Children's Action Alliance welcomes our newest board members


Ashley M. Anderson, SHRM-SCP, Mountain Park Health Center

Ashley M. Anderson currently serves as a Senior Human Resource Business Partner in Phoenix, Arizona. She brings over eight years of Human Resources experience working in various industries to the board. Her expertise spans across Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Training and Development, and more. She also consults with business owners and entrepreneurs on their Human Resources needs. In addition, Ashley sits on the Board of the National Association for African Americans in Human Resources, State of Arizona Chapter. Ashley holds an MBA with emphasis in Management from American Intercontinental University as well as the Senior Certified Professional Certification from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).


Catherine Alonzo, CEO and founding partner of Javelina

Catherine Alonzo is CEO and founding partner of Javelina, a branding and advocacy agency that is advancing equality and human dignity through social, political, and economic change. Javelina helps their clients realize their vision of change in the world through cutting edge strategies from the worlds of marketing and political campaigns.

Catherine has been integral in growing Javelina to be one of the Valley’s pre-eminent branding and advocacy agencies. She combines her political background (having served on the teams that raised the Arizona minimum wage in 2016 and elected Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell) with her passion for storytelling in the digital age.

Catherine was named the Athena Young Professional Recipient by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in 2016 and has been recognized for her business leadership by Arizona Business Magazine, Arizona Big Media, and the Phoenix Business Journal.

D’Angelo Johnson, Managing VP of Private Banking at Bankers Trust
D’Angelo is Managing, VP, of Private Banking at Bankers Trust, with 18 years of financial services experience. He began his career as a Realtor and Financial Independent Contractor. As a licensed real estate agent, mortgage certified professional, life (including fixed-investments), credit and disability insurance agent,  he joined the bank in 2007 as a Consumer Services Representative and became a Relationship Banker in 2008. D’Angelo joined the bank’s Financial Intelligence team in 2014 as a Certified BSA/AML professional, where he helped protect the bank and its customers against illicit activity. He has served as a board member, Director of Finance, and written grants for non-profits in the Greater Des Moines area.
Erica Maxwell, Associate Superintendent of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the Arizona Department of Education

As the first Associate Superintendent of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the Arizona Department of Education, Ms. Erica Maxwell has more than 25 years as a certified educator. In her education tenure, Maxwell has served as an administrator, adjunct faculty member at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, and as a faculty associate at Arizona State University.

Maxwell is also the co-founder of the annual Arizona Multicultural Education Conference and founder of Club READ (Reading Experiences Appreciating Diversity), which is a summer literacy initiative in Chandler. In addition to her educational equity consulting work, she hosted public forums for the Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, as well as for the Arizona Department of Education; Healing Racism Series, Mesa Community College Educators Academy, Scottsdale’s Cross-Cultural Communication Series and the Seventh Annual Future Educator’s Conference. Lastly, Maxwell served on the Board of Trustees for Childsplay and was the School Administrator Representative for Southeast Maricopa County’s First Things First Regional Council.

Recognized for her community involvement and excellence in education, Maxwell received the 2017 Literacy Leadership Award from the Ocotillo East Reading Council, the 2016 Outstanding Adjunct Award from Chandler-Gilbert Community College and the 2015 East Valley NAACP Education Advocacy Award.

Kim Russell, Executive Director of the Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care

Kim Russell is of the Bitter Water People, born for the Tangle People. Her maternal grandmothers are from Chinle, Arizona and her paternal grandmothers are from Tuba City, Arizona on the Navajo Nation. Ms. Russell is the Executive Director of the Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care, an independent state agency whose mission is to advocate for increasing access to high-quality health care programs for all American Indians in Arizona. Kim has worked with Tribes, Tribal Organizations, the Indian Health Service, and Urban Indian Health Programs to advance their health agendas and priorities her entire career. Ms. Russell received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master’s of Health Administration. Kim enjoys spending time with family and traveling.

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