Corey Seemiller, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Board President
Dr. Seemiller received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from The University of Arizona and has worked with a variety of leadership programs in higher education, K-12, and in the community for the past 14 years. She serves as the Director of Leadership Programs at The University of Arizona overseeing 7 leadership programs serving thousands of students. Dr. Seemiller teaches courses on foundations of leadership, global leadership, critical perspectives on leadership, and leadership for social change at The University of Arizona and has taught other courses such as Multicultural Leadership, Critical Thinking and Decision Making, and Making Career Choices at other higher education institutions, including Dynamics of Leadership at Pima Community College. Dr. Seemiller is a facilitator with the YWCA Racial Justice Program and has facilitated at the Equiss Social Justice Experience, Anytown, Anytown, Jr. camps, We-Lead, and LeaderShape. She is a member of the Association of Leadership Educators, the International Leadership Association, and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs and has conducted research, presented, and published on leadership nationally and internationally. Dr. Seemiller is also a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® facilitator, trained StrengthsQuest® facilitator, and authorized P2O facilitator.
Christina Neil, M.S., Co-Founder, Board Treasurer
Christina Neil earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 2001 and her Master of Science in College Student Personnel in 2008 both from the University of Rhode Island. She entered the leadership development field during a year-long volunteer experience with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Bridgeport, CT. She has worked in experiential education and leadership programs in higher education, middle and high school, and residential and gap year programs for the past 8 years. Christina is a trained high and low challenge course facilitator, youth wilderness trip leader, and certified in Wilderness First Aid II. At The University of Arizona, she directs a 4 year co-curricular leadership education experience for over 450 students and teaches courses in foundational and peer leadership, eco leadership, and critical perspectives. Christina is a member of National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the International Leadership Association, and coordinates programs for the regional Association of College Unions International. She is also a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® facilitator, trained StrengthsQuest® facilitator, and authorized P2O facilitator.
Rosemary Ortega, M.S., Board Secretary
Rosemary Ortega has a Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Florida State University. She has worked in various areas in higher education, including admissions, transition programs, and first year student programs. She has also worked with Upward Bound, a federal grant program of the U.S. Department of Education. Rosemary has experience developing curriculum and teaching first year experience and career development courses. Currently, she oversees the Student Life Office at Pima Community College West Campus. At PCC West Campus, Rosemary plans and facilitates the Pima Leadership Institute, a program that promotes leadership development and focuses on service and social justice. Rosemary is a member of National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and a fellow of the Hardee Center for Leadership and Ethics in Higher Education.
Jennifer Burdick, M.S., Board Member
Jennifer Burdick is an urban planner for the City of Tucson, currently working in the Tucson Historic Preservation Office. She has worked for the City for over 12 years in various offices, including the City Manager's Office; the City Manager's Grants Office; the City Manager's Organizational Development Office; Tucson's Urban Planning & Design Department; and Tucson's Department of Housing & Community Development. Jennifer received her Masters of Administration from Northern Arizona University, focusing her studies on public management, community planning, and project management. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies at Scripps College.
Chris Pings, B.S., Board Member
Christopher Pings is an Accountant in Capital Finance at The University of Arizona. He is a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers. He participates regularly as a volunteer teaching presentation methods and styles to college age participants. He graduated from The University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.