Jennifer Lindley
Board Chair

Jennifer Lindley is the Town of Queen Creek’s Economic Development Coordinator with over 10 years of experience in non-profit leadership and economic development. Her expertise in redevelopment, economic and community development links people together to solve high profile local and regional challenges across the East Valley. Before joining the Town of Queen Creek, Jennifer was the Executive Director for the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership and served as the Vice President of the East Valley Partnership. Her involvement in local organizations including the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, International Downtown Association, Arizona Association for Economic Development, United Food Bank and a Valley Leadership Graduate Class XXX serve to connect her with leaders in the Arizona community and broaden her proficiency in economic development.

Madeleine Lutz, Ph.D.
Vice Chair

Madeleine was the Vice President of Organizational Development at Sun Health Corporation in Sun City, Arizona. Dr. Lutz was responsible for assisting the organization with planned change efforts. She directed the training and development and continuous quality improvement services for 3,700 employees and physicians. As an internal consultant to the senior management team she worked with integrating employee and organizational goals. She was administratively responsible for the Sun Health Geriatric Fellowship Program. Dr. Lutz has a doctorate in Higher and Adult Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has a master in Adult Education with a focus in gerontology and has presented on a statewide and national level. She is also the proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren in her extended family.

Cherie Dankas
Secretary

Cherie Dankas brings a lifetime of experience as a nursing professional plus a heart for service to our Board of Directors. Originally introduced to Neighbors Who Care as a client after knee replacement surgery, she was so moved by the compassionate service she received that she became a regular volunteer once she recovered.  Cherie has been an active member of her community and served on many nonprofit boards in California and we are glad to have her as an NWC board member here in Arizona.

William C. Wilhelm, M.D.
Treasurer

Bill and his wife, Joyce, built their home in Sun Lakes in 1999. They have a daughter, twin sons, and five grandchildren. Bill had extensive involvement in Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, attending a National Jamboree and International Jamboree, and serving as scoutmaster.

After graduating from Gannon College, Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia and completing a Pediatric Residency Bill served as Chief, Department of Pediatrics, at the American Hospital in Wurzburg, Germany. Upon completion of five years in the military he entered private pediatric practice and retired after thirty-five years. During that time he served as Chief, Division of Neonatology, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, and was active on the hospital Executive Committee and multiple other hospital committees. He consulted with the Achievement Center, a non-profit Physical Disability/Learning Disability organization and was an active and emeritus board member for many years.

Bill belongs to the Men’s Iron Oaks Nine Hole Golf Club and tutors first graders. He also attends multiple lectures through the New Adventures in Learning program and has taken classes through the Chandler Parks and Recreation program.

Barbara Carr
Member at Large

Barbara has been a resident of Sun Lakes since 2002 and has been with Neighbors Who Care since 2004 mostly assisting with business help. Barbara relocated from Detroit, Michigan in 1964. Her background is in Corporate Accounting and since 1978 a Real Estate Broker. Barbara also belongs to the Sun Lakes Lions Club and is a Board Member of Christian Care/Fellowship Square, a Continuing Care Retirement Community having five campuses in Arizona with over 2000 units. Neighbors Who Care has an exciting future and she is looking forward to being part of it.

Joel Goldman
Member at Large

Joel is President of Admiral Scrap Metal Company, Inc. that has been in business in Arizona for 30 years. He has lived in Sun Lakes for 18 years and is a member of the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation (SLJC). Joel has been a board member of the SLJC for 6 years and past board President for 1 year. He currently serves on the Chapel Board as a representative of SLJC. Previously, he served on the Neighbors Who Care Board of Directors for 6 years. He was a board member of the Sunnyslope Village Alliance in Phoenix and vice-president of the Sunnyslope High School PTA. He has worked closely with past city Councilmen and 2 Mayors of Phoenix on projects in the Phoenix Metro area.

Philip Hotchkiss
Member at Large

Philip is an expert in the financial services industry having successfully served over 20 years in diverse executive roles. Prior to joining TrustBank, Hotchkiss served as a Client Advisory Officer for BMO Harris Bank where he orchestrated strategic planning and wealth management for their private client division. Additionally, Mr. Hotchkiss served at Northern TrustBank as Vice President and was responsible for overseeing client solutions for high net worth individuals.

As Vice President and Senior Wealth Strategist for TrustBank Arizona, he is responsible for developing and deploying tailored investment strategies for high net worth clients, foundations and endowments.

Phil is a member of the Development Committee for the Chandler Center for the Arts and he conducts numerous presentations on the topic of Charitable and Planned Giving for many other non-profits in the Valley. Phil is also a current member of the Central Arizona Estate Planning Council and past Board Member of the Financial Planning Association of Greater Phoenix.

Hotchkiss received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Menlo School of Business Administration and holds a Certified Financial Planner™ certification.

Ramon Omar Rubio
Member at Large

Ramon is the Executive Officer for the Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse. He has served with the Posse for eight years and plays an integral part in the organization’s everyday operation.

A native of Argentina, Ramon came to the United States when he was 19 years old. As a trained pipe fitter, he owned and operated a plumbing/heating business in the Chicago area before moving to Arizona in 2004. He ultimately retired as a pipe fitter for Intel after 54 years in the industry.

As a Sun Lakes resident, Ramon not only enjoys serving the community with the Posse, but also as a member of other local organizations. He volunteers with the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes Community Assistance Program and is active in both the Sun Lakes Chapel for All Faiths and the Sun Lakes Lions Club, Breakfast Chapter.

Grace Wilson-Woods
Member at Large

Grace is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Medical Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master of Health Science Degree in Health Professions Education from Governors State University. She believes in health promotion and prevention of disease and actively worked in the Healthcare field for many years as a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Nutrition Consultant. Grace and husband Gene Woods moved to Arizona in 1997. She retired from Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Office of Nutrition Services in 2006. Widowed in July 2013, she has compassion for those who need a helping hand. She has been a resident of Sun Lakes for 17 years and has two daughters and three grandchildren. In the past, she has volunteered for various organizations as time permitted. She is a new member of Sun Lakes Rotary and a 2014 volunteer for Maranatha Volunteers International. Her hobbies are travel, gardening and crafts.