MEET THE BOARD
Frank is a First Vice President/ Investments with Stifel Financial in Scottsdale, Arizona. He joined the LFAC Board in 2001 and has served as President since 2005. He is also on the board of the Civitan Foundation of Arizona, an organization that serves the special needs community in Phoenix, Arizona.
Aleda is a licensed clinical social worker. She is a charter member of the board which was founded in 1972. She has been in private psychotherapy practice since 1987. Prior to that she was a medical social worker / supervisor at St. Joseph’s Hospital and has held various officer and board positions with Hospice of the Valley, Arizona Society for Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy, and the Southwest Psychoanalytic Society.
Alan R. Boeck
Al has been on the LFAC board since 2003. He has been the board Treasurer since 2006. Al is retired from Honeywell Corporation where he was in an Information Technology Management position for 24 years. He is active in Lions where he is a former club president and former president of the Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation.
VICE-PRESIDENT, PATIENT ASSISTANCE LIAISON
Lynne has held management roles in healthcare and professional services organizations including Chesapeake Research Review, Inc.; The National Institutes of Health, Systems Architects, Government Services Division; and Maricopa Medical Center. She has served as adjunct faculty at Arizona State University’s Graduate School of Public Programs. A Master’s prepared Social Worker, she has managed a private clinical practice and an independent counseling and consulting services firm. She has served on numerous professional advisory boards for national non-profit organizations and has been an Executive Board Member of the Arizona Leukemia Foundation since 1982.
Hanne has been a director on the LFAC board since 2010. She brings to the board her considerable general management experience. She is an accomplished information technology leader with 25+ years of international experience in IT management. She held IT Executive positions at Spansion, AMD & Honeywell. She holds a strong passion for helping families with children in need.
Kirstin is one of the newest members of the LFAC Board, having joined in August of 2019. She works in admissions for The American College of the Mediterranean, a college located in Aix-en-Provence, France, and has worked in the field of international education for over 12 years. Kirstin is a native of Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA – Interdisciplinary Studies: Journalism, Media Arts, and Photography. She is grateful to have the opportunity to serve children and their families through the work of LFAC.
George is a new member as of 2019. He worked as a Social Services Worker for 37 years in various capacities as a Supervisor and before retirement worked for the Salvation Army Tempe Corps and was the Director for the Cities of Tempe, Scottsdale and Guadalupe.
Andrea is a new board member having just joined the board in August 2021. Andrea graduated from Arizona State University and is a Licensed Master Social Worker with 29 years of experience working with children and families in mental health, school social work, crisis response and counseling private practice. Andrea currently works as an elementary school counselor in Ahwatukee. She was humbled and honored to work alongside families during her 5 years at Banner Children’s as their Pediatric Oncology Social Worker. Andrea has a great deal of passion for children and families and serving those in need.
From an early age, Michael has had an interest in music, earning his first position as a church organist at the age of fifteen. Michael later attended the University of Evansville, where he earned his Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance with a minor in Theological Studies, magna cum laude, and was the recipient of numerous awards for musical and academic achievement. Immediately following his time in Evansville, Michael went on to graduate school at Yale University through the School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music. He received his Masters of Music in Organ Performance in May of 2013, where he received instruction in organ with Martin Jean and organ improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart. While at Yale, Michael continued studies in harpsichord, choral conducting, and was heavily involved in numerous choral ensembles, both as singer and accompanist. In addition to his duties as Director of Music at Saint Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church, Michael has a full-time career in commercial finance as a banker. Outside of music, some of Michael’s interests include fitness, golf, capital markets, cooking, and ballroom dance.
Sylvia McLaughlin (on sabbatical)
Sylvia joined the LFAC Board soon after retiring from Banner Health as a Pediatric Oncology Social Worker in 2016. Sylvia is a Licensed Bilingual Social Worker in Arizona with vast experience working in mental health, school social work, and with special needs families. Educated at UT Knoxville and a graduate of ASU she has worked throughout Maricopa County and the AZ Indian Reservations. The highlight of Sylvia’s career was linking her work experiences into leading and improving the Interpreting Program at Banner Thunderbird Hospital over a 10-year period. Sylvia brings a passion for helping families in need and holds a special place in her heart for children.