Our Founders,
Board of Directors,
& Advisory Board

Our Founders

  • Bob Elliott

  • Beverely Elliott
  • Kimberlee Avant
  • Brenton Robinson
  • Amber Clark
  • Richard Davis
  • Styne Hill
  • Collier Hill
  • Felicia Jackson
  • Joe Jackson
  • Jody

Board of Directors

Robert A. (Bob) Elliott

President/Owner, Elliott Accounting

Bob is founder and President of Elliott Accounting, an accounting, tax, management and investment advisory services firm. Bob has served as the Chairman of the Board of UNS Energy-Fortis, AAA Mountain West Group, AAA Arizona, the NBA Retired Players Association, Tucson Airport Authority, the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the University of Arizona Alumni Association and the Tucson Urban League.

Bob is a former NBA basketball player who enjoyed a 27 year broadcasting career and has voice credits with 4 games from EA Sports. In 2014 he was named the Tucson Man of the Year. Mr. Elliott was a College Basketball Athletic and Academic All American, and he is the only University of Arizona student athlete to be a member of the College Academic All America Hall of Fame.

Beverely Elliott

Executive Director of the African American Museum of Southern Arizona

VP of Elliott Accounting
Retired Educator

Beverely Elliott is Vice-President of Elliott Accounting, an accounting, tax, management and investment advisory services firm. Beverely (and yes she has an extra e in her name) is a Michigan native but has lived in Tucson for the past 40 years. She has sat on the boards of The University of Arizona Alumni Association, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Zuckerman Foundation, the University of Arizona School Counselors, Pima Community College Academic Fitness Board, Arizona Lung Association, Pima Community College Alumni Formulation Committee, the University of Arizona Athletics Academic Integrity Board, and The University of Arizona Black Alumni. Presently she serves on the University of Arizona Black Community Council, and the African American Cultural and Historic Museum of Washtenaw County in Michigan.

Styne Hill

President of Styne Hill & Associates, LLC

Styne Hill is the President of Styne Hill & Associates, LLC, specializing in business and information systems strategies and integration. She has more than 40 years of experience in the defense industry. Styne is a strong, respected and passionate leader with a long history of service in the Tucson Community working with numerous non-profit organizations, committees and volunteer teams including U of Arizona President’s Black Community Advisory Council, Arizona Technology Council: Governor’s Call to Action-AZ Health Information Technology, Tucson Urban League, U of Arizona MIS Board of Advisors, Educational strategies and committees for TUSD, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona – Board of Trustees, Tucson Chamber of Commerce and Volunteer Center Board, The Tucson (AZ) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and many others.

Taunya Villicana

CEO/Wealth Manager, Aspirational Wealth Management

CEO and Wealth Manager of Aspirational Wealth Management, is a native Tucsonan. She began her career with Merrill Lynch and has been in the industry since 1991. She was recruited by Dean Witter in 1996 and then, Morgan Stanley. Taunya was awarded the Regent’s Scholarship and attended Arizona State University.

Taunya has been nominated for the LPL Advisor Catalyst Award. Taunya holds the following security registrations with LPL Financial: Series 7, 65, 63, 31, Insurance and is an LPL Investment Advisor Representative in Arizona, and Member Financial Services Institute (FSI).

John-Paul Roczniak

President & Chief Executive Officer, University of Arizona Foundation

Vice President of Development and Chief Development Officer, University of Arizona

John-Paul Roczniak was named head of the University of Arizona Foundation and the university’s fundraising efforts in 2016, following nine years of service to the UA. In his previous role as senior vice president of principal giving and planned gifts, Roczniak built relationships with top donors and played a pivotal role in the successful launch of the $1.5B Arizona NOW campaign. Planned for eight years, Arizona NOW ended two years ahead of schedule when it exceeded its goal. A total of $1.59 billion raised made it the largest campaign in UA history. Roczniak’s 20-year career in higher education fundraising began at the University of Connecticut Foundation

Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq.

President of Daisy Jenkins & Associates

Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq., is the President of Daisy Jenkins & Associates, specializing in Human Resources consulting and executive and developmental coaching. She is a Senior Advisor with the THEO Executive Group, headquartered in Irving, TX, and a retired Raytheon Company executive.

Community affiliations include The University of Arizona (UA) Foundation Board of Trustees, Pima County Healthcare Benefits Board of Trustees, Tucson Airport Authority, UA James E. Rogers College of Law Board of Visitors, the UA Black Community Council, and Board of the African American Museum of Southern Arizona.

Jenkins has been married to Fred C. Jenkins, Jr. for 56 years and has two sons and a host of wonderful grandchildren.

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Alfredo Prince

Senior Media Consultant at Cox Media

Alfredo has been a resident of Southern Arizona since 1968. He began his career in Advertising with El Imparcial publications and has been in the Media industry since 1993. While helping local business grow, He was recruited by Cox Media in 1998 where he has been the recipient of seven winners circle honors and continues to consult with local business on marketing and advertising solutions.

Richard Davis

Shareholder, Mesch Clark & Rothschild
Richard Davis is a shareholder in the law firm of Mesch Clark and Rothschild. Richard is active in the Community and has served on a number of charitable boards over the years. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Arizona.  

William “Bill” Ponder

Museum Development, Government Relations & Non-Profit Consultant

After retiring from a career that included State and local government leadership roles and investment banking in the public sector, Bill is now consulting in those same fields. He is  also a shareholder in a biodiesel/biomass renewable energy firm. Bill is active in both the Tucson and Phoenix community and has served on a many charitable boards over the years. He studied science and mathematics at the USAF Academy and earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Arizona.  

  • Collier Hill
  • Greg Pivirotto
  • Jeffrey Sawyer

Our Advisory Board

  • Kimberlee Avant
  • Amber Clark
  • Doreen Davis
  • Marlys Deen
  • Velvia Evans
  • Joyce Green
  • Jimmy Hart
  • Larry Hecker
  • Felicia Jackson
  • Joe Jackson
  • Tina L. Johnson
  • Rosanne Neal
  • Tony Penn
  • Delano Price
  • Jacque Price
  • Brenton Robinson
  • Kent D. Rollins
  • Tani Sanchez
  • Aalia Shaheed
  • Sadie Shaw
  • Scott Thompson
  • Beverly Willis
  • Anthony J. Wingate

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Museum Location
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    Student Union Room 244

    (1303 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719)
    Park in the 2nd Street Garage

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