Roy Pringle, TAP Executive Vice President

Roy Pringle is the Chief Operating Officer for Vitalyst Health Foundation and Executive Vice President for Technical Assistance Partnership of Arizona. Prior to joining Vitalyst, Roy worked as the Chief Financial Officer for a small Arizona-based public company that created 3D and animated lenticular-based print products. He has been an integral part of small entrepreneurial enterprises for twenty years, working in areas ranging from finance and accounting to operations and IT to strategic planning and investor relations.

Roy holds a Masters of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also has a BA in International Studies from the University of Denver.

Stephanie Gallegos, TAP Program Associate

Stephanie Gallegos is Program Associate, TAP and Community Innovation and Development for Vitalyst Health Foundation and Program Associate for Technical Assistance Partnership of Arizona. She is the primary support staff accounting, personnel, community grants and TAP. Stephanie also staffs the Finance Committee. Prior to working at Vitalyst, Stephanie worked for the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Raquel Guitierrez,  Associate Director, Community Innovation &  Development

Dr. Raquel Gutiérrez is committed to cross fertilization between sectors and world-views to realize solutions to complex social issues. Raquel has worked in the social sector for 25 years as nonprofit line staff, management, and consultant.  As an Associate Director of Innovation and Community Development for Vitalyst Health Foundation, she is responsible for developing, managing, and supporting efforts that build the capacity of community stakeholders to effectively work along the policy continuum.  Among her peers she is known for master facilitation, freely sharing resources, building relationships between groups unfamiliar to one another, partnering with trusted and resourceful associates, challenging people to explore possibilities outside their routine paradigms.

Raquel is a proud native of Tempe, Arizona.  She is a graduate of Arizona State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in 1988.  In 1994, Gutiérrez attained a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University.  She was conferred in 2008 with a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University, where her award winning dissertation explored the alignment between the values, beliefs, and practices of social justice workers.  In 2012 her chapter, “Indigenous Grandmas and the Social Justice Movement” was published in Living Indigenous Leadership: Native Narratives on Building Strong Communities by the University of British Columbia.  In March of 2014, Dr. Gutiérrez was awarded a certificate of completion for the National Hispana Leadership Institute Fellow Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education.

George Redheffer, Associate Director, Sponsored Projects

George is responsible for enhancing and building the sponsored projects platform of TAPAZ.  George has a financial and investment background of over 20 years with 16 years of non-profit foundation experience.  George focuses on community involvement and networking. He is well connected to many sectors within our community and continues to use these connections to help others grow and strengthen relationships.

George holds a Masters of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also has a BS in Business from the University of Arizona and has been in Arizona 31 years.

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