The AJP is located at: 3718 E. River Road.
Phone: 520-319-1112. Fax: 520-319-1118.

Meet our staff
Phyllis Braun
Phyllis Braun

Phyllis Braun

Executive Editor

Phyllis Braun started with the AJP as assistant editor in 1996 and became executive editor in 2002. Prior to moving to Tucson in 1995, she was assistant copy chief at Pocket Books in New York, and before that she worked at the legendary Book of the Month Club. She serves on the board of the Esperanza Dance Project. • ext. 8480


Assistant Editor

Debe Campbell

A journalism and public relations graduate of Northern Arizona University, Debe Campbell’s career in community journalism, crisis communications, travel photojournalism, magazine writing and public relations has spanned four decades and five continents. She established two English-language magazines in Indonesia and a regional entertainment guide for newspapers in Texas, and received recognition from the Indonesian Minister of Tourism and MediaTour editorial award from South African Airways Magazine. Returning to Arizona in 2006, Campbell spent a decade as director of the nonprofit Navajo County Anti-Drug Coalition, Inc., in Pinetop. She moved to Tucson in 2016 with her husband, Gilbert, and their two rescue dogs. She and Gilbert spent a year in service to AmeriCorps VISTA in refugee resettlement in Tucson, and she continued that work part-time as an employment specialist. In July 2018, she added part-time director of marketing and communications for the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona to her portfolio. • 647-8474


Berti Brodsky Profile PicBerti’ S. Brodsky

Advertising Sales Manager

Berti’ S. Brodsky has many years of experience in media sales, starting with newspaper (the Tucson Weekly), going to radio and direct mail (“Cloud 95 radio and PaperMint) to cable television sales (TCI/Tucson Cable Advertising), and back to direct mail (Savvy Shopper). Married with two grown daughters, she has two Weimaraners, “Sugar” and “Salty,” and two cats, “Spice” and “Pepper” — names representing her love of gourmet cooking! Berti’ graduated from Catalina High School in Tucson and earned an associate degree from Pima Community College and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona. She returned to Tucson last year after 18 years in the rainy Pacific Northwest, near Seattle, where she also worked in the real estate industry as a lender, realtor and insurance agent. • Direct line: 647-8461


Marla Handler

Advertising Sales Representative

Marla Handler grew up in Plainview, N.Y. She received an associate’s degree in marketing from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, N.Y., and a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business from Florida State University. She has worked for several Fortune 500 companies including Citibank, Motorola and, for 16 years, The Coca-Cola Company, where she was an account analyst and business development manager. • Direct line: 647-8580

Michelle Shapiro

Graphic Designer

Michelle Shapiro moved to Tucson from Santa Barbara, California. She knew she would make a lousy Brussels sprout farmer so she went the creative route instead. After working 14 years with The New York Times Media Group, Michelle started her own graphic design agency, Ipso Facto Creative Group and taught multimedia art and design at Santa Barbara City College. What she loves most about working with the Arizona Jewish Post, and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, is being part of “The Big Picture” and contributing to a community whose mission is to better the lives of those around them. • Direct line: 647-8479