OUR BOARD

Geoff Mobisson, President

Geoffrey Mobisson, President

Geoffrey Mobisson, is Founder and Managing Partner of E & I Ventures LLC, an M&A Venture advisory. Geoff has extensive seed and venture investment experience as an advisor to many companies. In 2005 Geoff founded Levementum, a leading Digital marketing consultancy and sits on its board today. Geoff was Managing Partner of Dataweb Technologies, an Oracle focused consulting firm, and Empath Solutions, an eCommerce firm. He also held senior positions at Radiant Systems/NCR and On Semiconductor. Geoff grew up in Boston and then Enugu, Nigeria, after which he returned to the US and earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a father of three. In his spare time, he coaches the Arizona Legends 17U AAU basketball team, is a private pilot, and currently hates golf.
Geoff Mobisson, President
Libby Goff

Libby Goff

Libby (Elizabeth) Goff ran a small CPA firm for many years providing accounting and tax work for small businesses, and currently works as the CFO for the small manufacturing business she and her husband own. Libby is an activist working to change laws and increase funding to improve public schools in Arizona.
Libby Goff
Dr. Raquel Salas

Dr. Raquel Salas

Raquel Salas is a high school Spanish teacher, former adjunct faculty at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College, and a member of the Superintendent’s Council at Kyrene Elementary School District. Raquel has taught English in Mexico and Spanish in the US. She holds a BA in accounting (Mexico), MBA (Mexico), and EdD in Leadership and Innovation (ASU).  Raquel’s two children attend public schools in the Tempe Union High School and the Kyrene School districts. Passionate about equity in education, Raquel serves as sponsor for her high school’s diversity and inclusion club and believes that public education should be equitable, well funded, and accessible to all Arizona students.
Dr. Raquel Salas

Debbie Nez-Manuel

A Tsenjikini clan member and member of the Navajo Nation, Debbie Nez-Manuel is the founder of Morning Star Leaders, an Arizona nonprofit that teaches native youth the core values of indigenous life through cultural programs and leadership opportunities. A recipient of the 2016 Arizona Governor’s Volunteer of the Year Award, Nez-Manuel is recognized for committing her life to serving urban and rural youth throughout Arizona. A graduate of Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University, Nez-Manuel holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Social Work. Nez-Manuel’s ancestral roots are in Klagetoh Arizona. She resides in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community with her husband Royce Manuel and their children, Megan, Haleigh, and Shandiin.

Dionne Mills

Dionne Mills is a board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist working as a Hospitalist in the Phoenix area. She is active in advocating for equity in education, providing health and sexual education to women and girls, and is involved in progressive grassroots organizations in her community. Her passions include women’s health and empowerment,  as well as encouraging science-based comprehensive sex education in primary and secondary schools. Dr. Mills resides in Gilbert AZ with her husband and their three elementary school-aged children.

Heather Gookin

Heather Gookin has been an educator for 15 years, and has taught Pre-K through 8th grades. A graduate of ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College, she is proud to have called Arizona her home for the last 40 years. She and her 3 children have all attended Arizona public schools and universities. Heather’s passion lies in making things better in her home state and beyond, for all children. As a once-upon-a-time, young single mom, she recognizes the important role public schools play in the success of future generations and she spends her time working tirelessly to that end.

Berdetta Hodge

Berdetta Hodge is the President of the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board. She is the former Educational Coordinator for the East Valley NAACP and Vice President of the Booker T. Washington Child Development Center. Berdetta Hodge is the first African American woman elected in Tempe and has spent her public service career advocating for our community.

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