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Chris Newhouse, ACC

President, Oro Valley

Chris is an Executive and Leadership coach certified by the Hudson Institute of Coaching in 2019 and an ICF ACC credentialed coach since 2021. Chris has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Columbia University, and a B.S. in Engineering Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Chris has worked in the Medical Diagnostics industry for over 20 years in diverse roles spanning Research, Product Development, and Marketing.
Chris has gained practical experience in cultural adaptation through living in four states, and three countries. Chris has elected to maintain his corporate career in parallel with coaching to stay in touch with the day-today challenges that executives face in our current VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) business environment. Beating cancer has also given Chris the very personal experience of what it is like to make big lifestyle changes.
Chris currently lives with his family in Oro Valley near Tucson, AZ, but serves clients from around the world.

Betsy Dokakis, ACC

Vice President / President-Elect, Gilbert

Betsy Dokakis, President of B2B HR Consulting, brings decades of high-level and diverse HR generalist experience in Human Resources to companies prior to becoming a certified Executive and Professional Coach.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her clients helping executives, managers, and leaders from a wide range of industries to effectively lead their teams and organizations or grow individually as a leader.  She focuses on increasing leadership performance and managerial strengths by evaluating gaps and building skills and capabilities to achieve the client’s desired outcomes that have a positive impact on the individual, organization, and bottom line.

Prior to B2B HR Consulting, she provided Executive HR Leadership, overseeing the planning and implementation of HR initiatives and coaching opportunities from Executive level to staff for prior organizations she supported.  

Over her 20 plus-year career, Dokakis has managed the HR function to include coaching in small to mid-size companies in industries including healthcare, manufacturing, high tech, Bio tech, semiconductor, insurance, and early stage start up environments. Her areas of expertise include compliance and best practices, HR infrastructure, policy and procedure development and implementation, and Executive and Professional Coaching.

With a Masters in Organization Development, a Bachelor of Science in Organization Behavioral Leadership, and as a certified Executive and Professional Coach, Dokakis has a proven track record of building companies’ leadership capabilities.   Aligning with the company’s strategic direction, she brings her results-orientation to talent acquisition and retention, culture integration, organization development, executive coaching and delivery of customer-focused HR services and programs to improve employee engagement and organization effectiveness. 

Dokakis is passionate about family and community and has volunteered her deep expertise to support non-profits and mentor small business owners.

Lori Raggio

Immediate Past President, Goodyear

Lori Raggio, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR, Founder and CEO of Inspire Greatness Coaching and Consulting, LLC, serves as the creation catalyst, soul activist, and intuitive transformation alchemist helping women leaders and entrepreneurs remove their armor, find their authentic self, and live aligned with their passion and purpose.

Lori is a compassionate, strategic, innovative, and results oriented leadership and life coach; human capital consultant; transformational retreat leader and best-selling author with over 25 years of progressive experience in private and public fast paced entrepreneurial growth organizations. Lori has coach certifications in Conversational Intelligence; Intelligent Leadership; Narrative Coaching; Integrative Development; and Team Coaching. Lori co-created the coaching component of the new Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute at Towson University Maryland and is one of twelve founding coaches for the Coaching Collective.

Lori serves on three boards of nonprofit organizations that have missions that align with her goal to support organizations and individuals to thrive in their greatness.

Lori is a lifelong learner, powered by purpose, driven by insatiable curiosity with a passion to build a better community one conversation at a time.

Jomar Reschreiter, PCC

Outreach & Partnerships Director, Scottsdale

As a co-founder of The 1 Reset, a transformational self-leadership development coaching company, Jomar specializes in reshaping company cultures, promoting work-life balance, and guiding teams towards thriving outcomes. Her mission is to empower leaders and infuse workplaces with passion and joy, shifting leaders and their teams from being stuck and stagnant to embracing growth and purpose in both work and life. With over 25 years of diverse experiences as a leader in nonprofit and as an executive in the hospitality industry across the USA and China, Jomar brings cultural insights and firsthand familiarity with the demands of challenging work environments.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Jomar has served for over 10 years as the Committee Chair and President of PEO International Chapter BM, promoting the advancement of women. She is the recipient of the World Changer Award from the International Rescue Committee. Alongside her coaching commitments, you'll find her exploring the world with her three boys, managing a bustling household of critters, and mastering the art of bread making.

Jomar is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Positive Intelligence Coach, Energy Leadership Master Practitioner, and Certified Core Dynamics Coach.

Melissa Chapman

Treasurer,  Phoenix

Melissa Chapman is known for being a dynamic community-builder and has lived in Phoenix since 2018. Since launching her company in January of 2021, she has worked with dozens of organizations on ways to reconnect with each individual’s value and how to leverage that to build a stronger and more trusting environment. As a result, she has seen positive transformational change within these organizations – from employee satisfaction and work product to revenue and profitability.

Melissa has served on multiple boards, both nationally and locally over the last 15 years on a volunteer basis. As a business owner and employer of others, she understands the importance of fiduciary responsibility. Without proper accounting, the chapter will not continue to grow which is the ultimate goal.

Rebekah Keizer, PCC

Secretary, Glendale

Rebekah is a Life Coach specializing in strengths based coaching with family caregivers and parents. She completed her coach training from the Institute for Life Coach Training in 2016 and became a Board Certified Coach with the Center for Education and Credentialing. She became an ICF credentialed coach at the PCC level in 2023. Rebekah has a MA in Health Psychology from Northern Arizona University. Rebekah does coaching with her company, RK Lifecoach and for a telehealth company. She has championed caregivers of all ages for the past 21 years and especially enjoys the creativity and outside of the box thinking that is a part of coaching.

 Rebekah lives in Glendale, AZ with her husband and three daughters. She enjoys hiking and stretching her body and mind as a runner.

Melanie Polk, PCC

Communications & Marketing Director, Paradise Valley

Melanie Polk, MBA, PCC, brings over 25 years of senior-level management and leadership experience working with leaders in diverse industries, including entertainment, high-tech, and education. Melanie’s blend of experience as a corporate leader, executive coach, facilitator, speaker, and qualitative researcher have helped her clients make transformative shifts.

Clients include leaders at Disney, Bloomingdale’s, Amazon, Sephora, US Foods, Abbott Labs, Banner Health, and Rice University’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders.

Melanie is a highly effective and insightful communicator. Her style is described as creative, energetic, articulate, and collaborative – with a healthy dose of humor for good measure! She believes a successful coaching engagement comes out of a trusted partnership with clients that provides the right amount of challenge as they seek some type of change or growth.

Prior to her work as an executive coach, Melanie launched Bright House Marketing in 2000, a successful marketing consultancy working with companies to develop cross-platform marketing strategies.

Deanna Maddox

Member Experience Director, Glendale

Deanna Maddox is a Certified Life Coach, focusing on the person who has experienced a great change in their life and now needs to pause, reassess, and move forward. She has experienced many of these life changes firsthand, such as a job layoff, career changes, and an empty nest, to name just a few. She believes that it is never too late to make positive changes in life and move forward in the face of challenges.
Deanna is an on-going student of the enneagram and utilizes it to help her clients learn a deep  understanding of their own motives, values, core beliefs, and the patterns that show up in their lives. As a life coach, it is one of Deanna’s top goals to establish a safe, trusting, environment with clients in order for that person to bravely explore all of the complexities of making positive changes in their own life, therefore creating a ripple effect of positivity to their families, jobs, and communities.  

Elle Cronin, PCC

Professional Development Director,  Chandler

Elle Cronin is a seasoned Mentor Coach and Leadership Trainer with over 15 years of expertise in talent development and employee engagement. Her extensive operations management and human resources background uniquely positions her to identify and nurture talent into high-performing leadership teams. Her commitment to teaching smart decision-making and creative problem-solving skills is a testament to her dedication to empowering managers to achieve sustainable positive change within their teams.

Beyond her leadership coaching proficiency, Elle is a certified Real Colors Trainer, skillfully bridging temperament theory to real-life applications in an enjoyable and easily understandable manner. Moreover, Elle holds prestigious accreditations, including a PCC and a PHR credential, further validating her expertise and commitment to excellence in her field.
Elle's life mission revolves around fostering awareness of diverse perspectives and embracing the many ways of thinking to ensure that all voices are heard and accepted. She graciously shares her own journey to inspire others to share theirs too.

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