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

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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Becky Jackson

President & CEO


Whitney Silence

Chief Operating Officer


 

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Jordan Moreno

Director of Events & Marketing


Tracey Lane

Director of Giving


Sam Naser

Marketing & Communications Manager


Chris Stage

Director of Performance


Alissa Robinson

Grant & Contract Manager


Sherry Roueche

Community Outreach 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

Client Support Manager


Amber Gurule

Receptionist/Case Aide


 

YOUTH PROGRAMS TEAM

Marcos Hernandez

Early Education Manager


Marsha Johnson-Phillips

Family Literacy Coordinator


Vanessa Rodriguez

Early Childhood Coordinator


FINANCE & OPERATIONS TEAM

Kelly Hilding

Accounting & Housing Manager


David Gonzales

Director of Facilities


Bernard Foreman

Property Technician


Gregg Faith

Property Technician


 
 

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Heather Josowitz Allen

VP of Administration


Shirley Barna

Training & Development Manager


Victoria Piña

Executive Assistant


Steve Brunton

IT 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