JULIE PRUSAK, President
Julie moved to the Valley in 2003 from the Bay Area. She was honored as a Trendsetter in 2009. Julie currently serves on the boards of TCF, Ballet Arizona and the American Heart Association Greater Phoenix Division. She has also served on the boards of the Phoenix Symphony, the Arizona Women's Board and National Charity League. She has chaired several galas including the Phoenix Heart Ball, Ballet Ball and Opera Ball. Professionally, Julie is a management consultant focusing on leadership effectiveness.
SANDY HECOMOVICH, Immediate Past President
Sandy has lived in the Valley since 1971. She was honored as a Trendsetter in 2008. In addition to serving on the TCF Board, she currently serves as the 2013/2014 Recording Secretary of the Barrow Women's Board.
Other charitable involvements include Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Arizona Heart Association, The Fiesta Bowl and many groups involving women's and children's issues. She was the first woman to receive the Certified Destination Marketing Executive Designation from Purdue & the University of Calgary during her 20+ year career in the tourism and hospitality industry. This included being the founding President/CEO of the Tempe Convention & Visitors Bureau. Her most recent business accomplishment is a company called Jenouve Design, specializing in interior decor and even more recently taking over the management of The Zimmerman Companies, her father's busines conglomerate in Denver.
DONNA JOHNSON, Vice-President
Donna has lived in the Valley since 1982. The majority of her career was with America West Airlines in Employee Training and Leadership Development. In recent years, Donna has worked on dozens of fundraising committees and has held board positions with Arizona Foundation for Women, Las Palomas, Scottsdale Artists' School, and Phoenix Museum of History. She is currently a board member for Homeward Bound, Trends Charitable Fund, and Boys Team Charity. She is also a member of the Advancement Committee for Phoenix Country Day School.
LISA SHAPIRO, Vice-President
Lisa has lived in the valley since 1989. She has been supporting Trends Charitable Fund through the Celebrity Luncheon and Evening of Trends for many years. She was honored to be a Trendsetter in 2006. Lisa has served on many boards and committees over the years. Some include Phoenix Children’s Hospital, HomeBase Youth Services, Florence Crittenton, Arizona Foundation for Women and Phoenix Heart Ball. She is currently handling the marketing for Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic.
JINGER RICHARDSON, Treasurer
Jinger Richardson was born in Phoenix and raised in Scottsdale/Paradise Valley. She married her high school sweetheart, Brad, and they worked in Brad's parents businesses, grocery stores, in Flagstaff. While in Flagstaff they had their two children, a son and a daughter. In 1983, they chose to move back to Phoenix and Jinger became the director her father's art gallery, Troy's Cowboy Art Gallery. In 1988, Brad and Jinger opened The Legacy Gallery on Main Street, today one of the top art galleries in the country. In 2005, they also started the Scottsdale Art Auction. Jinger also modeled for many years, and she was Mrs. Arizona in 1993.
Jinger works full time in the gallery with Brad, and feels fortunate to be married 34 years. Jinger is the president of the Arizona Childhelp Board, serves on the TCF board, and enjoys participating in charitable events. Jinger and Brad spend their summers in Jackson Hole, WY at their other gallery.
HELENE PRESUTTI, Recording Secretary and Trendsetter Liaison
Helene has lived in the Valley since 1995. She was honored as a Trendsetter in 2010. Helene has been involved in many community organizations and has served on the boards of Desert Foundation Auxiliary, Friends of AZ Cancer Center, National Charity League, Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation and Trends Charitable Fund. In 2012, Helene chaired Scottsdale Healthcare's The Honor Ball and UMOM's Buckles and Bangles. Her professional career was in sales, management and quality control with national and global responsibility. Helene and husband, Joe, have four daughters.
NANCY SPETZLER, Corresponding Secretary
Nancy has lived in the Valley of the Sun since 1983. She has been involved in many community organizations. Most notably she is on both the Phoenix and National Boards of the ARCS® Foundation, Inc. which promotes science and technology education in the United States by granting scholar awards to qualifying graduate students at Arizona’s three major universities. She has most recently been on the boards of Florence Crittenton Services, Girls Ranch, and has been on numerous community fund raising committees. Nancy has many hobbies including downhill skiing, cycling, tennis, volleyball, horseback riding, ballroom dancing, and long distance running. In 2005 she qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon in under four hours! Nancy is a Registered Nurse who currently does medical consulting and is an accomplished flutist. Nancy and her husband, Robert, have two children and four grandchildren.
DIANE RYAN HOLLINGER, PR Diane has lived in Arizona for 24 years. She was honored as a Trendsetter in 1990. She is an award winning reporter and co-anchor for FOX 10 NEWS and KTSP-TV in Phoenix. Diane has worked on a number of committees including the Honor Ball, Symphony Ball and TCF's Celebrity Luncheon. She was also a member of the Junior League and Valley Leadership. She lives with her husband Bob and their three dogs in North Scottsdale.
MEMBERS AT LARGE
Barbara has lived in Phoenix practically her entire life, having moved to Phoenix at a very young age. She was honored as a Trendsetter in 2004. Barbara has served on several boards including the Arthritis Foundation, Liver Foundation, Plaza Club and currently on the TCF board. She has chaired events for the Arthritis Foundation, the Opera Ball and the Phoenix Symphony Ball. Barbara has worked on fund raising committees for many other charities. She is a practicing attorney with offices at the Camelback Corridor in Phoenix.
Ellie has lived in the Valley for 29 years and was a Trendsetter in 1996. She is past Chairman of the Fiesta Bowl and the first person to host three football games in 11 days, including the National Championship. She served as Chairman of the Board of the Scottsdale Cultural Council and the Dean's Community Resource Council at Arizona State. She was inducted into the ASU College of Public Programs Hall of Fame in 1997 and has been a community volunteer for numerous charities for the past 30 years.
Professionally, Ellie has spent over 26 years in marketing, public relations, and special events for three Valley corporations.
Ellie moved with her husband, Don, son Gary and daughters Karen and Sue to the Valley in 1960. She started her real estate career in 1962, and is celebrating her 51st year with Coldwell Banker. Ellie is a Trendsetter and has been a board member of the Arizona Opera Company for many years. She is currently an honorary board member of the Arizona Opera Company. She has supported many of the charities in the Valley, and is presently on the committee for TRIO, benfiting our local opera, symphony and ballet.
ROBYN LEERobyn has lived in the Valley for 37 years, and has been involved with Trends Charitable Fund since 1987 when she became a Trendsetter. She currently serves on the board of Realty Executives Phoenix and Realty Executives International, the Arizona Women’s Board, as well as the Women’s Board of the Barrow Neurological Foundation. Robyn has chaired many charitable events including the March of Dimes Gourmet Gala, The Junior League of Phoenix Gift Mart, the Phoenix Heart Ball, and is currently co-chair of the 2014 Barrow Grand Ball. She is an event coordinator by profession. Robyn is married to Rich Rector and has one daughter.