Senior Leadership Team

Donna Marino, Chief Administrative Officer

Donna Marino serves as Chief Administrative Officer for Childhelp. Donna is responsible for daily operations, providing leadership to senior management team, and working closely with Founders, Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, and the National Board of Directors, in setting the vision and resource development strategy for the organization.

Prior to joining Childhelp, Donna was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Catholic Community Foundation, based in Phoenix. Donna was responsible for the Foundation's overall management, defining the strategic direction of the organization, as well as establishing its position as a leader in Catholic philanthropy.

Donna has also served in a variety of leadership positions on the east coast, prior to moving to Arizona in 2007. She served as Executive Director of Development for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, CT; vice presidential positions at the University of Bridgeport, Marymount College, and United Way; and directorships at Sacred Heart University and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Her life's work shows a commitment to education and underserved populations. 

A graduate of Boston University, Donna has over 25 years of leadership experience with a strong focus on nonprofit fundraising, volunteer coordination, major gift solicitation, endowment building and board development. She and her husband, a retired Connecticut police captain, live in Scottsdale, Arizona and have one son, a senior at Arizona State University.

 

Michael Medoro, Chief Development Officer

Michael Medoro is the Chief Development Officer for Childhelp.  Michael is responsible for developing innovative and effective cause marketing campaigns and events in partnership with local and national companies and corporations.

Before joining Childhelp, Michael spent 9 years as the Chief Operating Officer for Easter Seals Arizona, with responsibilities expanding into Utah and New Mexico. In this role, Michael and his team developed 16 unique programs for individuals with disabilities, more than 75 corporate partnerships, and raised nearly $70 million for disability services through Easter Seals between 1999 and 2008.  Michael’s cause marketing, corporate alliances, employee engagement, and corporate development initiatives were supported through companies such as Honeywell, Century 21, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, Kia Motors, Discount Tires and more.  In addition, Michael developed three for-profit subsidies to financially support programmatic and operational resources.

Michael also served 4 years as the Executive Director for Project C.U.R.E. Arizona responsible for developing local corporate relationships to financially sponsor containers of medical relief for impoverished hospitals in more than 126 developing countries.  With a strong focus on volunteer based corporate teams, and corporate partnerships, Michael and his team developed more than $40 Million in medical relief to overseas hospitals, maintained an active volunteer base of more than 3,000 people annually, and maintained operating and overhead expenses to below 2% annually.  Michael also developed special events, including luncheons with the Presidential First Lady of Belize and the Presidential First Lady of Tanzania.  Michael’s cause marketing, corporate alliances, employee engagement, and corporate development initiatives were supported through companies such as Microchip Technologies, Boeing, Intel, Arizona State University, Catholic Healthcare West, Rimrock, Medtronics and more.

Michael has a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications from Seattle Pacific University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.  Michael is a 40 Under Forty Award recipient, and a graduate of Class 32 of Valley Leadership.

 

Latrice Hickman, Vice President of Program Services, Quality Improvement, & Compliance

Latrice Hickman serves as Vice President of Program Operations. She is responsible for providing strategic, technical, operational, and executive leadership to Childhelp Programs nation-wide.

Prior to her current role, Latrice served as Childhelp’s Vice President of Quality Improvement and Compliance.  Her experience is the consensus of fifteen years managing human service agencies and businesses, including: C/W Health Analytics, Devereux Arizona, and Triple R Behavior Health, Inc.

Latrice holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from University of Phoenix and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University.  Latrice is also a Phoenix School of Law Juris Doctorate Candidate. 

 

Jon Taylor, Chief Financial Officer

Jon Taylor serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Childhelp. Jon is a CPA and he has more than 20 years of finance, operations, legal, human resource, and technology leadership with top for profit and not for profit entities. Jon has held leadership roles with multiple leading entities such as GE Capital, Educational Media Foundation, K-LOVE Radio, Amvensys Capital Group, Franchise Finance Corporation of America, and he began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co.  Jon brings depth of business experience to Childhelp.

Jon came to Childhelp as an Arizona State Advisory Board member and an ad hoc member of Childhelp’s National Board Audit Committee, and has served other charities in various capacities.  Jon and his wife Kim were married their sophomore year while attending the University of Arizona, and after they began their careers as CPA's they started their family which now includes seven children and they enjoy being active in their communities as a family.  

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