Hands of a Friend

(Manos Amigas) Inc.

Crisis Hotline

Crisis Hotline 

1-520-648-3589

National Hotline

National Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Board Members

Patti O'Berry
Founder/CEO/Advocate

Hands of a Friend (Manos Amigas) Inc. Founder and CEO and Executive Director of Genesis House Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Shelter, is a former small business owner and community organizer. Member of the Arizona State Domestic Relations Committee, since 2007. Board member since 2008 of the Arizona Sexual Assault Network. State of Arizona past Legislative District 30 Chairman.

Virginia Jensen
Assistant Executive
Director/Advocate

Retired IBM Director of personnel/sales and service division for the western United States. 19-year Arizona resident and community organizer and planner. State of Arizona past Legislative District 30 Chairman.

Steve McNeely
Treasurer/Director

Business owner McNeely Financials. Financial planner. Community Activist.

Margie Scolpini

Secretary/Director Retired Realtor and Community Activist

Sue Mayes
Director

Retired Realtor and Community Activist.

Roy Pierce
Director

United States Border Patrol Agent. Past Community Response Coordinator and past member of the Santa Cruz County first response team for domestic violence.

Suzanne Reed

Graduated from the University of Arizona, received her Masters Degree in Education, secondary school educator 15 plus years. Second career, Sprint Telecommunications, Marketing and Training Manager. Retired

Shirley Ahlstrom
Director Emeritus


Dr. Madelaine Paschal
Chief Marketing Officer

Dr. Paschal has an undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in Human Development and Science, a Master of Business Education degree from University of Houston, and a Doctor of Education degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University and have been a University Professor for thirty years in Workforce Education and Training and Development. In the last ten years, she has had her own television talk segment on a local channel and has a monthly column about seniors in two community magazines in the Phoenix area.