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 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


Alissa Robinson

Grant & Contract 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 Peterson

Case Manager


Amanda Nevitt

Case Manager


Nikia Kirkendoll

Intake Coordinator


 
 

YOUTH PROGRAMS TEAM

Marcos Hernandez

Early Education Manager


Marsha Johnson-Phillips

Family Literacy Coordinator


Trisha Cornell

Senior Youth Programs Manager


FINANCE & OPERATIONS TEAM

Ram Muppirala

VP of Finance


Kelly Hilding

Accounting & Housing Manager


Steve Brunton

IT Manager


David Gonzales

Director of Facilities


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:

Our Values

Our values support our mission, shape our culture, and reflect the essence of Homeward Bound’s operations. 

Community

• Foster a nurturing environment
• Involve stakeholders in innovative ways
• Always embrace collaboration

Integrity

• Be good stewards of our financial, tangible, and human resources
• Be upfront and honest in a respectful, direct manner
• Lead by example

Compassion

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

 

Empowerment

• Emphasize strengths to instill confidence
• Foster an environment that supports growth and improvement
• Promote self-care, set healthy boundaries, and know when to ask for help

Communication

• Listen without judgment to build trust
• Have the courage to speak openly
• Question fearlessly