TGen Ambassadors

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. An invitation-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 2022 TGen Ambassadors:

TGen Ambassadors

  • Vin Basa
    Tower Capital
  • Jan Belt
    Agilesys
  • Lorraine Bergman
    Caliente Construction
  • Jenna Biancavilla
    Pear Capital Management
  • Dave Binsfeld
    General Southwest Insurance Agency
  • Jacqueline Bosque-Diaz  
    The Colibri Collective
  • Lorry Bottrill
    Mercy Care Plan
  • Gary Bushkin
    NCTI
  • Norman Butler
    Bank of America
  • Jason Cassidy
    Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
  • Theresa Chacopulos
    The Chacopulos Group at Morgan Stanley
  • Drew Cottrell
    Upside Insurance
  • Andrew Cropper
    First Bank of America
  • Jake Curtis
    Burch and Cracchiolo
  • Drew de Weerd
    Multi Table.com
  • R. Shane E. Doherty
    Commonwealth
  • Charles Ellis
    Paradise Communities
  • Jeremy Ellis
    Genesis Capital
  • Martin Felli
    Blue Yonder
  • Thomas and Debbie Finn
    Procter & Gamble
  • Marchelle F. Franklin
    City of Phoenix
  • Zack Freeman
    Marcus & Millichap
  • Kevin Ganser
    Ganser Law Offices  
  • Joe and Noel Garagiola, Jr.
    Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Vanessa Garcia
    Performant Scout
  • Jeff Gardner
    Jennings Strouss
  • Reed Glick
    R Entertainment 
  • Gregory Goldsand
    Weiss Brown
  • Edward Grass
    U.S. Bank
  • Dave Green
    Vitalant
  • Kathleen Griffin
    Care Management Innovations
  • Chip Griffith
    OneAZ Credit Union
  • Stephanie M. Grinage
    TGen Foundation​
  • Christine Gustafson
    UBS Financial Services, Inc
  • Mark Gustin
    JLL
  • Marina Hammersmith
    Orion Investment Real Estate
  • Anthony Harmon
    711 Aviation
  • Neal Hawkins
    STORE Capital
  • Jamie Helt
    World Wide Technology
  • Patti and Charlie Herf
  • Marci Hersh
    Educational Consultant
  • Eden Higgins
    Duffy Group, Inc.
  • Paul Hildebrand
    Bluffs Properties, LLC
  • Chris Hinkson
    Hinkson Company, LLC
  • Bob Hobbs, Jr.
    Bob Hobbs, Jr. and Associates
  • Tom Hobbs
    Nauman Hobbs Material Handling
  • Valerie Hoffman
    Western Alliance Bancorporation
  • Alicia Holmes
    33 North Partners
  • J.P. and Jennifer Holyoak

    Holyoak Wealth Management, LLC & Western Alliance Bank

  • Scott Horn
 
    Western Alliance Bank
  • Kyle Jardine
    Wexford Science & Technology
  • Julie Johnson

    Colliers International
  • 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
  • Leon Kochan
    MICA
  • Colleen Kucera
    Ryan Companies
  • Kevin Lange
    Reveal Concepts Co.
  • Kathleen Lee
    Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)
  • Zachary Levin
    Levin Family Charitable Foundation
  • Dr. Xia Li
    Sonora Quest
  • David Lodwick
    Alliance Residential Company
  • Jane Luckman
    TPVWA
  • Zach Lytle
  • RBC Wealth Management
  • Matthew and Ashley Mapes
    Sunflower Bank First National & BDFC
  • Erik Marsh
    Kidder Mathews
  • Peggy Maxwell
    Plaza Companies, AMO
  • Krista T. McCarthy
    Friedl Richardson
  • Greg McCormick
    M. J. Harris Construction Services
  • Beth McDonald
    Radio host, KEZ 99.9
  • Ryan McGuire
    Phoenix Fire Department
  • Jeremy Meek
    Desert Star Construction
  • Jeff Miksta
    VIP Mortgage
  • Rob Millar
    City of Scottsdale
  • T.J. Mitchell
    Jennings Haug Cunningham
  • Stephanie Mitrovic
    SmithGroup
  • Ryan and Natalie Moore
    UBS Financial Services, Inc and Salucro
  • Jennifer Moser
    Rose+Moser+Allyn
  • Marilynn Niemann
    Russ Lyons Sotheby's International Realty
  • Sarah O'Keefe
    Littler Mendelson
  • Shawn Oller
    Littler Mendelson
  • Desirae Outcalt
    Bell Bank
  • Raechel Owen
    JP Morgan Private Bank
  • Glenn Pahnke
    RBC Capital Markets, LLC
  • Julie Palmer
  • Terry Peets
    City of Hope/TGen
  • Monique Porras
    The Kempington Group
  • Don and Sue Powell
    Carmichael & Powell
  • Luis Ramirez
    Ramirez Advisors Inter-national
  • Sean Riley
    Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
  • Michael Roberts
    JDM Partners, LLC
  • Marvin Robinson
    Arizona Bank & Trust
  • Jordan Rose
    Rose Law Group
  • Richard Saldivar
    TERIS
  • Sheila Schmidt-Turkington
    Meridian Property Company
  • Jay Schneider
    Frontera Development
  • Dr. Jeffrey Schriber
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • 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
  • Pam Stelzer
    Henry + Horne
  • Clark Stephens
    Harvest Small Business Finance, LLC
  • Lisa J. Stone
    Lisa Stone Law, PLLC
  • Michelle Hibbert
    Radix Law
  • Ian Swiergol
    Alliance Residential Company
  • Andrew Swingle
    VanTrust Real Estate LLC
  • Susan Talarico
    Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
  • Trisha Talbot
    Doc Properties
  • Tina Maria Tentori
    Arizona Public Service - APS
  • Matt A. Thorne
    Gem Mortgage
  • Michele Thorne
    Care 4 the Caregivers
  • Dr. Kevin Turner
    Turner Family Practice
  • Vicki Vaughn
  • Amy Vela
  • Friedl Richardson
  • Sandra Watson
    Arizona Community Authority
  • Lou Werner III
    Technisoil Industrial
  • Shawn West
    Curafin Advisors
  • David Westra
    MRA Associates
  • Diane Willian
  • Tiffany Winnie
    Stream Realty
  • Reine Young
    Wells Fargo
  • Lois Zapernick
    Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
  • Kathy Zeblisky
    Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Dr. Nathaniel  and Beth Zoneraich
    Advanced Fertility Care