AZCAAR was founded in 2007 on the premise to improve the life challenges facing African Americans in Arizona and to act as a resource for those serving the African American community focusing in the areas of: Civic Engagement, Communications, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Health and Well-being, Leadership, and Racial Equity.
AZCAAR has identified 9 focus areas that are interrelated and dependent on one another to foster significant improvements in the lives of African Americans in Arizona.
Connie has over 20 years experience in HR and diversity sourcing for Fortune 500 companies. Connie is a management graduate from Arizona State University and has served on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations.
David currently is the Regional Director for the Prison Fellowship Ministries in the Rocky Mountain-Pacific Northwest regional states. He is the founder of several youth oriented radio shows and performing arts groups, and has written several books and gospel musical plays. He is also a counselor, CAC II Addiction Counselor, Certified Nurturing Parent Facilitator, Teacher, and Mentor.
He holds a Ph.D. in Christian Psychology, Masters in Theology and B.A. in Biblical Studies from Jacksonville Theological Seminary.
Roy has over 25 years of experience in HR for Fortune 100 corporations in leadership development and intercultural relations. Roy holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and certificates in International Management and Executive Leadership from Duke University and the University of Virginia.
Sheneka has worked for Fortune 500 corporations and government agencies with experience in business and technology program and project management, implementing multi-million dollar programs ensuring awareness of cultural norms and practices.
She hold a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Morgan State University, a MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Carlian Dawson, Ed.D.