Hon Kachina Council Members
2016-2017 HON KACHINA COUNCIL MEMBERS
Ellen Aiken, Sacks Tierney, P.A.
Diana Beaugrand, Estrella Media Group
Kevin Craig, Keller Williams Realty Phoenix
Joe Deka, MD, Arrows Surgical Associates
Rita Dickinson, Retired
John Finnegan, The Landsource Group, Colliers International
Julie Friedly, Lovitt & Touché – Immediate Past President
Chris Gladney, Meridian Bank, 2016 Event Co-Chair
Bryan Gottfredson, Sacks Tierney, P.A.
John David Herman, Network Services, Inc.
Colby Hunter, Freedom Financial Group, LLC – 2016 Event Co-Chair
Jeanmarie Jacoby, Washington Elementary School District
Claire Larkin, Larkin Marketing & Events
Jenny McCall, S4 Group Real Estate
Brian Moll, Quarles & Brady, LLP
Joshua Peterson, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC – SLHI Foundation Board Liaison
Leslie Rold, Chaparral High School – President
Alvaro Solorzano, Teksystems
Trisa Summers, Retired Financial Services
Kevin Walsh, Quarles & Brady, LLP
Past Active Members
- Cash Beechler, MD
- Sheri Statt Bercaw
- Mary Collum
- Melissa Costello
- Charles Finch, DO
- David Hadley, Jr
- Erin Hart
- John David Herman
- Kate Maynard
- Dean Rennell
- Richard Rodney
- Byron Sarhangian
- Mike Schwab
- Mark Seckinger
- Mark Staudohar
- Kathy Szur
- Thomas Wisz
- Joy Whitfield
- Brian C. Lockwood
- William M. Murray
- Ron “Saff” Saffer, CLU
Our Council Members Promote Volunteerism by Example
The Hon Kachina Council is made up of men and women from the business community who volunteer time and spend many hours soliciting nominations and working through the arduous process of selecting the most dedicated volunteers in the community. They collect data, conduct interviews and present their findings which result in reducing the almost 100 nominations to a select number of finalists. These finalists are presented to a Board of Governors, a group of prestigious community leaders, to make the final selection. In addition, Council members also take the lead in attracting sponsors and soliciting contributions as well as attending to the many details of the awards program. Learn more about the Hon Kachina Council.
BOARD MEMBERSHIP – 12 Members
- Officers – 4
- Board Committees:
- Membership : 3-5 members
- Social: 3-5 members
- Fund Development: 3-5 members
- PR/Social Media: 3-5 members
HON KACHINA VOLUNTEER AWARDS – 12 Members
- Awards Steering Committees:
- Honoree Liaison : 2 members
- Sponsorship/Marketing: 6 members
- Selection (All Council Members)
- Event Logistics: 2 members
The Hon Kachina Council Fact Sheet
Celebrating 40 years of Community Support
The Hon Kachina Council, originally known as The Luke’s Men, was formed as a men’s membership organization to support St. Luke’s Hospital.
The group initiated the Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards. The Hon – or healing–Kachina Awards program was originally conceived to honor people making significant volunteer contributions to the healthcare field. Since then its mission has expanded to both recognize the achievements of outstanding Arizona volunteers and to increase public awareness about the importance of volunteerism.
The Luke’s Men began a tradition of broadcasting the awards presentation in cooperation with local television stations.
St. Luke’s Health System was sold and St. Luke’s Health Initiatives was established with the proceeds of the sale. The Council now operates under this umbrella.
The organization underwent a transformation, changing its name to the Hon Kachina Council to better reflect its mission and revising its by-laws to enable women to become members. Today the organization’s membership is made up of business and professional volunteers. Along with their involvement in the yearlong process of soliciting and screening nominations, attracting sponsors, generating philanthropic contributions and organizing the many details of this prestigious program, they also tackle volunteer projects of their own and build a network of friends.