SUSAN SILVERMAN has been selected as interim coordinator of the JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA LGBT JEWISH INCLUSION PROJECT. Silverman succeeds Ellen Freeman, who has retired but will continue to work with the project as a lay leader. Silverman also serves as an interim consultant for Growing Alternative Resource Development and Enterprise Network (GARDEN), Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to growing the capacity of other nonprofit organizations, individual artists and social entrepreneurs in the arenas of arts, education, environment and healing. Silverman’s previous work as a Jewish community professional includes serving as the arts and culture director at the Tucson Jewish Community Center and as a special projects coordinator at JFSA.
The TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER has hired two new directors who will jointly manage the sports and wellness department. SUSAN FRANK, the new health and wellness director, is a native Tucsonan who most recently owned and operated 02 Modern Fitness in downtown Tucson. At O2, she offered hundreds of teen fitness classes, trained fitness instructors in the Tohono O’odham nation, co-directed a local cycling team and created an annual national class pro bike race, the Old Pueblo Grand Prix. BEN MOKE is the new director of sports and recreation. A Denver native, Moke earned a degree in elementary education from the University of Colorado and has 10 years of JCC experience.
JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA, the JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM and the TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER will be among the nonprofits participating in Arizona Gives Day. From midnight until 11:59 p.m. on April 9, donors can go to www.azgives.org to pledge financial support to the nonprofit of their choice.
HOPE, INC. will hold a grand re-opening celebration and resource fair on Thursday, April 3, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 1200 N. Country Club Road. HOPE, Inc. has been licensed as a comprehensive service provider in Pima County. Members can now receive all of their behavioral health services — including psychiatric, vocational and housing services — from the agency. The celebration will include food, carnival games and prizes. For more information, call 770-1197.
PEPPER VINER has promoted TREASA M. JONES to the position of controller for Pepper Viner Management. An Arizona native, Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and human resources at the University of Phoenix. She has been a member of Pepper Viner’s accounting staff since 2001. CHAD WILLIAMS has been named director of operation for Pepper Viner Homes. Williams, who holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Winthrop University in South Carolina, previously served as a general project manager and safety officer at Pepper Viner.