Ann Lovell is a certified public accountant with more than thirty years experience in business, focusing on financial accounting and tax consulting. She is President of the David and Lura Lovell Foundation and served as Executive Director from 2004-2012. Ann is also a Founding Director and Treasurer of The Bravewell Collaborative, a philanthropic collaborative established to advance integrative medicine; is the founder of the Valley Foundation, which provides college scholarships in Southern Arizona and was a founding board member of Social Venture Partners Greater Tucson.
Dedicated to the advancement of women and girls, Ann is a founding director and Vice President of Women Moving Millions, whose mission is to mobilize unprecedented resources for the advancement of women and girls. Ann serves on the Women’s Leadership Board at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Foundation for Women’s Leadership Council, the Circle of Ten of the Institute for Inclusive Security, and the advisory council for the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona where she established the organization’s first donor-advised fund.
Ann holds three martial arts black belts and is most proud of her career as mother for her six children.
JoDee Robertson is a firm believer in children and education. This has taken many forms. JoDee spent the last few years creating relationships, fundraising and building a school for an orphanage in Ghana, West Africa. She also works at Stanford University educating and evaluating medical students on communication skills, diagnosing and handling difficult conversations.
Ms. Robertson worked as the Community Workshop Director and Training Department Coordinator for Challenge Day, a non-profit organization that provides youth and their communities with experiential workshops and programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth and full expression. Challenge Day's Mission is to create a world where every child feels safe, loved and celebrated.
JoDee lives with her best friend/husband in San Francisco. Raising her 3 adult children has been the greatest joy in her life. Supporting others in their continued education through the Valley Foundation is an honor and a blessing.
Fred Farsjo is an attorney who has practiced in Tucson, Arizona for over 30 years. His emphasis is in Real Estate and Estate Planning matters. Fred has been a member of various legal organizations, including the State Bar Real Estate Section, and the Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council.
Fred Farsjo has been a board member of several non-profit entities, including Tucson Center for Women and Children, YMCA, Pima Air and Space Museum and the Valley Foundation Board. Fred has been a member of the Valley Foundation board now for over 4 years.
Fred is a proud father of 3 children. Fred’s wife, Patti puts up with his long hikes and his long working hours.
Musician, composer, arranger, studio engineer and producer with over thirty years of experience. Performed locally, nationally and internationally with major artists and bands. Composed music, arranged and recorded on albums in a number of musical genres. Produced and engineered numerous projects for various artists in numerous genres.
Freelance pianist and session player hired by a long list of established local, regional and nationally known bands, in Arizona and throughout the southwest. Pianist on a number of commercial projects including music for Arizona Illustrated and the recently recorded Red Cross PSA featuring Patti La Belle . Musical Director, keyboardist for Katy and Company for 15 years, performing locally, regionally and internationally. Played jazz trumpet as a member of the Ray Charles orchestra for two world tours. Currently working on several studio recording projects and pianist at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Parish.
COMPOSER AND ARRANGER
Composed and arranged for recordings by Adalberto Gallegos and Vince Redhouse. Also composed numerous works for Katy and Company. Arranged for the Tucson Pops Orchestra and numerous bands in the region. Composed, arranged and engineered for a number of television projects including the music for Naturally Women Fitness Centers.
STUDIO ENGINEER / LIVE ENGINEER
Worked as recording engineer at JMMR Studios in Tucson for two years until its closing. Responsibilities included scheduling sessions, recording, mixing and mastering in various formats. Ran live sound for Katy and Company for 15 years and continues to work with Marshall Jones, assisting in live sound.
Projects included A Christmas Gift CD (producer, arranger, keyboardist, engineer), You Are Excellent Oh Lord! CD (producer, arranger, keyboardist, engineer), Diana Canta La Venganza: Nada Mas Que Ver (engineer), and numerous tracks for Adalberto Gallegos and other artists in Tucson and Los Angeles.
Studied at University of Arizona, Pima Community College; Attended Interlochen Arts Academy (scholarship award), studied with various performing artists including Steve Solomon and Tony Picciatto.
Doug is honored to be involved with the Valley Foundation.
Marian is a native Tucsonan who earned an Associate degree in Finance and worked in banking here in Tucson for 15 years. She managed several branch offices for Valley National Bank and Bank One and earned several awards for sales and management excellence.
Upon leaving her banking career, Marian received her real estate license and ran the office for the general contracting business that her husband had started. She adds - “Over the 20 years I worked in our construction office, I learned more about construction than I ever wanted to know!”
Nowadays, she stays busy managing over a dozen of their residential rental properties. In her limited spare time, she enjoys RV trips to see family and friends, traveling, and paddle boarding. She lives in Tucson with her husband and Australian Shepherd.
Dee Dee Rogers has worked for Ann Lovell and the Valley Foundation since January 2006. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona. Dee Dee believes in the power of community service and in helping empower others to better their lives. She believes in letting an individuals character tell you who they are, rather than prejudging based on generalizations. She loves to travel and experience new cultures.
Dee Dee’s early work experience includes over 12 years in the field of dentistry. Eight of those years were spent working for a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist who constructed prostheses to replace missing areas of bone or tissue due to birth defects, disease or trauma. After dentistry, she worked as an International Pharmaceutical Representative, followed by a career as an Account Manager for Copperfield LLC, a manufacturer of copper insulated wire. Both jobs required extensive travel in the U.S., Mexico, China, and Indonesia. After leaving Copperfield, she went to work for Ann Lovell and now serves as the Program Director for the Valley Foundation.
Dee Dee is the mother of one adult son who she also considers one of her closest friends. He lives in the Bay area where he restores classic automobiles. She is a licensed pilot with an instrument rating. Additionally she loves languages and speaks Spanish. One of her favorite volunteer opportunities was as a pilot and interpreter for the Flying Samaritans. Dee Dee loves being active outside and near the water. Some of her favorite pastimes are hiking, biking, kayaking, water skiing, and paddle boarding.
Judy Studwell started her career as a Montessori teacher with a certificate from the National Center for Montessori Education. After raising two wonderful children, Judy decided to pursue her love of art. She is a fine art photographer and artist currently studying at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum Art Institute.
A founding member of the Valley Foundation board, she is proud of the contribution the Valley Foundation provides the community and is blessed to be a small part of it.
Bio to be posted later.