LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund Advisory Board

LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund Team

Andrés Cano

Andrés Cano is the Director of the LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund. A native Tucsonan, Andrés is tasked with growing the Alliance Fund’s footprint as Southern Arizona’s premier organization for LGBTQ+ philanthropy and social change. He oversees the Fund’s donor development efforts and external relations. Andrés is also a current Member of the Arizona House of Representatives, where he serves as the state’s youngest LGBTQ+ state legislator.

From 2012-2019, Andrés was a senior aide to the late Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías in Tucson, Arizona, where he managed the Supervisor’s constituent outreach and neighborhood advocacy.

Andrés was raised by a single mom and is the first in his family to graduate from college. He graduated cum laude from Arizona State University in 2014 with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. In 2019, Andrés completed Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives Program in State and Local Government as a David Bohnett LGBTQ Victory Institute Leadership Fellow.

Andrés enjoys reading Sunday’s New York Times cover-to-cover. He likes cooking challenging and complicated recipes, and loves to spend time with his three godchildren.

Kelly Huber

Kelly Huber has over 16 years of experience in the nonprofit sector working in all aspects from executive leadership, fundraising/development, and programmatic capacities. However, some of her favorite work since starting at CFSA in 2013 surrounds building funder collaboratives and community partnerships. In her current role as Senior Director, she is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of all community investments, including competitive and donor grantmaking, supporting organizations, programs/initiatives, and awards/scholarships. Every day she feels lucky to work with and learn from the amazing southern Arizona nonprofit community…#nonprofitlife. She earned a BA in Spanish, BS in Environmental Science, and MS in Nonprofit Organizational Management. Personally, as the mother of two young boys, she has learned more about Lego and Minecraft than she ever needed to know and, as a native Tucsonan, her favorite Eegees flavor-of-the-month is Lucky Lime.


  • Competitive Grants General
  • Donor Advised Fund Grants
  • Supporting Organizations
  • All Initiatives (LGBTQ+ Alliance, African American Legacy, Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare)
  • Santa Cruz Community Foundation
  • End of Life Grants
  • Shaaron Kent Endowment
  • Field of Interest Grants
  • Solar + Environment
Former Board Members
  • Edna Meza Aguirre
  • Julie Barkmeier-Kramer
  • Margo Barnes
  • Brian Bateman
  • Jennie Bennett
  • Kristen Birner, Emeritus (Current Past Chair 2009-2015)
  • Shannon Cain
  • Kathy Campbell
  • Neal Dorschel
  • Sally Dodds
  • Ryan Fette
  • Ken Foster
  • Ramon Garcia
  • Vicki Gaubeca
  • Oscar Hinojosateve
  • Oliver Hickman
  • Steve Henderson
  • MichaelHutchins
  • John Jackson
  • John Jarvise
  • Sarah Jones
  • Charles Kocher
  • Jamie Lee
  • James Leos
  • Bruce Lehmann
  • Noel Matkin
  • David Messick
  • Kevin McCoy
  • Kevin McCoy
  • Michael Miller
  • Casey Chimneystar Limon-Condit
  • Joel Meister
  • Thom Melendez
  • Philip Moul
  • Scott Neeley
  • Doug Noffsinger, Emeritus
  • Miki Odawa
  • Lori Pascarella
  • Mike Petillo
  • Mike Pollack
  • Stephen Russell
  • Frances Sjoberg
  • Craig Snow
  • Randy Soderstrom
  • Vicky Stromee
  • Rosie Tucker
  • Dianne Van Tasell
  • Alan Taylor
Initial Advisory Committee
  • Josefina Ahumada
  • Jean Baker
  • Jonathan Bengal
  • Ronald Bogard
  • Beth Carey
  • Jason Cianciotto
  • Dan Fahy
  • Alexander Goodrum
  • Kristie Graham
  • Linda Lopez
  • Mary Belle McCorkle
  • Rosemary Neimann
  • John Peck
  • Ernest Perez
  • Gloria Proo
  • Alan Storm
  • Jim Thomas
  • Karen Uhlich
  • John Vasquez-Bedoy