President / Chief Executive Officer
Prior to joining Christian Family Care in 2007, Mark served as the Executive Vice President and Provost of Phoenix Seminary. His professional experience also includes over 20 years of real estate management and development. Mark currently serves on the boards of Pinnacle Forum Arizona and Arizona Life Coalition.
Chief Programs Officer
Pam’s passion is to bring help, healing, and wholeness to hurting children and adults through the opportunity of experiencing quality social and clinical services. She has worked with Christian Family Care for more than 26 years in several different roles including Program Coordinator, Director of Social Services, and Vice President of Programs in our Tucson office.
Director of Foster Care
Jeff holds degrees in Public Health from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Jeff had the role of child abuse investigator with the Department of Child Safety for 9 years. He has also helped develop Christian mental health centers in Tucson and Phoenix, and has over 12 years of experience pastoring churches in both Minnesota and Arizona.
Director of Clinical Services
Prior to starting with Christian Family Care in 2016, Dan served in various behavioral health, social service, and educational roles for over 23 years. His prior employers include NurseWise Crisis Call Center, Cenpatico Schools, and The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center.
Director of Family Services
Before her role as Director of Family Services, she served with CFC as a Pregnancy Counselor. Rachel was licensed as a therapeutic foster parent for several years before joining CFC in 2015. Her professional experience also includes roles as a Behavior Management Specialist at Casa De Los Niños and a Residential Supervisor at Arizona’s Children Association.
Director of Marketing & Advancement
Gary brings over 35 years of marketing, development, design, and communications to Christian Family Care. Gary founded and acted as President/Creative Director of The M. Group, a graphic design and identity management company. He currently serves as director of the boards for both Family Matters and The Be Kind People Project.
Director of Operations and Training
Before starting with Christian Family Care in 2019, Doug worked in various capacities for 21 years at University of Phoenix, with his most recent role being Vice President of Operations. Doug also spent time acting as a consultant for operations and strategic planning for both for-profit and non-profit partners.
Director of Community Relations and Office of Hispanic Ministry
Obed began working with Christian Family Care in 2019. Prior to that, he worked as the Regional Alliance Director for Alliance Defending Freedom and Community Relations Director for Center for Arizona Policy. He has served as Multicultural Pastor with Christ’s Church of the Valley and is currently a member of Child Safety and Family Empowerment with the Council for the Office of the Governor in the State of Arizona.
Board of Directors
- Steve Whiteman, Board Chair
- Michael Hunter, Vice Chair
- Bob Stave, Treasurer
- Doug Napier, Secretary
- Sheila Mengarelli, Member at Large
- Linda Bowers
- Huron Claus
- Brad Edson
- Dennis Wilson
- Pastor Burke Montoya
Southern Arizona Advisory Council
- Warren Braun
- Evan Carlson
- Robert Davis
- Jan Anderson