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
    Executive Director – Nate@onenten.org
Nate Rhoton
Executive Director – Nate@onenten.org

Executive Director – Nate@onenten.org

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.

  • Kado Stewart
    Kado Stewart
    Deputy Director and Camp Director – Kado@onenten.org
Kado Stewart
Deputy Director and Camp Director – Kado@onenten.org

Deputy Director and Camp DirectorKado@onenten.org

  • Clayton Davenport
    Clayton Davenport
    Director of Development & Marketing - Clayton@onenten.org
Clayton Davenport
Director of Development & Marketing - Clayton@onenten.org

Director of Development & Marketing – Clayton@onenten.org

  • Gina Read
    Gina Read
    Program Manager – Gina@onenten.org
Gina Read
Program Manager – Gina@onenten.org

Program Manager – Gina@onenten.org

  • Crystal Hughes
    Crystal Hughes
    Office Manager – Crystal@onenten.org
Crystal Hughes
Office Manager – Crystal@onenten.org

Office Manager – Crystal@onenten.org

  • Danielle Bittner
    Danielle Bittner
    Development Associate – Danielle@onenten.org
Danielle Bittner
Development Associate – Danielle@onenten.org

Development Associate – Danielle@onenten.org

  • Dani Logan
    Dani Logan
    Events Program Manager and Camp Director - Dani@onenten.org
Dani Logan
Events Program Manager and Camp Director - Dani@onenten.org

Events Program Manager and Camp DirectorDani@onenten.org

  • Wallace Hudson
    Wallace Hudson
    Training Specialist – Wallace@onenten.org
Wallace Hudson
Training Specialist – Wallace@onenten.org

Training SpecialistWallace@onenten.org

  • Eva Siler
    Eva Siler
    Program Specialist - Trans Support Leader and Mentor Specialist – Eva@onenten.org
Eva Siler
Program Specialist - Trans Support Leader and Mentor Specialist – Eva@onenten.org

Program Specialist – Trans Support Leader and Mentor Specialist – Eva@onenten.org

  • Levi Laws
    Levi Laws
    Housing Navigation Specialist - Levi@onenten.org
Levi Laws
Housing Navigation Specialist - Levi@onenten.org

Housing Navigation Specialist – Levi@onenten.org

  • Sebastian Blackwell
    Sebastian Blackwell
    Satellite Program Manager - Sebastian@onenten.org
Sebastian Blackwell
Satellite Program Manager - Sebastian@onenten.org

Satellite Program Manager – Sebastian@onenten.org

  • Karen Richter
    Karen Richter
    Anthem Satellite Coordinator - Karen@onenten.org
Karen Richter
Anthem Satellite Coordinator - Karen@onenten.org

Anthem Satellite Coordinator – Karen@onenten.org

  • Euan Hwang
    Euan Hwang
    Satellite Program Specialist - Euan@onenten.org
Euan Hwang
Satellite Program Specialist - Euan@onenten.org

Satellite Program Specialist – Euan@onenten.org

Board of Directors

These wonderful people make our board
  • Rick McCartney
    Rick McCartney
    Chair
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
    Sima Thakkar
    Vice Chair
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
    Scott Greenwood
    Treasurer
Scott Greenwood
Treasurer
  • Shannon O’Keeffe
    Shannon O’Keeffe
    Secretary
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
    Cory Braddock
    Board Member
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
    Kris Cano
    Board Member
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
    Calvin Cole
    Board Member
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.

  • Kelley Densham
    Kelley Densham
    Board Member
Kelley Densham
Board Member
BRIEF INFO

Kelley began working with one n ten through the Youth Education and Success (YES) Program. Bringing in volunteers from Charles Schwab and Co, Kelley provided the YES participants with workshops in Resume Writing, Interview Skills and Financial Literacy.

Kelley has been an active volunteer in the LGBTQ community since 2000. She has served on the Board of the Greater Phoenix Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the Arizona Steering Committee for the Human Rights Campaign as well as service as the PRIDE Affinity Group Chair at Charles Schwab since 2000. Currently Kelley works as a Resolution Manager at Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. where she has worked since 1999.

In addition to serving the LGBT community, Kelley is passionate about outdoor activities such as hiking biking and running and has run over 5 half marathons since 2014. If you can’t find Kelley running around the outdoors your best bet is to look for her at Chase Field cheering on the Arizona Diamondbacks, riding the Matterhorn at Disneyland or just hanging out in a Galaxy Far Far Away!!

kelley.densham.onenten@gmail.com

  • Darryl Embrey
    Darryl Embrey
    Board Member
Darryl Embrey
Board Member
BRIEF INFO

Darryl grew up in Northern CA and moved to Phoenix after graduating from 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 is currently a Business & Technology Project Manager for a $5 trillion company, has been married for 25 years. He has been devoted to causes that support youth education, sports, the arts, horticulture, and the hungry for the past 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoys landscaping, traveling, his pets, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Board Member

  • Kate Fisher
    Kate Fisher
    Board Member
Kate Fisher
Board Member

Kate Fisher (she/her) is a seasoned sales professional and trusted advisor with Oracle Corp enabling her clients business success with Cloud infrastructure solutions.   Kate is also a dynamic, engaging leader and speaker for the LGBTQ+ community, empowering others to embrace vulnerability and thrive in their personal story.  She is skilled at and motivated to develop authentic leaders that lead from their strengths.  Kate is active in building safe workplace environments that value, promote and recruit diverse talent as a global co-chair for the OPEN (Oracle Pride Employee Network), Oracle Corp’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group.   Kate is also the treasurer for the Arizona border region chapter of the Sports Car Club of America and a 3-time SCCA Solo autocross national champion.

  • Shawn Gensch
    Shawn Gensch
    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.

  • Calvin Goetz
    Calvin Goetz
    Board Member
Calvin Goetz
Board Member
BRIEF INFO

Calvin Goetz is a partner and co-founder of Strategy Financial Group, a full-service retirement and financial advisory firm headquartered in Phoenix, serving clients in Arizona and across the United States. He has dedicated more than a decade of his professional career creating personalized financial solutions for individuals and families seeking to achieve security and financial independence in retirement. As a widely recognized retirement planning specialist in Arizona, Calvin is co-author of the upcoming book, Climbing the Retirement Mountain. Additionally, Calvin co-hosted Strategy Financial Radio on KKNT 960 AM where he provided his insight on pertinent retirement planning topics and market-related topics.

Calvin is a licensed investment advisor representative, and is a member and active participant in Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor GroupTM, an organization of financial professionals dedicated to being leaders in the IRA industry. He is also a licensed insurance agent and a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

As a previous corporate sponsor for one-n-ten’s annual Fresh Brunch, Calvin joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and is passionate about serving the needs of at-risk and homeless youth in Arizona. Calvin’s dedication to serving the community also extends to his ongoing support of St. Mary’s Food Bank and Ballet Arizona.

An Arizona native, Calvin is a proud graduate of Northern Arizona University. He enjoys traveling, running, hiking, and yoga.

 

Board Member- cgoetzrun@gmail.com

  • Lou Goodman
    Lou Goodman
    Board Member
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.

  • Carmen Jandacek
    Carmen Jandacek
    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

  • Tim Lake
    Tim Lake
    Board Member
Tim Lake
Board Member

Board member

  • Daniel Moran Jr.
    Daniel Moran Jr.
    Board Member
Daniel Moran Jr.
Board Member
BRIEF INFO

Senior Online Communication Strategist, SRP
Danny began working with one•n•ten over three years ago serving as the Fresh Brunch Marketing Chair. Leveraging his expertise in marketing, he helped develop Fresh Brunch’s brand, promotions and more to drive attendance and attract big-name sponsors. On top of his work for our annual gala, Danny helps market and promote the Legacy Club, LGBTQ Affinity Mixer events and more.

In 2014, he was honored with the SRP Presidents’ Volunteer Spirit award for his commitment to one•n•ten. Currently, Danny is a Senior Online Communication Strategist for Salt River Project. In this role he helps drive the company’s digital marketing strategy. He launched his career 10 years ago in the Valley, working in PR and marketing agencies to develop communication strategies to propel businesses forward. Daniel holds a M.S. in Public Relations from Boston University and a B.A in both Political Science and French from Arizona State University.An ardent supporter of the community, Daniel has volunteered for organizations that include Aunt Rita’s Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Phoenix, Vizio Fiesta Bowl/Ticket City Cactus Bowl and served on the Steering Committee for the Social Media Club of Phoenix.
When Danny is not in a board room or volunteering, you will find him exploring Phoenix’s foodie scene, perfecting his wine palate or hitting the local gym.

 

Board Member- dmoranjr@gmail.com

  • Jasmine Snipes
    Jasmine Snipes
    Board Member
Jasmine Snipes
Board Member

Jasmine Snipes (she/her) is the founder of Jasmine Snipes Consulting – base work, discovery, and action and the Communications Coordinator for Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.

Prior to launching her own racial equity and inclusion company, Jasmine was a staff member at the Arizona State Senate House of Representatives for almost nine years. She currently partners with the Anti-Defamation League and other independent coaches, trainers, and consultants to provide anti-bias and Racial Equity and Inclusion education and facilitation.

Jasmine’s active volunteer commitments include serving as a board member, Governance Committee member, and Racial Justice Chair of one•n•ten. She is also a Young Talent Advisor for the Center for the Future for Arizona. She’s most excited to be collaborating with esteemed diversity, equity and inclusion colleagues to bring to life a healing and learning community for social justice advocates.

Jasmine earned her Associate of Arts in Communication and General Studies and will earn a Bachelor of Arts in Community Advocacy and Social Policy in the fall of 2020.

Beyond her professional roles, Jasmine enjoys spending time with her given and chosen family, her cats Eartha Kitty and Smokey Robinson, and her dog Cosmo. She also enjoys making holistic body care and cleaning products.

  • Manny Soto-Griego
    Manny Soto-Griego
    Board Member
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

  • Nate Rhoton
    Nate Rhoton
    Executive Director
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 – nate@onenten.org

Help an Arizona LGBTQ youth rise to their potential