Brian H. Woods is a founding partner of Southwest Print and Promotions (SWP&P), a marketing services business with offices in Tucson and Phoenix. Brian is also an active member of the Tucson Chapter of the American Marketing Association (TAMA), serving as president in 2009-2010. Brian studied Marketing and Advertising at Northern Arizona University. He is married to Cyndy Valdez, his wife of 15 years and resides in Tucson Arizona. Together, they have raised 5 children. Away from work, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, their Shih Tzu pups, (Wiser and Chewbacca), traveling, golfing, reading, and cheering on the Arizona Wildcats and the Fighting Irish.
Jaime Ledesma, M.D., is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona Health Network, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He currently practices Gynecology at North Hills Clinic. Dr. Ledesma is a native Tucsonan, attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine. After completing his residency, he worked at the former Thomas-Davis Clinics, delivering hundreds of new Tucsonans. Dr. Ledesma has been committed to health care of women in Tucson for over 20 years.
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!
Linda Griffin Brost is a 7th generation Arizona native, whose roots extend back to Spanish Colonial Tucson in the 1700’s. She was born in Globe, Arizona and was reared on a cattle ranch that was begun in the early 1900’s by her grandfather and is still a viable operation to this day. Linda and her 5 siblings are active participants in the management and operation of the ranch, with children and grandchildren completing the four generations currently involved in ranch activities.
After graduating from Globe High School in 1964, Linda attended Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, CA, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1968. In the ensuing years, Linda worked in varied settings as a maternal-child health nurse, and in 1991 she graduated from Arizona State University with her Master of Science in Nursing degree and OB-GYN Nurse Practitioner certification. She has been employed since then with Lindstrom OB-GYN in Gilbert, Arizona. She also coordinated the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, AZ for over 20 years.
Linda is married to her husband Richard of 43 years, and they have three sons and 10 grandchildren, all of whom live in Arizona.
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.
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.
Brian is a native of Tucson, Arizona. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Arizona in 2009 and his Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law in 2012. Brian is an associate attorney at the Law Office of J. Marc Montijo, Ltd. where he practices in the areas of family law, business and franchises, personal injury and estate planning.
Growing up in Tucson, Brian became an avid Arizona Wildcats fan and regularly attends all home basketball and football games with his wife, Breanna Denning. He enjoys cooking/grilling, playing soccer, golfing, and otherwise enjoying every sport activity and the great outdoors.
Brian’s involvement with TOPS began in the summer of 2013, providing a monthly pro bono legal clinic for TOPS’ clients, which clinic is ongoing. His interaction with the clients and the outgoing and committed staff coaxed Brian into a want to further the TOPS mission. His strong desire to help others and background in family law translate well into his position on the Board of Directors.