About Us
Our Mission, Values and Staff

OUR MISSION

Homeward Bound is a nonprofit based in Arizona that serves the needs of families going through homelessness. We serve over 130 homeless families every year, providing them with not just housing but an in-depth program that helps them get back their own two feet. Our mission is to create pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change.

Homeward Bound is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.


Our Values


We Foster Community

  • Embrace collaboration
  • Create a nurturing environment
  • Involve stakeholders in innovative ways


We Practice Integrity

  • Be good stewards of financial, tangible, and human resources
  • Summon the courage to be upfront and honest in a respectful and direct manner
  • Lead by example and do the right thing


We Value Compassion

  • Leverage differences to achieve breakthroughs
  • Create opportunities for all
  • Seek first to understand, before being understood


We Create Empowerment

  • Emphasize strengths to instill confidence
  • Foster an environment that supports growth and improvement
  • Promote Self-Care, setting healthy boundaries and knowing when to ask for help


We Value Communication

  • Courage to speak openly
  • Listening without judgement to build trust
  • Question fearlessly

 

OUR STAFF

PRESIDENT

 
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Becky Jackson

President & CEO



 

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Whitney Silence

VP of Development



Tracey Lane

Senior Development Manager



Sam Naser

Marketing & Communications Manager



Ally Ruiz

Public Relations & Events Manager



Chris Stage

Development Performance Manager



Kala Weinacker

Database Manager



FAMILY PROGRAMS TEAM

Patsy Rethore-Larson

VP of Programs



Liz Avila

Senior Case Manager



Judy Wilder

Senior Case Manager



Roxanne Zaad

Case Manager



Esmeralda Rios

Senior Case Manager



Amanda Nevitt

Case Manager



Nikia Kirkendoll

Intake Coordinator



Kelly Nelson

Receptionist/Case Aide




YOUTH PROGRAMS TEAM

Marsha Johnson-Phillips

Family Literacy Coordinator



Trisha Cornell

Senior Youth Programs Manager



Alissa Robinson

Early Childhood Senior Manager



FINANCE & OPERATIONS TEAM

Ram Muppirala

VP of Finance



Kelly Hilding

Accounting & Housing Manager



Steve Brunton

IT Manager



David Gonzales

Facilities Manager



Bernard Foreman

Property Technician



Gregg Faith

Property Technician



ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Heather Josowitz Allen

VP of Administration



Victoria Piña

Executive Assistant



Shirley Barna

Training & Development Manager



FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

We appreciate transparency and know you do too. Here are our financial statements below: