PRESIDENT & CEO
Dan Shufelt: A long-time Valley resident, Dan has been involved with Arizona Helping Hands from its infancy. He has seen the enormous growth in AHH services and has experienced great benefits through the satisfaction of assisting others. Married with two children and two grandchildren, the family has been involved in Agency activities in an effort to teach the importance of charitable work to the next generation. Dan is a CPA, co-Trustee of a real estate Trust and is excited about the challenges and opportunities of his role at Arizona Helping Hands. Contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherie Siegel: Originally from Michigan, Sherie moved to Arizona in 2005. Most recently she worked for Make-A-Wish Arizona as the Internal Events Manager and before that was a Religious School Director at Temple Chai. Sherie is passionate about being able to help make a difference in the lives of others and is extremely excited to be part of the continued incredible growth and mission at Arizona Helping Hands! Sherie is married to her wonderful husband Mitch who also happens to be from Michigan, but it took moving to AZ for them to meet. Please stop by to say “hi!” Contact Sherie at email@example.com
Robyn Bender: Originally from Illinois, Robyn has lived in Arizona for 35 years. Her most recent years were spent working in the travel industry. She loves to read, go to the movies, attend outdoor concerts, and meet friends for Happy Hour. Although she has no children of her own, she has 6 nephews and 4 nieces who live in Colorado and throughout the Midwest. She is excited to be a part of AZ Helping Hands and looks forward to meeting and assisting many foster families with their needs. Contact Robyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Wink: Debbie has lived in Arizona for the past 24 years. She has two children and three grandchildren. Her hobbies include reading, going to the movies, and going on cruises. Debbie wrote a series of four published children's books entitled SAM AND THE FLOORBOARD GANG. Debbie's goal now is to enjoy life to the fullest.
Laura Grodsky: Born in New Delhi, India before being adopted and raised in Arizona, Laura has always been passionate about kids and foster families. When she was still getting her BA in Social Work at NAU, Laura was an intern with Arizona Helping Hands and fell in love with the organization. Happily married to her pre-school sweetheart in the valley of the sun, Laura works as the Service Manager at Arizona Helping Hands. "I love being in a position where I can interface directly with foster families and help those in need. Plus the kids are adorable!"
Kaityln Banfield: Originally from New Jersey, Kaitlyn moved to Arizona in 2016 after completing her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University. While continuing her master’s education at ASU, she began volunteering at AHH and fell in love with helping foster children. Kaitlyn is passionate about making a difference in the lives of foster children and their families.
Don Pruitt: Don Pruitt, retired from KMart in their warehousing unit, lost his wife in early 2015 and had a difficult time coping. His daughter in Texas suggested he put his time to work helping a local charity. He found AHH by a google search. He came to volunteer one day and felt so good about what we do that he came back the next day, and the next… Since we couldn’t keep him away we offered him a position as our Warehouse Manager! He has been a huge asset to keeping us organized so we can #StandUp to help more kids in foster care!
Dennis Iversen: Born and raised in Northern Illinois but has lived in Arizona for 40 years. Worked in the accounting field for over 30 years primarily with the Dial Corporation. Married with three sons and one beautiful granddaughter. Loves hiking, tennis, golf and helping others.