Leadership Council

Tempe Leadership is governed by a volunteer Leadership Council. The majority of Tempe Leadership Council Members have graduated from the program and are active in other community organizations.

2022-23 Tempe Leadership Council Officers

President: Jessica Brice


Past President: Dawn Hocking

Treasurer: Jayashree Ganesan

Secretary: Roxy Helman

Jessica Brice


Dawn Hocking

Past President

Jayashree Ganesan


Roxy Helman


Denise Hart

Chantez Adams

Stephen Alexander

Kim Naig

Paul Quinn

Sharon Price

Karyn Lathan

Michelle Bigman

Kelsey Files

David Khoo

Kris Cartwright

Laura Green Shoenfeld

Lou Silverman

Colin Diaz

Jay Robinette

Kathleen Babilon

Martha Carter

Leadership Council Member Expectations

The Tempe Leadership Council is responsible for guiding the program to fulfill its mission, making decisions and taking action to ensure the success of the program.


Our Leadership Council Members are expected to:

    • Set policy and direction for the organization that aligns with our mission
    • Ensure execution of the strategic goals
    • Make decisions based on the best interest of the organization as a whole
    • Serve as a leadership role model, demonstrating our core values, to the current class, alumni and community-at large
    • Be knowledgeable about best practices in nonprofit governance
    • Assume responsibility for the financial health of the program, approve the annual budget and provide ongoing oversight
    • Review and approve monthly meeting minutes and committee reports
    • Operate under the auspices of both the Tempe Leadership and Tempe Chamber of Commerce Foundation policies and bylaws


Leadership Council terms are three years and begin July 1. Leadership Council Members may serve no more than two consecutive terms. During their term of service, our Leadership Council Members are expected to:

    • Attend monthly Leadership Council meetings, the annual Leadership Council retreat, and committee meetings
    • Attend Tempe Leadership functions, fundraisers and events and encourage others to do the same
    • Actively serve on and regularly attend meetings for at least two committees (one, if serving as a council officer or committee chair)
    • Attend and/or assist in at least one issue day
    • Guide and support the current class members and their class project
    • Assist in the recruitment of class members and Leadership Council members

Time Commitment

Leadership Council Members can expect to serve approximately 6-8 hours per month.