• Lata Quinn

    Lata Quinn

    Lata Quinn joined Fresh Start Women’s Foundation in November 2018 as the CFO. She brings a wealth of knowledge from her experience in running her own accounting firm with a focus on automating processes and working on productivity and efficiency to selling her company a few years ago to Clifton Larson Allen. Lata obtained her […]

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  • Abdu Dahr

    Abdu Dahr

    Abdu Dahr’s role as the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships is a key driver in the ongoing growth and accelerated development of Fresh Start’s mission. Abdu is responsible for building partnerships with companies, employers, and educators who will provide career training, employment and education opportunities that meets the FSWF’s expectations for the women we serve […]

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  • Heidi Coupland

    Heidi Coupland

    Heidi initially joined Fresh Start over 20 years ago and instantly fell in love with the Fresh Start mission and the services offered to women in our community.  Since that time she has served as the Chair of the Auxiliary Board, as well as Chair of the Fresh Start Fashion Gala.   In 2017, Heidi […]

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  • Kim McWaters

    Kim McWaters recently retired as Chief Executive Officer of Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of transportation technician training. She joined UTI as a part-time receptionist in 1984, and quickly worked her way up the leadership ranks. She was named President in 2000 and, in 2003, became CEO. She continues to serve on […]

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  • Patti OBrien

    Patti O’Brien

    Patti O’Brien joined Fresh Start with more than twenty-five years of marketing experience including, most recently, eight years at Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR) at Maricopa Community Colleges where she began in 2014 as the Director of Marketing and Communication. While at MCOR, she assumed additional areas of responsibility in Sales, Solutions, and Operations, and beginning […]

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  • Meka Allen

    Meka Allen PH.D., LCSW

    Meka Allen is a licensed clinical social worker who joined the Fresh Start team in 2021 as Director of Social Work. She has served in the non-profit sector, in some capacity, since 2004, and earned her Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate of Social Work degrees after active duty service in the United States Army. As a […]

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