Board of Directors   Staff Leadership

Jos Anshell
Founder of
Marketing Forensics
Vice President
Daniel G. Perez
President/CEO of
Subrosa Investigations LLC
Tracey Sutton
Community Volunteer

Mitch Little
Sr. Vice President
Microchip Technologies

Marshal Porter
Community Volunteer

MB Thomas
Communtiy Volunteer

Michael Treadaway
Communtiy Volunteer

Doug Carter
Chief Executive Officer

Doug Carter has over 20 years’ executive nonprofit experience serving as Vice President with both the Milwaukee and Boston YMCA’s as well as CEO of Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery.  Doug has been at UPWARD since 2011 and led the 4 million dollar Capital Campaign that resulted in a Campus Expansion Project that added 20,000 square feet and new and expanded programs.  Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Alcorn State University and M.S. in Management from Cardinal Stritch University.

Torrie Smith-Boyland
Senior Director of Operations

Torrie Smith-Boyland has led an impressive career as a Special Education Teacher and Special Education Administrator for 26 years working in the Education industry.

Before her current role at Upward for Children and Families, She has worked as a District Special Education Curriculum Coach at Paradise Valley Union School District, helping Arizona’s teachers with curriculum development, professional growth, and team building. Before joining the Paradise Valley team, she was an administrator and teacher for the Chicago Public School System.


Elana Mastov RN M.I.S.E.
Director of Health Services

Elana Mastov has over 22 years’ experience in the medical field and over 12 years in Pediatric And Adult Nursing. Elana has been at UPWARD since 2015. She holds a Nursing Degree from Eastern Arizona College and a Master’s degree in Industrial and System Engineering from Tashkent Polytechnic University.