Paul is the Director of Business Development with GR Financial Group LLC. Paul has lived in Tucson since 1999. He holds a B.A. in English from Concordia – New York and an MBA from the University of Arizona. Paul and his wife Donna, with their blended family of five children, were drawn to More Than a Bed by the group’s energy and deep commitment to meeting the needs of the rapidly expanding foster child/family community in Arizona.
Director of Behavioral Health at MHC Healthcare since 2014. Jon holds a BS in Psychology from Pennsylvania State and a MSW from ASU. Jon is an effective team leader and a strong analytical thinker with exceptional communication skills. He contributes direction, guidance and leadership to the MTaB board. Jon has previous experience as a social worker and a team lead for Trinity Foster Care in Riverside, CA.
BOARD VICE CHAIR
Jessica is a double Wildcat, having graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and J.D. from The University of Arizona. Jessica and her sister were both adopted as infants, Jessica from Korea and her sister from China. However, it was not until their brother joined the family at age 8 from foster care, that her interest in child welfare was spurred. Jessica is privileged to be able to help build forever families as an adoption attorney. It was her history, her family’s history, and her passion to help children which brought her to More Than a Bed.
Prior to marrying Jody, Eli was a single father of two small children. Raising their family, they felt that they also grappled with many of the same struggles as the foster families served by More Than a Bed. After a 45-year career, the past 17 as a consultant leading corporations in new business acquisitions, Eli is now dedicated to pursuing a vocation of significance, focused on meeting the needs of children and families in foster care.
Jody has always had a special place in her heart for children. Stepping away from her job, Jody became a stay at home mother to care for her two stepdaughters with Eli. In 2014, she helped break ground with MTaB and assisted as a corporate and administrative assistant. Recently, Jody has taken on the upkeep of records as well as roles such as copywriter and editor. Jody’s unique skill set allows MTaB to run their daily operations with confidence.
Kelly graduated Summa Cum Laude at the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting. She is a licensed certified public accountant who has spent 18 years with BeachFlieschman in the firm’s nonprofit taxation services group. She also spent two years as the CFO of Arizona’s Children Association. Kelly specializes in tax planning and compliance for nonprofits.
Rachael graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Business from the University of Arizona. She excels in the area of Human Resources as she has held multiple positions throughout her career. She has received awards for her service to the Tucson community, has become a mentor and worked with Arizona’s Children Association. Her calling to More Than a Bed stems from her love and commitment to give children a chance to grow and flourish as she did with her own.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
After running her own recruiting business in Manhattan, NY, Grace returned to Tucson in 2007, joined New Life Bible Fellowship and began coordinating the Helping Hands Ministry. As a result, she became acquainted with foster families within New Life and the foster care system which all led to this point. God’s Word tells us that He knows the plans He has for us, plans to give us hope and a future.