Arizona’s Children Association announces Interim President/CEO and new Chief Development Officerby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Oct. 09, 2012, under Press Releases
The board of directors of Arizona’s Children Association has named Denise Ensdorff as Interim President and CEO. Denise accepted the role, previously held by Michael Coughlin, on October 1, 2012.
Denise most recently served as Arizona’s Children Association’s Senior Vice President and Director of Behavioral Health programs. She has worked for Arizona’s Children Association since 2007.
Denise Ensdorff has been in the field of behavioral health since 1985. Prior to her tenure with Arizona’s Children Association, she lived in Colorado where she worked in a residential and day treatment center for children, as well as with an Employee Assistance Program.
The board has also announced the promotion of Becky Holton to the position of Chief Development Officer. Becky has been with Arizona’s Children Association Development and Marketing Department since 2007.
Becky has been in the nonprofit field for more than 12 years, working in program administration and in fundraising/communications. She previously worked for Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault, joining the Arizona’s Children Association team during the merger of both organizations in 2008. Becky has significant experience leading development departments for both national affiliates and local organizations.
“We’re excited about the future of the agency with the leadership of the executive management team that we have in place,” stated Ruth Osuna, Arizona’s Children Association board chair. “Both Denise and Becky are long-time AzCA staff members who bring enthusiasm, skill, and dedication to their new posts.”
The board is currently undertaking a national search to fill the permanent President/CEO position.
About Arizona’s Children Association
Arizona’s Children Association was originally founded in 1912, as Arizona Children’s Home Association, to care for homeless, neglected and dependent children. For 100 years the agency has stayed true to its mission of Protecting Children and Preserving Families, serving more than 45,000 children and their families in all 15 counties in the state each year. Members of Arizona’s Children Association Family of Agencies include Child Haven, Golden Gate Community Center, In My Shoes, Las Familias, New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development, The Parent Connection and Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault. For more information, visit the Arizona’s Children website at www.arizonaschildren.org.