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Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014 1:23 pm | Updated: 1:24 pm, Thu Feb 6, 2014.

Benevilla on Wednesday announced leadership changes for 2014.

Chairman is Larry Vering; Jane Willis, co-chair; Karen Laughlin, scretary; and Thom Rochford, treasurer.

Four new members also have been appointed to the board: Amber Curto, Debbie Flores, Marianne Harris and Carolyn Jones-Isaac. Board members provide leadership and guidance for the long-range planning and policies of Benevilla, a West Valley nonprofit serving the needs of seniors, intellectually disabled adults, children and the families who care for them.

Curto joined Ryley Carlock & Applewhite as an associate attorney in 2013 and practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration. Prior to joining Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, she worked as an associate with an Arizona estate planning firm and clerked for Judge Glenn Davis at the Arizona Superior Court.

Flores was named CEO of Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in 2012. Previously, she had been CEO of Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa and associate administrator at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City. Before joining Banner Health in 2006, Flores was the chief operating officer at Paradise Valley Hospital, West Valley Hospital and Phoenix Baptist Hospital. She started her career in health care in 1981.

Harris has more than 15 years of experience in managing teams, training and consulting. She has worked as a consultant for Six Sigma Qualtec and with Progressive Insurance, General Electric and National City Bank in Cleveland.

Jones-Isaac has a degree in Sociology Early Childhood Education from the University of Redlands and a Severely Handicapped Credential from the University of California at Dominguez Hills. She spent the past 30 years of her career as a special education teacher in the Riverside, Calif. school district. She was honored as the Mentor Teacher 1994-1997 and the Teacher of the Year in 1987 and 1995.

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