Get to know one·n·ten

Raising today's youth for tomorrow's future

Our vision

one•n•ten envisions a world where all LGBTQ youth and young adults are embraced for who they are, actively engaged in their communities, and empowered to lead.

Our mission

Our mission is to serve LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 11-24. We enhance their lives by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self‐expression, self‐acceptance, leadership development, and healthy life choices.

OUR STAFF

These wonderful people make it all possible
  • Nate Rhoton
    Nate Rhoton
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Clayton Davenport
    Clayton Davenport
    Director of Development & Marketing
  • Kado Stewart
    Kado Stewart
    Deputy Director and Camp Director
  • Aaron Taliaferro
    Aaron Taliaferro
    Director of Youth Center and Wellness
  • Comesha Cunningham
    Comesha Cunningham
    Director of People and Culture
  • Sandra Foisy
    Sandra Foisy
    Satellite Program Manager
  • Wallace Hudson
    Wallace Hudson
    Training and Digital Program Manager
  • Crystal Hughes
    Crystal Hughes
    Development Manager
  • Dani Logan
    Dani Logan
    Events Program Manager and Camp Director
  • Abby Loza
    Abby Loza
    Youth Center Operations Manager
  • Gina Read
    Gina Read
    Program Manager
  • Eric Morales
    Eric Morales
    Volunteer and In-kind Donation Manager
  • Diane Fellows Morazan
    Diane Fellows Morazan
    POND Program Manager
  • Danielle Bittner
    Danielle Bittner
    Development Associate
  • Dyana DaCosta
    Dyana DaCosta
    Wellness Program Specialist
  • Christopher Dozier
    Christopher Dozier
    mPowerment Program Specialist
  • Keri Kramer
    Keri Kramer
    POND Housing Navigation Specialist
  • Lona Lee
    Lona Lee
    Human Resource Administrator
  • Isabel Montano
    Isabel Montano
    POND Workforce Navigation Specialist
  • John Ngo
    John Ngo
    Finance Specialist
  • Elliot Rumpf
    Elliot Rumpf
    Satellite Program Assistant Manager
  • Eva Siler
    Eva Siler
    Program Specialist - Trans Support Leader and Mentor Specialist
  • Dolores Latcher
    Dolores Latcher
    Together in Color Program Specialist
  • Melissa Coleman
    Melissa Coleman
    Youth Center Administrative Associate
  • Lito Castillo
    Lito Castillo
    YC Program Specialist with Bilingual Focus

Board of Directors

These wonderful people make our board
  • Rick McCartney
    Rick McCartney
    Chair
  • Sima Thakkar
    Sima Thakkar
    Vice Chair
  • Scott Greenwood
    Scott Greenwood
    Treasurer
  • Shannon O’Keeffe
    Shannon O’Keeffe
    Secretary
  • Cory Braddock
    Cory Braddock
    Board Member
  • Kris Cano
    Kris Cano
    Board Member
  • Calvin Cole
    Calvin Cole
    Board Member
  • Darryl Embrey
    Darryl Embrey
    Board Member
  • Shawn Gensch
    Shawn Gensch
    Board Member
  • Lou Goodman
    Lou Goodman
    Board Member
  • Shelley Hummon
    Shelley Hummon
    Board Member
  • Carmen Jandacek
    Carmen Jandacek
    Board Member
  • Manny Soto-Griego
    Manny Soto-Griego
    Board Member
  • Judie Verb
    Judie Verb
    Board Member
  • Nate Rhoton
    Nate Rhoton
    Executive Director

Help an Arizona LGBTQ youth rise to their potential

Nate Rhoton
Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Nate Rhoton serves as the Executive Director for one-n-ten, an LGBTQ non-profit delivering youth services in Arizona. Joining the team in fall of 2015, he served as the Director of Development followed by Director of Finance & Operations, before assuming his current role in January of 2018.

Following a career of fifteen years in corporate management and finance, Rhoton decided to serve the community with his nonprofit fundraising and development expertise. Serving for twelve years as the operations director and then CFO of a local construction company, he worked to expand corporate community involvement and non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ employees. Managing significant growth for the company, he saw early on the need for continued staff development and instituted training to increase retention and help new employees to assume higher paying roles within the company.

Born and raised in Arizona, Nate graduated from Flagstaff High School and then pursued a bachelor’s of science degree in economics from Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business graduating magna cum laude in 2000. Over the last decade, he has committed himself to nonprofit service, serving on the Arizona steering committee of the Human Rights Campaign for four years, the board of the Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, The Melonhead Foundation, and as co-chair of the board of directors for Equality Arizona from 2012-2015.

In his free time, he loves spending time with his Scottie-Golden, Sir William.

Clayton Davenport
Director of Development & Marketing

Director of Development & Marketing 

Kado Stewart
Deputy Director and Camp Director

Deputy Director and Camp Director

Aaron Taliaferro
Director of Youth Center and Wellness

Director of Youth Center and Wellness

Comesha Cunningham
Director of People and Culture

Director of People and Culture

Sandra Foisy
Satellite Program Manager

Satellite Program Manager

Wallace Hudson
Training and Digital Program Manager

Training and Digital Program Manager

Crystal Hughes
Development Manager

Development Manager

Dani Logan
Events Program Manager and Camp Director

Events Program Manager and Camp Director

Abby Loza
Youth Center Operations Manager

Youth Center Operations Manager

Gina Read
Program Manager

Program Manager

Eric Morales
Volunteer and In-kind Donation Manager

Volunteer and In-Kind Donation Manager

Diane Fellows Morazan
POND Program Manager

POND Program Manager

Danielle Bittner
Development Associate

Development Associate

Dyana DaCosta
Wellness Program Specialist

Wellness Program Specialist

Christopher Dozier
mPowerment Program Specialist

mPowerment Program Specialist

Keri Kramer
POND Housing Navigation Specialist

POND Housing Navigation Specialist

Lona Lee
Human Resource Administrator

Human Resource Administrator

Isabel Montano
POND Workforce Navigation Specialist

POND Workforce Navigation Specialist

John Ngo
Finance Specialist

Finance Specialist

Elliot Rumpf
Satellite Program Assistant Manager

Satellite Program Assistant Manager

Eva Siler
Program Specialist - Trans Support Leader and Mentor Specialist

Program Specialist – Trans Support Leader and Mentor Specialist

Dolores Latcher
Together in Color Program Specialist

Together in Color Program Specialist

Melissa Coleman
Youth Center Administrative Associate

Youth Center Administrative Associate

Lito Castillo
YC Program Specialist with Bilingual Focus

YC Program Specialist with Bilingual Focus

Rick McCartney
Chair

Rick McCartney has been leading businesses in Phoenix for the past 20 years. President and CEO of InMedia Company and Surf Media, Inc., he is responsible for producing many local, regional and national publications, media products and technologies, including Surf Entertainment tablets for Uber and Lyft, In Business Magazine, the Vicinity Magazines and numerous digital products. He is a member of several local boards including one n ten, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Local First Arizona, Phoenix Film Foundation and the Governors’ Workforce Council and is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership. He is involved with New Pathways for Youth as a mentor of two youth and works with many children’s and education organizations to form strong career pathways and opportunities for underprivileged children and their families. Rick is an advocate for revised education policy, foster care policy and economic development opportunities  in Arizona.

Sima Thakkar
Vice Chair

Sima Thakkar (She/hers) is a Investment Associate at the Raza Development Fund, a national Community Development Financial Institution focused on access to capital for underserved communities. Prior to this role she was a Regional Relationship Manager for PetSmart Charities, a leading funder of animal welfare initiatives in North America. In this role she oversees a grantmaking portfolio for the eastern part of the US, including 16 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. She is an Urban Planner with a Master of Regional Planning degree from Cornell University and over a decade of experience in affordable housing and community development initiatives. Prior to joining PetSmart Charities in 2016, she managed the City of San Diego’s Community Development Programs, including federal programs focused on affordable housing, economic development and homelessness programs.

Scott Greenwood
Treasurer
Shannon O’Keeffe
Secretary

Shannon O’Keeffe

is a Phoenix native. After graduating from Sunnyslope High School, she
completed degrees in Special and Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. She
in entering her twenty-second year in Special Education, where she specializes in learning and
emotional disabilities. She has a background in Crisis Prevention, as well as curriculum
development for students with special needs.

Cory Braddock
Board Member
BRIEF INFO

Cory Braddock is a Partner at Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P. where he is a member of the firm’s
Commercial Litigation and Securities Litigation and Investigations Practice Groups. His law
practice focuses on complex commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on securities and
broker-dealer institution litigation in both federal and state courts, FINRA arbitration
proceedings, and general commercial litigation matters. Cory has been recognized by Super
Lawyers as a Rising Star (2014-2016) and as a Southwest Super Lawyer (2017-2018). Before
becoming a lawyer, he worked in the financial services industry where he received his CFP®
designation.

Cory received his B.A., in Business Management from Brigham Young University and
subsequently received his Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from the J. Reuben Clark Law School
(BYU). He previously served as General Counsel to the Board of Directors of the Chandler
Chamber of Commerce and, in 2008, was recognized by Snell and Wilmer L.L.P. as its Pro Bono
Attorney of the Year.

Cory’s interests include running slowing, fishing poorly, and watching international soccer, even
when it hurts his eyes and heart. He also loves, sometimes simultaneously, using his smoker, his
shaved ice machine, and following his favorite non-soccer sports teams.

 

Board Member- cbraddock@swlaw.com

Kris Cano
Board Member

Board Member

Kris Cano, Forensic Services Director – Scottsdale Police Department Crime Laboratory

Career: Acts as technical advisor concerning all forensic matters within the Police Department. Supervises and coordinates the activities of the Forensic Services Division staff including training, scheduling, hiring decisions, written performance evaluations, work with employees to correct deficiencies and implement discipline procedures. Oversees the supervision of the managers of the Crime Laboratory Section, the Crime Scene Section, Quality Assurance Section and the Evidence Control Section. Observes and reviews the work of staff to ensure conformance with established procedures and safety standards. Develops and administers division rules, policies, procedures and protocol. Directs individual accomplishment towards organizational objectives. Assists staff in resolving difficult technical or procedural obstacles encountered during the research, development or administrative process. Acts as department liaison with all organizations having forensic related interest. Organizes and directs operations in forensics, including projects, policy interpretations and administrative procedures. Assists with and administers the division budget. Orders and performs physical inventories of division equipment and supplies. Determines compliance with prescribed operating and safety standards. Oversees the training and monitoring of employees on safety procedures and correct use of equipment and chemicals. Ensures all division programs are in compliance with Federal, State and City regulations. Renders scientific and technical support in criminal and administrative investigations. Responds to crime scenes to assist in the proper application of forensic procedures as needed. Establishes strategic planning goals and objectives.

Education:  Kris has a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the Florida State University and a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of South Florida.

Professional Accomplishments:  She has been an active member and participant in the forensic community.  She has and is currently participating in organizations that are developing standards for forensic science.  She has been an assessor with the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB).  In addition, she is also served as an independent auditor with the National Forensic Science Training Center (NFSTC).  In addition to her auditing experience, she remains involved in the forensic community by her participating in the National Institute of Justice Technical Working Group for Research and Development for DNA and as a Grant Reviewer.  She has also served on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) for 5 years (2010-2015) and is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists (AAFS).  She is the current Chair of the AAFS Academy Standards Board (ASB) Consensus Body for DNA, a standard development organization.  She served as the Vice Chair of the Quality Infrastructure Committee (QIC) on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for three years and was appointed to the Biology Scientific Area Committee (SAC) as Vice Chair in 2017.

Community Engagement:  Kris has served on the Scottsdale Leadership Board of Directors and Core Program Committee.  She has also been involved with the Special Olympics and Charitable Campaign for the City of Scottsdale.  Kris is currently serving on the One N Ten board and is a committee member on the governance committee.

Calvin Cole
Board Member

Board Member

Calvin Cole joined the one-n-ten Board of Directors in 2017. He is very active in the community, serving on the boards of Terros Health, Keogh Health Foundation, Black Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley, and Fans Across America Charitable Foundation. Calvin is First Vice President for AmTrust Bank, A Division of New York Community Bank. Previous professional roles include VP for AmTrust Bank, Sales Manager for Countrywide Home Loans, Loan Officer for Prudential Arizona Properties, Branch Manager for Washington Mutual, and Regional Sales Manager for AAA. He is a graduate of the University of Phoenix.

Darryl Embrey
Board Member
BRIEF INFO

Darryl is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College of CA, where he obtained a dual B.S. Degree in Organizational Management and Industrial Psychology. He earned his MBA in Human Resources Management from UOP, his MBA and Project Management certification from DeVry University.

Darryl works for a $7 trillion financial firm as a Sr. Business Technology Project Manager in their Retail Division. He has been married for 28 years and is devoted to causes that support the hungry and youth across various organizations and schools, tomorrow’s leaders. He enjoys sports, the arts, horticulture, landscaping, traveling, his pets, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Board Member

Shawn Gensch
Board Member

Advisor

Shawn (he/him/his) has more than 25 years of experience in marketing and finance with executive roles in both the retail and financial services industries. Shawn co-founded a start-up in the consumer loyalty space and, today leads a creative collaborative providing advisory services to Private Equity firms and startups in technology, consumer products, and healthcare. Shawn has broad experience in finance, treasury, banking, marketing, brand strategy, analytics, media, public relations, loyalty, events, lifestyle marketing, and strategic partnerships.

Shawn holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Lou Goodman
Board Member

Lou served as a volunteer mentor in one-n-ten’s Youth Education and Success (YES) program before joining the Board.  He is a consultant in the field of juvenile justice, having retired from the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC), where he held several executive level positions, including Chief Hearing Officer, Assistant Director for Legal Services, and Assistant Director for Support Services.  Before joining ADJC, Lou was an attorney with a small civil litigation law firm.

Lou also serves as a pro tem justice of the peace in Maricopa County, and he is an adjunct faculty member at Estrella Mountain Community College, where he teaches Juvenile Justice Procedures.   He earned his BA at The Ohio State University and his JD at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  Lou is passionate about serving youth and particularly one-n-ten youth, and he is honored to be on the Board.

Shelley Hummon
Board Member

Board Member

Carmen Jandacek
Board Member
BRIEF INFO

APS

Carmen Jandacek grew up in a small town in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. After graduating, she moved to the Phoenix area. Carmen has worked for Arizona Public Service since 1996 holding various positions and leadership roles over the years. She is an HR professional and currently is consulting in the APS Ethics Office. Carmen holds a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional Designation and also has an undergraduate degree in management. She earned her MBA from the University of Phoenix in 1999. Carmen is an avid triathlete and has raced many races throughout the state and is an Ironman Arizona finisher.

Carmen joined the one·n·ten Board in January of 2015 and is thrilled to be of service to the youth who are our leaders of tomorrow.

 

Chair- carmen.jandacek@aps.com

Manny Soto-Griego
Board Member
BRIEF INFO

MANNY SOTO-GRIEGO (Board Member)
Manny Soto-Griego, RHIA – is a health information management (HIM) professional with over 31 years of healthcare experience in healthcare consulting, revenue cycle operations, electronic health record (EHR) applications, document management, and project management. Manny has served in administrative, interim management, and consulting capacities within large academic and urban hospitals. His experience in the healthcare industry has focused on improving operational and financial performance in a variety of healthcare settings. Manny is the HIM Director for Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) in Phoenix, Arizona. MIHS includes the Maricopa Medical Center, Arizona Burn Center, Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Centers, Arizona Children’s Center, two behavioral health centers, Comprehensive Healthcare Center with over 70 Specialty and Sub-Specialty services, McDowell Healthcare Center for persons with HIV/AIDS and 12 Community oriented Family Health Centers. Manny also serves on the Board of the Arizona Health Information Management Association with over 1,000 members, a component state association of the American Health Information Management Association with over 103,000 members

 

 

Board Member- Manny.soto@mihs.org

Judie Verb
Board Member

With more than 30 years in the banking industry, Judie Verb brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role at U.S. Bank. As Executive Vice President of Consumer and Business Banking for the Mountain Region, Judie oversees a team of approximately 1100 retail and business bankers and is focused on maximizing market share growth, deepening relationships with existing customers and acquiring new ones. Her regional oversight extends to the Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Salt Lake City metropolitan markets.

Judie joined U.S. Bank in 1996 and has held various positions in consumer and commercial banking, including Personal Banker, Commercial Lending, Business Banking Officer and Branch Manager. Her role expanded as Vice President and District Manager in Columbus, OH, and later in Cleveland/Akron.

Throughout her career, her purview has continued to increase over the course of several additional roles, including Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Southern California and Las Vegas. Prior to her current position, her most recent role was Senior Vice President and Southwest Region Manager for Arizona, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Greater Utah and metro Denver.

Judie currently serves on the board of the Arizona Council on Economic Education, the board of one.n.ten, and as Government Relations Council for Consumer Bankers Association. She has been recognized by American Banker as one of the “Top Women in Banking” for six years.

Judie earned a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio and she currently resides in Las Vegas, NV. She is a dedicated yoga practitioner and enjoys vacationing in Hawaii as often as possible.

Nate Rhoton
Executive Director

Nate Rhoton serves as the Executive Director for one-n-ten, an LGBTQ non-profit delivering youth services in Arizona. Joining the team in fall of 2015, he served as the Director of Development followed by Director of Finance & Operations, before assuming his current role in January of 2018.

Following a career of fifteen years in corporate management and finance, Rhoton decided to serve the community with his nonprofit fundraising and development expertise. Serving for twelve years as the operations director and then CFO of a local construction company, he worked to expand corporate community involvement and non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ employees. Managing significant growth for the company, he saw early on the need for continued staff development and instituted training to increase retention and help new employees to assume higher paying roles within the company.

Born and raised in Arizona, Nate graduated from Flagstaff High School and then pursued a bachelor’s of science degree in economics from Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business graduating magna cum laude in 2000. Over the last decade, he has committed himself to nonprofit service, serving on the Arizona steering committee of the Human Rights Campaign for four years, the board of the Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, The Melonhead Foundation, and as co-chair of the board of directors for Equality Arizona from 2012-2015.

In his free time, he loves spending time with his Scottie-Golden, Sir William.

Executive Director