Board of Directors
President / Chief Executive Officer
Carol Carr has been CEO of ACHIEVE since 2004. Other professional experience in the Human Services arena includes serving as Executive Director of a non-profit agency addressing the needs of severely abused and neglected children and serving on various non-profit Boards of Directors while working in the industry.
She has served in the capacity of executive management positions for over twenty years. In the for-profit arena, Carr’s background includes tenures with both IBM and Xerox Corporation inclusive of international business development. Carr has held memberships in ABWA, San Jose Chapter, and served as Rotarian President, Fremont, CA Chapter. While living in the Bay Area, Carr served on the San Jose Economic Council focused on the development of small, minority-owned business ventures. Nationally, she serves as the President of the National Council of SourceAmerica Employers (NCSE). She has been recognized for her merger of the Excel Group, Inc. with the Yuma W.O.R.C. Center, Inc.
During her tenure with ACHIEVE, Carr served on the Arizona Department of Administration, State Set-aside, the Arizona State Rehabilitation Committee (SRC), and where she chaired the Employment and Community Partnership sub-committee. Prior to fulfilling her SRC office term she successfully completed published the Arizona Employer Resource Guide for employing individuals with disabilities. She served on the Arizona Association of Providers for People with Disabilities (AAPPD) executive committee and was Board Chair for two years. Carol also served on the SourceAmerica Board of Directors for eight years. Carr previously served as an adjunct faculty for the University of Phoenix where she taught the business curriculum for undergraduate and graduate studies. Carr’s Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix was completed in 1992.
Dr. Ashley "Bruce" Hart
Dr. Ashley Bruce Hart II, Ph.D. has been a psychologist practicing in Arizona for the past forty years. He was reared in Northern Arizona. He completed an Associate of Arts at Yavapai Community College, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Northern Arizona University before completing a Ph.D. in professional psychology at Kent State University in Ohio. Dr. Hart has been practicing in Yuma since February 1983. He has a community psychology practice and specializes in forensic psychology, clinical neuropsychology, trauma, and PTSD. He has worked in a variety of settings and served as Clinical Director of many community mental health agencies as well as serving on community boards. He has served on the Arizona Psychological Association and has been their Legislative Representative representing Yuma County. He has served on national boards for certification in forensic psychology. He has published in the areas of child neuropsychology, trauma, and PTSD.
Edward Lohman, President of Lohman and Associates, an engineering consulting firm, holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University. He has served both government and private industry in various engineering roles including plant manager and project manager. Lohman is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Arizona Society of Professional Engineers, and is a former Master of the Masonic Lodge. For the past six years he has served on Boards of Directors for The Yuma WORC Center and the Saguaro Foundation, and currently serves as ACHIEVE’s Financial Advisor.
Marion Shontz joined the ACHIEVE Board in 1989. She has also been serving on the Parker, Arizona, Town Council since 2005. Her professional experience includes her current service as Director of the La Paz County Health Department. Shontz’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minors in business and criminal justice. She is also active with the La Paz County Fair Board, the Parker Area Tourism Committee, and the Parker Area Historical Society.
Chris Cleary is a licensed Associate Real Estate Broker with 20 years of practicing Real Estate in the Yuma market. Chris specializes in Commercial and Residential Real Estate representing private parties, retailers, and developers in the purchase, sale, or leasing of properties. Prior to his Real Estate career, Chris worked in the Food Brokerage Business in Phoenix, AZ throughout the 1990s before obtaining an Arizona Real Estate license and returning to Yuma, AZ in 2000 to begin his Real Estate career. Chris has served on the board of directors for the Yuma Association of Realtors as well as a board member for the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and received his broker’s license in 2014. Currently, he is serving on two boards for Achieve Human Services, Inc. Chris obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Arizona in 1988. Chris is married with three children and enjoyed coaching Pop Warner Football as the children grew up.
Fil has recently retired from SourceAmerica after serving as the organization’s Director, Contract Policy. He was responsible for providing technical contract support on conventional Federal Procurement matters and uniquely, served as a strong subject matter specialist on related AbilityOne Program “contracting” rule, regulation and policy. Fil previously served as a Project/Contract Manager in the NISH (now SourceAmerica) Northwest Regional Office, Seattle, Washington and progressed to the position as the Sr. Contracts Manager in SourceAmerica’s Vienna, Virginia National Office before his final position as Director.
Prior to his 28-year career with NISH/SourceAmerica, Fil served as a Contracting Officer with the U.S. Department of Commerce at their Western Regional Office in Seattle, Washington.
Preceding his employment at the U.S. Department of Commerce, he served as an Industrial Specialist and then as a Contract Specialist with the U.S. Department of Defense.
Before beginning his career with the Federal Government, he was employed at Phelps Dodge in their Morenci and Metcalf Mine Divisions in various labor and mechanical-related positions culminating in positions as a Project Planner/Scheduler and as a Supply Chain Manager. Fil’s career progression has provided him with strong subject matter expertise in commercial purchasing and federal contracting with extensive knowledge of conventional and preferential procurement programs with specific experience related to required sources of supply, specifically the AbilityOne Program.
Fil is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Political Science major focused on Public Law and Latin American Political Theory.
Tom Deagen lives in Pleasanton, California with his wife of 32 years. He has a 26-year-old daughter who lives in Menlo Park, California, and likes to spend his time with his immediate family and working on a cabin they have on 5 acres in California’s gold country. Tom recently retired from SourceAmerica after 13 years as their West Regional Quality Manager responsible for providing Quality expertise to Non-profits in Hawaii, California, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. He previously worked for Goodwill Industries of the Eastbay as their Quality manager.
Before entering the non-profit world, Tom was the Director of Quality for Nortel Networks Operations in Silicon Valley and spent a year on their National Mergers and Acquisitions team. Before Nortel he worked for Bay Networks as a Quality Engineer and then their Data Products Divisions Quality Manager. He brought them their first ISO 9000 Registration. He’s most proud of his 16-year career at FMC/United Defense where he started out as a union painter’s helper and advanced to Inspector, then to a salaried (and Certified) Quality Engineer, where he was assigned to a variety of diverse positions and responsibilities. He mainly worked on US Army M113 and Bradley Fighting Vehicle programs in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Germany, Belgium, and even Saudi Arabia. He acquired a very broad perspective on Government procurement having worked with DCASPRO, DCAS, TACOM, MEDCOM, MICOM, and other Government contracting agencies even before coming to SourceAmerica.
At SourceAmerica he worked extensively with Department of Defense Agencies (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), NASA, the FBI, and many other Federal procurement agencies, where he was able to learn their individual needs and requirements, and eventually training companies in “Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Quality Requirements in Federal Contracting”. With SourceAmerica, he coordinated quality matters with the U.S. AbilityOne Commission Program and was knowledgeable of their Program policies, rule and regulations and with the Code of Federal Regulations.
Susan Gleason has been an active member of ACHIEVE’s Board since 1998. She served in the capacities of Chair and Vice-Chair and also serves as a member of the ACHIEVE Enterprise Services Board of Directors. Susan was employed in the banking and investment industries for 36 years until her retirement in 2020. Susan is a former student of the University of Minnesota and Minnesota School of Business. Susan served the First United Methodist Church as financial secretary from 2003 to 2012.
Judith Hill, retired, held Senior Financial and Administrative Executive positions in non-profit and/or educational institutions for over 20 years. She served in the Chief Financial role at the Tides Foundation, Envision Education, the Excel Group, San Francisco Art Institute, Heald College, Sequoia Institute, and CTB/McGraw-Hill. She brings a deep understanding of nonprofit finance and a long history of navigating the shifting economic conditions of the social sector. Judith began her career in public accounting with Touche Ross, has an MBA with MIS emphasis from Regis College, and is a Colorado licensed CPA (retired status). She has served on the Board of Enterprise for High School Students and the ACCSC Finance Review Committee.
Mary Harney has lived in Arizona since 1983. She retired from IBM after 32 years. Mary held many positions while employed by IBM from Computer Operator to Project Manager. She is a US Army veteran, and has a BS MIS degree from the University of Arizona and an MS Engineering Applied Sciences degree from Southern Methodist University.