OUR BOARD

Geoff Mobisson, President

Geoffrey Mobisson, President / Presidente

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.

Geoffrey Mobisson es Socio Fundador y Director de E & I Ventures LLC, empresa que se dedica a la asesoría para fusiones y adquisiciones de compañías. Geoffrey tiene mucha experiencia como asesor de un gran número de compañías en materia de inversiones iniciales y de riesgo. En el 2005 Geoff fundó Levementum, una consultoría en mercadotecnia digital y ahora es parte de su mesa directiva. Geoff fue Socio Director de Dataweb Technologies, una firma de consultoría enfocada en Oracle, y de Empath Solutions, una firma de comercio electrónico. También ocupó puestos ejecutivos en Radiant Systems/NCR y On Semiconductor. Geoff creció en Boston y en Engu, Nigeria, después de regresar a los Estados Unidos estudió Ingeniería Electrónica en Massachusetts Institute of Technology y obtuvo una Maestría en Administración de Empresas en la Escuela de Administración de Harvard. El tiene tres hijos. En su tiempo libre es entrenador del equipo de basketball 17U AAU en Arizona Legends, es un piloto privado, y actualmente odia el 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 (Elizabeth) Goff dirigió una firma de contadores públicos (CPA) por muchos años ofreciendo servicios de contabilidad e impuestos a pequeñas empresas y actualmente trabaja como directora financiera (CFO)  en la empresa de manufactura pequeña que ella y su esposo poseen. Libby es una activista que trabaja para cambiar las leyes e incrementar el financiamiento para mejorar las escuelas públicas en 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.

Raquel Salas es maestra de español a nivel bachillerato, fue profesora en el Colegio para Maestros Mary Lou Fulton en ASU, y es miembro activo del Consejo de la Superintendente del Distrito Escolar de Kyrene. Raquel ha enseñado inglés en México y español en los Estados Unidos. Ella estudió Contador Público (en México), tiene una Maestría en Administración de Empresas (en México), y un Doctorado en Liderazgo e Innovación Educativa en  ASU. Raquel tiene dos hijas que asisten a escuelas públicas en Tempe Union High School District y en Kyrene. Apasionada por la educación, Raquel es la asesora del club de diversidad e inclusión y cree firmemente que la educación pública debe ser equitativa, estar bien financiada, y ser accesible a todos los estudiantes de Arizona.

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.

Building Healthy Communities - Dionne Mills

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.

Building Healthy Communities - Dionne Mills

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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