Board of Directors

Kari Peterson

President

Landscape Designer and Consultant, Az 4-H Alumna

4-H was truly formative to my mindset and character. Teaching how to question and problem solve, set and achieve goals, persevere, work in teams, how to handle fear, failure and success.    4-H gave me a chance to explore topics and interests and discover my strengths and passions. I joined, to help "make the best better".

Michele Murphy

Vice-President

Az 4-H Alumna, U of A

I am fortunate to have been a 4-Her through college and served as an Intern at the National      4-H Council in D.C.  My passion for youth development and my deep sense of gratitude for all that 4-H has brought to my life, makes it an honor to serve as a 4-H Foundation Trustee.

Tim Bee

Treasurer

Southern Arizona Director, Arizona Builders Alliance, 4-H Alumni

Being a businessman and former State Representative, I grew up in 4-H and learned how to speak well in front of people. I worked hard on many different projects and exhibited them at the county fair. 4-H taught me so much and I’ve used it all. I think it is important for the Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation to support youth to learn career skills.

Wayne Mennetti

Secretary

4-H Leader, AZ Department of Transportation Office

I joined the foundation after seeing the impact that 4-H has had on my two daughters. Having an extensive background in the shooting industry, I believe 4-H shooting sports is a program that teaches kids how to safely handle a firearm and inspire those kids to learn how to be great leaders as adults.

Jimmy Wojcik

Immediate Past President

Ag Teacher. Mesa Schools, 4-H Alumni

As a 10 year 4-Her from Wickenburg, I’ve learned how important service to community and giving of my talents is in my life.  I’m passionate about 4-H and am happy to give back and now pay it forward.

 

Tom Peterson

Trustee

Financial Consultant- Corporate CEO/CFO

My family as been involved in 4-H for 20 years, my wife as a leader and my kids as members. I have seen the benefit to them and many other    4-H alumni who show strong ethics, provide leadership and demonstrate outstanding communication skills. Its important to support        4-H and help support the organizations, lives and communities that value “Making The Best Better.”

Juanita Waits

Trustee

Retired 4-H and FCHS Agent, U of A

As a past Family and Consumer Science & 4-H Cooperative Extension Agent in Arizona I have a passion for serving low-income and under-served youth.  I bring this passion to the Board and work to fund new programs that have even greater impact for these youth.

Jan Norquest

Trustee

Retired 4-H Agent, U of A

Youth and especially 4-H youth has been my career and lifelong work.  As a retired 4-H Agent in Arizona I want us to increase our funding resources so that we can bring 4-H to many more youth and give them truly life changing experiences.

Melva Warbington-DalMolin

Board Member

4-H Leader, Construction Representative

4-H is my passion. I am a 4-H leader and enjoy working with all youth in the 4-H organization and now to serve as a 4-H Foundation Trustee is an honor.  My husband and I are 4-H Alumni and our daughter is just beginning her 4-H career. I look forward to working together with both youth and adults to “Make the Best Better.” 

Wilton Hall

Board Member

Health and Wellness Program Manager/ Managing Member-Owner-Archer Bodyworks LLC

I currently work for Banner Health as the Health & Wellness Program manager in Tucson. I also own a small wellness company. My passion is for wellness and the well-being of people. I look forward to bringing our “Health to Better Living” and have much gratitude for being able to serve in this new role with the 4-H Foundation.

Taylor Rogers

Board Member

Outreach Manager- AZ Farm Bureau, Az 4-H Alumna

4-H is the reason I am who I am and where I am today. 4-H gave me my first real lesson in responsibility and leadership opportunity. People need to be aware of the transformative work taking place in our youth.

Peter Hooper

Ex-Officio

I am the 4-H Agent representative on the Board and have children of my own in 4-H.  I can see close-up how 4-H impacts so many lives every day.  Me and my family are blessed to be a part of an organization that has such great leadership and vision.  The Foundation is a real partner in ensuring opportunities for youth, as we help fund the programs, scholarships, events and activities that benefit 4-Hers all over Arizona.

Jeremy Elliott-Engel

Ex-Officio

Director of 4-H Youth Development, Cooperative Extension Administration, 4-H Alumni

As a member 4-H helped provide the keys to the doors of the world for me. As a 4-H youth development professional I understand how the power of caring adults support of a young persons passion can change lives and improve our communities. The AZ 4-H Youth Foundation is an important partner in ensuring all Arizona 4-H youth can have a high-quality 4-H experience.