Special Olympics Arizona

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

Nick Dinsmore

Manager, Four Peaks & Southern Monument Area

Sean Williams

Manager, Palo Verde Area

Sean Whitley

Manager, Coronado Area

Mary Nielsen

Manager, 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

Seamus O'Brennan

Manager, Assets & Equipment

Kyle Garbett

Specialist, Program Operations


Lisa Ball

Director, Regional Development

Meghan Mullin

Manager, Development

Tarren Kramer

Coordinator, Donor Relations

Heather Turkes

Sr. Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement

Mike Burnett

Director, Law Enforcement Torch Run

Joe Curran

Coordinator, Law Enforcement Torch Run

Finance & Administration

Mary Christensen

Director, Finance

Kristina Le

Director, Administration

Tiffany Kepney

Specialist, Administration

Rachel K

Coordinator, Administrative

Kim Christensen

Assistant, Program Administrative

Marketing & Communications

Amanda Metcalf, MPH

Sr. Director, Marketing & Communications


Interested in any of our open positions? Apply here!

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