Each of these outstanding leaders will serve for a minimum of three years to provide governance, financial oversight, and strategic vision for YOTO. Please help us welcome the newest members of YOTO’s governing body:

Tom Hoyt is a retired TEP executive who has served previous terms on YOTO’s board and as two-time interim CEO of YOTO. “I’m excited to re-join the YOTO board and continue to support homeless youth in completing their high school education and pursue the opportunity to become successful adults.”

Amanda Kippert is a freelance journalist specializing in domestic violence, editorial director of the national nonprofit DomesticShelters.org, a mom of two, and a military spouse. “I’m looking forward to joining the YOTO board because I know how hard it can be to be a young person without a solid support system. I want to help ensure the participants in YOTO know there are people in the community who care about them now and in the future.”

Paola Ponce is a Nogales native, growing up in both the Mexico and U.S. sides of the border. She is a Certified Public Accountant with the role of audit Supervisor at Keegan Linscott & Associates. “I am excited to serve on the Board of an organization whose mission truly resonates with me, and which has such a great impact on our community.”

YOTO’s board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future. They adopt sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, and they ensure that YOTO has adequate resources to advance its mission. Equally important, board members also serve as representatives and advocates for YOTO in the community.

Join us! Learn more about serving on the YOTO board at yoto.org/boardservice.

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