4 days ago
Join us Saturday, October 26th for the 8th Annual Road Rally benefiting the Arizona Burn Foundation, helping burn victims become burn survivors with emotional and financial support.
The rally kicks off at APEX Motorsports with breakfast and the ability to drive laps at the track. Drivers will then head out through Superior to Globe for lunch. Maps will be provided at registration.
If you are interested in participating in the Road Rally, visit azburn.org/8th-annual-road-rally/ to register!
Please contact Patrick Andler at 602-510-4815 with any event related questions or sponsorship inquiries. ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
Our Camp Courage Counselor and Camper of the Year left this morning for the IAFF International Burn Camp in Washington D.C.!
International Burn Camp is a weeklong camp held annually for burn survivors ages 13-15 and the counselors who volunteer their time to make a difference in the lives of he campers. We can’t wait to hear all about it from Jason and Sebastyan!
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7 days ago
We are up in Carefree kicking off the 1st Annual Adult Burn Survivor Retreat! An amazing group of survivors and loved ones are here for a weekend of growth, healing, and connection.
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The Arizona Burn Foundation Golf Classic is two weeks away and we are looking forward to a night of fun and fundraising at Topgolf Scottsdale! A huge thank you to our Title Sponsor, The Entrekin Law Firm, for their generous support of the event and our mission! ... See MoreSee Less
Don't forget that at any Dbacks game during the month of September, you can participate in the Milo & Moxie poster contest! Go to a game, pick up a poster, draw a picture about fire safety, and post it on social media with #miloandmoxie. We will award an Xbox One to the winning picture! ... See MoreSee Less
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Programs Manager: Prevention Education
Krystin joined the Arizona Burn Foundation in July 2019 as the Community Outreach Education and Prevention Manager. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and taught 4th grade in the Mesa Public School District for 5 years. She worked in the Food Drive Department at St. Mary’s Food Bank for a year before transitioning to the Arizona Burn Foundation. She is passionate about youth education, especially when it comes to keeping children safe.
Programs Manager: Camps and Retreats
Marissa joined Arizona Burn Foundation in May 2016. 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.
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.”