ABOUT US

Founded over 35 years ago, CASS is the largest and longest serving homeless emergency shelter provider in Arizona. Both our adult and family shelters operate at full capacity 24/7, 365 days of the year. Serving the entire Phoenix metropolitan area, CASS is a regional solution to homelessness, working to fill service gaps and help thousands of people transform their lives, get a roof over their head, a job, and a chance at a new life.

LEADERSHIP

Lisa Glow, JD

Chief Executive Officer

With more than two decades experience in nonprofit leadership, Ms. Glow is a graduate of the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. Early in her career she practiced law with the international law firms of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, and Steptoe & Johnson. Working for former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano as a senior policy advisor and director of the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families, she was able to see firsthand the needs of our citizens. Ms. Glow recently ran a consulting firm providing resources and sustainability solutions to nonprofits.

Alisa Chatinsky

Executive Vice President

For more than 30 years, Alisa Chatinsky has been committed to making her community a better place. Whether it has been individuals experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities, children who have been abused, or women who have been victims of violence, Alisa addresses systemic inequities, working to advance issues and helping people rise. Alisa holds her BS from Northern Arizona University and Nonprofit Executive Certification from Arizona State University.

Dayna Gabler, MA, CFRE

Chief Development Officer

Dayna has served in not-for-profit development and marketing roles for more than two decades. Dayna has also worked in direct care roles, providing case management and program oversight for residential services for young adults experiencing homelessness. She has a Master’s Degree in Communications from Arizona State University and received her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification in 2016.

Mark Bustamante, CPA

Director of Finance

Mark’s 20+ year career includes working in local government and for-profit entities.  He is an armed services veteran, serving four years in the United States Air Force.  Mark also worked for various departments at Maricopa County, most recently for the Human Services Department as the Financial Services Administrator.  He works closely with CASS’ management and program teams to ensure financial compliance with our funding partners.

Jannah Scott, Th.D.

Director of Social Justice, Race Equity and Diversity

Jannah Scott is an experienced strategist and public policy expert. She served in President Obama’s administration as Deputy Director, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In that role, Jannah guided the engagement of faith–based and community groups on issues of emergency preparedness and response. Jannah served as DHS representative to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness for 4 years, representing the Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

Mary Glennon, MSW

Director of Programs

Mary discovered a passion for ending homelessness while completing internships at two homeless shelters in Flagstaff, AZ, where she was pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Northern Arizona University. After graduating, she moved to Phoenix to complete a Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University. She has worked at CASS since 2011 in a variety of roles at both Vista Colina and the Single Adult Shelter.

BOARD of DIRECTORS

Karl Obergh, PE

CHAIRMAN

Regional Director
RPA An Ardurra Company

Nico Howard

VICE-CHAIRMAN

Megalos Capital

Guy Mikkelsen

TREASURER

Retired

Samantha Jackson

SECRETARY

Principal
Interstitial Consulting

Grace Applebe

Director, Policy/Gov Affairs
AZ Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Lisa Glow, JD

CEO, Central Arizona Shelter Services

Deanna Jonovich

Retired- City of Phoenix

William J. Morlan

President
Electric Supply, Inc.

Bryan Murphy, Esq.

Attorney at Law
Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.

MiAsia Pasha

President
House of MiAsia

Colin W. Shipley

President
Shipley Strategies, LLC

Jeff Stapleton

Program Manager
City of Phoenix

Jonathon Vento

Manager | Partner
True North Studio

OUR PARTNERS

We are grateful to the following supporters for their generosity of $10,000 or more

Jenny Norton & Bob Ramsey

The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation

Margaret T. Morris Foundation

Robert Kemper Corrigan Foundation

DONATION POLICY

Donations are normally non-refundable but if you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to our organization, please contact us. CASS will only consider refunding a donation if such a request is made within thirty (30) days of the original donation provided the donor has not claimed a tax deduction from their donation. Refunds are returned through check payment only. Processing fees charged for credit card donations will be deducted from your refund amount.

Contact Us

Central Arizona Shelter Services
(CLIENT MAIL SERVICES)
230 S. 12th Avenue

Phoenix AZ 85007

CASS DONOR RELATIONS
PO Box 18250

Phoenix AZ 85005

(602) 256-6945
TTY: (800) 367-8939

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Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, CASS prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. The CASS must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service, or activity. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For example, this means that if necessary, CASS must provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials. It also means that the CASS will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity. If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if at all possible. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy please contact: Chief Operating Officer, 623-455-6533.

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