Michael Brasher, Executive Director
Michael has a career working in the fields of gender justice, conflict and peace-making, and non-profit leadership. After completing his Master's degree in transnational anti-violence strategies, he transitioned to a Domestic Violence organization in Arizona where he helped to build an innovative prevention program aimed at organizing men to end Gender-Based Violence. He is currently completing a PhD in Political Geography that focuses on masculinity, social change, and violence prevention.
As the Executive Director of Boys to Men Tucson, Michael oversees this healthy masculinity mentorship non-profit that focuses on working with teenaged boys in middle and high schools across Southern Arizona.
He continues to provide trainings, workshops, and presentations on men's role in promoting healthy communities to college campuses, professional organizations, and grassroots movements.
Landyn Lewis, Program & Volunteer Coordinator
Landyn is a native Tucsonan who has non-profit experience from being a Program Director of a junior golf program in Southern AZ as a PGA Professional. He will graduate this Fall from the University of Arizona, with a Bachelors Degree in General Studies with an emphasis in Sports & Society.
As the Program & Volunteer Coordinator of Boys to Men Tucson, Landyn assists Michael Brasher in communicating with volunteer mentors, the boys and their families, school staff, and community partners, along with data collection, marketing, social media platforms, monthly newsletters, and website edits.
Armando Alicia, Americorp Intern
Armando is a student at Pima CC studying Education and Music and hopes to be a choir teacher or health teacher in the future. He has a passion for music, the environment, and helping others.He was in Boys To Men in Highschool, and ever since his goal is to effect as many people, in a positive way, that he can.
Adam Cerami, ASU Social Worker Intern
Adam is a Master of Social Work (MSW) student specializing in direct practice with children, youth, and families. He is interning with Boys to Men after having facilitated a boys circle at Roskruge School last academic year. Adam has 3 years of professional experience facilitating behavioral health support groups focused on fostering healthy masculinity among adult men. His work provided insight into the adverse conditions that impact the emotional and behavioral health of boys and men, and inspired him to become a mentor to adolescent boys in the community.
Ricky Sanchez, ASU Social Worker Intern
Born in Yuma, Arizona, raised in San Luis, Arizona. Son of an immigrant's family and raised in the agriculture life. At 21 years old, Ricky enlisted in the Navy as a Damage Controlman. He severed for 7 years. After the military, he became a 6G pipe welder and Ironworker. At 42 years old, decided to give back to the community and help young men to find their voice; so they can advocate for themselves. He is completing a BSW and MSW at ASU so he can advocate for people.
Mick Salik, ASU Social Worker Intern
Mick is a graduate student intern who will be earning his master’s degree in social work (MSW) this spring. He has lived in Tucson for over 20 years and considers this city his home. He received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Northern Arizona University in 2013. He has several years of experience working in behavioral health settings as well as caregiving agencies serving individuals with developmental disabilities. As a student intern with Cholla High School, Mick hopes to foster a sense of community and resilience with youth through Boys to Men.
Kevin Vo, Americorp Intern
Kevin has spent his past four years living in Tucson, studying at the University of Arizona, and received his Bachelor's Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He also enjoys Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in his free time and has worked to share his passion for this martial art with the youth in Tucson. His efforts to integrate social and emotional skills into martial arts within behavioral health support groups have led him to his hopes to mentor the adolescence living in Tucson through Boys to Men.
Board of Directors
Arnie Adler Amalia Luxardo
Manuel Gadea Teresa Tellez
Mark Hansen Catherine Tornbom
Steve Hopkins Dan Westerburg
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