Other Communities We're In:

SVP International

Staff & Board


Ciara Garcia, Chief Executive Officer

Ciara is excited to join SVP as the Executive Director where she can apply her experience in nonprofit leadership to bring the organization to the next level. As a community leader, she recognizes the expanded impact that occurs when people come together to leverage their strengths and resources for a greater good. Read More »

Brittany Battle, Program Manager

Brittany is passionate about building community ecosystems to strengthen individuals, businesses, and communities. [...] Read More »

Hattie Groskind, Development and Engagement Coordinator

Hattie is excited to join SVP Tucson as our Program Associate. She is experienced in program development and [...] Read More »

Alisa Hayward, Administrative and Operations Manager

Alisa is a native Tucsonan who has a passion for the community in which she's grown up in. Bringing with her over [...] Read More »

John-Peter Wilhite, Director of Community Impact

Bringing with him over 30 years of nonprofit experience, John-Peter joins SVP Tucson as the Director of Community Impact. In his work with nonprofits he has accumulated experience as both a staff and board member. He has also helped to found two nonprofits which still thrive today. Read More »


Anne Maley, Board Chair

According to Anne, “The concept of SVP is pretty exciting to me. I think we have more of a collective impact when we can work together and provide not just money, but to also get in there and work side-by-side in those relationships [with non-profits].” Read More »

Howie Adams

After graduating from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1972, Howie and his wife Joanne came to [...] Read More »

Stephen Garcia

Stephen has been on the SVP Tucson Board of Directors since 2020. He has also been a member of the 2019 Fast Pitch [...] Read More »

Peggy Goulding

Originally from Chicago, as a dietitian/nutritionist, Peggy has worked for over 40 years in the food and health [...] Read More »

Eric Kutchner, Secretary

Eric is an SVP partner and member of the SVP Tucson Board of Directors. Eric brings many skills from his 25+ year [...] Read More »

Sara Long

Sara has been on the SVP Tucson Board of Directors since 2018. She is also the chair of SVP’s Connectors [...] Read More »

Ritesh Patel, Treasurer

Ritesh Patel was born and raised in the suburbs of Toronto Canada. Ritesh graduated from the University of [...] Read More »

Cristie Street

Cristie Street co-founded Nextrio eighteen years ago and serves as the managing partner of this Tucson-based IT [...] Read More »

Allison Vaillancourt

Allison has been on the SVP Tucson Board of Directors since 2020. She is a Co-Lead Partner with the Make Way for [...] Read More »