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Board of Directors
There are currently ten active members of the Board of Directors serving without compensation or conflict of interest.
Brenda Morales, President
Board Member since 2019
Born and raised in Bisbee, Brenda and her husband Ramon have made their home in San Jose, raising their two daughters. Since the girls (now 21 and 16) were very young, Brenda has enjoyed volunteering in the classroom and cheering on Puma sports teams. She has volunteered at the Coalition for the Homeless and is an active member of St. Patrick's Church. She is currently Office Manager of the Bisbee Information Center. She enjoys gardening, baking and family time.
Sylvia Anable, Secretary
Board Member since 2000
Sylvia Anable serves as secretary for the Bisbee Foundation. A long time school administrator, she served as Bisbee's Greenway Principal for several years. Now retired, she travels with her husband Cliff and is active in the Bisbee Woman's Club and other organizations.
Board Member since 2014
Charles Henry Bethea was raised in Bisbee. He received a Bachelor’s in Music Education and Master’s in Choral Music from Arizona State University. He taught music and theatre in public school and was an administrator in the ASU School of Music. He retired from a career in arts presenting and management at Arizona State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Temple University. Currently residing in Old Bisbee, he serves on several other boards.
Margaret Hartnett, Treasurer
Board Member since 2021
Margaret and her husband Darrell Dixon moved to Bisbee in 1992 when they opened a boutique hotel and restaurant. Margaret was a founding member of Bisbee Bloomers and served many years on the Parks and Recreation committee as well as Judicial Review Board. She was a part of many programs supporting people living with HIV/AIDS as she had in NYC. She ultimately ran the federal Ryan White Program for three counties in southern Arizona. Now retired, Margaret dedicates time to gardening, knitting and training for travel adventures.
Board Member since 2011
Since moving to Bisbee in 1993, Fred Miller has been active in community life. He was on the board of the Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb for four years, President for one, a co-founder of the Bisbee Bloomers-director for six years, executive director of the Bisbee Chamber of Commerce, and was active in Bisbee economic development. With his wife Anita Fox, he formerly owned Copper City Inn. He retired from Café Roka after 28 years and currently, Fred writes an economic enewsletter, the Bisbee Wire, as well tending to their garden.
Board Member since 2001
Douglas Dunn, former President of the Bisbee Foundation, is a 40 year resident of Cochise County. He served 30 years as Extension Agent and County Director of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. He has been an antique dealer on Main Street in Bisbee for 20 years. He volunteers with the city's Planning and Zoning Commission, St. John's Episcopal Church and other community groups and served on the City Council for several years.
Board Member since 2019
Yvonne Torres was raised in Bisbee. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Early Childhood Education and taught in both the Bisbee and Naco school districts for 36 years. She was a member of the rock and roll band RockUs for 15 years, while simultaneously cantoring at St. Patrick Parish. She is the proud mother of three grown children; Epifania, Josef and Emilio.
Board Member since 2023
Since retiring as the Chief Civil Deputy in the County Attorney's Office in 2021, Britt Hanson has been volunteering at the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum. During his 20 years in Bisbee, beside his work, he has been active in community theater and also served on the boards of the Bisbee Co-op and KBRP and most recently on the boards of Chiricahua Community Health Center and the Bisbee Council on the Arts and Humanities.
Board Member Since 2023
John Charley, a resident of Bisbee since 1997, has served in a number of local leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. John previously served on the Bisbee City Council representing Ward 1, and later was employed by the City of Bisbee as the Community Devolpment Director. He has also worked as the project manager for the Copper Queen Community Hospital's Emergency Department renovation in both Bisbee and Douglas. Currently, John serves on the Board of the Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation and is the CEO of Premier Alliances, Inc., a Bisbee-based nonprofit whose mission is Improving the Lives of People with Disabilities.
Board Member since 2023
Kevin is originally from Western Michigan and has lived in Bisbee for 25 years. He is continually inspired by his amazing wife, Jennifer, and three energetic kids, Connor (13), Oliver (10), and Logan (8). Kevin has been a teacher in the Palominas, Naco and Bisbee school districts and is back in the classroom this year teaching 4th grade. In 2013, Kevin was selected as the Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Kevin received his principal certificate and Masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Arizona in 2017, and is currently working on his PhD.
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