The volunteer board of directors of Grand Canyon Association is composed of business and community leaders who commit their time and expertise for the benefit and improvement of the association.
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 Association Field Institute classes, including Colorado River trips.
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, and Grand Canyon Association. Mark and his wife Amy are big supporters of the Celebration of the Art event since its inception and enjoy hiking and participation in canyon activities.
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 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.
A veteran in motorsports, Marie Buck is entering her 20th season with Phoenix Raceway as Senior Director of Business Operation, where she has helped lead the business through the development of two NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series events, the return of the Indy Car Series to the circuit, and the current $178 million expansion and redevelopment of Phoenix Raceway. Marie is an active leader in the community and serves on the board of directors for WESTMARC. Marie grew up backpacking and rafting Grand Canyon with her father, Sven Jarnlof, and is an avid lover of the outdoors who shares her passion for Grand Canyon serving as an annual river guide on Colorado River rafting trips. She resides in Goodyear, Arizona with her husband, Dale.
Katie Campana serves as the Community Affairs Officer for Wells Fargo in Arizona, providing strategic thought leadership for community investments and team member volunteerism, as well as leading internal campaigns including the annual Community Support and United Way Campaign and the Annual Statewide Food Drive. Previously, she served as Community Relations Director at the American Heart Association and then the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. A native Arizonan, she loves hiking Arizona trails as well as continuing the traditions of her family and volunteering. Her appreciation for Grand Canyon stems from two generations of family stories about hiking the Canyon and now she shares that enthusiasm by inviting friends and family to join her annual trips to Phantom Ranch.
Nigel Finney spent most of his professional career in airport management, retiring as Deputy Executive Director of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission. The last years of his career were spent overseeing the planning and implementation of a $3 billion airport development and expansion program. Nigel is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has two masters degrees from Georgia Tech. He and his wife Jeanne currently divide their time between Tonto Verde, Arizona and Flagstaff, Arizona. His exposure to Grand Canyon began in the late 1970s and over the past 40 years has included numerous backpacking and hiking trips below the rim. Nigel continues to hike Grand Canyon several times a year and is passionate about preservation of this magnificent landscape.
Rich Foudy spent the majority of his career in the technology consulting business. He retired after his firm was acquired in 2006. Rich graduated from Fordham University with a Master’s degree in Finance. 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, Connecticut. Over the years he has served on two for-profit boards 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 preservation.
Eric Fraint is president and founder of Your Part-Time Controller, LLC, an accounting firm that works with nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. Through his firm, Eric has been involved with the tracking and reporting on progress of many fundraising campaigns that have raised many millions of dollars. He 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 leadership organizations in the Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia regions, including the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, 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 is a Certified Public Accountant.
Teresa Gavigan is an attorney specializing in labor and employment law and has over twenty-five years of experience as a human resources professional, currently serving as SVP, HR for a leading gasoline and convenience store retailer. She has served on a number of nonprofit boards and currently serves on the Boards of Leadership Philadelphia, the Eastern Pennsylvania American Red Cross, and Philadelphia Theatre Company. Along with her husband Larry, she fell in love with Grand Canyon on their first visit in 1980, and has returned numerous times to hike, take a mule ride, and enjoy the North and South Rims, including a Grand Canyon Association river trip in 2015.
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 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. Julie currently serves on the boards of Amedisys (AMED), Dominion Diagnostics, Bottom Line Systems, and eSolutions. She is also an active advisor to Francisco Partners and Riverside Partners, private equity firms. She has been active with United Way and on the boards of Jacksonville Humane Society and NE Florida Lyme Association.
Terri Kline is President & CEO of Health Alliance Plan (HAP) and EVP of Henry Ford Health System (HFHS). Terri has spent 35 years working in managed care and health care delivery. Her deep knowledge of health care market dynamics and regulations has enabled her to balance patient, physician, employer, and payer needs throughout her career. Terri serves on the Boards of Directors of LaunchPoint and Presbyterian Health Plan and on the Advisory Boards of NFANT and Medivo. She is a Limited Partner and Member of the CEO Council at Council Capital. Previously, she served as a Director and Chairman of the Board for Availity, Medecision, and Innovista Health Solutions. Terri received a B.A. in Biology from Kalamazoo College and a M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. She is an avid tennis player, gardener, and hiker. Terri has been visiting and hiking the National Parks from an early age and has a special affection for Grand Canyon and its spectacular, colorful vistas.
Ken Lamm fell in love with Grand Canyon on his first visit in 1976, when he and his wife Dorothy were among the last lucky people to see Emery Kolb introduce in person his famous early river-running film shortly before his passing. The Lamms have hiked, rafted, camped in, and volunteered in Grand Canyon since that first visit, and Ken is using marketing skills from his 30 year career in brand consulting as a participating board member in support of Grand Canyon Association. Throughout his career, Ken has also supported nonprofits like the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, United Way, the Wisconsin Humane Society, and other organizations. Since relocating to Flagstaff in 2004, Ken has served as the chair of the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff Advisory Board, and he remains on that board along with the advisory boards of several other Flagstaff nonprofits.
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, Pima County Workforce Investment Board, Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona, and AIESEC, ASU Chapter. She currently serves on a Foster Care Review Board, is a member of the Attorney Discipline Hearing Panel for the Arizona Supreme Court, and is a volunteer mediator with the Arizona Attorney General’s office.
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 nonprofit and social enterprises. He also serves as the CEO of Northern Arizona Leadership Alliance and is the Chief Entrepreneur for the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET) Accelerator in Flagstaff. He has served as a board member for several nonprofit and for-profit organizations for the past 20 years. His nonprofit board experience includes Boy Scouts, Komaza, Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET), and the NAU Foundation. Because of his love of the outdoors, hiking, camping, and forestry, Paul visits the Canyon several times a year to hike, stay at the lodge, and enjoy the sunrise or sunset.