We really are friends helping neighbors

Our Board of Directors are a diverse group of community leaders. From professionals, entrepreneurs, police & fire, a former Mayor, homemakers and local volunteers our diverse expertise, talents and contacts  come together to create awareness and raise funds for the Paiute Center.

Lisa Randall

Executive Director

In July, 2012 Lisa was selected to become the Partners for Paiute’s first Executive Director. After serving as Secretary and President of Partners for Paiute, Lisa was hired as a part-time director because of her valued insight, leadership and dedication to the direction of the future of Partners for Paiute. Lisa is a Scottsdale native, small business owner and is a founding board member of Keep Scottsdale Beautiful and National Charity League, Sonoran Centennial Chapter. She has dedicated her life to her family and volunteering in the Scottsdale community.

Partners for Paiute has been apart of our family since 1997 when my husband Steve began his 6 years on the Board of Directors.  I was able to see the early days of the Center and all the changes and growth that it went through.  Ten years later in 2007 I joined the Board.  I am inspired everyday by the dedication and loving care the staff on campus show the families of the Paiute Neighborhood.

---Lisa Randall

Our 2014-2015 Board Officers

Kevin Donovan


Is originally from Long Island, New York and relocated to Phoenix in 1994 to become part of Scottsdale Insurance Company. He is currently the Associate Vice President of the Actuarial Reserving Department. Kevin is a Scottsdale Leadership Class XXVI alumni and served on their board from 2012-2014.

I first learned about Paiute Neighborhood Center in 2010 when I became involved in tutoring one day a week.  I really enjoyed working with the kids and seeing them grow.  After completing Scottsdale Leadership Class 26 in 2012 and serving on their Board of Directors from 2012-2014, I was ready to return to helping children learn and develop.  I feel being involved with the Partners for Paiute Board, I can have a positive impact on their lives.

---Kevin Donovan

Lynn Whitman

Vice President

Spent more than 20 years in a variety of retail businesses, including a wide variety of positions and a term as Chairperson of a National Retail Federation division. She has been COO of a national marketing consortium and for the past 10 years has been a partner in an Arizona consulting firm. She has worked tirelessly as a volunteer, organizing significant fundraising events, developing financial strategies, structuring startup non-profits and more. In her recent volunteer roles, she was Vice President of Greater Phoenix SCORE, sat on the Board of Governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, coached non-profit businesses in the Fast Pitch competition for Social Venture Partners. She has deep roots in the community, having lived in the area for for over 40 years.

I came of age in Scottsdale.  Many of my fondest memories are about places and happenings in the downtown Scottsdale area. When I found an opportunity to help the community in an area where I grew up, I was quick to offer to bring my skill set and heart to this organization. As a life-long volunteer, I was looking for an opportunity to give back something to the community that nurtured me.  I found that opportunity with Partners for Paiute.  I also found a group of people who are passionate about this community, committing time and resources to making the Paiute neighborhood a better place for the children and families who live there. 

---Lynn Whitman

Kristi Church

Treasurer & Marketing Director

Kristi Church is the Co-Founder of Infinite Reach Agency. With 28 years of sales and marketing experience behind her, Kristi started her career as a statewide marketing director for ACTIII Theaters in a small Alaskan town. Kristi later transitioned to Arizona and moved into the field of construction selling raised access floor and underfloor modular electrical components for smart buildings and data centers. After 5 years as a Regional Sales Manager and Director of Sales and Preconstruction Services, Kristi felt it was the right time to live her dream of being an entrepreneur and used her skills and track record as the foundation of the company she’s built to date; Infinite Reach Agency, a hybrid internet marketing agency. With her foundation of leadership, she has the ability to show successful and steady YOY growth in her company revenue and client base through WOM referrals,networking, and online social media marketing.

Terri Blau


Has worked in higher education for over 20 years, with 16+ years of experience in community colleges. She currently manages the New Student WelcomeCenter & the Testing Center at Scottsdale Community College. She has prior board experience the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) and is a proud graduate of Scottsdale Leadership, Class XXVI.

I joined the Partners for Paiute Board because I wanted to become more involved in my local community and I believe that the Paiute Neighborhood Center offers invaluable services to the surrounding community.  As a long-time resident of Scottsdale and a graduate of Scottsdale Leadership, I’ve come to know that our community needs a support system. Partners for Paiute is dedicated to helping meet the human and social service needs to the benefit of the Center and the entire community.

---Terri Blau

Jenifer Dymek

Board Member

Jenifer Dymek was raised in Arizona and is a proud Sun Devil. She joined SRP in 1995 and is currently the Executive Analyst for Marketing and Communications. Jenifer is also a Scottsdale Leadership Class XXVI alumni.

I joined the board because Paiute touches families. We live and spend a lot of time in the areas surrounding Paiute, and I want to show my children the importance of giving back to our community.

---Jenifer Dymek

Wendy Armendariz

Board Member

Wendy Armendariz serves as the Executive Director for Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH), an affiliate of HonorHealth. NOAH is a Federally Qualified Health Center, providing medical, dental, behavioral health, health education programs and services to the community.

Ms. Armendariz has held various leadership positions in community health settings including the state primary care association. Her experience includes working with state and federal agencies to advocate for access to healthcare and developing health education and prevention programs.

I am passionate about community health and promoting healthy living.  I joined Partners for Paiute to learn more about community needs, improve the quality of services, and to serve as an advisor that supports the activities and growth of the Paiute campus.

---Wendy Armendariz

Benjamin Skelton

Board Member

Ben currently works at Wells Fargo since 2007 and Manages a local branch in the Scottsdale area. He was born and raised in the Phoenix Metropolitan area and could not imagine living anywhere else. He attended Arizona State University as a Finance Major. Ben attends local chamber of commerce meetings and volunteers for the united way, he also has donated his time helping out at other nonprofit events in the phoenix area.

Ben joined Partners for Paiute because over the last few years he has donated his time to other nonprofits but was looking for something more consistent.  He has always had a passion for kids and wanted to find a way to help kids and their families in his local community have a possibility at a better future that they might not have gotten.  This is why he joined Partners For Paiute in 2015 because of the work they have done in helping the Scottsdale community with social, recreational and education services since 1995.   

---Benjamin Skelton

Our immediate past board members

Jonathan Miller

Mary Manross

Susan F. Wain

Tricia Urata

Raoul Zubia

Cynthia Hill

Ted Tyler

Our Board regularly meets each month on the fourth Wednesday from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm.
Interested in joining our Board?  Send us an email and we will gladly send you an application! partnersforpaiute@hotmail.com