Chair’s Message

As 2023 is in full swing, the list of what is going right in the Central Phoenix corridor is a long one that provides much to celebrate for our residents, city, and state. Terrific cities have a personality and a vibe that is uniquely their own.  And a vital urban core is often a critical driver in what makes a city great.  Civic pride happens in collaboration between neighbors, neighborhoods, corporate citizens, smart government, and willing investors who collectively foster a “can do” spirit that welcomes all people and makes room for new ideas.

Anyone who has been in Phoenix for a long time or even the last few years can easily see that Central Phoenix is on the move in a big way.  It feels like we have reached a tipping point and momentum is full throttle.   At almost every turn, there is something noteworthy going on across a wide range of sectors: multifamily housing, infill development, neighborhood revitalization, university expansion projects, new construction, restaurants, museums, Roosevelt Row’s national prominence, and sports and entertainment venues.  Where challenges remain, I am confident that solutions will follow.  It is truly an exciting time to live, work and play in Central Phoenix.


You are invited to connect with PCA though our newsletter and website, and join us as we work together to build this great place we call home.


Diane Haller

“As a longtime member of Phoenix Community Alliance, it is especially gratifying to see how diverse the revitalization and development projects are in the Central Phoenix corridor. The heart of Phoenix is alive and well.”

Executive Committee

Officers & Committee Chairs

Diane Haller
Partner, Quarles & Brady

Chair: 3-year term ending Dec. 2023

Ruben Alonzo
Executive Director, Community & Municipal Relations, ASU

Vice Chair: 3-year term ending Dec. 2023

Matt Seaman
President, Cardon Development Group

Vice Chair: 3-year term ending Dec. 2024

Central City Planning & Development


Kyle Foxcroft
Finance, Tuft & Needle

Assistant Treasurer: 2-year term ending Dec. 2024

Kate Wells
President & CEO, Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Secretary: 2-year term ending Dec. 2024

Mo Stein
Principal, HKS Architects

Immediate Past Chair,

Social & Housing Advancement Committee Co-Chair

Ruben Alvarez
Managing Partner, Molera Alvarez

Public Affairs Chair

Board of Directors

Committee Chairs

Catrina Kahler, Arts, Culture & Public Life

Billy Shields, Central City Planning & Development

Matt Seaman, Central City Planning & Development

Greg Falls, Education

Larry Lazarus, Hance Park Fundraising

Tim Sprague, Hance Park Fundraising

Bryan Albue, Membership Engagement

Krista Shepherd, Multi-Modal Connectivity

Kyle Foxcroft, Multi-Modal Connectivity

Ruben Alvarez, Public Affairs

Sheila Harris, PhD, Social & Housing Advancement

Mo Stein, Social & Housing Advancement

Director Level Members

Chris Burson, SVP of Commercial Real Estate, Alliance Bank of Arizona

Dana Kennedy, State Director, AARP Arizona

Samantha Spadaro, Director of Business Development, AECOM Hunt

Howard Epstein, National Executive, OREO/Real Estate Sales, Bank of America

Amy Shlossman, Chief Operating Officer, Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix

Jay Zaghloul, Director, Business Development, Cordia

Sonora Crittenden, Manager, Community Benefit & Health Equity, Dignity Health

Kathey Wagner, Chief Executive Officer, EPS Group

Jay Silverberg, Design Director, Regional Culture & Museums Leader, Principal, Gensler

Jason Rowley, President & CEO, Phoenix Suns

Mike Ebert, Managing Partner, RED Development

Michael Celaya, Area Sales Manager, Republic Services

Jared Fleisher, VP, Government Affairs, Rock Central

Lexi Muller, Community Outreach Lead, Southwest Airlines

Kathleen Mascarenas, Senior Media Relations Strategist, SRP

Julie Trujillo, Director, External Relations, UArizona Eller College of Management

Kyle Jardine, Director of Development, Wexford Science & Technology

Members at Large

Leah Fregulia, CEO, Arizona School for the Arts

Rick Naimark, Associate VP for Program Development Planning, ASU

Lisa Glow, CEO, Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS)

Brian Cassidy, President, CCBG Architects

Jay Hicks, Design Principal, Dig Studio

Dominic Papa, Founder, Digital Equity Institute

Shannon Scola, Attorney, Gust Rosenfeld

Mark McLaren, VP, HDR

Megan Schmitz, Director, Horizon Strategies

Beau Lane, Founder/CEO, LaneTerralever

Kurt Schneider, President, LD Schneider & Associates

Angela Hughey, Co-Founder & President, ONE Community

Eva Olivas, Executive Director/CEO, Phoenix Revitalization Corporation

Andie Abkarian, Private Professional

Sandra Ferniza, Private Professional

Ashley Harder, Private Professional

Jim McPherson, Private Professional

Carol Poore, Ph.D, Private Professional

Brad Woodman, Office Director/Vice President, SmithGroup

Jessyca Leach, Executive Director, Southwest Center

Kell Duncan, Owner, The Churchill

Mark Stratz, SVP | City Leader, Transwestern

Ryan Kerr, Principal, True North Studio