President: Chelsey Pings, M.Ed.
During her time at the University of Arizona, Chelsey Pings combined her interests in education and leadership by participating in Leadership Programs and working on her Master's in Education. After graduating, she worked in the non-profit sector until she realized how much she missed working with young adults directly. Chelsey's specific areas of interest include leadership develop for young adults and access to education for everyone. Chelsey currently teaches high school history in Southern Arizona and continues to find opportunities to teach young adults about what it means to be a leader.
Treasurer: Chris Pings
Chris is an Accounting Manager in the higher education industry focused on the booking of fixed capital assets and debt. He received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona. He is a member of the Government Financial Officers and participates regularly as a volunteer teaching presentation methods and styles to college age participants throughout Southern Arizona.
Secretary/Instructor: Linda Ellinor, M.A.
Linda Ellinor is a visionary leader and experienced facilitator. She loves to convene and lead learning groups, facilitate participatory planning processes, coach leaders, and participate in conversations focused on high-stake social issues such as climate change. Linda holds a PhD (abd) in Jungian Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and MBA from Columbia University, and BS from NYU. Linda is best known for her pioneering work in training facilitators in "Dialogue" a communication practice based on the work of David Bohm. She is co-founder of The Dialogue Group and co-author of Dialogue: Rediscover the Transforming Power of Conversation, Wiley & Sons, 1998 which has been translated into 3 languages and is now available as an on-line text book. Linda's current interest include sustainability work and community building through sustainability.