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Senior Leadership Team
Board of Trustees
Ms. Israel served as Executive Director of La Posada at its inception in May 1987; she became Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 1996. In 2004, Ms. Israel assumed the role of La Posada’s President and CEO. Ms. Israel holds a master’s degree in public administration with a certificate in gerontology from the University of Arizona. She has been a licensed nursing home administrator in Arizona. She served for six years, by appointment of the Governor, on the Arizona Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators and Adult Care Home Managers. Ms. Israel continues to serve on numerous local, state and national boards.
Mr. Ochs is a distinguished educator from New York State, having served as Superintendent of Schools for the Geneseo Central School District, as an Adjunct Professor at the College of St. Rose and as Superintendent of Schools for Brunswick Central School District. Mr. Ochs achieved numerous educator awards and has served as a guest speaker state conferences involving higher education. Mr. Ochs and his wife, Susan, moved to Green Valley in 1998. Mr. Ochs has served many Green Valley organizations including as Board President for the Country Fair White Elephant and as Board President for the Tubac Historical Society.
Dr. Stephens is a distinguished physician, serving the greater Green Valley area for nearly two decades. Dr. Stephens serves as a principal owner of an investment firm in Tucson and is actively holding investment designations as a Certified Financial Planner and as a Certified Financial Analyst.
Ms. Ward is a development consultant and former manager of Economic Development and Communications for the Town of Sahuarita. Ms. Ward was Vice President of Corporate Services for the Greater Tucson Economic Council for two years. She was President/CEO of the San Diego World Trade Center and held vice president-level positions for the New Zealand Tourism Board and Air New Zealand. She has served on the Board for Carondelet Health Network and Carondelet Foundation. She is immediate past chair of Executive Connection and is a board member of Imagine Greater Tucson.