Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y thanks those who have served our community

Jul 11, 2023 | CCC&Y Info & Events

Peter Van Wyck.

By the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth would like to thank those individuals who have served our organization and our community in supporting our mission — We ignite collective action that creates better lives for children and families.

Special thanks go to outgoing CCC&Y Executive Committee President Peter Van Wyck, BA, Regional Director, First Things First; outgoing CCC&Y Executive Committee Vice President Jennifer Hernandez, Project Manager, Center for the Future of Arizona and outgoing CCC&Y Executive Committee Treasurer Theresa Kulpinski, Program Manager for Coconino County Health & Human Services.

Peter Van Wyck will continue to serve on the CCC&Y Executive Committee as a member-at-large.

“Serving on the CCC&Y Board allows me to have a direct, tangible impact on children throughout Coconino,” he said. “With CCC&Y we can strengthen and develop our community while also improving the lives of our youth and their families.”

Jennifer Hernandez.

Jennifer Hernandez continues to serve on the Coalition’s Board of Directors.

“It is an honor to serve on the board of the Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth, which for decades, has demonstrated leadership in coordinating community conversations, events and public education that promotes the wellbeing of families and advocates for positive change for our children and youth.”

Theresa Kulpinski.

Theresa Kulpinski will continue to serve on the CCC&Y Board of Directors.

“From high school to the present, I have been working with children in different roles – coach, teacher, mentor, mom, and believe through a collective effort, we can improve the health of our community and our families,” she said. “As a CCC&Y board member, advocating for the connection of resources throughout the county, decreasing barriers to accessing quality childcare, education, food, and jobs, helps give families security knowing their children will grow into healthy, productive adults.”


Assuming the position as CCC&Y Executive Committee President is Andrea Meronuck, MA, LPC, SEP,  Clinical Director, Northland Family Help Center/ Owner, New Moon Facilitation

“I serve with CCC&Y because the coalition is a place where the community can come together and explore a shared passion for the wellbeing of children in the county, and take action toward our collective goals of a thriving community. Together we are able to creatively make space for efforts toward healing what needs to be healed, and as well as make space for growing a greater experience of safety, prosperity, connection, confidence, and joy in the youth of our community.”

Kimberly Sevier, MA, Children’s System of Care Clinical Program Specialist, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, will serve as Vice President.

“I have a passion for supporting and working with the youth that have challenges in our community. Being on the CCC&Y board allows for community member engagement working together to provide our youth with the opportunities needed to increase their chances in becoming successful young adults.”

Assuming the position as Treasurer is Heather Marcy, Deputy Director, Northland Family Help Center.

“It is a privilege to be part of the CCC&Y Board as I align with their methodology for creating systemic change. I am passionate about equity, advocacy, and capacity building. Throughout my career I have worked with local non-profits that serve vulnerable families, individuals, and children and look froward to advancing the mission and vision of the CCC&Y.”

Laura Rosensweet, M.Ed, Community Impact Manager, Education Forward AZ, will serve as Secretary.

“My entire career has been spent helping our most vulnerable youth be connected to education and services through my work as a teacher in behavior intervention.  I’m excited to serve on the CCC&Y board and work with the community to support families and kids in living their best lives.”

Jacelyn Salabye, MSW, Community Member, will continue as Member-at-Large

“My heart lies in advocating for children, youth and families, helping by giving these individuals a voice. Through CCCY I am able to come together with like minds to initiate positive change in the community to see healthy, thriving and successful youth.”

— Please visit Our Team to see our entire CCC&Y board.