I am honored to have been recently named to two boards. One is the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety’s (CVPCS) Advisory Board at Arizona State University. CVPCS is committed to improving public safety and well-being through evaluation of causes of violence and working towards violence prevention.
Secondly, I was named to the Lodestar Day Resource Center’s (LDRC) Board of Directors. The LDRC is the largest day program for the homeless in downtown Phoenix. LDRC is an amazing organization that sees homeless people as individuals and works with them holistically. LDRC is also a leader in social entrepreneurship, with the establishment of Just-B. Just-B sells homemade soaps and organic body butters and lotions, creating and providing jobs for those who have experienced homelessness, and raising money for the LDRC. The LDRC is a part of the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix – a model for other cities across the country as a conglomeration of organizations providing beds, showers, food, medical care, dental care, mental health services, a post office, veterans’ services, employment skills, addiction recovery services, and even art therapy and yoga for the homeless all in one location in downtown Phoenix.