Joyce Broan

Joyce Broan

Longtime supporter wins the Tucson Museum of Art’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block has honored Joyce Broan with their 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. Broan has been a member of TMA’s Board of Trustees for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as Secretary of the Board. She is also a member of the museum’s support organizations including Contemporary Art Society, Latin American Art Patrons, TMA League and the Western Art Patrons.

“Joyce Broan is a true example of a volunteer, supporter, and leader in the arts and culture in Tucson and Southern Arizona,” said Mary Jo Brown, president of the TMA Board of Trustees. “Her commitment and support of TMA in the community is exemplary and we are grateful for her ongoing commitment and leadership in advancing TMA’s role.”

According to TMA, the Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the career of an artist, patron, or community member who has demonstrated a passion for and commitment to the advancement of the arts in southern Arizona and the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block. Each year nominations for the award are reviewed, and the recipient is selected by a panel that includes members of TMA’s Leadership Circle. The award program started in 2017.

Ann-Marie Alameddin

Ann-Marie Alameddin has been named Arizona Health Champion for the month of March by the All of Us research program at University of Arizona-Banner Health. Alameddin serves as president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association. According to UA, the All of US research program aims to build the largest and most diverse database of health information of its kind to improve health for future generations.

“It is so important for all communities to be represented in health care discussions,” Alameddin said. “Health care is personal. It affects all of us. We all have a right to sit at the table and engage in conversations that affect our community and our families. The AzHHA is working to make sure we are inclusive of the diverse patient population within our state. We are enlisting input and feedback from community leaders to help us provide meaningful and equitable information in our educational materials so we may better serve and educate all Arizonans.”

Alameddin led policy and advocacy efforts to secure hospital payment increases of $1.2 billion during COVID, expand telepharmacy for small rural hospitals, and develop grant-funded programs to serve emergency preparedness needs and patient safety and quality programs.

Renee Girard

Renee Girard has joined the Tucson-based nonprofit Iskashitaa Refugee Network as program manager. In this role, Girard will oversee the harvesting programs and community initiatives, manage food donations and redistribution to refugee families and other partner agencies. Girard is a graduate from the University of Arizona, where she received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition. She has served as a food bank board member and brings managerial experience to Iskashitaa. For nearly 20 years, the Refugee Network has worked to create opportunities for United Nations refugees into the Southern Arizona community while educating the public and strengthening the local food system.

Casey Carrillo

Casey Carrillo, the assistant director of the University of Arizona Center for Innovation, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for SARSEF (Southern Arizona Research, Science, Engineering Foundation). In addition to hosting a major annual science fair, SARSEF supports science education and critical thinking throughout the Tucson area.

“Casey’s expertise and passion will bring an important perspective to our board, and I know that students will benefit from her thoughtful leadership. Her insights into entrepreneurship will be key in ensuring students involved with SARSEF know all of their career options in STEM,” said SARSEF CEO Julie Euber. 

Julie Wolfe-Beadle 

Julie Wolfe-Beadle has joined nonprofit Literacy Connects as the director of development. She comes to Literacy Connects with an extensive background in development, having served as executive director for the TMC Foundation and as the vice president for resource development at the United Way of Southern Arizona.

“I am excited to join an organization that has made huge strides in sharing the importance of literacy and how it benefits our community,” Wolfe-Beadle said. “I look forward to building upon the incredible work of the last ten years to continue to impact Southern Arizona.”

Melissa Hernandez

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona has hired Melissa Hernandez as associate vice president. Prior to her new role, Hernandez worked at Northern Arizona University leading literacy programming to address inequity in classrooms across Arizona, and also taught part-time for Pima Community College. She has worked with teachers, directors, nonprofits, community colleges, universities, and government agencies, and holds a PhD in higher education from the University of Arizona. United Way is an international network of more than 1,000 fundraising nonprofit affiliates.