Program of Events

Opening Ceremony
8:30-10:15AM

Announcements:  Jon Meyers, The Arc of Arizona

Opening: Emcee TBD

Welcome: Phil Pangrazio, CEO, ABILITY360

Flute song: played by Aaron White, Grammy nominated musician.

Blessing:  Cheryl Thomas

Posting of the Colors: Hopi High School JROTC, Keams Canyon, Arizona

National Anthem:  TBD

Reading of Governor’s Proclamation

Welcome by the 56th Miss Indian Arizona: Mariah Jordan Sharpe, Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) member

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

KEYNOTER:   ARCHIE MARIANO, Tribal Nations Instructor Liaison, AZ Dept of Economic Security.     

                        “Caregiving” It’s a Lifetime Story

10:15-10:30 AM Break, Vendor/Exhibitor Hall Open

Program of Events

10:30–11:30 AM 

Carol Combs
Family Caregiver Program
Veterans Administration
Caregiver Support Program

11:45 AM-1:15 PM LUNCHEON and  Marcus Harrison Jr Award Ceremony & Retrieval of the Colors

1:30–2:30 PM 

Timothy Hunts-in-Winter
Native American SPED Liaison
Mesa Public Schools
Autism: A Standing Rock Sioux (Dakota) father shares stories of his son’s journey

3:00–4:00 PM 

Jerry Chee
Ability360
Become a Caregiver 

10:30–11:30 AM 

Panel – Office of Tribal Relations AZ Dept of Economic Security
Caregiver Support Program

11:45 AM-1:15 PM LUNCHEON and  Marcus Harrison Jr Award Ceremony & Retrieval of the Colors

1:30–2:30 PM 

Jaqueline Snowden
Peckham, Inc
Maximizing Human Potential

3:00–4:00 PM 

Jack Babb
AARP Phoenix, AZ
5 Steps to Better Caregiving 

10:30–11:30 AM 

Mike Shulenberg
Hanger Clinic
Overview of Lower Limb Prosthetics

11:45 AM-1:15 PM LUNCHEON and  Marcus Harrison Jr Award Ceremony & Retrieval of the Colors

1:30–2:30 PM 

Liz Mahar
The Arc of the United States Washington, DC
Future Planning: It’s Possible and Necessary

3:00–4:00 PM 

Lorita George
Soaring Eagles Home Care
Phoenix, AZ
My Journey In Caregiving

10:30–11:30 AM 

Debbie Waring
Pima Council on Aging
Services, Resources and Tools for the Family Caregiving Journey

11:45 AM-1:15 PM LUNCHEON and  Marcus Harrison Jr Award Ceremony & Retrieval of the Colors

1:30–2:30 PM 

Mary Weston
Gila River Indian Community
Caregiver-Taking Care of You!

3:00–4:00 PM 

Terry McDermott
NAMI Valley of the Sun
Living with Mental Illness