Board of Directors 2024

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

“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, Board President
Caterpillar, Inc.
“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, President-Elect
New York Life
“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
“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, Vice President
El Rio Health

Board Members

"I lost my father as a young adult and was fortunate to be a part of a community that helped me through my grief journey. Being a part of the Tu Nidito Board is a way that I can echo the kindness extended to me and assist the Tucson community, our families, and our children so that none of us grieve alone."
Jenna Elmer
University of Arizona Human Resources College of Medicine
"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
“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
“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