Tu Nidito Board Members 2022

Tu Nidito is led by a dedicated, diverse volunteer board of directors. The Board supports the work of Tu Nidito and provides mission-based leadership, advocacy and strategic governance. Board members are elected annually and may serve two terms of three years each.

Executive Committee

“As a mother of two young children, I appreciate the comfort, support and hope that Tu Nidito provides to the children in our community when they or someone they love has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition.”
Aditi Gupta, Board President
Morgan Stanley
“As Tu Nidito supports young people and their families, it is really creating a strength in our community through a web of compassion, connection, and resilience. I love being a part of this.”
Heather Bachman, Co-Vice President
El Rio Health
“Tu Nidito is a great organization with local impact and I look forward to bringing further exposure about Tu Nidito to my peers and company.”
Richard Thompson, President Elect
Caterpillar, Inc.
“I value the unique services Tu Nidito provides and am proud to be a part of this amazing organization.”
Eric Maneval, Treasurer
Beach Fleischman PC
“It is wonderful to be able to give back to the community. Tu Nidito’s mission resonates with me and I am honored to be a part of it.”
Supriya Bakshi, Secretary
New York Life

Board Members

“I am the grown-up version of some of the kids that are helped by Tu Nidito. I’d like kids to be able to feel safe in their little nest so they don’t go through what I went through."
Gabriela Cervantes
Snell & Wilmer
“It’s not easy to grieve, it never leaves you, no matter what age you are. It is nice to be a part of this organization that provides such transformational work in Tucson.”"
Miguel Cruz
Tucson Federal Credit Union
"Grief and loss are things that we all experience in our lives, but rarely experience in the same way or in the same timing. I am so proud of the staff and volunteers of Tu Nidito who give of themselves to provide critical support and care to so many children and their families as they work through these challenging times in their lives."
Laura Godlewski
HTG Molecular Diagnostics
"The importance of supporting children during times of grieving and loss cannot be overstated. Tu Nidito's mission supports not only the children, but also their families and our community as a whole. I am honored to contribute to Tu Nidito and serve on its Board."

Ed Moomjian, II
Moomjian Law Firm, PLLC
“Both of my children have many chronic illnesses and I recognize how important Tu Nidito is for our community. I am passionate to help serve in this mission.”

Lisa Owens-Sredzinski
United Healthcare
“As a nurse, I often experience tragedy as part of my job. Tu Nidito helps me to be a part of the healing process after many of these tragedies.”
Melissa Ritchey, RN
Children's Clinics
"As a ten-year volunteer at Tu Nidito, I've seen firsthand what a difference Tu Nidito makes in the lives of children and families. It's truly an honor to serve."
Andy Townsend
Elvira Elementary
“I've returned after 11 years where I was involved in many capacities. Tu Nidito’s purpose is where my heart is."
Angelica Weber
Amgen, Inc.

Honorary Lifetime Members

Marianna Cacciatore

Jannie Cox

Richard DeBernardis 

Brandt Hazen

Jim Murphy

Ginny Clements 

Honoring Alice Belmonte

Honoring Ron MacBain