Meet our staff

The Arizona Jewish Post is located at: 3718 E. River Road.
Phone: (520) 319-1112. Fax: (520) 319-1118

Phyllis Braun
Phyllis Braun

Phyllis Braun, Executive Editor

Phyllis Braun started with the AJP as an assistant editor in 1996, becoming executive editor in 2002. Prior to moving to Tucson in 1995, she was assistant copy chief at Pocket Books in New York, after working at the legendary Book of the Month Club. She serves on the board of Tucson’s Esperanza Dance Project.

[email protected] • (520) 647-8480

Debe Campbell

Debe Campbell, Assistant Editor

A journalism and public relations graduate of Northern Arizona University, Debe Campbell’s career in journalism, communications, travel photojournalism, magazine writing, and public relations spans four decades and five continents. Returning to Arizona in 2006, she spent a decade as executive director of the nonprofit Navajo County Anti-Drug Coalition, Inc., in Pinetop, Arizona. Moving to Tucson in 2016, for a year in service to AmeriCorps VISTA in refugee resettlement she joined  AJP in January 2018 as an editorial assistant, adding part-time director of marketing and communications for the JFSA to her tasks in July 2018. She is an active community volunteer.

[email protected] • (520) 647-8474

April Bauer

April Bauer, Office Manager

April Bauer paused a 15-year career in production management to raise her family. During more than a decade in Tucson, she spent seven years in administrative work in the Jewish community before joining the AJP in 2014. Her invaluable oversight in the office includes accounting, circulation, and database maintenance. Wrangling the expansive community calendar in each edition of the paper is the most time consuming and meticulous challenge. April is also the voice of AJP, answering the main office phone line.

[email protected] • (520) 647-8476

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Berti Brodsky

Berti’ S. Brodsky, Advertising Sales Manager

Berti’ S. Brodsky has many years of experience in media sales, starting with newspaper, going from radio and direct mail, to cable television sales. 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, earned an associate degree from Pima Community College and a bachelor of science from the University of Arizona. She returned to Tucson 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.

 berti@azjewishpost.com • (520) 647-8461

Michelle Shapiro

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 AJP, and the JFSA, is being part of “The Big Picture” and contributing to a community whose mission is to better the lives of those around them.

[email protected] • (520) 647-8479

Roman Urias

Roman Urias, Advertising & Marketing Assistant

Román Gabriel Urias is an advertising and marketing assistant for AJP and JFSA. A May 2019 graduate of Southwest University of Visual Arts in graphic design, he previously interned as a junior graphic designer and worked as a part-time advertising account executive with AJP. The Tucson native won a Top 10 Arizona Advertising Federation of Tucson student award in 2019.

[email protected] • (520) 647-8460