14 hours ago
Yesterday we partnered with Casa Grande Fire Department, the American Red Cross and over 100 volunteers to install free smoke alarms in the city of Casa Grande. It was a great day serving a great community. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
A new year has just begun but we are already in full swing planning and preparing for Camp Courage 2020! Step 1: Assemble a team of incredible volunteers like you to help make this year another amazing year for our campers!
Camp Courage 2020 will be held May 31st - June 6th. If you are interested in applying to be a volunteer, head to our website (azburn.org/camp-counselors/) to learn more about camp and submit your application today! ... 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.”