The volunteer board of directors of Grand Canyon Conservancy is composed of business and community leaders who commit their time and expertise for the benefit and improvement of the association.
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 Conservancy. 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.
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 skills from his 30-year career in marketing consulting as a participating board member in support of Grand Canyon Conservancy. 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.
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.
Jason Coochwytewa, a member of the Pueblo of Isleta and Hopi Tribes, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for CoNecs North America, a national brand management, PR and public affairs agency. Previously, he spent 13 years as the President of Red Note, Inc., a successful Native American-owned marketing and events agency. Prior to founding Red Note, Inc., Jason spent several years as the director of account services and business development for top agencies in Arizona and Nevada, managing marketing, PR, and advertising projects for clients including the Office of Problem Gambling, Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, and the Arizona Department of Health Services’ Tobacco Education and Prevention Program. His community involvement is vast and has included serving as the chairman of the board for both the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona and the Arizona American Indian Tourism Association.
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 Conservancy 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 Conservancy.
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 boards of Amedisys, Quality Systems, Bottom Line Systems, eSolutions, and Dominion Diagnostics, in addition to Grand Canyon Conservancy. Julie has a passion for protecting the historical significance of the canyon, including the support of the Native American people.
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.
Alejandra Lillo is a founding partner and owner of Undisclosable Inc., a Los Angeles-based architecture and design firm. Her work has been widely published and exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, UCLA, The Chicago Athenaeum’s Museum of Architecture and Design and more. Alejandra has participated in many philanthropic enterprises, including co-founding Make It Right (the centerpiece of the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative) with Brad Pitt. Alejandra fell in love with Grand Canyon on a hike in 2016, and is passionate about committing her energy to preserving it for future generations.
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.
Mitchell Walker spent the first 18 years of his life as a third-generation resident of Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim. He received a B.S. in accounting and finance from Trinity University and was a member of the men’s basketball team. Mitchell currently serves as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending for Jefferson Bank in San Antonio, and volunteers as a director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas. His unique Grand Canyon upbringing means he has a rare connection to the canyon, which he’s passed on to his wife and daughter on frequent visits.
Tyson Winarski is a registered patent attorney and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law. His law practice focuses on patent licensing in Silicon Valley. Tyson is also the inventor of 20 patents in the areas of renewable energy, nanotechnologies, optical communication fibers and social networking. A graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Tyson has hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim and has rafted from Lees Ferry to Lake Mead.