DeeAnn Arroyo serves as the Director of Prevention Services for Pima Prevention Partnership where she oversees nine prevention programs serving youth and families across the state of Arizona. DeeAnn has 23 years of experience working in the prevention field which includes the development of three nationally recognized teen pregnancy prevention programs B-Unique providing services to more than 9,000 youth and families annually. DeeAnn also has broad expertise on subjects of family strengthening, adolescent brain development, and life skills education for youth. DeeAnn serves as the Board President for the AZ Healthy Relationship Education Coalition (AZHRE) and is on the advisory board for the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA). She is a member of Our Saviours Lutheran Church where she serves on the Altar Service Guild and is a substitute Sunday School Teacher. DeeAnn has been married to her husband Sergio for 32 years and has two grown sons, two daughter-in-laws and two granddaughters.
I am a native Tucsonan with my roots anchored deep in this desert soil. Both my grandfathers came to Arizona shortly after statehood, seeking, of all things, good health. My parents actually remember when The Lodge on the Desert was truly in the desert. I attended the University of Arizona for undergraduate and medical school, and residency as well.
I have been on the TOPS Board since the organization began in 2000. It is has been wonderful to watch this organization grow and develop into such an important part of our community!
Alice recently retired as the Executive Director of AZ ASCD, a non-profit organization for educators that provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership. Alice has a professional background in education and staff development training, and holds an Ed.S. degree in Educational Administration and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. Alice has also been involved with Soroptimist International since 1980.
Alice is passionate about improving and enhancing education opportunities for women and girls all over the world. She is helping to further develop the TOPS Scholars program so that our clients are better prepared to reach their academic and career goals.
My journey with TOPS started in April of 2008, when I was 17 years old and pregnant. I began attending TOPS pregnancy classes and started learning everything I needed to know regarding becoming a new teen mother. As I learned from the nurses whom taught at TOPS, I gained interest in becoming a nurse one day. I continued to attend TOPS and received parenting classes until my son was 2 years old. I began to attend college to pursue my degree in nursing while juggling single parenthood. In May of 2016 I graduated with an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing, and immediately started attending Grand Canyon University for a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. I will graduate in the fall of 2017! My next step is to continue my journey into a Master’s program. I’m happy to say my son is thriving and we are in an excellent place in life. I now having the opportunity to give back to the organization that supported me through a difficult time, by being a part of the TOPS Board of Directors.
Steve Dudick is the Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales, Arizona. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dr. Dudick has also lived in North Carolina, Maryland, and Florida before moving to Arizona in June 2017. As a resident at Wayne State University, he pursued additional training in health care administration, working alongside the hospital's Chief Medical Officer and Chief Executive Officer, which culminated in an award-winning quality improvement project in the resident-based OB/GYN clinic. Throughout his medical education, he has worked as a physician-advocate with the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, and Michigan State Medical Society, holding multiple leadership positions within each. He is passionate about expanding access to health care and views TOPS as playing a critical role in helping to bridge the existing gap for young women and their families. Dr. Dudick lives in Tucson with his wife Bo and their two cats.
Born and raised in Arizona, I’m one of six children and I was blessed to be raised by both parents. My siblings and I were always taught to be appreciative of what you have, to look out for others and to give or help where and when you can. Being a Healthcare Administrator professional for 18 years, I’ve found that my passion is community-focused support and making a difference one step at a time. Helping others understand their potential and providing the necessary support is the essence of who I am. We, as humans, are designed to build up our communities and every day is a new day for the challenge to continue. My professional attributes include owner of Virtual Medial Administration, CEO/owner of Panda Community Services LLC and owner of Intervention Services for Her. My other accomplishments include Healthcare Management educator, Scottsdale Diversity Council member and Arizona Black Aids Association community support volunteer. I will conclude that if you are reading this personal biography of who Andrea Wooten is, please know that this organization has my full commitment and your support is needed and appreciated.