In 2002, visionary leaders in science, business and government united to establish Arizona as a new frontier in the biotechnology industry. From their philanthropy, networking and advocacy, TGen - the Translational Genomics Research Institute - was born.

Through TGen Ambassadors, we look to a new generation of innovators to take up the mantle of leadership and propel that vision forward. A members-only network of working professionals and emerging leaders, TGen Ambassadors make an annual, individual gift of $1,000, but their commitment goes beyond philanthropy to advocacy within their networks and beyond.

To learn more about TGen Ambassadors, please contact:

Dean Ballard
Development Director
TGen Foundation

email: [email protected]
phone: 602-343-8543

Congratulations to the 2024 TGen Ambassadors:



  • Claire Ackerman
    North & Co.
  • Melissa Alexander
    Multistudio
  • Penny Allphin
    Hassayampa Inn
  • David Arfin
    Adaptive Shelters
  • Page Bachman
    TGen
  • Belinda Baron
    Exact Sciences
  • Allison Bakovic
    Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)
  • Vin Basa
    Tower Capital
  • Rick Beck
    The Agency
  • Lorraine Bergman
    Caliente Construction
  • Dave Binsfeld
    General Southwest Insurance Agency
  • Jacqueline Bosque-Diaz  
    The Colibri Collective
  • Colin Brown
    Whiteboard Development Company
  • Gary Bushkin
    NCTI
  • Norman Butler
    First Fidelity Bank
  • Scott Cooper
    City of Scottsdale
  • Drew Cottrell
    Upside Insurance
  • Jake Curtis
    Burch and Cracchiolo
  • Cindy Daniels
  • Caron Davis
    TGen/City of Hope
  • Drew de Weerd
    Multi Table.com
  • R. Shane E. Doherty
    Commonwealth Land Title
  • Charles Ellis
    Paradise Communities
  • Jeremy Ellis
    Genesis Capital
  • Christine Ferrell
    Enterprise Bank & Trust
  • Thomas and Debbie Finn
    Procter & Gamble
  • Max Fose
    Fose + McKay
  • Joe and Noel Garagiola, Jr.
    Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Vanessa Garcia
    Performant Scout
  • Jeff Gardner
    Quarles & Brady
  • John Garigen
    Encore Landscape Management 
  • Reed Glick
    R Entertainment 
  • Gregory Goldsand
    Weiss Brown
  • James Goodnow
    Fennemore
  • Dave Green
    Vitalant
  • Kathleen Griffin
    Care Management Innovations
  • Chip Griffith
    OneAZ Credit Union
  • Christine Gustafson
    Ameriprise Financial Services
  • Mark Gustin
    JLL
  • Edward Grass
    U.S. Bank
  • Reine Hamilton
    Bell Bank
  • Marina Hammersmith
    Orion Investment Real Estate
  • Anthony Harmon
    711 Aviation
  • Bob Hart
    Phillips
  • Jamie Helt
    World Wide Technology
  • Patti and Charlie Herf
  • Marci Hersh
    Educational Consultant
  • Eden Higgins
    Duffy Group, Inc.
  • Tom Hobbs
    Nauman/Hobbs Material Handling
  • Kendra Hoffman
    City of Goodyear
  • Valerie Hoffman
    Western Alliance Bancorporation
  • Alicia Holmes
    33 North Partners
  • Scott Horn
 
    TFO Phoenix
  • David Hovey, Jr.
    Optima, Inc.
  • Bettina R. Hunt
    Colliers
  • Antonio Irastorza
    First Bank
  • Kyle Jardine
    Wexford Science & Technology
  • Julie Johnson

    Colliers International
  • Sharlyn Kanney
    Insperity
  • Beth Katz
    Katz Design Group
  • Noah Kendrick
    Kendrick Wealth Management
  • Dana M. Kennedy
    AARP Arizona
  • Eliza Kiburz
    Keller Williams Biltmore
  • Craig King
    Eide Bailly LLP
  • Sheila Kloefkorn
    Keo Marketing Inc. 
  • Leon Kochan
    MICA
  • Colleen Kucera
    Ryan Companies
  • Bill Lavidge
    The Lavidge Company
  • Zachary Levin
    Levin Family Charitable Foundation
  • David Lodwick
    Alliance Residential Company
  • Alexandra Loye
    Cushman & Wakefield
  • Jane Luckman
    TPVWA
  • Grant Maclennan
    CTM Magnetics, Inc.
  • Matthew and Ashley Mapes
    Sunflower Bank First National & BDFC
  • Erik Marsh
    Kidder Mathews
  • Krista T. McCarthy
    Friedl Richardson
  • Greg McCormick
    M. J. Harris Construction Services
  • Beth McDonald
    Radio host, KEZ 99.9
  • Jim McGuire
  • Ryan McGuire
    Phoenix Fire Department
  • Jeremy Meek
    Desert Star Construction
  • Jeff Miksta
    VIP Mortgage
  • Stephanie Mitrovic
    SmithGroup
  • Ryan and Natalie Moore
    UBS Financial Services, Inc and Salucro
  • Jennifer Moser
    J Moser and Company
  • Marilynn Niemann
    Realty Executives
  • Shawn Oller
    Littler Mendelson
  • Desirae Outcalt
    Bell Bank
  • Glenn Pahnke
    RBC Capital Markets, LLC
  • Terry Peets
    City of Hope/TGen
  • Jennifer Peterson
    Lori Peterson Cancer Foundation
  • Monique Porras
    The Kempington Group
  • Don and Sue Powell
    Carmichael & Powell
  • Lata Quinn
    Fresh Start Women's Foundation
  • Tom Radic
  • Luis Ramirez
    Ramirez Advisors International
  • Matt Riggleman
    Merrill Wealth Management
  • Sean Riley
    Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
  • Michael Roberts
    JDM Partners, LLC
  • Marvin Robinson
    Bank of America
  • Carmen Ronan
    Hill International
  • Jordan Rose
    Rose Law Group
  • Michelle Rousseau
    Gilbane Building Company
  • Richard Saldivar
    TERIS
  • Jay Schneider
    Frontera Development
  • Dr. Jeffrey Schriber
    City of Hope Phoenix
  • Jeffrey Seaman
    CBRE, Inc.
  • Elizabeth M. Shabaker
    Versant Capital Management
  • Lisa Shanley
    Hardison/Downey Construction Inc.
  • Eric and Celeste Silvernail
    Iron Bow Technologies & Post Anesthesia Care Unit at HonorHealth
  • Laura Sixkiller
    DLA Piper, LLP
  • Howard Sobelman
    Snell & Wilmer
  • Andrew Soulier
    Net Positive Advisors
  • Kristopher Stathakis
    Isagenix
  • Pamela Stelzer
    Baker Tilly
  • Clark Stephens
    Harvest Small Business Finance, LLC
  • Lisa J. Stone
    Lisa Stone Law, PLLC
  • Andrea Swanson
    JP Morgan Chase
  • Michelle Hibbert
    Radix Law
  • Andrew Swingle
    VanTrust Real Estate LLC
  • Susan Talarico
    Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
  • Trisha Talbot
    Doc Properties
  • Vince Thelander
    Bank of America
  • Matt A. Thorne
  • Gem Mortgage
  • Michele Thorne
    Care 4 the Caregivers
  • Craig Tieken
    Trusted Payment Solutions
  • Dr. Kevin Turner
    Turner Family Practice
  • Holly Utzinger
  • Karilyn Van Oosten
    Unitek Learning
  • Ed Vartughian
    Eagle Valley Investments
  • Vicki Vaughn
  • Amy Vela
  • Friedl Richardson
  • Melynn Wakeman
    Wakeman Integrity
  • Lou Werner III
    Technisoil Industrial
  • Lisa Westcott
    The W Group
  • David Westra
    MRA Associates
  • Diane Willian
  • Tiffany Winne
    Stream Realty
  • Tom Yario
    Yario Entertainment
  • Brandon Yee
    Versant Capital Management
  • Lois Zapernick
    Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
  • Kathy Zeblisky
    Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Dr. Nathaniel and Beth Zoneraich
    Advanced Fertility Care