I became a Neonatotologist after having had the experience of volunteering in my mom’s classroom of multi-handicapped kids when I was young. I have always wanted to make a difference in the lives of these children and am now helping to decrease the rate of Cerebral Palsy in babies who suffered a lack of oxygen at birth.
However, I want to continue to make a difference even outside my work. That’s why I contribute my time as a Board member because I value the work UCP does both for individuals and their families as well as the community as a whole. Donating to UCP, in whatever capacity, helps us make a difference one life at a time and allows a life with disabilities to truly become a “life without limits”.Dr. Cristina Carballo Perelman, MD, Board Vice Chairwoman. Physician, Neonatology Associates. Ltd/ Phoenix Children's Hospital
Robert Anderson, Board Secretary. Attorney, Clark Hill PLC.
Nathan Anspach, Board Treasurer. Senior Vice President and CEO, John C. Lincoln Health Network; Development & Accountable Care
I often wonder what I would do if a child of mine had a disability. Where would the money come from for therapies? Respite services? Where would I go for help? That is why I am on the Board of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (UCP). We strive to provide the best therapies, diagnostic services and respite care for Arizona families. We care for people from infancy through early adulthood. Our mission is to provide a “life without limits” to all of our consumers. Wouldn’t you want that for your family?
UCP is a place for solutions and a place of love. When you are considering where to place your charitable dollars, think about us. Remember that a society is judged by how they treat their weakest members. We save families. We give hope.Barb Goldberg, Immediate Past Chairwoman. President/Owner, The Evil Step Mother Speaks.
With every visit to the Laura Dozer Center I am struck by the full self expression of the place. It’s “joyful noise” of struggle, encouragement and triumph. Good, important work gets done here. Humanity gets served here, daily. From my vantage point on the Board I have the distinct privilege to experience first hand the impact of customer, vendor and employee contributions of time, talent and treasure upon local families. As a stand for “A life without limits” I can imagine no greater, more noble purpose to fulfill upon. For our company. For me personally. Indeed, participation that began for me as corporate “duty” 12 years ago has evolved into…a calling. And given back to me so much more than it has required of me.Heather E. Heller, Board Member. Retail Operations Director Division, Circle K Stores.
Richard Mart, Board Member. Manager, Wal-Mart.
“I am proud and honored to have served on the board of UCP for the past seven years. Much work has been done and there is much more to do in order to continue our expansion of services for those in need.
We are blessed to have a staff of skilled, passionate, and purposeful individuals. It is our job to provide them with the tools and resources necessary to continue to positively and permanently affect the lives of others.
In addition we could not fulfill our mission if it wasn’t for our generous donors, supporters, and volunteers. We are eternally grateful to those who choose to give their time, resources, and even spare change at Circle K to support our cause. Each and every act of giving makes a difference in someone’s life.”
Terry Morrison, Board Member. Vice President of National Accounts, Crescent Crown Distributing.
Alane Pignotti, Board Member. President/Owner, US Digital Media.
Leo Valdez, Board Member. Senior Vice President & Manager, Hutchinson Shockey Enly & Co.