2015-2016 Hon Kachina Council Members

Ben AllenNational Bank of Arizona
Lindsay BaumhefnerSouthwest Spine & Sport
Diana BeaugrandEstrella Media Group
Joe DekaMD, Arrows Surgical Associates
John FinneganThe Landsource Group, Colliers International
Julie FriedlyLovitt & Touché – Immediate Past President
Chris GladneyMeridian Bank, 2016 Event Co-Chair
Bryan GottfredsonSacks Tierney, P.A.
John David HermanNetwork Services, Inc.
Kevin HoganSnell & Wilmer
Colby HunterFreedom Financial Group, LLC – 2016 Event Co-Chair
Jeanmarie JacobyWashington Elementary School District
Chris KleckaFive Star Development
Claire LarkinTank Girl Marketing
Brian MollQuarles & Brady LLP
Joshua PetersonWells Fargo Advisors, LLC – SLHI Foundation Board Liaison
Leslie RoldChaparral High School – President

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

Honorary Members

Cash Beechler, MD
Sheri Statt Bercaw
Sheri Statt Bercaw

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 39 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.