Talent Acquisition Manager
Because Lisa and her husband Rick have a passion for being physically active, she started a community event, "Merry Morrison Ranch 5k" in 2016. Lisa felt this was an excellent opportunity for community involvement, inspiring neighborhood relationships, and to raise money for a worthy cause. This annual event takes place around the holidays with the race path taking place around her neighborhood. The run has been very successful and averages approximately 300 runners, but still continues to grow every year. She and Rick do all of the fundraising for the race and the proceeds go to MORIAH.
Brett Bernstein *Founder & Volunteer Executive Director MORIAH Cooperative, Inc.
Co-founders, Brett and Sheri, have two wonderful sons, Andrew and Joshie, to whom they cherish. Having experienced great uncertainty as relates to their youngest son's development, the Bernstein's struggled to navigate a system in which a child without a definable diagnosis, was unable to get the requesite services to help him to maximize his potential. Applying early intervention services, especially for children without the financial means to afford such services became the impetus for starting MORIAH.
Prior to establishing MORIAH, Brett earned Bachelor of Science Degrees in Business Administration in Finance and Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona. After consulting for IBM and PeopleSoft Corporation, Brett founded Helio Group, an information technology consulting practice that served Fortune 500 customers. Brett's entrepreneurial endeavors continued with the founding and developing of a clinical research informatics software business supporting NIH funded clinical research studies. Brett serves as a Board member of Pardes Jewish Day School and formerly as a member of the Executive Committee.
Sheri S. Bernstein, M.Ed.
Founder & Advisor
MORIAH Cooperative, Inc.
Sheri started her career over 20 years ago, focused on empowering students with a robust educational foundation for future growth. As an educator, Sheri sought out individualized learning techniques, specifically tailored for the students learning styles. After spending a decade raising her boys, Sheri wanted to focus her attention again on helping children to maximize their potential. Sheri received a Masters degree with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA therapy) to do just that.
Co-founders, Brett and Sheri, have two wonderful sons, Andrew and Joshie, to whom they cherish. Having experienced great uncertainty as relates to their youngest son's development, the Bernstein's struggled to navigate a system in which a child without a definable diagnosis, was unable to get the requisite services to help him to maximize his potential. Applying early intervention services, especially for children without the financial means to afford such services became the impetus for starting MORIAH.
The King Approach
President & CEO
Horizon Property Management, LLC
Psychiatrist / Director
Levine & Maybaum, LLP
Jerid is a former member of the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for the Beverly Hills Unified School District overseeing the expenditure of $334 Million in Bond funds to improve the public schools. Jerid served as the chairman of the Legal/Ethics Subcommittee for that entity.
Paradise Valley School District
With a great passion for helping others and maximizing each child's potential, Ali is able to differentiate activities to ensure all children have an equal opportunity to fully participate. MORIAH is an organization that allows children to learn vital social skills and build lasting relationships with peers. Ali is grateful for the opportunity to work with such incredible children and is excited about MORIAH's future.
portfolio of assets valued over $200 million and revenues exceeding $21 million.
Jackson leads a team that is dedicated to providing affordable housing in the
states of Alabama, Arizona and Texas with expansion of the portfolio and as a key
objective. Through his passionate and energetic attitude, Jackson has created
efficient and consistent procedures in the finance functions. In this role, he
oversees all accounting, finance and treasury responsibilities including cash
management, debt financing, equity management and financial reporting.
Since joining Roberts Communities, Jackson has refinanced a debt facility to
reduce the organization’s cost of capital by 50%, created efficient financial
procedures to reduce the month end close process and created financial reports
that are distributed to equity and debt partners monthly. He is a crucial member of
the Roberts Communities’ management team, promoting collaborative and
innovative methods to improve the finance function with an emphasis on
improving operational efficiencies.
Jackson has over 11 years of accounting experience including audit, financial
reporting and corporate accounting. In his experience, he has been instrumental
in an organization’s IPO, securing a $115 million debt facility, producing financial
documents to the SEC including 10-K’s, 10-Q’s and 8-K’s, overseeing debt and
equity, as well as managing and projecting organizational cash flows.
Jackson is passionate about mentoring aspiring and young professionals. In a
collaborative effort, he has initiated an apprenticeship program between
accounting students at Arizona State University and local businesses to facilitate
working relationships and developing skills in a professional setting.
Jackson graduated cum laude from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s
degree in accounting.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
General Manager, Individual Segment
dedicated to reducing the uninsured rate by providing affordable health coverage
to individual and families purchasing insurance directly. In this role, he oversees
all aspects of the segment including sales, product development enrollment,
marketing, member services, claims and finance.
Since joining BCBSAZ in 2009, Jeff has been a driving force behind the
company’s financial growth, product development, member experience, and
partnerships. He is a pivotal member of the BCBSAZ leadership team, fostering
innovation and collaboration to provide financial and strategic direction in the
changing healthcare landscape.
Jeff is passionate about community involvement. As the chair of the Greater
Phoenix Chamber Foundation and a leader on the Phoenix Forward Health Care
Leadership Council, Jeff has driven numerous community initiatives to improve
the health of the Arizona community. As a result of his efforts to initiate Wellness
AtoZ, a community program aimed at making Arizona a destination for healthy
living, Jeff was recognized with the first David Bruno Award for distinguished
service by the Greater Phoenix Chamber.
He also promotes BCBSAZ’s mission to improve health by being an active
member of Arizona’s running community.
Jeff graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in
mathematics and quantitative economics. He is a Fellow of the Society of
Enterprise Leasing Company
Vice President, Arizona Group
After graduating from Portland State University with a degree in Accounting, Tim began his career with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 1997 as a Staff Accountant in Portland, Oregon. Throughout Tim's career with Enterprise, he has worked in many different states and operations, including North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, and now Arizona, increasing his responsibility with each stop. In 2003, Tim passed the Certified Public Accountant Exam (Virginia).
In 2010, Tim accepted the opportunity to become the Controller for Enterprise Holding's in the State of Arizona where he oversees the Business Management, Risk Management, Facilities, and Vehicle Repair Departments. He also works closely with the operational managers to help implement efficiencies, increase revenues, control expenses, and maximize profits. As an active philanthropist in the community, Tim brings nearly two decades of leadership to MORIAH. Tim resides in Scottsdale with his wife Jennifer and their two children.
General Counsel & Director of Operations / Advisor
Sandor Development Company