Rachel Yanof, Executive Director

Rachel joined Achieve60AZ in 2018 as the first Executive Director for the organization. She started off her career in education as a Teach For America corps member, and later founded and led Phoenix Collegiate Academy, a high-performing charter school in South Phoenix. Throughout the past several years, Rachel has been recognized as one of Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 under 40”, a Spirit of South Mountain Educational Award recipient, an Athena Young Professional, a Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Impact Award winner, and a member of the Organization for Non-Profit Professionals. She earned her Masters in Education from Arizona State University and her Bachelors at Georgetown University, and is a graduate of the Valley Leadership Institute, Class 38, and a 2018 Flinn-Brown Fellow.

Breanne Bushu, Director, Policy and Communications

Breanne serves as Achieve60AZ’s Director, Policy and Communications, leading strategic policy and communications efforts for the organization. She brings with her a wide range of P-20 education experiences in public policy research, strategic planning, and systems design – including serving as a Development Manager & Policy Advisor at the Center for the Future of Arizona and as a Fiscal Analyst for the Joint Legislative Budget Committee at the Arizona State Legislature. Breanne begin her career in education as a middle school mathematics teacher in St. Louis, Missouri, for Teach For America. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy from The University of Arizona, where she earned her Masters in Educational Leadership and Bachelors in Studio Art. She is also a 2016 Flinn-Brown Fellow.

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Board of Directors

John Arnold

Executive Director, Arizona Board of Regents https://achieve60az.com/john-arnold/

John Arnold

Glenn Wike

Vice President, Strategy & External Affairs, Arizona Community Foundation https://achieve60az.com/glenn-wike/

Glenn Wike

Rich Nickel

President/CEO, College Success Arizona https://achieve60az.com/rich-nickel/

Rich Nickel

Charles "Monty" Roessel

Julie Pastrick

President/CEO, Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce https://achieve60az.com/julie-pastrick/

Julie Pastrick

Vince Yanez

Senior Vice President, Arizona Community Engagement, Helios Education Foundation https://achieve60az.com/vince-yanez/

Vince Yanez

Darcy Renfro

Chief Workforce and Economic Development Officer, Maricopa County Community College District https://achieve60az.com/darcy-renfro/

Darcy Renfro

Lee Lambert

Chancellor, Pima Community College https://achieve60az.com/lee-lambert/

Lee Lambert

David Verdugo

Superintendent, Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District https://achieve60az.com/david-verdugo/

David Verdugo

Shelley Watson

Vice President, Southern Arizona Leadership Council https://achieve60az.com/shelley-watson/

Shelley Watson

Karen Francis-Begay

Assistant Vice Provost for Native American Initiatives, The University of Arizona https://achieve60az.com/karen-francis-begay/

Karen Francis-Begay