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Strong Leaders Build Strong Communities

Arizona Career Development Center is privileged to have the guidance and oversight from some of the state’s most influential leaders of business, education, finance, healthcare and legal systems and the larger community.

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Board of Directors

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Raymond T. Burden has served in the health services professional arena in numerous, multifaceted capacities for over 40 years, working in health services in the United States Army and Pentagon, serving under the Surgeon General as Director of Tricare. After retiring from military service, he has served in other operational leadership positions in hospitals, teaching medical centers, and critical corporate-level policy development. Raymond has consulted with the Joint Commission Resources, Joint Commission, preparing hospitals for accreditation surveys. He has served as a board member and Executive Director of the WellCare Foundation, a non-profit that provides free healthcare to single, working mothers and their children, and is a member of the Finance, Audit, and Compliance Committee of the Maricopa Integrated Health System. He is also an Advisory Board member of the Grand Canyon University Honors College.

Raymond T. Burden Jr., M.H.A.

Chairman of the Board

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Kim Dartez is the Director of Family Tree Healthcare, a multifaceted social services and healthcare organization that creates programs in at-risk, underserved populations by promoting healthy families and communities. FTHC and its programs work to balance the scales of disparities. Kim also is the owner of Compass Dartez, seeking to introduce, train and employ African American men and women across Maricopa County and State of Arizona. She has served as Governor Ducey’s commissioner to the Arizona Commission of African American Affairs and is Chair of Economic Development for the Commission. She sat as the Chair for the African American Advisory Committee for the City of Tempe History Museum and is currently their co-Chair. Kim is a Domestic Violence Advocate, representing Arizona at the National Woman of Color Network, working with its Economic Policy Task Force and Leadership Cohort and served as the Chairperson for the Woman of Color Committee for the Arizona Coalition against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence for five years

Kimberly Dartez

Founder | Board Member

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Michael Berry is a Master Trainer for trades and a broker for insurance companies. He's had over ten years of developing course materials, seminars, workshops, classes, and developing policies and procedures. As Chief Deputy City Clerk, he worked with Building Code Enforcement compliance for residential, commercial, retail, industrial, and business entities. He's had over30 years in public service, working with municipalities and hiring minority contracts. Michael is a member of the National Association of minority contractors, the Arizona chapter. 

Michael P Berry 

Board Member

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Michelle Brooks-Totress

Michelle Brooks-Totress is a Tempe, Arizona native. She was employed by city of Scottsdale for 28 years, working at the Civic Center, Mustang, and Arabian Libraries. Michelle is an alumni of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor's in Business Management, and she has a long history and commitment to volunteering in the community. Michelle is currently serving as the Chair for the Tempe History Museum - African-American Advisory Committee, Board Member - ACDC (Arizona Career Development Center), President of the AGC Collector's Club of AZ, and Co-Chair for the Sustainability Pillar for the Commission of African- American Affairs for the State of Arizona.

Board Member

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John Clayton

Board Member

John Clayton is a Senior Executive who invested most of his professional career in the leadership of human service programs. He has served as the Assistant Secretary for the Washington State Rehabilitation Administration (RA) since April of 2007. During John's tenure in RA he has pushed for and accomplished improvements in reentry and transition for youth, youth education, vocational training, and mentoring and access to community step-down programs. John's leadership was expanded in February 2013 to include the Office of Juvenile Justice, Special Commitment Center, and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. With all business areas in RA, John transforms lives by creating new pathways for self-sufficiency for clients through employment, new opportunities, meaningful partnerships, and effective rehabilitation. He is most proud of his creation of the My JOB program, a career and work readiness preparation program with the Pacific Mountain and Seaking Workforce Development Councils, local school districts, and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Juvenile Rehabilitation (JR) for youth in JR to prepare them for meaningful jobs in the community upon their reentry. John's civic and professional activities include working with the American Public Human Services Association, the YMCA, the Washington Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice, and the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators. John is also involved in mobilizing and supporting the work of communities to address youth violence and build a stronger connection between youth and their communities.

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Robbin M. Coulon, serves as Director of Legal Services for the Area Agency on Aging, a non-profit serving older adults, family caregivers, elderly refugees, individuals with disabilities, and victims of late-life domestic violence. She was previously a Managing Attorney with the Arizona Center for Disability Law and a senior trial attorney with the Office of the Arizona Attorney General's Civil Rights Division. Robbin is a member of several professional and community organizations, including the American Inns of Court, the Arizona Black Bar Association, the ASU New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Dean's Advisory Board, and Mujer, Inc. In addition, she has served in various leadership positions with the Arizona Community Foundation, the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations Foundation, the JUSTA Center, and the Black Theatre Troupe.

Robbin M. Coulon, J.D. Esq. 

Board Member

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Lisa L. Derrick, M.Ed.

Lisa L. Derrick is the owner of MindsEye Learning Technologies, an organizational and human development consulting firm dedicated to designing sustainable development plans to optimize individual employee and corporate performance using various unique and innovative online, in-person learning and development programs. Lisa retired from local government service after 30 years directing public health and health equity programs-specializing in infant mortality and community development models impacting health. She was the President and board member of the National Healthy Start Association based in Washington DC and served on a local corporate hospital advisory board. She serves as a local faith leader in her church and represents her faith denomination with the Arizona Faith Network. She serves on the Standing Governance Committee of The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona and recently chaired the Transition Committee to consecrate a new bishop in Arizona. Lisa served on the City of Phoenix Village Planning Committee and was the 51st Avenue Friendship Center administrator, an afterschool program for the local school district.

Board Member

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Cindy is an accomplished, results-driven finance leader with over 15 years of progressive experience within start-ups and global multi-billion dollar companies. She possesses a unique blend of strategic planning, financial management, advanced analytics, process improvement, and leadership skills. Cindy was responsible for developing corporate strategies and driving critical finance initiatives throughout her career. Cindy is the owner of Optimal Impact LLC, a consulting company specialized in helping start-up companies turn a profit.

Cindy Johnson

Board Advisor

Executive Director

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Michelle Weil

Michelle Weil is a success-driven, visionary, and highly committed professional respected for supporting nonprofit organizations to innovate, thrive, and grow. Energetic, driven self-starter with over seven years of hands-on experience in the administrative sector. She is known for optimizing resources to achieve core missions by earning the confidence of key stakeholders. Proven ability to find accurate and quick solutions to complex problems. Adept at cultivating solid relationships with high-level community members, clients, vendors, colleagues, and other key decision-makers.

Executive Director

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