Board of Directors

Celebrating Diversity

We nurture the health and well-being of children and their families. We honor each child, each family, each staff and board member and celebrate the diversity that is Ronald McDonald House Charities. As part of an international organization, we value diversity in all its forms – ethnicity, gender, ability, diversity of thought and experience, and create a culture of compassion and inclusion.

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    PRESIDENT

    Rick Robinson

    Robinson Accountancy

    I have had the privilege of being associated with the Ronald McDonald House in Tucson since 2013 and served as its Treasurer for 5 of those years. Now, with great humility, I have the opportunity to serve the House as its Vice-President and am honored to further the House’s mission of keeping families together. Serving the House has been the one of the most fulfilling activities I have ever undertaken and I look forward to continuing my service for years to come, in whatever manner I can.

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    VICE PRESIDENT

    Eric Rhodes

    Arizona Bowl

    The Ronald McDonald House is a cause that is near and dear to me and my family. As a father of a child who was in Pedriatric ICU for an extended time with a brain tumor, I understand the extreme importance of any weight being lifted off of families during that time. From the family rooms to the House itself, allowing parents to focus on their children during these unspeakably stressful times is beyond worth my time as a volunteer. Just like our dedicated staff and every RMHC volunteer around the country, I am here so parents can be there.

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    TREASURER

    Tanya Baker

    Family Life Radio

    I started working with the Ronald McDonald House on the Walk for Kids Committee. This committee was absolutely outstanding! The teamwork, dedication, and joy in their hearts was amazing! They put all their efforts into making this event extraordinary for all the families. I felt honored when Kate asked me to be the treasurer on the Ronald McDonald House board. The same energy flows through this board and the executive committee. I always feel energized and full of joy after completing any board meeting.

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    SECRETARY

    Lisa Stutz

    Arizona Complete Health

    I was first exposed to the Ronald McDonald House in 2019 when I was invited to attend the annual House Party. During that event I was able to tour both the house and mobile dental unit, and I was inspired by all the ways the House contributes to our community. As a parent of a NICU baby I understand how critical being able to remain close to your sick child is. I was blessed to become a volunteer board member in 2021 and proud to be a part of helping to continue to keep children and families close when it matters most.

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    PAST PRESIDENT

    Allen Freed

    AJ Freed, LLC

    My grandmother always told me that, ‘It’s only good if you share,’ no matter what ‘it’ was. Having been fortunate in my businesses, I am now grateful to be able to share my time and experience with organizations that have a higher purpose, and where sharing has even more meaning. The Ronald McDonald house offers help to those at a time in their lives where pain and fear cuts deep and when no family should bear that burden alone. We share our home and our kitchen but, most importantly we share our love. I’m proud to be a part of that sharing.


Cathie Batbie-Loucks
News 4 Tucson – KVOA

Patty Carnovale
Ameriprise/Cardinal Pointe Financial Group

Susan Causbie Cowgill
Community Volunteer

Paul Dias
Dias Management dba McDonald’s

JR Durazo
Durazo Construction

Cindy Evers, RN
Community Volunteer

Brenda Gordon
GoDocs

Betsy Harden, RN
TMC Healthcare

Paul Hooker
Cushman & Wakefield \ PICOR

Emmanuel Katsanis, MD
UArizona Dept of Pediatrics

Donna Kleven
Farmer’s Insurance/Donna Kleven Agency

Stephanie Kortenray
S+S Consulting, Inc.

Jeff Murtaugh
Realty Executives Arizona Territory

Lyric Reed
Alpha Delta Pi – Delta Gamma Chapter

Traci Smith
Duffield, Adamson & Helenbolt

Vivian Van Peenen
Community Volunteer

Bridget Werchan
Casa de los Niños