Chief Executive Officer
Save the Family Foundation of Arizona is pleased to announce it has selected Robyn Julien, Arizona native and known local nonprofit leader, to fill the position of CEO for Save the Family and ARM (Affordable Rental Movement) of Save the Family.
“We are proud to welcome Robyn Julien to advance the mission of Save the Family in its next era,” said Cindi Harper, Save the Family Board Chair. “Robyn’s extensive community connections and career accomplishments, which include experience with top-level fundraising and creative programming, will bring Save the Family and ARM of Save the Family to the next level.”
“I am excited to join Save the Family’s team as their CEO,” said Robyn Julien. “The staff, board of directors, and volunteers of Save the Family are devoted to working with families through case management, career development, and financial literacy education to find permanent housing solutions. I believe that working together we can continue to provide a positive impact for the families that need Save the Family’s services, now more than ever before.”
Julien is a Certified Public Accountant, working in public accounting early in her career. She has worked in nonprofit development for many years, including serving as the CEO of the Arizona Burn Foundation and most recently as President and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.
Erin Cowan-Hegg, LMSW
Chief Programs Officer
Cowan-Hegg joined the agency in 2021, and brings more than 18 years of experience in human services program delivery. She holds an MSW and BSW in Social Work, both from Arizona State University. She also holds a professional certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and a professional certificate in Nonprofit Management from the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.
Chief Financial Officer
Million, joined the agency in 2021. She has more than 15 years of professional experience in accounting, holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Arizona State University, and became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 2011. Erin started her career with CliftonLarsonAllen (formally, Clifton Gunderson) where she first gained experience within the Nonprofit industry as an auditor. Prior to joining Save the Family, Erin was the Director of Financial Reporting and Compliance at a New Leaf, Inc. Erin is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Arizona Society of CPAs.
Chief Development Officer
Boone joined Save the Family in 2018, bringing more than 12 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Arizona State University. He has led or supported all facets of a fundraising department while working for Central Arizona Shelter Services, Labor’s Community Service Agency, Make-A-Wish International, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation and Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center. Boone is an active member of the community, including positions within the Association of Fundraising Professional Greater Phoenix Chapter and other community organizations.
Chief Housing Development Officer
Allisia Fiorini joined Affordable Rental Movement (ARM) of Save the Family in 2020 and brings more than 13 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Born and raised in Arizona, Allisia holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Allisia also is a licensed REALTOR in the State of Arizona. She brings the knowledge of project management, real estate development, and construction management to the team. She is passionate about helping her community and those in need by providing safe and affordable housing.
Human Resources and Compliance Manager
Tim Lawrence joined the agency in 2019, bringing ten years of human resources experience in Arizona state government. He has a Master’s degree in Organizational Management.
In addition to his experience in HR, Lawrence has an extensive background in staff training and development, employee grievance and problem solving, staff safety and security issues, policy development, grants management, and several years in government running statewide programs involving hundreds of staff under his supervision. He is also a state-certified mediator. Lawrence worked for ten years as an Adjunct Professor at a local university, three years as a volunteer school board member and secretary, and six years as a volunteer Hearing Officer in the Maricopa County Justice Court.