In April, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona proudly grew its team by onboarding a new staff member, Training Coordinator Simone Tavassoli. We also expanded our Board of Directors with the additions of Isaiah Lopez and Haley Dietzman.
Our New Training Coordinator
Simone Tavassoli earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northern Arizona University in 2015 and her Master of Family and Human Development at Arizona State University in 2017. Simone has worked as a parent aide and as a CASA of Maricopa County volunteer coordinator. She has also been an active CASA herself since 2017, volunteering alongside her twin sister. Outside of her child welfare work, Simone loves to travel and explore new places all over the world!
New Board Members
Isaiah Lopez is CEO of Ozo Development and creator of OZZI, a mobile companion helping the U.S. Government 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 experiences, Isaiah is dedicated to equity and outcomes that foster multi-generational success. Isaiah is a father to three active teens. He is a native of Arizona, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Master of Business Administration. He currently serves as a technology advisor and team member with Valley Leadership’s Child Well-Being Impact Maker.
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.
Simone, Isaiah, and Haley each bring unique skill-sets and robust experience that will enrich Prevent Child Abuse Arizona’s efforts to create system changes that strengthen families.