The volunteer board of directors of the Grand Canyon Association is composed of business and community leaders who commit their time and expertise for the benefit and improvement of the association.
Lyle Balenquah, Hopi, is a member of the Greasewood clan from the Village of Bacavi. He has earned Bachelors (1999) and Masters (2002) degrees in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University. For over 15 years he has worked throughout the American Southwest as an archaeologist documenting ancestral Hopi settlements and their lifeways. Currently he works as an independent consultant but his work experience includes time with the National Park Service, The Hopi Tribe, and the Museum of Northern Arizona. He also works as a part-time hiking and river guide in the Grand Canyon, combining his professional knowledge and training with personal insights about his ancestral history to provide a unique forum of public education. He looks forward to bringing his experiences to the Board to further assist in the efforts of GCA.
Katie Campana currently works as Community Affairs Officer for Wells Fargo where she manages the Wells Fargo Foundation’s philanthropic investment for Arizona and is pivotal in encouraging Wells Fargo team members in Arizona to give their time, talent and donations during their annual United Way campaign. In her two previous roles, she was the primary fundraiser for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the American Heart Association. She is actively involved in community organizations and is a graduate of Valley Leadership and Scottsdale Leadership. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles
Larry W. Clark, Ph.D. is a biochemist that has worked as a medical laboratory director for over twenty years and is currently the president of Bio-ConSult Inc., a firm that assists small businesses with regulatory issues and conducts safety training seminars. He has served as a board member, officer, and/or chair on multiple nonprofit and for-profit boards. Larry has been visiting the Grand Canyon regularly since the 1980's and is interested in the basic science, geology as well as the history and folklore of the canyon. He has hiked and mule-ed the canyon as has rafted the Colorado River multiple times.
Sally M. Clayton
Sally M Clayton, CPA, has co-owned, with her husband, Clayton & Clayton, PC, for more than twenty years. Based in San Antonio, Texas, her tax practice concentrates in income and estate tax compliance and planning for high net worth families. Clayton formerly worked with Ernst & Whinney and Touche Ross. She has served on numerous local educational and nonprofit boards in her community. She brings to the board extensive interest in e-publishing and promotion, including e-books, apps for iPads and other touch-screen devices, and social media online outlets.
Rich spent the majority of his career in the technology consulting business. He was appointed President and CEO of National Decision Systems Inc in 1996 after joining the firm in1982. He retired after his firm was acquired in 2006.
Rich graduated from Fordham University with a Masters degree in Finance in 1979. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Manhattan College. Rich is a native of New York and currently resides with his family in Fairfield, CT. Over the years he has served on two, for-profit Board of Directors and has been actively involved with community associations. Rich has experienced many of the beautiful and sadly shrinking protected natural spaces in our country and the world. The Grand Canyon has won his attention as worthy of exceptional effort toward
Eric Fraint is president and founder of Your Part-Time Controller, LLC., an accounting firm that works with nonprofit organizations in Washington, Philadelphia, and New York. Through his firm, Eric has been involved with the tracking and the reporting on progress of many fundraising campaigns which raised many millions of dollars. Eric has been an Adjunct Professor in Drexel University’s Graduate Arts Administration Program teaching classes on financial management and is currently on the adjunct faculty of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a frequent lecturer on various financial topics for various leadership organizations in the Washington, DC, and Philadelphia regions including the Greater Washington Society of CPA’s, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, George Mason University, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, and the Arts & Business Council, to name a few. Eric is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Certified Public Accountant
Robert (Bob) Hostetler
Robert Hostetler has a long history in executive management in the electronics and telecommunications industry and has served as CEO at CTS Corporation, Choice TV Group and American Telecasting, Inc. He also has served as Chairman of the American Electronics Association. Bob lives in Monument Colorado and has a passion for the Parks. He has been actively involved in the Rocky Mountain Nature Association, Friends of Red Rock Canyon and Friends of Garden of the Gods in addition to the Grand Canyon Association.
Julie Klapstein has 30+ years of experience in the health care information technology industry including executive roles as founding CEO of Availity, CEO of Phycom, Inc., Sunquest Information Systems (EVP); SMS’ Turnkey Systems Division (now Siemens Medical Systems), and GTE Health Systems. She currently serves on the board of directors for Dominion Diagnostics (laboratory services), eSolutions (healthcare IT company), and Amedisys Inc. (home health and hospice care). She also services as an advisor to Riverside Partners and Francisco Partners (both private equity firms). She has been active with United Way and on the boards of Jacksonville Humane Society and NE Florida Lyme Association.
Ken Lamm has more than 30 years’ experience conducting marketing research, developing branded entertainment and implementing public relations, advertising and communications plans for Midwest, New York and London-based companies. In 1986, he partnered with research, communications and branding professionals to create a brand consulting company specializing in the world-wide brands of Fortune 500 companies. Since beginning his career, non-profit work has been an integral component of Ken’s life, and he has been a leader in capital campaigns and other fund-raising initiatives for the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, United Way, the Wisconsin Humane Society and other nonprofit organizations. Ken’s nonprofit work was recognized with the Silver Medal Award for Community Service in Wisconsin. Since moving to Flagstaff in 2004, Ken has served as the chair of the Flagstaff Community Foundation Advisory Board. He remains on that board and serves on several other community advisory boards. Living in Flagstaff puts the Lamms less than 70 miles from the Grand Canyon encouraging frequent visits
Robert Lufrano, MD is the retired chairman and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida and an emergency medicine physician by training. Bob remains active working with a number of new business startups and new business development in healthcare, healthcare IT, and finance. Bob's favorite Grand Canyon activity is sitting with family members on quiet stretch of canyon rim watching the sun set.
Mark Schiavoni is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Arizona Public Service Company (APS). Schiavoni oversees operations for APS’ non-nuclear generation, transmission and distribution, strategy, supply chain, resource management, environmental and sustainability, and customer service components. Previously, Mark served as Executive Vice President of Operations and Senior Vice President, Fossil Generation. Prior to joining APS in 2009, Schiavoni held various leadership positions in the electric utility industry and is a retired Naval Officer having spent 22 years in the US Navy. Mark is also a community leader, serving on the boards of the Valley of the Sun United Way, Heard Museum, Grand Canyon Association and Association of Edison Illuminating Companies. Mark and his wife Amy are big supporters of the celebration of the arts since its inception and enjoy hiking and participation in canyon activities.
Marsha Morgan Sitterley spent over 25 years as a Human Resources professional in various industries; the last 15, prior to her retirement, in international healthcare software. She has previously served on the board for Tucson United Way; a Foster Care Review Board; the Pima County Workforce Investment Board; the Eller College of Business, U of A; and AIESEC, ASU Chapter. She is a current Volunteer Mediator with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and is a Public Panel Committee Member for the Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge for the Supreme Court, State of Arizona. Marsha loves the Canyon, having hiked to the bottom more than 20 times as well as completing a rim to rim hike and 4 river trips.
T Paul Thomas
T Paul Thomas is currently the Executive in Residence and Assistant Professor of Practice for the NAU College of Business developing and teaching Entrepreneurship with a focus on non-profit and social enterprises. He also serves as Chief Entrepreneur for the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET) Accelerator in Flagstaff. Prior to joining the faculty at Northern Arizona University, Paul had a 25 year career as a serial CEO and President of both public and private technology companies. He has served as a board member for several non-profit and for-profit organizations for the past 20 years. His non-profit board experience includes Boy Scouts, Komaza, Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET), and the NAU Foundation.
Stephen Watson worked thirty-five years in the marketing and operations areas of several leading hotel franchise groups. His career has taken him from President of the Maryland Chapter of Hotel Sales and Marketing Association to beta testing Web sites for central reservation offices with the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association. Now retired, he is a member of the National Ski Patrol and an EMT. In addition to his professional experience, he is an avid Grand Canyon hiker and enjoys rafting the Colorado River Basin.
Howard J. Weiner, M.D. has been practicing gastroenterology for nearly three decades in Dallas, Texas. He is the former president of the medical staff at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and has held numerous leadership positions with physician groups, hospitals, and other health care business entities. He has served as a board member, officer, and/or chair on multiple nonprofit and for-profit boards. Howard currently serves on the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation board of advisors. Along with his wife Karen, he is a passionate supporter of the arts and currently serves on the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art advisory committee. Howard is an avid Grand Canyon hiker, and has participated in numerous Grand Canyon Field Institute classes, including a 2010 Colorado River trip.