CASA President & CEO Joya Kizer Clarke appointed to Congressman Gallego’s Women’s Advisory Council


For Immediate Release: July 17th, 2015

Contact: Pili Tobar 305-890-3076

Congressman Gallego Introduces Women’s Advisory Council

Phoenix, AZ – Today Congressman Ruben Gallego introduced his women’s advisory council. The advisory council is made up of 19 community leaders who will assist and advise the Congressman on women’s issues like the fight for health and reproductive rights, equal pay, child care, minimum wage, etc…Members of the advisory council will make recommendations that will serve to inform the Congressman’s decisions on these and other issues.

There are the 19 members of the Women’s Advisory Council:

1. Tania Torres, President/CEO, Torres/ Multicultural Communications
2. Cassandra Mason-Motz – retired, City of Phoenix
3. Jillian N. Kong-Sivert, J.D. – Attorney, Law Office of Jillian H. Kong-Sivert, PLLC
4. Joya Kizer Clarke – President & CEO, Casa Unlimited Enterprises, Inc.
5. Jodie Liggett – Vice President of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood of Arizona and Incoming Chair of Arizona Foundation for Women
6. Leanne Murphy – Program Coordinator, Girl Scouts- Arizona Cactus Pine Council, Inc
7. Kat Sabine – Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona
8. Raquel Teran – Regional Director, Mi Familia Vota
9. Julie Rees – Principal, Triadvocates Public Affairs Firm
10. Rebekah Friend – Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Director, Arizona AFL-CIO
11 Yolanda Beharano – Legislative/Coalition Director for Arizona, Communication Workers of America
12. Marie A. Sullivan – President & CEO, Arizona Women’s Education and Employment, Inc (AWEE)
13. Suzanne Pfister – President & CEO, St Luke’s Health Initiatives
14. Lisa Doromol – Founder & CEO, Dress for Success Phoenix
15. Lisa Fernandez, Campaign Manager, Mayor Greg Stanton
16. January Contreras – CEP and Managing Attorney, Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services
17. Eva Ordonez Olivas – Executive Director, Arizona Community Action Association
18. Allie Bones – CEO, Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
19. Cynthia Zwick – Executive Director, Arizona Community Action Association

“I want to thank the Members of the Women’s Advisory Council. Women are increasingly the breadwinners across our country, yet they make less money than men do. And we are still fighting against attacks to women’s health and reproductive rights,” said Rep. Ruben Gallego. He added “Women’s issues are all of our issues. I am excited to work with such a diverse and talented group of women who will help advise me on issues affecting women, and ensure that I represent the needs and views of my constituents.”