Meet Our Team

Dedicated to providing opportunities

The Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ) team is led by dedicated staff with various backgrounds. Our goal is to provide athletes with opportunities, promote awareness, and provide support to the community.

Special Olympics Arizona Staff



Ben Wrubel

Vice President, Programs

Ryan Betcher

Director, Sports & Health

Rubett Garcia

Director, Mountain & Northern Monument Area

Sean Williams

Sr. Manager, Valley Region

Jaycob Mace

Coordinator, Palo Verde Area

Sean Whitley

Manager, Coronado Area

Mandy Evans

Director, River Area

Thomas Miranda

Manager, Unified Sports

Gianna Zola

Manager, Health & Athlete Leadership

Summer Burgess

Coordinator, Health Programs

Saul Lugo

Coordinator, Athlete Leadership

Payton Bergmann

Sr. Coordinator, Unified Champion Schools

Shelby Evenson

Director, Event Operations

Rachel K

Coordinator, Administrative

Kim Christensen

Assistant, Program Administrative


Lisa Ball

Director, Regional Development

Meghan Mullin

Manager, Development

Tiffany Kepney

Specialist, Administration

Tarren Kramer

Coordinator, Donor Relations

Kyle Garbett

Specialist, Program Operations

Heather Turkes

Sr. Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement

Julie Calabro

Development Specialist

Mike Burnett

Director, Law Enforcement Torch Run

Joe Curran

Coordinator, Law Enforcement Torch Run

Marina Shulman

Coordinator, Law Enforcement Torch Run


Mary Christensen

Director, Finance

Marketing & Communications

Amanda Metcalf, MPH

Sr. Director, Marketing & Communications


Interested in any of our open positions? Apply here!

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