The Center is honored to have such a strong and supportive Board of Directors.
B.A. Degree with emphasis on finance. I have over 40 years’ experience in Human Resources and Finance and CFO for over 20 years. My employers were from various industries that include: manufacturing, commercial real estate banking, construction and development, and technology schools.
Camp Supervisor for disabled children (2 years) , Chairperson, AZ Colleen Pageant (5 years), Board Treasurer, Irish Cultural Center (2 years), Payson School Beautification(3 years), Payson Schools Bond Campaign and construction (2 years) Payson Kids Count Tax Override Campaign (10 years and ongoing), Board Treasurer Humane Society of Central AZ (4 years).
The Center is my Passion
I have been with the Payson Senior Center for 11 years and I am committed to its mission of quality of life for those we serve. I believe that we need to walk hand in hand with our seniors through the end of their life. Our seniors are important; they are our past and made our present and future possible. These are individuals who need to be treated with respect and dignity no matter what their aging issues are. Being part of the Payson Senior Center allows me to give back and to share and be a part of these wonderful people’s lives.
Payson Senior Center Affiliation: 2007-2009: Board Member, 2009-2016: Executive Director, 2016-current: Board member
I am a native of Arizona and have had the privilege of being a part time Payson resident for 12 years now.
I have been a part of the Senior Center since 2016 and am honored to say I have served as the Vice Chair of the Payson Senior Center Board since 2017.
I am currently the Director of Operations for Dental Specialty Associates in Phoenix. Prior to that I spent 25 years running operations and serving as the Vice President of Operations for Southwest Dental Group. We sold the business in 2014 which allowed opportunity for me to spend more time in Payson where I became a volunteer at the Payson Senior Center. Having the blessed opportunity to serve our Seniors healthy, warm meals on the Meals and Wheels program was eye-opening for me.
It created an awareness for me that can never be erased. I work directly with the General Manager of the Trinkets and Treasures thrift store to support operations where all proceeds directly benefit our wonderful non-profit organization. Our organization represents the heart and solidarity of a community like Payson where there are no strangers, just friends you haven’t met yet.
I have been on the Senior Center board for 13 years.
Patrick and I came to Payson in 1977 and opened Mario's Italian Restaurant for 20 years. We have also developed land here in Payson and owned and operated commercial retail space. Retired now, I keep very busy volunteering on many boards.
I love serving on the Senior Center board because I see the need and value of the services we provide. Our Seniors could not survive without our meals on wheels program, transportation, lunches and all the programs we provide for a better quality of life for them.
I retired as an educator in 2002 after thirty-five years of teaching in grades K-3. I moved to Payson from Silver City, NM 2002 and began volunteering at PSC's Thrift Store in 2002. I was voted on to the Board in 2004.
The PSC provides a variety of necessary programs for all seniors. I am proud to be a part of the group that has helped to keep the programs available for everyone.
I started my career at ABC-RV in Los Angeles, when I left to have my children I was assistant business manager in engineering. When I went back to work I was a corporate travel agent becoming trainer to new travel agency owners and managers. After moving to New Jersey I became a property manager and leasing agent for commercial, retail and apartments in New Jersey and New York City. I came to Payson and started working at Pinal-Gila Agency, a program of Catholic Social Services, and retired as their Program Director.
Why am I a Board Member? "Having worked with the Senior Center in my capacity as Program Director, I realized what they did, providing meals, socialization. I know that The Center actually, truly saves lives."
Payson Senior Center
514 West Main Street, Payson, AZ 85541
Phone: 928-474-4876 (Fax: 928-474-6054)
Open Monday – Thursday: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Open Friday: 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Trinkets & Treasures Resale Shop
512 West Main Street, Payson, AZ 85541
Open Monday – Saturday
9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.