Our Team

Together Everyone Achieves More
Thank you to our Team of volunteers who generously give their time and talents!

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The sky’s the limit when your heart is in it!

Buds in Bloom is a volunteer-run organization. Our Team works in Child and Family Care Coordination/Navigation, Administrative Services, Blog Writing, Reporting and Information Sharing, Information Technology, Marketing and Public Relations, Fundraising, and other projects and programs.

With their generosity, Buds in Bloom can provide children and their family access to support services. We are extremely grateful.

Board of Directors (Volunteers)

Melissa Dobson
Dr. Melissa Dobson,
Director and Chair of ITC, Associate Chair, Bachelor of Technology program and Mom

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Tare Bozimo
Tare Bozimo,
Director, MBA, Project Manager/Professional Services Consultant and Dad

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Frances Grace Abanes
Frances Abanes,
Director, International Medical Graduate/Healthcare Professional and Mom

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Dr. Michèle Hébert
Dr. Michèle L. Hébert,
Founder and Chair, Postdoctoral Scholar at the UA Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and Step-Mom

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Digital Storytelling Team

Audrey Veltri
Audrey Veltri,
Project Lead, Blog Writer

Jayne Asekhauno
Jayne Asekhauno,
DS Facilitator

Heather Loewen
Heather Loewen,
Parent Advocate

Will Edington
Will Edington,
DS Coordinator

Our Core Team (Volunteers)

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Michelle Lu
Michelle Lu,
Report Impact Committee Member

Rama Thapa
Rama Thapa,
Report Impact Committee Member

Sandra Fellger
Sandra Fellger,
Online Auction Coordinator

Asmita Shahi
Ashmita Shahi,
Report Impact Committee Member

Cao Bao Ngoc Tran
Star Volunteer
Cao Bao Ngoc Tran,
IT Member

Shope Johnson
Shope Johnson,
UX Designer

Josiah Soliman Volunteer
Josiah Soliman,
Events Representative

Andre Grandpierre
André Grandpierre,
Report Impact Committee Member

Raghu Mohindru
Raghu Mohindru,
IT Business Analyst

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Tracey Kukurudz,
Executive Assistant

Shafoon Saleem
Shafoon Saleem,
Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeper

Stephen Koyanagi
Stephen Koyanagi,
Webmaster

Denise Lagace
Denise Lagace,
Fundraising Manager

Alona Palamarchuk
Alona Palamarchuk,
Fashion Show-Brunch Planner

Anthony Lai
Anthony Lai,
Administrative Assistant

Project Volunteers

Megan Roberts
Megan Roberts,
Volunteer

Tanya Ramirez
Tanya Ramirez,
Volunteer

Steve Lambert
Steve Lambert,
Volunteer

Nainshree Mehrotra
Nainshree Mehrotra,
Volunteer

John Brian Navarro
John Brian Navarro,
Volunteer

Vacant Positions

How to Join the Team?

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Are you retired, a student or a full time corporate worker with a giving heart, some free time and devotion to make a difference?

Contribute your talent and professional expertise to advance the cause. Whether you can give two days a year or regular weekly hours, we have a wide variety of roles you can play. A world of opportunities awaits! Apply today to learn how you may unite with our efforts to help our children and families!

Email us at info@BudsinBloom.org with your resume, accompanied by a brief letter of motivation describing the contribution you want to make to advance the mission.