Introducing the new CAA Board members
Children’s Action Alliance is proud to introduce five new members of our Board of Directors. We welcome them to the Board and are excited to learn from their expertise and passion!
Dr. René X. Diaz is the Executive Director of the Arizona Hispanic School Administrators Association. René has been a leader in the Phoenix education community for decades, having served as the Superintendent of Phoenix Elementary School District and Phoenix Union High School District. He was a classroom teacher and high school principal. René is a member of the Board of the Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center, the Department of Youth Treatment and Rehabilitation, and the Greater Phoenix Educational Management Council.
Joe began work at Morrison Institute in April 2009 after a career in journalism that included experience as a top editor, columnist and news reporter at The Arizona Republic, The Daily Times, Tucson Citizen, USA Today and The Associated Press. Joe is also an instructor of journalism at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Tania Torres Márquez is the founder and principal of Torres Marquez Communications (TMC), a marketing and public relations agency specializing in multicultural communications. Most recently, Tania served as vice president for Cramer-Krasselt, a national advertising and PR agency where she founded C¬K’s multicultural communications function.
Tania holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a minor in Spanish from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. She is Vice President of Communications for the Board of Directors of Los Diablos, ASU’s Latino Alumni Chapter.
Brint Milward is Director of the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and in 2010 won the Distinguished Research Award given by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration and the American Society for Public Administration for a “coherent body of work over a career.”
The focus of Brint’s work has been on understanding how to efficiently and effectively manage networks of organizations that jointly produce public services like health and human services. He has conducted studies of what happens when governments privatize public services, which he terms “governing the hollow state.”
Elizabeth Reich is President and Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish Arizona. As leader of the founding chapter, Elizabeth has helped to grow Make-A-Wish Arizona so the chapter could grant a record 288 wishes in fiscal year 2012.
Prior to joining Make-A-Wish, Elizabeth was Vice President of Advancement for Childhelp,and served as CEO of VisionQuest 20/20. During the administration of Governor Jane Dee Hull, she worked as the Executive Director of the office now known as The Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families.