Healing Arizona Veterans Volunteers
Robin O’Bannon, Technical Sergeant, USAF, Retired
Robin served from 1987 to 2005 as an Enlisted member of America’s Air Force, retiring as a decorated, 100% service disabled Gulf War Veteran. Her career fields included Dental Technician and Manager, Leadership Instructor and Enlisted Accessions Recruiter. Robin has received two Associates degrees and an Occupational Instructor Certification from the Community College of the Air Force, a BBA in Training and Leadership and an MBA in Training and Development.
Bo graduated in 1997, with a Masters in Public Administration with emphasis in Public Policy Development from California State University, East Bay. As a dedicated development professional, she has held positions in fundraising for a number of nonprofits; these included the arts, education and health sectors over a 25 year period, and has also served on numerous boards, either as a member and/or volunteer for a number of associations and nonprofit organizations throughout California, Oregon, and Arizona. Bo is committed to Healing Arizona Veterans by contributing her expertise and experience towards exceeding annual fundraising and organizational goals.
John Szpisjak, M.A.
John Szpisjak moved to Arizona in 2008. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Public Management from Northern Arizona University in December, 2010. He completed a Master of Administration in Professional Writing from Northern Arizona University in May, 2016. His capstone project title was “Investigating Business Priorities in Catalina, AZ.” He has spent the last ten years working in retail. Before that he worked over nine years for a municipality near Chicago, Illinois.
John has helped Healing Arizona Veterans in the past when he created a list of veteran owned businesses.
Douglas Thompson is a retired hospital business consultant, researcher and healthcare technology executive. He lives in Mesa, AZ with his wife, Michele; they have four adult children and two grandchildren. Doug has a BS in Business from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Columbia University. He is a world-ranked masters sprinter and a working artist.