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After several years of distinguished leadership as Board President, Jim Bissonett’s board term ended in January 2018. Jim was instrumental in the growth of UPWARD including the 4.1 million dollar Capital Campaign and campus expansion project. As a result of his leadership, new and expanded programs launched in 2016-2017 providing critical services for children with disabilities and their families. We wish Jim the best of luck in his future endeavors.

At the annual meeting on April 25, 2018 Jos Anshell was elected as the new Board President. Jos has served on the UPWARD board for many years and he served on the Capital Campaign Cabinet tasked with raising funds for the new campus. Jos is former CEO of Moses Anshell Marketing Company and recently launched his own company, Marketing Forensics, which provides consulting services to Valley companies. UPWARD board and senior staff recently completed a new 5 year strategic plan and Jos will help lead the next phase of growth and development for the organization.