ABOUT US

Founded 34 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

CEO

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.

Roger Stage, PhD

COO

After a 20-year career at Intel Corporation where he was the Factory Quality Manager at multiple technology development factories, Roger retired in 2016 and transitioned to serving the community through the non-profit sector. Originally from Nebraska, Roger has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University. A former Peace Corps volunteer, community volunteer, and Treasurer of a Home Owners Association, Roger has been a consultant in the non-profit sector for five years focusing on data analytics in support of program evaluation. Prior to joining CASS, Roger was an Encore Fellow working as the Compliance Manager at Homeward Bound, a Phoenix non-profit serving the needs of homeless families with young children.

Mark Bustamante, CPA

Finance Director

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.

Sara Phillips

Director of Fund Development

Sara began her career in nonprofit nearly 15 years ago serving as a volunteer for various causes and heading up a charitable-giving program at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. Through her volunteer efforts, she connected with a Phoenix-based children’s behavioral health agency, Youth Evaluation and Treatment Centers (YETC). She soon began spearheading their fundraising efforts.  For nearly a decade she served as their Director of Community Development and Communications. In efforts to expand her experience and knowledge, she branched out into freelance and marketing roles that focused on project management, design, and digital marketing. Her passion for the nonprofit sector and making an impact in her community remained constant and led her to next chapter of her professional journey with Central Arizona and Shelter Services.

Mary Glennon, MSW

Single Adult Programs Manager

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.

Kira Boothe, MA

Vista Colina Shelter & Children's Program Director

Kira has a long-time commitment to helping improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families. Joining CASS in 2014, Kira took her passion, skills and ability to assist our Vista Colina Family Shelter achieve its next level of growth and success. She was the driving force in the Vista Colina Child Development Center reaching its Five-Star Quality Rating from First Things First. This rating is given to only 6% of all childcare centers and the only temporary emergency family shelter in the state.  She directs the shelter and child development center staff and manages the day-to-day aspects including overseeing all staff, budgets and program evaluation. Kira is a 2011 graduate of the Emergent Leaders Program. Her personal objective is to help create a world of possibility where everyone can realize his or her endless potential—which is apparent in her professional life at CASS.

BOARD of DIRECTORS

Mike Bielecki

CHAIRMAN

Principal—Lewis Roca Rothberger Christie, LLP

De Wet Du Plooy

VICE-CHAIRMAN

Vice President—Valorem

Ryan K. Harper

SECRETARY

Director—Tenet Healthcare

Guy Mikkelsen

TREASURER

Retired Director—State of Arizona

George Evans

Retired, Community Volunteer

Eddie Genna

Professor
Phoenix College

M. Joyce Geyser

Attorney at Law—Retired

Nico Howard

Principal
Berry Riddel, LLC

Samantha Jackson

Senior Director
Downtown Phoenix Partnerships

Derrick Johnson

Co-Owner, Managing Partner
Community Hospice Group, LLC

Justin Johnson

Chief Executive Officer
Old World Communities

James E. Morlan

Chief Executive Officer
Electric Supply, Inc.

Bryan Murphy, Esq.

Attorney at Law
Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.

Karl Obergh, PE

President
Ritoch-Powell & Associates

MiAsia Pasha

President
House of MiAsia​

John R. Rivers

Hospital Administrator, Retired
Arizona Hospital Association

Christa Severns

Owner
Christa Severns Communications

Sister Noreen Sharp, OP

Retired—Catholic Diocese of Phoenix

Colin W. Shipley

Director of Public Affairs
IWS Public Affairs

Jeff Stapleton

Chief of Staff
Council Member Kate Gallego
Phoenix City Hall

Dean Douglas Sylvester

Dean
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Arizona State University

Cecil Tudor

Director of Charities
Glendale Chapter, Local 493
Glendale Fire Department

Gift of Grace Sponsor
Heart of Humility Sponsor

Contact Us

Central Arizona Shelter Services
230 S. 12th Avenue
Phoenix AZ 85007

(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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