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Educare Arizona names new directors

The Educare Arizona Board of Directors has appointed two new members: Leela Brennan and Mitch Moore.  Brennan, an experienced communications professional, has had the opportunity to partner with some well-known brands and personalities, including GoDaddy and GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons. She is currently the Director of Marketing & Communications for Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG).  Brennan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Goucher College and a Master’s degree from City University of London, and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband and their son.

Mitchell Moore, a current member of Score Finance, LLC, has years of experience in fiscal management and leadership for Arizona organizations.  He serves several civic organizations including as a Fellow of The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, Suns Charities 88, Mesa Leadership Training and Development, and the East Valley Partnership.  In addition to Mr. Moore’s professional experience he brings a true passion for youth education and dedication for improving Arizona.

John Scola, CEO of Educare Arizona stated “We are privileged to welcome Leela and Mitch to the Educare Board of Directors.  They each bring a unique and critical perspective to the work of Educare, and they will complement our current directors extremely well.  Together, we will change the conversation about early childhood education in our state.”

A 501(c) (3) charitable organization, Educare Arizona is part of a national network of Educare schools that is dramatically changing the life trajectories of thousands of children growing up in families facing the greatest obstacles to success and changing the way America thinks about early education. Educare Arizona is made possible with the public/private support of founding partners: Balsz Elementary School District, Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Ibis Foundation of Arizona, Southwest Human Development, The Steve Nash Foundation, Whiteman Foundation and other local and national foundations.

Educare Arizona Names New CEO

John Scola has been named Chief Executive Officer of Educare Arizona. Scola brings with him over twenty-five years of leadership, fundraising, board development and strategic planning experience in Arizona and California. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Dallas and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. Scola has served on various boards in the United States and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Arizona and Orange County chapters. Most recently, Scola has worked with organizations in California and Arizona in various leadership capacities and has assisted in the design of capital campaigns, alumni giving programs and securing upwards of $2 million annually.

“John is a national-class leader and is the right person at the right time for Educare Arizona,” said Jessie Rasmussen, Chair of the Educare Arizona Board of Directors and President of the Omaha-based Buffett Early Childhood Fund, a foundation investing in Educare Arizona as well as 20 other Educare schools across the country. “John is a great messenger that investing in early learning is the best way to level the playing field, to ensure more young, vulnerable children will have the opportunity to grow up ready for school, healthy and eager to learn.”

A 501(c) (3) charitable organization, Educare Arizona is part of a national network of Educare schools that is dramatically changing the life trajectories of thousands of children growing up in families facing the greatest obstacles to success and changing the way America thinks about early education. Educare Arizona is made possible with the public/private support of founding partners: Balsz Elementary School District, Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Ibis Foundation of Arizona, Southwest Human Development, The Steve Nash Foundation, Whiteman Foundation and other local and national foundations.  Learn more at www.educarearizona.org.