In 1967, terwijl het werken voor de Head Start Program, Dr. Arnold schreef de eerste pPEP, Inc. voorstel Armoede Programma om de Tucson War ingediend verlenen, dat werd geïnitieerd door de presidenten Kennedy / Johnson Administraties. De initiële financiering was voor $19,000, waaruit kocht hij een 48 passagier 1957 Chevrolet schoolbus bekend als "La Tortuga" (de schildpad). Dr. Arnold was de bestuurder, monteur en onderwijzeres meegeven van praktische educatieve lessen te helpen de Bracero landarbeiders zich voorbereiden om productief te zijn in onze samenleving. Ik woonde in Mexico, hij begreep de eerste hand wat het was om te leven en te studeren in een onbekende samenleving met een andere taal en cultuur.
Van pPEP's nederige begin boord La Tortuga 49 jaar geleden, Dr. Arnold, de Raad van Bestuur en het toegewijde personeel pPEP hebben gezocht voor het uitvoeren van de dromen in die vormende jaren om "de verbetering van de kwaliteit van het leven" van de landarbeiders en de armen op het platteland wie de bus bezocht. Zijn werk is aangehaald als nationale modellen 10 keer in U.S.. Congres Records, waaronder citaties door U.S. Congresleden Udall, Kolbe, Pastoor, Grijalva, Giffords, en Senatoren: DeConcini, McCain, Kyl en Enzi van Wyoming. Zijn programma's zijn twee keer gehuldigd in het Witte Huis, temidden van tal van andere erkenningen nationaal en internationaal. Amerikaanse Congreslid, Ed Pastor schreef: "Het is uw visie en energie die getransformeerd 'La Tortuga' tot een belangrijke kracht voor 'Verbetering van de kwaliteit van het leven in Arizona en de wereld". Amerikaanse senator, Mike Enzi schreef, "Kunt u de meest innovatieve persoon die ik ken zijn. Het is altijd fascinerend om te leren van uw nieuwe en intrigerende ontwikkelingen, plus dat een stem voor de migrant landarbeider en hun kinderen. "Senator McCain verklaarde" Uiteindelijk veel van onze toekomst hangt af van programma's zoals pPEP " www.ppep.org.
Barbara Coronado toegetreden tot de pPEP bestuur in 1999; het overbrengen van 20 jaar ervaring in financiën voor non-profit organisaties. Voordat hij bij pPEP, ze was een Contract / Audit specialist voor Catholic Community Services van Zuidelijk Arizona, Inc. In 2002, Barbara werd benoemd tot directeur van Financiën voor pPEP Inc. verantwoordelijk voor de algehele financiële verrichtingen van de organisatie. In 2006 ze werd benoemd tot Chief Administrative Officer en benoemd tot Management Team pPEP's.
In 2012 Barbara werd aangesteld als pPEP Chief Operations Officer, verantwoordelijk voor de dagelijkse werkzaamheden van alle pPEP kantoorfuncties en beheren van dag-tot-dag operaties van de organisatie en deze te melden aan de Chief Executive Officer. Barbara werkt ook aan het onderhoud en updaten van diverse informatiesystemen en infrastructuur om accurate en relevante programmatische en financiële informatie te waarborgen.
Barbara werd bekroond met de pPEP Werknemer van het Jaar in 2003. Een native Tucsonan, Ze is actief in haar gemeenschap en vrijwilligers door middel van boekhoudkundige diensten en bijstand aan diverse kleine bedrijven.
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 jaren (1992 – 2014) as an executive administrator at Pima Community College. At the college he served as Dean for 6 jaren, 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. Op 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.
In juli van 1987, Kari begon te werken met pPEP, Inc. Kari begon haar carrière als Program Coordinator voor het ontwikkelingsgebied gehandicapt programma en na zes jaar, ze vervolgens overgebracht naar de afdeling werkgelegenheid en opleiding, werken met landarbeiders en andere kansarme bevolkingsgroepen. Gedurende de afgelopen 29 jaren werken met pPEP, Inc. Kari heeft door de rangen verplaatst en is momenteel een Chief Administrative Officer. Kari houdt toezicht op dit moment en beheert 10 programma's, 16 subsidies, en 10 kantoren voor de werkgelegenheid, opleiding, huisvesting, en onderwijs in een negen provincie ruimte; het werken met jongeren en volwassenen bevolking door de federale, staat, en county's. Ze ondersteunt de landarbeider beweging, als ze is actief betrokken bij twee regionale verenigingen, where she is On the RMHI Coalition Board and Secretary/Treasurer of the WAFA Association. Zij is actief betrokken bij de AFOP National Association en zit in de Raad van Bestuur. She sits on WIOA workforce board in Pima County, de Arizona communautaire actie board, en andere maatschappelijke coalities die jongeren en volwassenen te ondersteunen binnen de gemeenschappen serveert ze in Arizona. Going forward Ms. Hogan is looking to develop a comprehensive youth training facility in the Tucson area incorporating restorative practices.
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 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, California. 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.
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 “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 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, routers, schakelaars, servers, 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 computers, 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.