Who We Are 2018-05-17T08:36:14+00:00


Arizona Sustainability Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit action and advocacy alliance creating and supporting cutting-edge project-based sustainability solutions in Arizona.  We do this through:

  • Civic engagement

  • Collaboration

  • Education

We empower Arizona citizens to work together toward more verdant, equitable and sustainable communities. We share a deep concern about sustainability issues and work to increase knowledge with a focus on education in the following areas:

  1. Develop and demonstrate cutting-edge and innovative solutions to environmental issues.
  2. Provide Arizona residents with simple, manageable solutions to address everyday needs in a more sustainable manner.
  3. Promote and support existing sustainability initiatives to ensure that every Arizona resident understands their impact on the environment.

Leadership Weekly Update

Leadership Update – May 15, 2018

 Leadership Update May 15, 2018 by Ashley L. Camhi   As we come upon the one year anniversary of the Arizona Sustainability Alliance, it seems like as good as a time as ever to reflect on where we came from and where we are going. I do not believe that


Board of Directors

Jennifer Hawkey
Jennifer HawkeyPresident/Vice President
Mara Mann
Mara MannTreasurer

Executive Director

Ashley Camhi
Ashley CamhiExecutive Director

Program Directors

Matt Herndon
Matt HerndonOperations Manager
Ben Jendrick
Ben JendrickOperations Manager
Kimberly Flebotte
Kimberly FlebotteDevelopment Director
Janelle Nodar
Janelle NodarCommunications Director
Nicole Sonnenburg
Nicole SonnenburgProgram Director
Kristi Farmer
Kristi FarmerDirector of Finance and Budget
Carl Parrish
Carl ParrishFacilitator
Michelle Bevins
Michelle BevinsOperations Administrator
Tony Perez
Tony PerezEnergy and Business
CloeyVP (Vice Pooch) of Social Strategy

Priority Leads

James Brucker
James BruckerAdopt-A-Park
Kelsey McKeighan
Kelsey McKeighanAdopt-A-Park
Sal Kohgadai
Sal KohgadaiSustainable Business
Aubrey Urban
Aubrey UrbanClimate Change
Andrew Pisher
Andrew PisherUrban Forestry
Tearsa Saffell
Tearsa SaffellSustainable Food Systems
Karen Contos
Karen ContosRenewable Energy
Lindsey Corsack
Lindsey CorsackRenewable Energy
Allison Boley
Allison BoleyCity of Mesa Liaison
Jeff Grout
Jeff GroutCity of Tempe Liaison
Victor Pereyra
Victor PereyraLegislation
 Lauren Kuby
Lauren KubyLocal Legislation
Stephanie Milam-Edwards
Stephanie Milam-EdwardsEducation in Schools

Summer Interns

Briana Oliver
Briana OliverIntern

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

Ashley Camhi • Executive Director


Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever – Leonardo DiCaprio


Mayors, governors, and business leaders from both political parties are signing onto a statement of support that we will submit to the UN–and together, we will reach the emission reduction goals the US made in Paris in 2015. – Michael Bloomberg


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has – Margaret Mead


Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin


Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.