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Our Team

Sojourner Center is deeply grateful for our talented, tireless leadership and staff, who embody the values and attributes needed to create a world free from domestic violence. Our goal is to develop best practices in the field of domestic violence work. Our team works every day to set the standards that make Sojourner Center a national leader in the field of domestic violence.

Executive Leadership Team

Carrie Borgen, CPA

Interim Executive Director

Carrie Borgen is Interim Executive Director of Sojourner Center, one of the nation’s largest and longest-running domestic violence shelters. Under Carrie’s leadership, Sojourner Center is invigorating the current operations and services provided by increasing revenue, focusing on quality of services, and improving outcomes for the families and individuals we serve.
Prior to joining Sojourner Center in 2017, Carrie served as an executive consultant assisting organizations with restructuring and leading enterprise-wide implementations. Carrie brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in the healthcare industry, including as Western Regional VP and General Manager at Express Scripts, a Fortune 100 Pharmacy Benefits Management Company.
Throughout her career, Carrie has been recognized for her business acumen and executive leadership ability. She has a proven record of implementing operational structures supporting and promoting organizational growth, resolving long-standing operational issues and improving financial performance. Ms. Borgen is a licensed CPA in the State of Arizona and began her career as a consultant with Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche.

Matt Bowman

Senior Director

As Senior Director, Matt leads Sojourner Center’s Human Resources, Marketing, Communications, Business Development, Public Affairs and Information Technology (IT) functions. Matt also works closely with the organization’s executive leadership team to ensure the organization is running smoothly and efficiently, and that our commitments to our partners, funders, employees and the Board of Directors are met. Matt also supports oversight of strategic initiatives, organizational operations and intra-agency coordination.
Prior to joining Sojourner Center, Matt held senior-level marketing, business development and communications roles at RED Development, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), and Safeway Inc.

Julie Peterson

Senior Director of Programs

As Senior Director of Programs, Julie Peterson leads a dedicated group of programs staff including case managers, teachers, family workers and support staff in providing shelter and supportive services to women, men, children and pets impacted by domestic violence and human trafficking. Julie leads all of our program divisions as they integrate, align, and refine current programs across the agency. She will develop new strategies to ensure those we serve are on the path to healing and, ultimately, a life free from domestic violence.
For more than eight years, Julie has been deeply committed to improving and growing Sojourner Center’s quality programming. Julie first joined Sojourner Center in 2008 as a Family Advocate in our Family Enrichment Program.

 

Carolyn Melton

Human Resources Compliance Advisor

As Sojourner Center’s Human Resources Compliance Advisor, Carolyn Melton provides guidance and support to the human resources department, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory, and contract requirements. Carolyn previously served as the organization’s Director of Human Resources for five years providing leadership in the development and execution of human resources programs in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization.
Carolyn joined Sojourner Center in 2012 to contribute HR knowledge and skills to the organization so it can continue the important work of providing domestic violence survivors with critical services and support. She has over 20 years’ progressive HR experience in high tech and manufacturing organizations plus 13 years as Director of Human Resources for a behavioral health non-profit organization.

Sojourner Center’s Executive Team is available for speaking opportunities and media inquiries. Please contact Matt Bowman at mbowman@sojournercenter.org or 602-296-3388 for more information.

Board of Directors

Dave Franke, President

Franke & Company

Stanlie M. James, Ph.D.

Arizona State University

Tere Camarena

DMB Associates, Inc.

Dave Ramirez

TEPCON Construction, Inc.

Jeanette Everette

Iris House Care Facilities

Jeff Trembath

Amkor Technology

Michael Kriley

Grainger

Patrick Ramirez

Assured Engineering Concepts, LLC

Emeritus Board

Stuart Lazar, Inaugural Chair
Amanda Weaver, Co-Chair
Rita Abair
Marion Alleman
Judith Beer
Jeff Boehm
Carol Bower
Rodney Canada
Kathy Colace
Angela Ducey
Rania Erakat
Judith Falk
Kathleen Ferraro
Gwyneth Gittings
Barbara Glaus
Lisa Glow
Charmian Godfrey
Zygmunt Gorgol
Angie Hallier
Charlotte Harrison
Katherine Hines
Kim Humphrey
Loren Kirkeide

Penny Koepke
Kay McDonald
Betty McRae
Sydna Mersereau
Donna Ong
Nicole Ong
Karyn Parker
Julia Patrick
Chris Perry
Rick Ramsey
Marilyn Rollins
Kim Seney
June Shapiro
Pam Stevenson
Donna Tanori
Steve Tomme
Dianne Yeomans
Kelly Zitlow
Ward Simpson
Elaine Waxman

Advisory Council

Dr. Howard Adelman

Co-director, School Mental Health Project
& Center for MH in Schools, UCLA

Vicky Kelly Psy.D., MSW, MHA

Consultant, Annie E.
Casey Foundation

Dr. Julie Mendoza

Ed.D. Administration, Planning
and Social Policy, Harvard

Dr. Linda Taylor

Co-director, School Mental Health Project
& Center for MH in Schools, UCLA

Sojourner Center is deeply grateful for our talented, tireless leadership and staff, who embody the values and attributes needed to create a world free from domestic violence. Our goal is to develop best practices in the field of domestic violence work. Our team works every day to set the standards that make Sojourner Center a national leader in the field of domestic violence.

Executive Team

Carrie Borgen, CPA

Interim Executive Director
Carrie Borgen is Interim Executive Director of Sojourner Center, one of the nation’s largest and longest-running domestic violence shelters. Under Carrie’s leadership, Sojourner Center is invigorating the current operations and services provided by increasing revenue, focusing on quality of services, and improving outcomes for the families and individuals we serve.
Prior to joining Sojourner Center in 2017, Carrie served as an executive consultant assisting organizations with restructuring and leading enterprise-wide implementations. Carrie brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in the healthcare industry, including as Western Regional VP and General Manager at Express Scripts, a Fortune 100 Pharmacy Benefits Management Company.
Throughout her career, Carrie has been recognized for her business acumen and executive leadership ability. She has a proven record of implementing operational structures supporting and promoting organizational growth, resolving long-standing operational issues and improving financial performance. Ms. Borgen is a licensed CPA in the State of Arizona and began her career as a consultant with Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche.

Ned L. Blum

Chief Financial Officer
Ned Blum is Sojourner Center's Chief Financial Officer. He acts as an advisor and evaluator while overseeing financial planning, economic modeling and all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities of the organization. Ned has more than 30 years of accounting and finance experience, including seven years working with nonprofit agencies.
Prior to his work with Sojourner Center, Ned has served in a lead financial role for numerous organizations across the country, including Glenwood, Inc. in Alabama and Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc. in Florida. In 2013, he was nominated for CFO of the Year in the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Ned and his wife Lisa have one son, Shane, who is a freshman at the University of Arizona. Ned is a triathlete, and has completed multiple triathlons to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Senior Leadership Team


Julie Peterson

Senior Director of Programs
As Senior Director of Programs, Julie Peterson leads a dedicated group of programs staff including case managers, teachers, family workers and support staff in providing shelter and supportive services to women, men, children and pets impacted by domestic violence and human trafficking. Julie leads all of our program divisions as they integrate, align, and refine current programs across the agency. She will develop new strategies to ensure those we serve are on the path to healing and, ultimately, a life free from domestic violence.
For more than eight years, Julie has been deeply committed to improving and growing Sojourner Center’s quality programming. Julie first joined Sojourner Center in 2008 as a Family Advocate in our Family Enrichment Program.

Matt Bowman

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
As Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Matt leads Sojourner Center's Human Resources, Marketing, Communications, Business Development, Public Affairs and Information Technology (IT) functions. Matt also works closely with the organization's executive leadership team to ensure the organization is running smoothly and efficiently, and that our commitments to our partners, funders, employees and the Board of Directors are met. Matt also supports oversight of strategic initiatives, organizational operations and intra-agency coordination.
Prior to joining Sojourner Center, Matt held senior-level marketing, business development and communications roles at RED Development, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), and Safeway Inc.

Katie Jensen

Director of Advancement
Bio coming soon.

Kristy Salazar

Director of Quality Assurance
As Sojourner Center's Director of Quality Assurance, Kristy Salazar designs effective strategies for collecting data, including tracking the measurement of goals and objectives. She analyzes data to improve existing programs and inform organization-wide operations. She also identifies the strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats of the current data, collection strategies, and evaluation processes.
Kristy implements best practices to develop and establish structure and activities to facilitate the organization’s use of data in decision-making on multiple levels (e.g., programs, funding) and ensures quality assurance measures are in place throughout the organization. Kristy first joined the Sojourner Center team in 2015.

Carolyn Melton

Human Resources Compliance Advisor
As Sojourner Center's Human Resources Compliance Advisor, Carolyn Melton provides guidance and support to the human resources department, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory, and contract requirements. Carolyn previously served as the organization's Director of Human Resources for five years providing leadership in the development and execution of human resources programs in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization.
Carolyn joined Sojourner Center in 2012 to contribute HR knowledge and skills to the organization so it can continue the important work of providing domestic violence survivors with critical services and support. She has over 20 years’ progressive HR experience in high tech and manufacturing organizations plus 13 years as Director of Human Resources for a behavioral health non-profit organization.

Tasneem Doctor

Behavioral Health Program Consultant
As Sojourner Center's Behavioral Health Program Consultant, Tasneem Doctor supervises and provides clinical leadership to our Behavioral Health team. Tasneem first joined the Sojourner Center team in 2016 to help develop and launch our Behavioral Health Program. Now that the program is operational, Tasneem supports Sojourner Center in building and maintaining relationships with behavioral health partners in our community in an effort to offer our participants a wide array of services.
Tasneem is a licensed Psychologist and has spent the past 15 years working in a variety of government, private sector, and nonprofit organizations providing both social and behavioral health services to adults and children.

Sojourner Center’s Executive Team is available for speaking opportunities and media inquiries. Please contact Matt Bowman at mbowman@sojournercenter.org or 602-296-3388 for more information.
Board of Directors


Dave Franke, President
Franke & Company



Jay Spector, President-Elect
Barton & Spector Group – Merrill Lynch



Tere Camarena
DMB Associates, Inc.



Aaron Dock
Salt River Project (SRP)



Jeanette Everette
Iris House Care Facilities



Stanlie M. James, Ph.D.
Arizona State University



Michael Kriley
Grainger



Dave Ramirez
TEPCON Construction, Inc.



Patrick Ramirez
Assured Engineering Concepts, LLC



Lawrence “LT” Taylor
Taylor Strategy Group



Jeff Trembath
Amkor Technology


Board of Directors Roster >


Board of Directors Conflict of Interest Policy >



Emeritus Board


Stuart Lazar, Inaugural Chair
Amanda Weaver, Co-Chair
Rita Abair
Marion Alleman
Judith Beer
Jeff Boehm
Carol Bower
Rodney Canada
Kathy Colace
Angela Ducey
Rania Erakat
Judith Falk
Kathleen Ferraro
Gwyneth Gittings
Barbara Glaus
Lisa Glow
Charmian Godfrey
Zygmunt Gorgol
Angie Hallier
Charlotte Harrison
Katherine Hines
Kim Humphrey
Loren Kirkeide
Penny Koepke
Kay McDonald
Betty McRae
Sydna Mersereau
Donna Ong
Nicole Ong
Karyn Parker
Julia Patrick
Chris Perry
Rick Ramsey
Marilyn Rollins
Kim Seney
June Shapiro
Pam Stevenson
Donna Tanori
Steve Tomme
Dianne Yeomans
Kelly Zitlow
Ward Simpson
Elaine Waxman


Advisory Council



Dr. Howard Adelman


Co-director, School Mental Health Project & Center for MH in Schools, UCLA




Vicky Kelly Psy.D., MSW, MHA


Consultant, Annie E. Casey Foundation




Dr. Julie Mendoza


Ed.D. Administration, Planning and Social Policy, Harvard




Dr. Linda Taylor


Co-director, School Mental Health Project & Center for MH in Schools, UCLA