Board of Directors



Robert Anderson, Board Chair/ President. Attorney, Clark Hill PLC.

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


Nathan Anspach, Board Treasurer. Senior Vice President and CEO, John C. Lincoln Health Network; Development & Accountable Care
brett heising

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.

Brett Heising, Board Member. Founder/CEO,
Heather Heller

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 3110, Circle K Stores


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.

Craig Herron, Board Member. National Accounts Manager,Crescent Crown Distributing


Richard Mart, Board Member. Manager of Store 2512, Wal-Mart.


Alane Pignotti, Board Member. President/Owner, US Digital Media.