Chief Executive Officer
Jacki Taylor is a well-known and respected leader in the homeless arena having worked over 25 years in the field. She began her career in this field as Executive Director at a Phoenix based nonprofit where she led for 14 years. For 4 years she headed Arizona’s Statewide Coalition on Homelessness. In 2010, Jacki was selected to become the Chief Executive Officer of Save the Family Foundation of Arizona/ARM of Save the Family. She oversees a staff of 53 which provides services and housing to 700 families annually. Save the Family’s mission is to equip families to address poverty, overcome homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency.
Jacki holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Master’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Counseling. She is known for her passion and results driven leadership.
In 2015, Jacki was the recipient of the Organization of Nonprofit Executives’ Organization Accomplishment/Innovation Award for Save the Family’s development of a 132 unit affordable housing complex in Mesa – Escobedo at Verde Vista.
Jacki currently serves as the CEO of ARM of Save the Family (Save the Family’s affordable housing affiliate), a member of Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care Board and Maricopa County’s Community Development Advisory Committee.
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.
Kathleen Gutierrez joined Save the Family in 2005 and brings more than 27 years of accounting and business experience to the agency. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has exceptional training and knowledge of financial management, auditing, budgeting, forecasting and analysis process. She has also completed coursework at Arizona State University’s Nonprofit Management Institute in accounting for nonprofit agencies.
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.