ABOUT US

For more than 20 years, notMYkid has been providing youth, families, schools, and community partners with high impact prevention education and early intervention programs. Fast forward 22 years and we can proudly share that our organization has successfully served over 3 million individuals and continues to reach over 100,000 youth and adults each year.

Following two decades of service, our nonprofit has completely transformed to meet the unique needs facing youth and their families by providing a full continuum of life-saving prevention, early intervention, behavioral health support, and wellness programs. Our team of prevention and behavioral health experts are dedicated to helping youth overcome challenges during their most vulnerable years. Programs are traditionally delivered in schools, community organizations, at the workplace, and direct to devices via our Podcast and webinars.

With the arrival of a global pandemic, it has not been business as usual and our commitment to quality and inclusivity led to a swift transition to virtual programs and expansion into treatment, peer support, and well-being programs to meet the urgent and rapidly changing needs of families.

Our array of programs and trainings focus on substance use, vaping, bullying, relationships, trauma, body image, mental health, and internet safety for youth, adults, and the community at-large.

We strive to realize the following outcomes through our trauma-informed programming:

• Build knowledge and social/emotional competencies to enhance resiliency, confidence, and character; and
• Educate youth and adults on where to go and how to ask for help if they or someone they know is struggling with a mental or behavioral health issue.

OUR VISION & HISTORY

notMYkid has a vision that every kid will have the knowledge and confidence to reach their full potential through positive life choices. Steve and Debbie Moak founded the organization in 1999 after battling the substance use addiction of their teenage son. The Moaks’ first-hand experiences inspired them to develop notMYkid and bravely share their journey and help communities eliminate the stigma that fuels addiction, mental illness, and suffering in silence. Their personal story fueled a movement that embraced prevention as the path to saving lives and restored hope in others that recovery is possible.

OUR BEHAVIORS

SAFETY

We ensure physical, emotional, and psychological safety for everyone through a welcoming, non-judgmental atmosphere and positive interpersonal interactions.

COMPASSION

We welcome all, we meet all people where they are at, and act with empathy and sensitivity.

INTEGRITY

We act with fairness, honesty, transparency, and commitment.

COLLABORATION

We work as a team and build on each other’s strengths, both within our organization and with our community and school partners.

INCLUSIVITY

We honor ALL people and recognize their unique perspectives, contributions, and experiences.

POSITIVITY

We approach our work with optimism and believe in a purpose or meaning greater than oneself.

RESPECT

We treat our clients, partners, and ourselves with mutual respect and sensitivity.

ACCOUNTABILITY

We hold ourselves and others responsible for doing what we say we will do.

LEADERSHIP

Co-Founders

Steve and Debbie Moak

Co-Founder

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Steve and Debbie's Bio

Mark Rohde, PH.D.

Co-Founder and Psychologist

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Mark's Bio

Leadership Team and Administration

Kristen Polin, MAEd

Kristen Polin, MAEd

Chief Executive Officer

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Kristen's Bio

Kiera Allen

Kiera Allen

Chief Financial Officer

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Kiera's Bio

Sarah Grado

Sarah Grado

Chief Program Officer

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Sarah's Bio

Ahriza Martinez

Ahriza Martinez

Chief Operating Officer

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Ahriza's Bio

Loretta Mueffelman, LPC, CCTP

Loretta Mueffelman, LPC, CCTP

Clinical Director

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Loretta's Bio

Molly Mychaels

Molly Mychaels

Director of Philanthropy

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Molly's Bio

Gail Malito

Gail Malito

Director of Compliance & Standards

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Gail's Bio

Lane Krumpos

Lane Krumpos

Director of Community Relations

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Lane's Bio

Heidi Mims

Heidi Mims

Accounting Manager

Cindy Funk

Cindy Funk

Campus Coordinator

Prevention and Behavioral Health Team

Meleni Gonzales, MSPC, LAC

Meleni Gonzales, MSPC, LAC

Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) Clinician

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Meleni's Bio

Jeff Horne, LMSW, BHP, MSW, IHC

Jeff Horne, LMSW, BHP, MSW, IHC

Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) Clinician

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Jeff's Bio

Julie Wilson, MC MFCT

Julie Wilson, MC MFCT

Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) Clinician

Bre Guzman

Bre Guzman

Prevention Manager

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Breanna's Bio

Elena Zavalza

Elena Zavalza

Spanish Program Manager

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Elena's Bio

Wendy Gustafson

Wendy Gustafson

Regional Program Manager

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Wendy's Bio

Kaitlyn Dimech

Kaitlyn Dimech

Grants & Contracts Manager

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Kaitlyn's Bio

Julio Saran

Julio Saran

Prevention Team Lead

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Julio's Bio

Ashley Moore

Ashley Moore

Prevention Specialist

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Ashley's Bio

Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson

Program Coordinator

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Nicole's Bio

Obinna Uzoekwe

Obinna Uzoekwe

Prevention Specialist

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Obinna's Bio

Allison Tobón

Allison Tobón

Community Coordinator

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Allison's Bio

Kimberly Quezada

Kimberly Quezada

Early Action Team Lead

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Kimberly's Bio

Amy Le

Amy Le

Peer Support Specialist

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Amy's Bio

Erica Cole

Erica Cole

Prevention Specialist

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Erica's Bio

Marcos Guzman

Marcos Guzman

Prevention Specialist

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Marcos's Bio

Danielle Flowers

Danielle Flowers

Community Coordinator

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Danielle's Bio

Ezequiel "Zeke" Arias

Ezequiel "Zeke" Arias

Care Coordinator

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Ezequiel's Bio

Rey Rodriguez

Rey Rodriguez

Peer Support Specialist/BHT

Maggie Reichler

Maggie Reichler

Peer Support Specialist/BHT

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Maggie's Bio

Cole Nochumson

Cole Nochumson

Prevention Specialist

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Cole's Bio

External Consultant Team

Joronda Montaño, MPA ACPP IV

Consultant Coach

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Joronda's Bio

Ohad Lowenstein

Program Facilitator

Board of Directors

Duke Schwartz, Board Chairman

Schwartz Insurance Agency

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Duke's Bio

Mark Goldberg - Secretary

Goldberg Family Foundation

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Mark's Bio

Emily Gullickson

Emily Anne Gullickson

CEO of A for Arizona - Treasurer

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Emily's Bio

Brett Johnson

Snell & Wilmer

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Brett's Bio

Michelle Siwek

Owner- Scottsdale Recovery Center.

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Michelle's Bio

M. Zuhdi Jasser, MD

President, Jasser Center for Comprehensive Care

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Zuhdi's Bio

Steven Lewis, CFP

SVP, Wells Fargo Advisors

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Steven's Bio

Jeffrey Siegel, MD - Pediatrician

North Scottsdale Pediatrics

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Jeffery's Bio

David Weinstock, J.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

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David's Bio

Melissa Ahearn

VP, Grey Street Capital

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Melissa's Bio

Mark Blair, MD

Dermatologist, Paradise Valley Dermatology

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Mark's Bio

Kelley Carter

Realtor, Kelley's Fine Homes

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Kelly's Bio

Ed Fitzgerald

Ed Fitzgerald

Regional Sales Execute, PHH Mortgage

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Ed's Bio

Oliver Keller

Oliver Keller

Partner, Beacons Capital Group and Founder, The Missing Link Group

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Oliver's Bio

Emeritus Board

Mark Rohde, PH.D.

Co-Founder and Psychologist

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Mark's Bio

Debbie Moak

Co-Founder

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Debbie's Bio

notMYkid is an equal opportunity employer.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an
inclusive environment for all employees

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Every day, our children make potentially life-or-death choices related to topics such as suicide, substance use, digital behaviors, body image, bullying, and dating violence. So many of them suffer in silence and all too often, families also struggle in silence.

You can help us make the difference through proactive and highly effective programming.

Your tax-deductible support is crucial to our mission to inspire positive life choices and help our youth arrive to adulthood, healthy and whole.

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