People in the News

People in the News 2.3.17

audrey-sher-waltonAUDREY SHER-WALTON recently released a collection of poetry, “All the Colors of My Life are Red.” A former mental health therapist who currently owns Mrs. Audrey’s Academic Achievement tutoring service, Sher-Walton has been published in Zocolo Magazine, Aurora and the Write ON! East-side Writing Group’s 2015 and 2016 anthologies. She has been a guest reader on KXCI’s Poet’s Moment. For information on ordering the book, email

barbara-levy-our-townBARBARA LEVY, ACFRE, was one of six fundraisers from across the United States named to the first class of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Distinguished Fellows. Tucsonan Patricia Bjorhovde was named a Distinguished Fellow. The AFP Southern Arizona Chapter was the only chapter in the country to have two members named Distinguished Fellows. Levy is a fundraising consultant who has served AFP in numerous capacities, including vice chair of the board and chair of the association’s ethics committee and ACFRE committee. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor invited her to help define the characteristics of the fundraising profession. Her work was published in the National Occupation Information Network Data Collection Program. The 2016 Distinguished Fellows will be honored at the AFP’s International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco in April.

elyssa-kohen-otELYSSA KOHEN of Las Vegas is serving as audio assistant with the national touring company of “Motown,” which will be in Tucson at Centennial Hall Feb. 21-26. Kohen, a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, is the granddaughter of Norma and Irwin Brewster of Tucson.