Robert Anderson

Board-of-directors-robertBoard Chair/President
Clark Hill PLC.
State Bar of Arizona.

I was already aware of the great work UCP was accomplishing when I was approached by Board member and good friend, Chuck Smith, who inquired if I would be interested in joining the UCP Board.  I accepted, hoping I could make a contribution.  That was four years ago, and I can state, without hesitation, It has been an honor and privilege to serve on the Board and work with all the talented people who comprise the UCP.

Diane Veres

Board-of-directors-dianeBoard Secretary
President Arizona Region,
Clear Channel Outdoor

Brett Heising

Board-of-directors-BrettBoard Treasurer

Serving on the Board of Directors for UCP allows me to contribute to a community that’s close to my heart. Living with Cerebral Palsy means I understand, at least on some level, the challenges our families overcome every day. The UCP team continues to impress me. Their collective knowledge and dedication to “our kids” is unmatched. Everyone who represents UCP understands they do much more than provide needed services — they provide hope and nothing is more powerful.

Richard Mart

Board-of-directors--RichardBoard Member
Manager of Store 2512,

Alane Pignotti

Board-of-directors-alaneBoard Member
US Digital Media

Craig Herron

Board-of-directors-craigBoard Member
National Accounts Manager,
Crescent Crown Distributing

They truly believe in “Life without Limits” each time I step into their campus, I’m reminded how important the work and the services are that they provide to our community. I’m very blessed to be a small part of this wonderful organization.
Heather E. Heller

Board-of-directors-heatherBoard Member
Retail Operations Director Division 3110,
Circle K Stores

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.
Jake Penneman

Board-of-directors-JakeBoard Member
Senior Account Executive
Coca-Cola Company

Dr. Cristina Carballo Perelman

MD, Board Vice Chairwoman 
Physician, Neonatology Associates. Ltd
Phoenix Children's Hospital

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”.