|Board of Directors||Staff|
"UPWARD’s mission… 'bringing hope and joy to the children we serve' informs every action taken by our board of directors. Each one of us is an ambassador and advocate for the services we provide to children and families across Maricopa County. But ultimately, what UPWARD does, it can only do with help provided by the community!"__________________
Daniel G. Perez
Subrosa Investigations LLC
James L. Kieffer
Glendale Union High School District
Director of the Special Needs Ministry
Kids in Faith
Director of Sales Operations
Vice President of
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Doug Carter, came to Arizona following a distinguished career in nonprofit leadership serving as Vice President with the Milwaukee and Boston YMCA’s. As CEO of the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, he led a two million dollar Capital Campaign to open a new shelter for children at risk of abuse and neglect.
Since arriving at Upward in 2011, Doug has significantly improved the financial performance of the organization and led a successful Capital Campaign resulting in a $4 million campus expansion project completed in 2016. The newly expanded campus will increase the capacity of Upward’s Private Day School, double the capacity of the Adult Day Training Program, and add an Integrated Childcare Program for Infants.