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On Friday, May 17th, the Arizona Chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Association is holding the 11th Annual Gary Wennes Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Arizona Burn Foundation. The tournament will begin with check-in at 1100 AM at The 500 Club.

If you are interested in learning more about the tournament or want to participate, contact Paul Methot at paul.methot@globesprinkler.com. ... See MoreSee Less

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Arizona Burn Foundation

Thank you Nadaburg Elementary School and Arizona Fire & Medical Authority for bringing Milo & Moxie: Smart Safety Rangers into your community! It is never too early to start teaching kids about fire safety and burn prevention.

#burnprevention #miloandmoxieThank you to the Arizona Burn Foundation and AFMA Engine 106 Shift C for reading to our Pre-K, Kinder, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classes. The Foundation provided the Milo & Moxie Smart Safety Ranger books and our local firefighting heroes from Station 106 came out to read. Thank you to our staff and Ms. Greene for making it happen!! #befiresmart #learndontburn #afma106 #readersareleaders ... See MoreSee Less

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Rex Albright
CEO

Rex has been a nonprofit leader for 19 years.  During that time he has been CEO of Chambers of Commerce in Northern California where he was asked to develop community wide strategies for growth and development.  The desire to serve led him to Arizona and the Dignity Health East Valley Foundation where he was able to create a dynamic stoke support programs that was of great benefit to families in their time of need. Most recently Rex was with the Phoenix Symphony as Sr. Major Gift Officer working to expand fundraising initiatives to serve the Community Outreach programs of the Symphony that impact education as well as health and wellness. Rex will work with the Board, Staff and Community to expand the reach of the Arizona Burn Foundation which will allow us to better serve our Mission and those that we impact.”

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Mik Milem
Chief Operations Officer

Mik joined the Foundation in 2014 after spending years managing and developing programs and staff at Grand Canyon University, private Christian schools and local churches. In his career, Mik has been instrumental in developing new key programs to further the mission of organizations and his entrepreneurial spirit has increased the capacity of organizations greatly. His strength lies in building bridges between community organizations and the Foundation; developing new programs to further the reach of the Foundation; and developing staff members to reach their potential. In addition, Mik helps with grant writing and support for major events.

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Lori LeSueur Janik
Director of Client Care Services

Lori earned her bachelors’ degree in Elementary Education and Child Development, and later on a master’s degree in social work, both from Arizona State University. Lori spent the first few years of her adult career as an elementary school teacher, and later transitioned into the hospital school environment as a volunteer. It was here where Lori discovered her skills and talents in working with ill/injured children and became certified and hired on as a child life specialist. Lori devoted 5 years as the primary Child Life Specialist for the Arizona Burn Center, supporting pediatric patients and families in coping with new burn injuries. In moving to the Arizona Burn Foundation as the Director of Client Care Services, Lori hopes to support both child and adult burn survivors even further, in facing and thriving in the healing environment outside of the hospital doors.

Kelsey John
Client Care Services Manager

Kelsey received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Kelsey spent the first 8 years of her career working with families experiencing homelessness at UMOM New Day Centers. While pursuing her master’s degree, Kelsey worked with the City of Phoenix Housing Department as a caseworker for individuals and families living in public housing. From there Kelsey transitioned to the Washington School District to help elementary children achieve emotional and educational success. Kelsey is passionate about working alongside individuals and families in accomplishing their goals.

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Marissa Fabel
Development Manager

Marissa joined Arizona Burn Foundation in May 2016 as the Program and Events Coordinator. Over the past few years, Marissa has worked within the national service community both as an AmeriCorps VISTA member and as a coordinator of a VISTA program. Through these experiences, she discovered a passion for working in the nonprofit sector to help strengthen both communities and individuals. In moving to the Arizona Burn Foundation, Marissa hopes to continue effecting positive impact by supporting the Foundation’s work helping survivors thrive in their communities.

Jack Emerick
Programs Manager

Jack graduated from Arizona State University in 2017 with a degree in sustainability. During his studies he worked at the City of Phoenix Housing Department, where he helped to kick start a low income membership for the city’s bike share program, and at Arizona Forward, a local non-profit focused on the environmental and economic sustainability of Arizona.  Prior to beginning his studies, he served in the United States Marine Corp for four years and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. He has always had a passion to serve, and has used this to guide him throughout his life. In his free time, he stays active outdoors and works as an EMT and lacrosse official.

Amber Johnson
Office Manager

Amber joined the Arizona Burn Foundation in early 2019.   As Office Manager, she oversees the facilities and performs office operations and administrative support.  She has extensive background in customer service, and previous to joining ABF, has spent the last few years volunteering at a number of local non-profits.  She is also a musician and teacher and has a passion for giving back to her community.

Marcus Losada
Controller

Marcus joined the Foundation in October 2016. He graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Finance then earned his Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accountancy from Arizona State University, West Campus. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Arizona and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA).  He is also a Partner at Losada & Losada, CPAs, P.C. – a small accounting firm in downtown Phoenix.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Marcus served as Controller for Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (The Phoenix Zoo) and Surgical Specialty Hospital of Arizona (now CORE Institute Specialty Hospital).  “As an Arizona native, it’s very rewarding to work with an organization that plays such an important role in our community and positively impacts the lives of others.”