Chairman and Co-Founder Amanda Miller
Amanda says “it is time that we realize that if we each individually do not take action, action will simply not be taken”. Amanda has made a career in sales and management and has witnessed first hand how unprepared for life's challenges many people are and how lacking resources to better themselves can be. Amanda states that “It is no longer a viable path for society to expect that everyone “learn it all on their own.''” This is the reason that Forward Motion was formed. Amanda is a devoted wife and mother. Family is by far the most important aspect of her life. She is a lover of the outdoors and if asked she will tell you that she loves the Arizona wilderness and all of the adventure and beauty available to the residents and visitors of the Grand Canyon State. Finally Amanda is an Arizona business professional and an advocate for change.
President and Co-Founder Katie Miller - Katie Miller is a loving wife, mother, sister and devoted daughter. She is a proud resident of Mesa, AZ who is dedicated to bringing better opportunity to the less fortunate. As president of the Forward Motion Board Katie oversees the future of the organization. She is an experienced warehouse department manager overseeing 50 million dollars in inventory within the Dick's Sporting Goods enterprise. Katie has a helping heart and a strong desire to help people succeed. Katie is a native of Nebraska growing up in beautiful Fremont and moving to Arizona in 2014. Katie brings knowledge of managing vast and complex inventories, warehouse operations and execution. -Dicks Sporting Goods
Director Katrina Elliott - Katrina is a proud mother of 2 and a long time Mesa resident. She is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to Forward Motion, and help families in need learn the skills necessary to take charge of their futures. Working with one family at a time, to create meaningful relationships and changing the lives of those in our communities. Katrina currently oversees 12 locations within the U.S. including Hawaii. Experience with overseeing facilities maintenance and daily operations within a corporate setting, also holds responsibilities with opening and closing branches, including: choosing locations, furnishing offices, and working with real estate and fleet operations across the US. She is skilled at executing business models with a focus on sustainability, integrity, curiosity, and human centeredness. - Sunrun Solar
Director Sarah Schroeder, RN, BSN - A native to Arizona, and registered nurse for 10 years with a primary focus in pediatrics. Sarah currently works in the Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit. I am happy to say I have been associated with such an amazing place that shares my values in providing family centered care to the valley, and is a non-profit organization itself. Sarah is also an active member of the Phoenix Women's Chorus, another local non-profit organization, that focuses on bringing music to and empowering women with a focus on supporting the LGBT community in Phoenix and surrounding areas. She is a Human first, and a nurse second. As a director at Forward Motion, Sarah drives the mission and values personally and professionally. - Phoenix Children's Hospital
Director Jeremy Schroeder - Jeremy was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and takes being an Arizona native seriously. If you are ever looking for an adventure in this great state of Arizona he should be the first person you call. He is a proud father, son, brother, uncle and an owner of 2 businesses in Mesa, AZ. Redline Rentals, as well as Abracadabra Carpet Cleaning. Brings business acumen and excitement to the Forward Motion Board of Directors. Jeremy is an entrepreneur who loves to see/help others progress. - Abracadabra Carpet Cleaners & Redline Rentals
Director Andrea Miller, BHT - In the early 2000s, Andrea decided to pursue her passion in Behavioral Health. She has now been working with children as a RBT with behavioral and emotional disorders for the past 5 years. Andrea Specializes in therapeutic recreation, roleplay activities, focusing on versatile coping skills and cognitive reconstruction. Andrea is also in the process of adopting a son through the State of Arizona. Not only has becoming a mother has been her greatest dream, it will also be the ultimate way to give back to society while fulfilling her purpose in life.
Andrea enjoys her family, friends, staying fit and taking trips to unwind. She believes, there is always beauty in the unknown and there is nothing to big that nature or a good workout can't cure. In the future, she hopes to foster sibling groups to help keep families together and offer family support during the reunification process. - A New
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