Susannah Castro recently joined the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona as Women’s Philanthropy director. She brings over 15 years of experience in nonprofit administration, including posts focused on community outreach, development, and public relations, most recently as director of operations for the Star Foundation. In August 2015, she founded a nonprofit organization, The Cree Project, in memory of her son Cree, who she lost at age 19 to the opioid epidemic. Her volunteer hours are dedicated to conducting educational outreach to children ages 10-18 regarding the dangers of opioid use. Castro also served as director of operations for the Border Community Alliance and artistic director at the Tubac Center for the Arts. She has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, with a minor in media arts, from the University of Arizona, and will complete her master’s in social work from Arizona State University in 2019. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Castro has lived in Southern Arizona since she was 2. She is an artist and writer, with paintings in private collections throughout the country.
Debe Campbell recently added the role of director of communications to her duties at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, overseeing marketing, public relations and promotion. She also continues in an expanded role as the assistant editor at the Arizona Jewish Post, where she has worked for the past eight months. Previously, she worked in the refugee resettlement program with Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest. With bachelor’s degrees in journalism and public relations from Northern Arizona University, Campbell has a long career in news and magazine writing, marketing communications, and public relations.
Andrew Rosenfeld recently joined the Tucson Jewish Community Center as digital and design manager. Rosenfeld grew up in Tucson, and attended Catalina Foothills High School. Shortly after graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the event and design industry, playing a major role in bringing together the Oscars, Grammy’s, and Kids Choice awards. He also created and designed Avenue Magazine. After spending the last 10 years designing for stars such as Alicia Keys, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Katy Perry, as well as re-branding major companies such as Wet Seal and Tilly’s, Rosenfeld decided to move back to Tucson, where he also had a hand in designing Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink.
Debbie Claggett is the new sports and recreation operations director at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Claggett comes to the J from a career in triathlon retail and event management. She and her husband, Seton, started TriSports.com in 2000 and grew it into the largest triathlon-specific retailer in the world. Her focus was on sponsorship, community partnerships and customer service, and she was the race director for their nonprofit, TriSports Racing, which produces the Deuces Wild Triathlon Festival. Claggett attended the University of Arizona where she earned a B.S. in molecular and cellular biology, along with several minors, including Judaic studies.