Board of Directors

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    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 Pediatric 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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    Stephanie Smith

    S+S Consulting, Inc.

    My connection to the House is different than most of the Board Members. I have a close friend who introduced me to the Ronald McDonald House many years ago. I was impressed then with what they did for the families that needed a place to stay when they had very sick kids in the hospital. I started volunteering and over the years saw the organization grow and expand their services, truly becoming a life-saver for the families. More than 15 years later, and I’m still in awe that the staff and all the volunteers at the House remain passionate about the mission and are committed to doing whatever it takes to make the House a home for families in need.

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    Tanya Baker

    Family Life Communications

    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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    Traci Smith

    Duffield, Adamson & Helenbolt PC

    The mission of the Ronald McDonald House resonates with me on a very personal level. Like so many others, I too have experienced a sick child -my daughter required treatment and hospitalization for a congenital heart defect starting at 2 years of age. Without the love, support, and kindness of friends and family, our family would never have survived that difficult time in our lives. I feel strongly about helping support Ronald McDonald House, which is an organization that offers the same love, support, and sense of community I felt when my little one was sick. It’s true that when it comes time to heal, there is no place like home!

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    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.



Jean Barkley

Patty Carnovale
Ameriprise/Cardinal Pointe Financial Group

Paul Dias
Dias Management dba McDonald’s

JR Durazo
Durazo Construction

Allen Freed
AJ Freed LLC

Christina Geare
Banner University Medicine


Chris Gray
Gray Management dba McDonald’s

Betsy Harden, RN
TMC Healthcare

Paul Hooker
Cushman & Wakefield \ PICOR

Ashley Kimberlin
Realty Executives Arizona Territory

Allison Kocina
Alpha Delta Pi – Delta Gamma Chapter

Mike Kocsis
Banner University Medicine


Adam Melton
Tucson Electric Power Company

Jeff Murtaugh
Realty Executives Arizona Territory

Frank Trembulak
Community Volunteer

Vivian Van Peenen
Community Volunteer

Bridget Werchan
Casa de los Niños