Management & Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Carol A. Carr
President - Chief Executive Officer
Carol Carr has been CEO for ACHIEVE since 2004. Other professional experience in the human services arena includes serving as Executive Director of a non-profit agency addressing the needs of severely abused and neglected children.
She has served in the capacity of executive management positions for over twenty years. In the for-profit arena Carr's background includes tenures with both IBM and Xerox Corporation inclusive of international business development. Carr has held memberships in ABWA, San Jose Chapter, served as Rotarian President, Fremont, CA Chapter. While living in the Bay Area, Carr served on the San Jose Economic Council that focused on the development of small, minority-owned business ventures. Nationally, she serves as the Pacific Regional representative to the National Council of SourceAmerica Employers (NCSE). She has been recognized for her merger of the Excel group, Inc. with the Yuma W.O.R.C. Center, Inc.
Carr currently serves on the Arizona Department of Administration, State Set-aside and has been the regional representative for the Arizona Association of Providers for People with Disabilities (AAPPD) for the past four years. Carr previously served as an adjunct faculty for the University of Phoenix where she taught the business curriculum for undergraduate and graduate studies. Carr's Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix was completed in 1992.
Director of Employment Services
La Paz/Mohave County
Employment Services Regional Manager
Kelly Thomas is the Employment Services Regional Manager for Mohave and LaPaz Counties. Her office is located in Lake Havasu City. Kelly graduated from The University of North Carolina, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. She has also earned approximately 35 credits towards her Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University. She has worked in social services for over 15 years, dedicating herself to helping others reach their full potential. Outside of work, Kelly loves spending time with her husband, Bill, and their two children. She also enjoys boating, off-roading, and camping.
Federal & Commercial Contract
Deena Fetzer has been with ACHIEVE Human Service, Inc. since 2005. Deena was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 1997. Her Military Occupant Specialty was Fiscal and Disburser. While in the military she received Meritorious Mast, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Letter of Appreciation and the Navy Achievement Medal. She was also a physical fitness instructor. She served on the YANPI Board, Is a member of YEP and the American Legion. Deena has many hobbies when not working or volunteering in the community consisting of running, board and card games, hiking, mentoring, spending time with her animals and meditating. "I enjoy working with the individuals that we serve".
Project Manager/Quality Control Supervisor
Holly Anderson enlisted into the United States Navy in 2002. She was stationed in North Island, CA on the USS Nimitz. Holly is now a Disabled American Veteran who served on two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. She moved to Yuma, AZ when she separated from the Navy and began her journey working for ACHIEVE in 2006. Holly started at the agency as a custodian working her way up to the Agency's Quality Manager. After years of hard work and dedication Holly is now the Project Manager/Quality Control Supervisor for Border Patrol and Air Operations Federal Contracts. When Holly is not working she enjoys spending time with her son and going fishing.
Alba Urias, a Yuma, Arizona native, is currently working towards obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University. Ms. Urias is the Accounting Manager and has worked for ACHIEVE Human Services, Inc. since January 2007.
Board Of Directors
Becky Brooks: Board Chair
Becky Brooks is now retired, but held the position of Health Director for the Yuma County Health District for 7 years. She worked for Yuma County for 20 years in the Health District in several managerial positions, progressing to Deputy Director and then Director. She holds a BS Degree in Health Promotions and Public Health from the Northern Arizona University and is also a Certified Medical Technologist. Ms. Brooks has worked in private industry as well as public/government organizations. She has been a member of the Arizona Public Health Association and is C.H.E.S. certified. Ms. Brooks has served on the ACHIEVE Board for 1 xBD years and is currently the Chair.
Theresa Fox: Board Vice Chair
Theresa Fox joined the Achieve Human Services, Inc. Board in January 2010. She is employed by the Yuma County Attorney's Office as a Deputy County Attorney. Prior to practicing law, Theresa worked for SDUSD as an elementary education teacher in San Diego, CA. She was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona.
Edward Lohman, President of Lohman and Associates, an engineering consulting firm, holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University. He has served both government and private industry in various engineering roles including plant manager and project manager. Lohman is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Arizona Society of Professional Engineers, and is a former Master of the Masonic Lodge. For the past six years he has served on Boards of Directors for The Yuma WORC Center and the Saguaro Foundation, and currently serves the ACHIEVE Board as Treasurer.
Susan Gleason has been an active member of the ACHIEVE Board since 1998. She has served in the capacities of Chair and Vice Chair. Susan has been employed in the banking industry since 1984. A former student of the University of Minnesota and Minnesota School of Business, Gleason served on the Board for Yuma's March of Dimes Walk America from 1998 to 2006. She has been serving the First United Methodist Church as financial secretary since 2003.
A retired speech pathologist for the Somerton School District joined the ACHIEVE Board in 1991. She has served ACHIEVE in many capacities including a past tenure as president, and currently as Chair of the Personnel Committee. Reeves holds a Master's degree in Language Pathology. She has been actively involved with the Special Olympics organization for 29 years, currently serving as the Fundraiser Chairperson. Reeves a member of P.E.O. - Chapter AG and selected Citizen of the year in 2000. Cathy is currently serving as Personnel Committee Chair. Reeves is also the owner and operator of a small community garden on Ave. A and County 17th.
Marion Shontz joined the ACHIEVE Board in 1989. She has also been serving on the Parker, Arizona, Town Council since 2005. Her professional experience includes current service as Director of the La Paz County Health Department. Shontz's education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minors in business and criminal justice. She is also active with the La Paz County Fair Board, the Parker Area Tourism Committee and the Parker Area Historical Society.
Randall (Randy) J. Chapman
Randall (Randy) J. Chapman recently joined the EXCEL group, Inc., Board in January 2010. Randy is currently employed by the City of Yuma Police Department as Police Captain. He previously served on the Arizona Governor's Over-dimensional Permit Advisory Council, an oversight committee for the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). In his capacity as law enforcement supervisor, Randy has experienced firsthand the behavioral component and community engagement associated with all individuals with disabilities. Randy was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona.
Transition Specialist for Yuma Union High School District #70, holds a M.Ed. Emphasis- Human Relations and a BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Northern Arizona University. In addition to a Graduate Certificate in Transition Special Education from George Washington University, where she is currently completing her second Masters in Special Education Transition Services under a grant. She has seven years working for YUHSD #70 and prior to that she worked at San Pasqual High School five years, as an Outreach Consultant. Currently, she facilitates the Yuma- Arizona Community of Practice on Transition (AZCoPT) with community agencies to improve outcomes of youth transitioning out of the educational systems in the Yuma Community.