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It's not too late to make your tax credit donation for 2018!

The State of Arizona offers a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for contributions to qualifying charities that assist the working poor. The Arizona Burn Foundation is one such organization. This means that you can make a donation (of any amount) and receive it all back (up to $400 for single filers, $800 if married filing jointly) when you file your Arizona tax return. Simply make your donation and when you file your Arizona state tax return use the Qualifying Charitable Organization code 20667 to indicate you donated to Arizona Burn Foundation.

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The holidays may be over but we are still reminiscing about the 20th Annual Holiday Festival of Trees!

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The 2019 Camp Courage volunteer application is now live!

Camp Courage 2019 will be June 1st - 8th for all volunteers with campers arriving on June 2nd.

The application can be accessed and submitted by following the link on our website: The deadline to apply is Monday, February 11th.

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Milem, Mik

Mik Milem
Managing Director 

Mik joined the Foundation in 2014 after spending years collaborating with community civic and church organizations while serving in a local church and at Grand Canyon University. As Director of Community Programs, Mik helps build bridges between community organizations and the Foundation; and oversees the Foundation’s Advocacy and Education Programs, including the Community Smoke Alarm Installation events and burn prevention education programs. In addition Mik will help with grant writing, third party fundraising and support for major events.

Janik, Lori

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.

Allie Ryan
Office Manager

Allie joined Arizona Burn Foundation in April 2015 as Administrative Support. She now serves as Office Manager with responsibilities of the facilities, office operations and administrative support. Allie spent 9 years in customer service—6 of those years being in store management and operations. She is actively involved in a local church where she serves in the children’s ministry as well as community outreach.


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 Coordinator

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.

Marcus Losada

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.”