans notre société. Ayant vécu au Mexique, il a compris de première main ce que ce était de vivre et d'étudier dans une société peu familier avec une langue et une culture différentes.

    De ses humbles débuts de bord PPEP La Tortuga 49 il ya des années, Dr. Arnold, le Conseil d'administration et PPEP personnel dévoué ont cherché à réaliser les rêves d '«améliorer la qualité de vie» des travailleurs agricoles et ruraux pauvres qui a visité le bus dans ces années de formation. Son travail a été cité comme modèles nationaux 10 fois dans U.S.. Dossiers du Congrès, y compris les citations par U.S. Congrès Udall, Kolbe, Pasteur, Grijalva, Giffords, et sénateurs: DeConcini, McCain, Kyl et Enzi du Wyoming. Ses programmes ont été honoré à deux reprises à la Maison Blanche, parmi de nombreuses autres reconnaissances national et international. Membre du Congrès américain, Ed Pastor a écrit "Il est de votre vision et l'énergie qui a transformé« La Tortuga 'en une force majeure pour «Améliorer la qualité de vie en Arizona et dans le monde". Le sénateur américain, Mike Enzi a écrit, «Vous pouvez être la personne la plus innovante je sais. Ce est toujours fascinant d'apprendre de vos progrès nouveaux et intrigants, en plus d'être une voix pour les travailleurs agricoles migrants et leurs enfants. "sénateur McCain a déclaré:« En fin de compte une grande partie de notre avenir dépend de programmes tels que PPEP " www.ppep.org.


  • Barbara Coronado, Chief Operations Officer / Directeur des finances

    Barbara Coronado a rejoint l'administration PPEP dans 1999; apportant plus 20 ans d'expérience dans la finance pour les organisations à but non lucratif. Avant de rejoindre PPEP, elle était une spécialiste du contrat / d'audit pour services communautaires catholiques du sud de l'Arizona, Inc. En 2002, Barbara a été nommé directeur des finances de PPEP Inc. responsable des opérations financières globales de l'organisation. En 2006 elle a été nommée Directeur Administratif et nommé à l'équipe de gestion de PPEP.

    En 2012 Barbara a été nommé chef de l'exploitation de PPEP, responsable des opérations quotidiennes de toutes les fonctions de bureau PPEP et la gestion des opérations au jour le jour de l'organisation et leur rapport au chef de la direction. Barbara travaille aussi pour assurer la maintenance et la mise à jour des différents systèmes d'information et des infrastructures afin de fournir des informations programmatiques et financières précises et pertinentes.

    Barbara a reçu l'employé PPEP de l'année en 2003. A Tucsonan native, elle est active dans sa communauté et les bénévoles en leur fournissant des services de comptabilité et d'assistance aux diverses petites entreprises.


  • Johnson Bia, Ph.D., Chef de l'administration

    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 ans (1992 2014) as an executive administrator at Pima Community College. At the college he served as Dean for 6 ans, 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. Au 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, Chef de l'administration

    En Juillet 1987, Kari a commencé à travailler avec PPEP, Inc. Kari a commencé sa carrière en tant que coordonnateur du programme pour les Incgrams une déficience intellectuelle et après six ans, elle a ensuite transféré à la division de l'emploi et de la formation, travailler avec les ouvriers agricoles et les autres populations défavorisées. Tout au long de la dernière 29 années de travail avec PPEP, Inc. Kari a gravi les échelons et est actuellement chef de l'administration. Kari supervise et gère actuellement 10 programmes, 16 subventions, et 10 bureaux pour l'emploi, formation, logement, et de l'éducation tout au long d'une zone de neuf comté; travailler avec les jeunes et les populations adultes à travers fédéral, état, et les programmes de comté. Elle soutient le mouvement ouvrier agricole, comme elle est activement impliquée dans deux associations régionales, where she is On the RMHI Coalition Board and Secretary/Treasurer of the WAFA Association. Elle participe activement avec l'Association nationale AFOP et siège au Conseil d'administration. She sits on WIOA workforce board in Pima County, le Conseil Arizona action communautaire, et les coalitions communautaires qui aident les jeunes et les adultes dans les communautés qu'elle sert en 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, Californie. 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. Par exemple, 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.

    En 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

    MartaMartibrings 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. En 2001 he transitioned to the IT department where he was a Computer Technician. En 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. En 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, routeurs, commutateurs, serveurs, 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 ordinateurs, 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. En 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.