Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Board of Directors

Every nonprofit agency with a critical mission exists because a number of talented and committed volunteers serve as members of the board of directors.

 


Our Board of Directors includes:

Rick Griffin – President

Rick Griffin is the Director of Training and Curriculum Development with Community Resilience Initiative (CRI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a citizenry conversant in trauma and resilience. Rick has committed his life to the education of others. After completing his master’s degree in education, Rick became a founding member and executive director of Jubilee Leadership Academy, a therapeutic boarding school for struggling teens. Under Rick’s leadership, Jubilee was World Magazine’s 2014 winner of the Hope Award for Effective Compassion.

Rick enjoys speaking to thousands of individuals from around the globe and is widely recognized for his work in trauma-informed care. Rick’s vision to educate the masses about the impact of trauma inspired him to establish a national trauma and resilience conference that is held annually in Washington state. He is currently working on his latest passion, Purpose Driven Play, a series of games designed to equip individuals with the skills to overcome adversity. Amid all this, Rick still finds the time for his highest priorities: his faith, his family, and his friends.

Kelly Legler, LCMHC – Vice President

Kelly Legler is a dynamic and accomplished therapist and Clinical Director at Spectrum Healthcare Group. Bringing more than 20 years of leadership experience to her practice with patients and supervision of clinical teams, Kelly demonstrates energy, purpose and drive in all her efforts. Her expertise and passion include working with teens and families, people struggling with suicidal ideations, challenges that surround adoption (working with birth parents, adoptive parents, and children), and building strong organizational culture.

Kelly lives in her hometown of Prescott, Arizona, with her husband, teenage son, and two dogs that keep her active! She has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with an emphasis in trauma and crisis intervention. She is pursuing her Doctorate in Psychology, focusing on leadership and organizational development.

Roy Teramoto, MD – Treasurer

Roy Teramoto is a board-certified pediatrician who has worked for the Indian Health Service for more than 34 years.  During his career, he served on the Child Protection Teams of the Phoenix Indian Medical Center and the Phoenix Area Office.  He has also previously served on the Arizona Child Fatality Committee.  He is currently a member of the Triple P Arizona Community Advisory Committee.

Stephanie Chavez – Board Member

Stephanie Chavez, a native Tucsonan, loves working with CASA volunteers who represent and advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children during a dependency case. Stephanie received her Master of Arts in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and her Bachelor of Arts & Sciences in communications from the University of Arizona. She serves on Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona as well as Father’s Day Council Tucson.

Haley Dietzman – Board Member

Haley Dietzman is an Arizona native and board-certified family nurse practitioner with the Child Protection Team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seattle University and a Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner, from Georgetown University. Haley is a certified pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner and participates in the Maricopa County Child Fatality Review Board. In her career, Haley has seen the devastating and lasting effects of child abuse and is passionate about working on prevention efforts. She enjoys helping high-risk populations and educating colleagues about child maltreatment and how to prevent poor outcomes.

Byron Jackson – Board Member

Byron Jackson leads Jacksons Youth and Family Services, founded on the idea that all children deserve an equal opportunity at life. The program offers youth mentoring and family support.

Isaiah Lopez – Board Member

Isaiah Lopez is CEO of Ozo Development and creator of OZZI, a mobile companion helping the U.S. Government stay safer and react instantly to threats anywhere in the world. Isaiah is passionate about serving the community through empathy and technology-driven insights. He has seen first-hand how neighborhood and family experiences can influence individual development for a lifetime. Drawing from his background as a technologist and his own adverse and positive childhood, Isaiah is dedicated to equity and outcomes that foster multi-generational success. Isaiah is a father to three active teens and is a native to Arizona, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix. He currently serves as a technology advisor and team member with Valley Leadership’s Child Well-Being Impact Maker.

Trevor Umphress – Board Member

Trevor Umphress is a native of Yuma, Arizona, where he resides with his wife and their four children. He studied International Business and minored in Spanish at Northern Arizona University. His career began in the corporate world of construction and restorations; after seven years of success as a project manager and estimator, he put away his hard-hat to begin a new quest into the nonprofit world.

Trevor partnered with Amberly’s Place, a family advocacy center, to assist the organization with financial sustainability. When that dream was achieved, Trevor was excited for a new journey as the executive director of the Arizona Child & Family Advocacy Network. In this role, Trevor’s accomplishments have included getting defining legislation passed, and the creation of a fund that supports all family advocacy centers throughout the state.

It brings Trevor great joy to know he plays an active role in the thousands of lives that begin their journey from victim to survivor. “I believe that protecting children is everybody’s business,” he says. “I invite you to take a stand against abuse and be a voice for those in need. Together we can stop the cycle; together we can end abuse.”

Dorene Washington – Board Member

Dorene Washington, an Arizona native, is the senior program coordinator for Northern Arizona University’s School of Nursing. Previously, she was the associate director of transfer initiatives at Columbia College, Chicago.

Dorene is currently in the process of securing her LLC to serve the homeless communities in Flagstaff. She is a certified first responder and is working on her CPR teaching certification. Dorene’s passion is to help the underserved, abused, and the forgotten in society. Dorene has seen first-hand the devastating results of child abuse and is determined to educate the high-risk populations to end the vicious cycle.

Dorene also has a podcast on which she reads bedtime stories for toddlers, and also volunteers with Sun Sound radio, providing audio access to print information to people who cannot read or hold print material due to a disability.

Hon. Richard Weiss (ret.) – Board Member

Richard Weiss, an Arizona resident for over 50 years, is a graduate of both Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University. Now retired, he served as a Superior Court Judge in Mohave County for more than 20 years, much of that time as a Juvenile Court Judge. He was an original member of the Commission on Victims in the Court, serving until 2019. Currently, he devotes time to advocating for social justice in daily life for all people, as well as projects helping young children in the areas of early education and health. Otherwise, most time is spent enjoying the backyard surroundings of the Kaibab National Forest near Williams, Arizona, with his wife, dogs and cats. In addition, many soccer games are watched.