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One Step Beyond Appoints James S. Tonkin to Board of Directors
By Jennifer Schwegman - Monday Jun 12, 2023
(PHOENIX – June 12, 2023) – One Step Beyond, Inc. (OSBI)—a leading provider of comprehensive programming and services for adults who have intellectual disabilities—today announced that James (Jim) Tonkin has been appointed to the Board of Directors. He will serve a three-year term.

“One Step Beyond board members are passionate advocates who work tirelessly to support our mission,” says CEO Madison Blanton. “Jim’s experience will be a valuable asset to our work and will help us advance our vision of a world where individuals who have intellectual disabilities are fully included in all areas of the community and are recognized for their potential, talents and contributions to society.”

Tonkin has more than 47 years of brand and marketing development experience. Currently serving as the founder and president of Healthy Brand Builders, Tonkin directs the building and design of national infrastructures for clients in the food and beverage industry. He has successfully created and implemented business and financial strategies for domestic and international clients focusing on production, branding, marketing, sales implementation, distribution and exit strategy.

Tonkin is chairman of the board for IMMORDL and serves as a board advisor for the following companies: Element Nutrition Company, Swirlit, Tohi Ventures, and Vitamin Angels.

Tonkin received his bachelor of science degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Oregon.

Tonkin joins current board members Chairman Mary Lou Micheaels, Treasurer Ken Kondo, Secretary & Founder Mimi S. Rogers, Christine Beard, Sheryl Benevides , Chris Curtiss, Phil Cussen, Kelly Fogerlie, Marc Fosse, Stephanie Hayes, Grace Huang, Daniel E. Fredenberg, Hugh Knoll, Ken Kondo, Travis McGann, Edward L. Moran III, Jeff Peck, Dr. Joseph Rogers, and Edward Schweitzer.

About One Step Beyond, Inc.
Phoenix-based One Step Beyond, Inc. (OSBI) is a private, nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive programming and services for adults who have intellectual disabilities. One Step Beyond empowers its members to achieve independence, self-sufficiency, and employment through innovative culinary, education, fitness, and arts programs, as well as strategic partnerships with local businesses that enable participants to contribute to and achieve greater social participation in their communities. One Step Beyond has four locations in the Phoenix Metro area, including Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, and Surprise, and a location in San Carlos, California. For more information about One Step Beyond programs and services, visit