Michael Brasher, Chief Executive Officer
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.
Christofer Crull, Program Manager
Christofer is a native Arizonan who has spent over a decade in nonprofit work. He graduated from Coe College with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. He has spent his career advocating for social justice for marginalized groups here in the state of Arizona and across the nation.
As the Program & Volunteer Manager of Boys to Men Tucson, Christofer 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.
Frank Velásquez Jr, Director of Operations
A racial equity and social justice advocate, Frank Velásquez Jr. leads and collaborates with passion, authenticity and an open mind. He connects to the stories that make each of us who we are and the stories that connect us to one another. He brings local and national attention to the inequities that people of color face through his economic advancement work in Southern Arizona.
Frank is a part-time Support Coordinator with Boys to Men Tucson. When he is not helping to support and advance our mission to promote healthy intergenerational manhood, Frank is working to help launch a multi-service self-sufficiency center at YWCA Southern Arizona.
Alex Romo Smith, ASU Social Work Intern
South Tucson local and self-proclaimed foodie, Alejandro (Alex) Romo is an ASU graduate student intern working on his Master of Social Work licensure in Tucson. As a first-generation Mexican American, Alex has a profound interest in giving back to his local community and instilling the value and power of Spanish and other languages to anyone who’ll listen. He enjoys drawing and practicing piano in his free time and is a die-hard Final Fantasy fan. He aims to attain his MSW in 2023 with a focus in psychotherapy to become a school social worker in local Tucson schools.
Daniel Norris, ASU Social Worker Intern
Daniel moved to Tucson over 4 years ago from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For the past three years he has worked in behavioral health, with a focus on substance abuse. When he’s not working with Boys to Men, or studying at school, You can find Daniel working on motorcycles in his garage, hiking on Mt. Lemon, or playing golf with friends. Daniel is passionate about helping teens walk through difficult life circumstances, and wishes to open his own non-profit for teens transitioning out of correctional facilities in the near future. He is currently on track to graduate from Arizona State University with his Bachelors of Social Work this spring! Following graduation, He intends to pursue his masters at ASU and eventually work as a therapist in a residential treatment setting.
Adan Fernandez, 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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