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December 5, 2018 (Phoenix, Ariz.) - The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation is proud to announce two new members of their Community Leadership Council: Jaclyn Pederson and Reyna Montoya.
Jaclyn Pederson is President of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network in Phoenix and Sr. Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives for Feeding Matters. With more than a decade of experience in program development, Jaclyn Pederson’s broad knowledge of programming in the public and social sectors includes program and strategic initiative design, fund development, special events, grant writing, and community engagement. A system thinker and positive team builder, she uses transformational leadership principals to develop energized and efficient workgroups that influence significant organizational and systemic change for all affected by pediatric feeding disorder –such as the development of the expanded PFD Alliance.
Reyna Montoya is Founder & Executive Director of Aliento. She was born in Tijuana, Mexico, and migrated to Arizona in 2003 fleeing violence. She is an undocumented/DACAmented social entrepreneur, community organizer, an educator and a dancer. She is a 2016 Soros Justice Fellow, which enabled her to start Aliento . She also served on the first Teach For America DACA Advisory Board. Reyna holds bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Transborder Studies and a Dance minor from Arizona State University; she also holds an M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University.
Meet the entire Council here.