Scottsdale resident joins Free Arts for Abused Children board

Pat Temple of Salt River Project has been elected president of the Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona board of directors.

Free Arts for Abused Children

Karen Grande

The board also elected three new board members:

  • Karen Grande, Estate Management, of Scottsdale;
  • Casey Seeger, UMB Bank, of Cave Creek; and
  • Amber Wayne, Nationwide Insurance Company, of Chandler

Serving on the executive committee with Temple are:

  • Barbara Gould, Point B, president-elect;
  • Ashley Donovan, Alongi & Donovan Law, PLLC, vice president, program;
  • Elizabeth Shabaker, Versant Capital Management, vice president, development;
  • Maria Moreno, The Northern Trust Company, treasurer; and
  • Mike Cohn, Cohn Financial Group, LLC, immediate past president.

Continuing board members include:

  • Heather Bisette, Think Art Gallery;
  • Robert Denning, Banner Health;
  • Cathy Graham, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union;
  • Susan Henderson, Arizona Business Bank;
  • Adam J. Michael, Arizona Public Service;
  • Coree Neumeyer, Bryan Cave, LLP;
  • Tracy Ouelette, Avnet;
  • Megan Nordquest Schwallie, LCSW, therapist;
  • Susan Sheen, TSYS; and
  • Iris Singer, community activist.

For more information about Free Arts, visit

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is the only nonprofit in Maricopa County Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona heals homeless and abused children through artistic expression.

Free Arts programs include elements that promote safety, self-expression and a sense of belonging.  All Free Arts programs are delivered by volunteers and artists.

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