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PCH 50 Announces New Members for 2023
By Claire Natale - Monday May 22, 2023
PCH 50 Announces New Members for 2023
“The Fifty” Adds 10 Members to its Roster
PHOENIX - PCH 50, a remarkable group of 50 community leaders who tirelessly advocate for Phoenix Children’s, has recently gained 10 new members while also graduating 14 members to lifetime status. Through fundraising efforts since 2016, PCH 50 has raised more than $6.7 million for Phoenix Children’s as it continues to deliver innovative and impactful pediatric care to Arizona children.
“There’s nothing more powerful than a group of people brought together under a shared passion,” said Alex Dunn, current president of PCH 50. “PCH 50 is made up entirely of volunteers, who are joining for the pure reason of helping Arizona kids and families. We are excited to bring in new members who can help PCH 50 further our mission and raise funding for Phoenix Children’s.”
Phoenix Children’s is proud to announce:
New Board Members
Chase Anderson
President & Capital Markets Practice Leader,
Embark Consulting Mike Layman
Managing Director and Partner, TSG Consumer Products
Jeff Anthony
Wealth Management Advisor, Wilde Wealth Management Co Phillippe Lord
President CEO,
Meritage Homes

Pat Haenel
BreakAway IT
Kyle McMillian
SVP/Commercial Banking Officer, UMB Bank

Hub Hultgren
Principal & Co-Founder,
Golden Pacific Capital
Miles Pondelik
Director of Corporate Development,
Western Alliance Bank
Erik Jensen
The Caniglia Group/North & Co. Todd Russo
Reeis HVAC

In keeping with the mission of PCH 50 and fostering the next generation of supporters for Phoenix Children’s, after 5 years as an active member you move on to Legacy status. Involvement is continued for many, but this step makes way for new members to round out the active 50. Recently, 14 members transitioned to Legacy status, which are listed below.

Michael Creel
President, Forward Loans

Joe Czerwinski
Project Manager, Merit Partners

Michael Felien
Managing Director, Partner at Accenture

Steve Geofferies
Regional Vice President of Programming, iHeartMedia

Barry Goodrich
President, MJ Insurance

Chris Gruler
President, Altrus Capital

Brandon Harrington
Managing Director – Multifamily Debt and Equity, NorthMarq

Aaron Lemke
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo & Company

Ryan Miller
Regional Manager, Penumbra

Chris O'Connell
CEO, Desert Valley Pediatrics

Nayan Ranchhod
Private Wealth Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services

Brad Richardson
President & Founder, Ascent Real Estate

James Robson
Vice President, Robson Senior Living

Shawn West
Founder / ERISA Director, CuraFin Advisors

In addition to PCH 50’s signature Off the Record event, the group has several other fundraising initiatives and sponsorships throughout the year including Pickle for PCH, Phoenix Children’s 5K, and Concours in the Hills. For more information about PCH 50 visit,
About The PCH 50
PCH 50’s mission is to harness the energy, enthusiasm and experience of 50 driven community leaders as the next generation supporters of Phoenix Children’s through financial fundraising, volunteer efforts, and awareness building. Established in 2016, The PCH50 is actively developing opportunities within the community to execute its mission of advancing these three pillars of fundraising, volunteering and awareness building. For more information about PCH 50, visit

About Phoenix Children’s Foundation
Phoenix Children’s Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering philanthropic support from individuals, families, organizations and corporate partners committed to Phoenix Children’s mission: to advance hope, healing and the best health care for children and their families. One of the nation’s leading pediatric health systems, Phoenix Children’s offers 70+ family-centered care programs that are fully or partially funded by philanthropy. There are many ways to give to Phoenix Children’s Foundation to invest in the health of children. Please visit for more information.