Leadership

Chapter Staff

  • Paula Boca-Bommarito

    Paula Boca-Bommarito

    Executive Director

    Bio

    Paula Boca-Bommarito

    Executive Director

    JDRF has been part of the fiber the Paula’s family for the past 22 years when her son Alex was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of three. She has always believed in a famous quote by Gandhi, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”. Paula’s efforts to make a change in the world have consistently been to assist in ultimately curing type 1 diabetes! She feels fortunate to take her passion of JDRF to the next level by being the Executive Director of the Desert Southwest Chapter. You will see her hitting the road for her new athletic challenge of the 100 mile ride, Tour to Tucson while singing to the tunes of Chicago and Journey. If you don’t see her in the office or on the road training you are certain to find her with the D-backs who have always been her home team favorite!

  • Joan Kaminiski

    Joan Kaminiski

    Office Manager

    Bio

    Joan Kaminiski

    Office Manager

    Joan recently re-joined JDRF and the best part of her job is connecting with so many amazing families while raising awareness about T1D. It feels good knowing that the money raised is funding research that continues to get us close to a cure. Her favorite quote is from Ghandi – “Be the change in the world you wish to see.”   If you were to listen to Joan’s iPod you would hear all sorts of music but today’s three favorite artists are Jimmy Buffett, Bon Jovi,  & Luke Bryan. In her spare time, Joan can be out hiking, enjoying time with family and friends and cheering for her Ohio State Buckeye’s.

  • Molly Falk

    Development Manager

    Bio

    Molly Falk

    Development Manager

    Molly has been with JDRF since 2013 and her favorite part of her job is meeting others in the community who have the same goal, to cure type one diabetes.  Her favorite inspirational quote is by Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”  You can catch Molly cheering on her favorites sports teams, the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Chicago Bears!

  • Karyn Fortin

    Development Manager

    Bio

    Karyn Fortin

    Development Manager

    Karyn has been with JDRF since 2012 and her favorite part of her job is knowing that every dollar she raises for JDRF moves the needle closer to being able to provide a world FREE of the type 1 diabetes burden for millions of people. Her favorite inspirational quote is by poet Maya Angelou, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  If you were to listen to Karyn’s iPod you would hear her three favorite bands on repeat, Bon Jovi, Pink and Journey. And in her spare time, Karyn can often be found watching her favorite sports team, the Green Bay Packers, #goPackgo!

  • Peter Ferry

    Development Manager

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    Peter Ferry

    Development Manager

    Bio to come

  • Sandra Batson

    Sandra Batson

    Development Coordinator

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    Sandra Batson

    Development Coordinator

    Bio to come

  • Kelly Springs- Kelley

    Development Manager

    Kelly Springs- Kelley

    Development Manager

Chapter Volunteers

  • Barbara Kelsey

    Lead Volunteer

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    Barbara Kelsey

    Lead Volunteer

    Bio to come

  • Kathy Albert

    Lead Volunteer

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    Kathy Albert

    Lead Volunteer

    Bio to come