KIM EGITA is the new chief financial officer for the JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA. Previously, she was finance and assets director at Our Family Services, where she oversaw the financial aspects of its 2012 merger with New Beginnings for Women and Children, where she had been administrative director for nine years before the merger. Prior to that she worked in the for profit world. Egita has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Arizona and recently earned her Certified Public Accountant certification from the Arizona Board of Accountancy. She currently serves as board treasurer for Handi-Dogs, a local nonprofit organization.
JOHN MARES is the new accounting manager for the JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA. He is a native to Arizona, born in Nogales. He has lived in Tucson since 1984 and graduated from Sunnyside High School. He has been an accountant for over 23 years in nonprofit, for profit, retail, construction, manufacturing and governmental industries. Mares recently graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master’s in Business Administration. His hobbies include cycling, skiing, camping and hiking.
PETER MARCUS, owner of ALLEGRA PRINT, MAIL, SIGNS was recently awarded the the 2015 Sales Excellence Award by Alliance Franchise Brands. This recognition is given to the top 5 percent of the international network of marketing and print services providers.
The TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER honored volunteers and staff at its annual meeting on May 3. LEA STANDRIDGE was named Leader of the Year. She is a member of the JCC board, chairman of the children and youth department, and led a task force that helped create non-member camp options, an increase in specialty camps and the Camp 365 concept. SHARON ARKIN, PH.D., was honored as Volunteer of the Year for her leadership of the Elder Rehab program. Beth Stern Awards for Staff Excellence went to Billy Epstein, a maintenance technician and fleet coordinator, and Luis Angel Medina, a special needs advocate. The recipient of the Early Childhood Education Professional Excellence award was Lisa Delyria, a lead teacher, and the ECE Staff Excellence award winner was Favi Hernandez, an assistant teacher.
THE TUCSON INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL is one of the 11 2016-2017 grant recipients of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Straight Alliance Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. The LGBT&S Alliance Fund is awarding grants totaling $53,200 to 11 regional nonprofit agencies.