Board_Members

Cactus Park Community Alliance Board

Cactus Park Community Alliance Board members serve 2-year terms.

On January 25, 2023 elections were held for those with expiring terms as well as newly nominated Board members.

Board members with terms expiring and who wished to remain on our Board:

  • Dee Raleigh
  • Tom Collinson
  • Alice Brandon

CPCA Members nominated to serve on our Board:

  • Dana Sporaa

 

We are happy to announce that everyone was elected / re-elected to a new 2-year term which expires in January 2025 !!

John Curfman

Chairman
John Curfman retired as a Database Analyst in late 2016 after a 36-1/2 year career in the telecommunications industry. Started 1980 with Mountain Bell with company changes becoming USWest, then Qwest, and finally CenturyLink. John is an Air Force Vietnam era Veteran. Duty stations incluce South Dakota, Korea, the Philippines, and finally here at Luke AFB, Arizona. John has completed 28 years as a sports official (Referee). High School baseball & basketball. Youth, High School and College Football. He currently is active in High School baseball and football. Married for 30 years to his wife Mary who is presently the Budget Manager for the Arizona Department of Public Safety. (Az DPS). John has 3 adult children and a granddaughter

Nancy Russo

Treasurer
Nancy joined CPCA in January 2018 and has served as Treasurer ever since. She retired from Cigna Healthcare in 2005 after 31 years of employment then continued working for 4 more years at APS, and another 4 years as a dental office administrator, finally going to full retirement status in January 2015. Nancy has lived in her home in the Cactus Park community for over 30 yrs. She is also a Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol member. Nancy recently was widowed after 38 yrs of marriage. She has two children, a son in the United States Air force, and a daughter married to a member of the US Marine Corps. She has twin 5 yr old grandchildren who reside in Calif, so makes trips over there often.

Stan Bates

PNP Representative
I am a double retiree from Arizona State Government, retiring from both the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arizona Department of Corrections after accumulating more than 41 years of credited service. Prior to that I proudly served on active duty over 7 years in the US Air Force during the Viet Nam war period before going back to college. I’m a UofA graduate and have been to all 50 states twice. (except only once to Hawaii). My wife Sandi (who also retired from State Government) and I have 4 grown daughters living in Tucson, Chandler, and Surprise, Arizona as well as Eugene, Oregon and lots of grandchildren.

Dee Raleigh

Board Member
Born in Philadelphia and moved in 1972 to Marlton, NJ, I loved roller derby and at 12 years old was training with the Philadelphia Warriors team. I moved to Phoenix in 1978 where I have worked as a pharmacy tech, had my own home care business, and did some telemarketing for a hotel supply distributor (which offered many opportunities to travel & open some great hotels); I consider myself as a Jane of all trades. I have been the property manager of Del Ray Condominiums for 20yrs & have lived in the Cactus Wren neighborhood since 1990. I became involved with my community in 2016 and joined our Cactus Wren Block Watch, which led to me joining the PNP, and the Cactus Park Community Alliance. I have 2 daughters, 2 granddaughters, and a grandson.

Tom Collinson

Board Member
My wife and I moved to Phoenix in 1978 and have always lived near or in the Cactus Park Precinct. I have worked as a Security/Safety officer for major healthcare systems and owned and operated a licensed Security Guard Agency that focused primarily on major event security such as concerts, festivals, various sporting events and shows. I’m semi-retired and enjoy playing bass guitar and ukulele, visiting with friends, staying active, and volunteering time and services at the church. I was elected as Precinct Committeeman in 2012 representing the Rose Precinct in LD 20 and look forward to serving as a Board Member of the Cactus Park Community Alliance.

Jayme Mason

Board Member
I was born & raised in Scottsdale & Phoenix and am a daughter, mother, sister-in-law, granddaughter, and aunt to current and former city, county, and state law enforcement officers here in AZ. I love where I live and am a huge advocate for "what is right" pertaining to a variety of different issues, ranging from my community to the AZ Court system. I believe in going straight to the top and put forth extra effort to make things happen. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I don't. But one thing is certain, I do my best to help my family, friends, fellow neighbors, and nearby communities when I can, which is what brought me to the Cactus Park Community Alliance.

Alice Brandon

Board Member
My family moved us to Phoenix when I was 4 years old from St Louis and I attended Alhambra High School. We moved into the Cactus Park West area where I was the secretary for the Cactus Park West Block Watch. My husband and I held the first Neighborhood Appreciation Day (now known as GAIN) at Cactus Park where I was able to secure donations from many neighboring businesses. I have distributed neighborhood newsletters and helped with events at Tumbleweed School and Moon Valley High School. I have worked for Bank One, as HR rep for Az Supreme Court, and as placement director for Apollo College and currently work for CVS Pharmacies as hiring agent. I enjoy country dancing and West Coast Swing. My favorite dances are Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha,.. well all of them.

Dana Sporaa

Board Member
Check back soon for Dana's biography.

McGruff

Honorary Board Member
Legendary Crime Fighter helping all of us stay safe!