Lucinda General | Rotary Coordinator | Email

Lucinda General is the Zone 26 Rotary Coordinator, 2019-22. Since becoming a Rotarian in 1990 in the Rotary Club of Hartford, continuing in the Rotary Club of Rohrmoser Costa Rica and into her current Rotary Club of Mesa West, AZ, Lucinda continually takes action and engages in service. She has held many club offices, served multiple terms as District conference chair, Group Study Exchange chair, and Arizona Tri-District PETS chair. Lucinda enjoys using her acquired experience from four zones, three districts, and business to support Rotary.

In accepting the Rotary Coordinator role in Zone 26-27, Lucinda is honored to welcome the Rotarians who are undergoing zone realignment. Together with the talented RC team, she is enthusiastic about the opportunity to incorporate everyone’s talent and energy into Zone 26-27. Together we will Grow Rotary.

Lucinda enjoys focusing on the Avenue of Club Service having served as a delegate to the 2010 and 2016 Councils on Legislation, Zone 25-26 treasurer, chair of the Multi-District PETS Alliance, co-chair in the District 5490-5510 merger, and as a representative for three Rotary presidents

Lucinda is the owner of owned Simplified Expansions, a small business bookkeeping and management company since 1999. Wayne, a neuropsychologist, is also a member of the Rotary Club of Mesa West. They are Major Donors, Bequest Society, and Paul Harris Society members. When there is time for leisure, Wayne is shooting photos, Lucinda is scuba diving, or they are hosting a dinner party. They reside in Phoenix, with Bella the world’s softest Cocker Spaniel.

Areas of Expertise: Organizational change management, facilitation, budgeting, application of bylaws, policies, and procedures, and event management.

Jennifer Deroin | Rotary Coordinator | Email

Jennifer is the Zone 27 Rotary Coordinator, 2021-2023. Jennifer started her Rotary journey in September of 2007 with the Rotary Club of Nampa, compelled by the interest of community involvement. She served as Club President in 2013-2014. Her club was awarded the Presidential Citation that year from Rotary International President Ron Burton, and they were recognized for membership and foundation achievement at the District Conference that year. In 2017, she founded the College of Idaho Rotaract Club.

In 2018-2019, she served as the District Governor for Rotary District 5400, with a focus on Membership Development, Public Image, and Leadership Development. Her passion is helping clubs focus on club vibrancy, relevancy, and innovation, to ensure the vitality and sustainability of Rotary Clubs throughout our paired Zones.

Professionally, Jennifer is the Chief Operating Officer of The Nichols Accounting Group, located in Idaho and Oregon –a tax and accounting firm. She is a Certified Behaviors Analyst and focuses on performance management, working with teams to help them improve outcomes through strategic planning and the power of people.

Jennifer is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a Paul Harris Society Member, and a Bequest Society Member. Her husband John is also a Paul Harris Fellow and a Rotarian. They live in Meridian, Idaho where they enjoy their five adult children and their expanding brood of grandbabies.

Areas of Expertise: Club and District action plan development, membership recruitment and retention, and community needs assessments.

Julie Aubry | Regional Membership Officer | Email

Julie Aubry is the Regional Membership Officer (RMO) on the Membership Development team for the Western United States and part of Canada (Zones 26 & 27). She works with zone, district, and club level volunteers to support membership growth and engagement through strategic planning; vibrant membership initiatives; new club development; and promoting membership resources, tools, and data.

Julie got her start with Rotary in 2012 as a Coordinator for the Club and District Support team. In 2015, she joined the Regional Membership Officer team in its infancy and helped shape the RMO role throughout its 3-year pilot working with volunteers in the Central United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands until July 2018.

Julie earned her Bachelor of Arts from Dominican University and has a background working in theatre. She enjoys traveling, hiking, costume design, and volunteering. She is currently helping to form a new Rotary Club in Evanston, IL.

Assigned Districts: All districts in Zones 26 & 27

Terri Amerio-Bell | Assistant Rotary Coordinator | Email

Terri Amerio-Bell grew up in an Air Force family, living in Spain and throughout USA. She earned degrees in Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology; Organizational Communication; and Personal Financial Planning.

Terri was among the first Community Service Officers (CSO) in Modesto Police Dept. She joined her father’s tax\business consulting practice in Hawaii, then opened her practice in California. She taught business college courses, and seminars/workshops on tax topics, estate planning, profit development, business management. An Enrolled Agent and Certified Financial Planner™, Terri is a member of International Who’s Who.

As the first female member and President of RC Modesto Sunrise she initiated fundraisers and youth activities that continue today. She was instrumental in establishing the Modesto Sunrise Foundation and enjoyed producing club\district newsletters. Terri and family members traveled to Mexico with several Rotary projects.

Terri was District 5220 Governor (2014-15) and Vice-Governor (2018-19, 2020-22). Her passion to bring out the best in others and develop leaders is fueled through years of service as District Trainer, Group Study Exchange Chair (and Team Leader!), RYLA counselor.

Terri was COL Rep and has been faculty for Far West PETS and Zone25/26 GETS/GNATS. She is 2022 FWP Chair. As Assistant Regional Coordinator Z26/27 she works to strengthen clubs.

While working as CSO Terri fell in love with retired CHP officer Howard. She says, “You’ve got to love a guy who turns you into a bride and grandma in one ceremony!” They are Major Donors to TRF and enjoy several Rotary Fellowships.

Assigned Districts: 5170, 5220, 5230, 5390, 5400

Areas of Expertise: Experienced District Trainer. Getting the best from volunteers. Training the Trainers and workshop development. Event, strategic and fiscal planning

Pam Gray | Assistant Rotary Coordinator | Email

Joining Rotary in 1988 after her Dad became “senior active” and opened up their classification of Funeral Director, Pam has run the family funeral homes and crematory since 1984. Club President in 2007 – 2008, District Governor (D5160) 2014-2015, Zone 25/26GETS/GNATS instruction team and RI Director Nominating Committee in 2015, selected Rotary International President Representative in 2020 and serving as 2020-2021 District Vice Governor, Pam and husband, Brian, share a love of Rotary. During their term as District Governor, Brian served as the First Dude.

Brian was Club President when the Camp Fire destroyed 90% of Paradise in November 2018. Brian served a second consecutive Club term as President in 2019-2020 and in May 2020 received the D5160 Rotarian of the Year Award.

Major Donors, members of the Bequest Society and Paul Harris Society, Pam & Brian have traveled to deliver wheelchairs with the Wheelchair Foundation and enjoyed sharing the experience with youngest daughter, Cori.

Pam, and Brian have four adult daughters (plus several Youth Exchange children), five grands, four cats and a St. Bernard.

Back in Paradise since March 2019, Pam and Brian have devoted much of their time to rebuilding the town and keeping the Rotary Club of Paradise together.

Assigned Districts: 5130, 5150, 5160, 5180, 5190

Areas of Expertise: The Family of Rotary, Member Engagement and Retention, Visioning, Facilitation and Training and loving Rotary Youth Exchange students.

Joe Hentges | Assistant Rotary Coordinator | Email

Born and raised in Minnesota, Joe spent 20 years in Illinois before moving to Arizona in 2010. A Rotarian for 35 years, he is currently a member of the Marana-Dove Mountain Rotary Club, AZ.

A professional musician and teacher, Joe was also a high school administrator and Superintendent of Schools. Joe earned his Ph. D. in Educational Administration at The Ohio State University. Following retirement, he taught graduate classes for Northern Illinois University and Webster University.

Joe has been a speaker at numerous conferences and institutes. Awards include the Executive Educator 100 (outstanding school executives), Distinguished Leadership Award, and AASA Research Award. He has authored or co-authored two professional books and several articles.

Active in community affairs, Joe served on numerous Boards including MHC Healthcare, Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, Special Education District of McHenry County, and the Woodstock Economic Development Corporation.

Joe and Brigitte have been married for 55 years, have two adult sons, and four grandchildren. Their favorite pastimes are traveling, Rotary and spoiling grandchildren.

Joe served as District 5500 Governor, 2017-2018. He also served as Assistant Governor, District Membership Chair, and was club president three times. Currently, Joe is an Assistant Regional Coordinator for Zone 26. Joe and Brigitte are Rotary Major Donors, Paul Harris Fellows, and Bequest Society members. Joe is also a member of the Paul Harris Society.

Assigned Districts: 5330, 5340, 5495, 5500, 5520

Areas of Expertise: Visioning/planning; Membership —including recruitment, engagement, retention, and new club development; and positive change strategies.

Corey Lopardi | Assistant Rotary Coordinator | Email

Corey Lopardi has been working in Media and Marketing for over 20 years. He is the owner of Pardiman Productions a media production company in Olympia, Washington.

He has served as Zone 27 Assistant Rotary Coordinator, on the Big West New Club Task Force, District 5020 Membership Development Chair, Council Chair, Conference Co-Chair, Newsletter Editor, and PNW-PETS Training Leader.

He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Hawks Prairie for over ten years, serving as president in 2013-14. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Society Member. He lives with his wife Michelle in Olympia, Washington

Assigned Districts: 5020, 5030, 5080, 5100, 5110

Areas of Expertise: Hybrid meetings, Developing and Implementing Online Training and In-Person Workshops, New Club Formation Assistance, Building an Effective Membership Team & Plan, Experienced Training Leader, Rotary Leads, Public Image.

Gianna Richards | Assistant Rotary Coordinator | Email

Gianna joined the Rotary Club of Anaheim Hills in 2009and served as club president in 2012-13. Additionally, she has served her District in roles such as Assistant Governor, Angels End Polio Now fundraiser chair, District Conference chair, Executive Officer, Rotary Leadership Institute facilitator and she is honored to have served as District 5320‘s District Governor in 2020-21.

Gianna joined the family business, Solari Enterprises, Inc., in 1993. During her career she has worked in many aspects of the company, which specializes in the management of affordable multi-family communities throughout California. In 2015 she became the company’s second president.

Gianna has conducted countless trainings, symposiums and facilitated discussions throughout the affordable housing industry. As she grew on her career path she participated in local and national trade associations, which provided opportunities to share her knowledge via roles in leadership, training and facilitating.

Gianna and her husband Reece are Major Donors and members of the Bequest and Paul Harris Societies; and charter members of District 5320’s End Polio Now Society. In their down time they enjoy traveling, spending time with their families, and volunteering. They live their lives with the Four Way Test in mind, as well as with this thought “Fill your heart with love, your mind with the truth and your life with service”.

I am happy to assist as needed, share my experiences, be a supporter or a resource to bounce ideas off of.

Assigned Districts: 5000, 5240, 5280, 5320, 5300

Areas of Expertise: General District Opportunities, Governance, DEI, Rotary Programs and Strategic Planning.

Sandra Witt | Assistant Rotary Coordinator | Email

Sandra Witt joined Dumas Rotary Club in May 2007. She was soon involved in club projects with a focus in planning and promoting events. In January 2009, her family hosted an exchange student that led to her involvement with District leadership. Attendance at a District Conference was the inspiration to be involved with Crutches for Africa and other international projects.

Sandra served as club president 2009-2010 and as assistant governor from 2015-2019. As an AG, she focused on getting clubs involved at the district level, attending training, and growing their membership. She was selected to serve as the District Membership Chairfrom 2016-2019. She believes all clubs should be a vital part of their local community while enhancing the lives of the members through service and engagement. Sandra’s experience as a Ranger at Lone Star PETS includes facilitating numerous membership trainings for District 5730 and Assistant Governor training.

Sandra has been a regular donor to the foundation and is a Paul Harris Society member. Sandra’s strengths are her ability to enthusiastically get people involved and excited to join the important work of Rotary. She is readily available to get clubs the help and recourses they need.

Sandra has been married to her husband, Ray, for over 40 years. Their spare time is spent building and showing vintage automobiles or traveling with their two children and grandchildren. She also serves on boards of several community groups in Dumas that focus on improving quality of life in her hometown.

Assigned Districts: 5420, 5440, 5450, 5470, 5730

Areas of Expertise: Club and member engagement, committee organization, club health assessment, developing club culture, and membership growth and retention.