Empowerment  Education  Employment

Sheree Lee
Member Representative 
Board Member since  August 2017

Elizabeth Athens 

Lecturer ASU School of Social Work
Academic Director: TreeHouse Learning Community
Board Member since August 2017

Kristen Polin 

Chief Operations Officer 

Board Member since September 2017

President and CEO
Kimberly Craig
Board Member since March 2016

Immediate Past Chairperson and Advisor
Vicki Staples
Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center
Maricopa Integrated Health System
Board  Service   2007- 2015

Tonya Macbeth

Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.
Attorney at Law
Board Member since January 2010
​Robert Wright 
Member Representative 
Board Member since August 2017

Bill Kennard

Office of Behavioral Health Workforce Development , AHCCCS 
Board member since January 2014

Thomas Pynn
CEO at Pynn & Associates
Board Member since January 2015

Linda Blair
Member Representative 
Board Member since June 2016

Board of Directors 

The Board of Directors is a governing body of volunteer leaders comprised of CHEEERS participants and others leaders who give their time and service to the CHEEERS community.  More than 51% of our Board of Directors have a shared/ lived experience with substance use or mental health. The board develops the policies, strategies and the vision for CHEEERS, and ensures that all decisions made comply with local, state and federal regulations.  Our Board of Directors including member representatives approve our operating budget and review all financial reports.