Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Announces New Trustees
TUCSON, Ariz., (July 11, 2018) – The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) is pleased to announce four new members to the Board of Trustees. The new additions include Certified Public Accountant Herbert J. Hoffman; Environmental and Natural Resources Economist at the Sonoran Institute Fátima Luna; Trust and Estates Attorney Timothy A. Olcott; and Vice President of Business Affairs and Human Resources at the University of Arizona, Allison M. Vaillancourt.
CFSA is also announcing this year’s slate of officers:
Jan Lesher, Deputy County Administrator for Pima County, serves as Chair.
Claudia Jasso-Stevens, Managing Partner for Jasso Development & Planning, serves as Vice Chair.
Celestino Fernandez, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona, will serve as Secretary.
Anne Roediger, Founding Partner at Roediger Hoff PLC., serves as Treasurer.
“On behalf of CFSA, I am delighted to welcome the new members of the Board of Trustees into a dedicated group of community leaders,” said President and CEO Clint Mabie. “CFSA’s Board of Trustees oversees the Foundation’s growing community endowment and ensures that donors’ intentions are honored now and forever. These four individuals with their diverse perspectives, abilities, dedication, and commitment to the community will help us continue making Southern Arizona a better place for all.”
About the new Trustees:
HERBERT J. HOFFMAN
Herbert J. Hoffman serves as a Principal at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. He has more than 38 years of tax consulting experience. Herbert currently specializes in tax consulting for corporations and partnerships for a variety of industries including real estate, manufacturing, distributors, technology, and service providers. He is a member of the firm’s construction and real estate industry group. Herbert lectures to various groups and state CPA societies around the country as part of CLA’s Tax Advisors Update group. He holds a B.A. in business administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan and a M.S. in taxation from Walsh College, Troy, Michigan.
Fátima Luna was born and raised in a rural town in southern Zacatecas, Mexico. She received a B.A. in Environmental Economics and Policy from the University of California Berkeley and a M.S. in Agriculture Resource Economics from the University of Arizona. Fatima has experience working with small farm enterprises in Nicaragua and southern Mexico. Since 2013, Fátima has been working at the Sonoran Institute for the Colorado River Delta Program. As the Environmental and Natural Resource Economist, her role in the program is to analyze and evaluate the economic, environmental, social, and cultural impacts of restoration efforts in the Colorado River Delta.
Fátima lives in south Tucson, where she is an active member in her community. She is an advocate for human rights, especially for disenfranchised people including people of color, the LGBT community, women and immigrants. In her free time, Fátima enjoys weight lifting, gardening, and playing Son Jarocho. She and her husband are currently raising three children.
TIMOTHY A. OLCOTT
Timothy A. Olcott is a Green Valley trust and estates attorney. He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1970 and his J.D. from Emory University, Atlanta, in 1973. In 1987, while practicing law in New Ulm, Minnesota, he first became familiar with the community foundation movement when a client asked him to establish one for New Ulm. Upon formation, he served as its initial advisory board president.
He moved to Arizona in 1990 and established his law practice in Green Valley the following year. Since 2000, he has been certified as a specialist in trust and estate law. In Green Valley, he was president of the Rotary Club of Green Valley and the Green Valley Community Fund; he was also on the initial advisory committee of the Green Valley Area Community Foundation. In Tucson, he served as president of Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN) and is the immediate past chair of the LGBT&S Alliance Fund, a program of the CFSA.
ALLISON M. VAILLANCOURT, Ph.D.
Allison M. Vaillancourt serves as Vice President of Business Affairs & Human Resources at the University of Arizona where she is also a faculty member in the UA School of Government and Public Policy. She earned a B.A. in political science and M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado’s School of Public Affairs. Allison writes about career and organizational culture issues as a regular Chronicle of Higher Education columnist and provides leadership development programs for several national organizations. Before finding her niche in higher education, Allison was a journalist and a fundraiser.
For complete bios and a full listing of our Board of Trustees, please visit cfsaz.org/about/trustees/.