Natalia Mihilli, President

Natalia Mihilli“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”

As a former patient at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Natalia understands the importance of educating others about the hospital and empowering people to make an impact. A graduate of Arizona State University and University of Phoenix, Natalia currently serves as Senior Business Development Director at the American Heart Association and is also the founder of BBrave.

Jenna L. Biancavilla, Vice President/President Elect

jenna Biancavilla rv300“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Jenna is an independent, comprehensive financial professional. She facilitated the founding of the non-profit organization, The Higher Education Financial Aid Resources Group (The HEFAR Group), through which Jenna spends countless hours personally offering pro-bono expertise and volunteering directly with families. Jenna is a graduate of The University of Arizona and is trained through the community civic group Scottsdale Leadership. She is passionate about volunteering and actively involved with The Junior League of Phoenix, The Financial Planning Association of Greater Phoenix and the ROCKETS committee with the Phoenix Children’s Museum.

Sean E. Ward

“Never, never, never quit.”

Sean is inspired to lead, give, and serve because of his family’s personal experience with Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Sean serves as Vice President of Business Banking for BNC National Bank and is involved with many other groups, including Phoenix Children’s Hospital Leadership Circle, and Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Forum. Sean received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico and a Master’s of Science in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. Sean is the proud father of Chase and Avery.

Daniel J. Mullen

“Be proactive and begin with the end in mind.”

Dan is a Wealth Advisor with MassMutual. His practice focuses on comprehensive financial planning strategies for individuals, families and business owners. Originally from St. Charles, a suburb of Chicago, Dan finds it exciting and rewarding to be a part of an organization that is dedicated to giving back, providing hope, and improving healthcare for thousands of children every year. In addition to Emerging Leaders, Dan is a member of Phoenix Children’s Hospital Planned Giving Advisory Committee, serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Valley Young Professionals and volunteers with Special Olympics Arizona. Dan is a graduate of the University of Iowa- GO HAWKS!

Ronald Roach

Roach“Your perception is your reality.”

Ron serves as Regulatory and Compliance Counsel at HotChalk, Inc. Born in San Diego, CA and raised near Baltimore, MD, Ron is thrilled to return to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Emerging Leaders Board. As a father of three small children, Ron understands the gravity and impact that a visit or stay at the hospital can have. He wants to help make that difficult time as positive and successful as possible. Ron is a graduate of Towson University and received his J.D. from Pepperdine University’s School of Law.


Liz collins

Liz Collins“Never get so busy making a living, that you forget to make a life.”

Liz is a member of an Office Brokerage Team at Cushman & Wakefield. When not at the office, she thoroughly enjoys being involved in the real estate community and has a passion for children’s charities. Along with her PCH involvement, Liz is currently a member of the NAIOP Developing Leaders Steering Committee, ULI Partnership Forum and AzCREW Membership Committee. She recently became a member of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund Young Professionals Steering Committee, a committee supporting Children’s Cancer Research Fund; a non-profit based in Minneapolis that works alongside University of Minnesota Pediatric Oncology Research. She also volunteers with Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Vincent de Paul. Liz is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and has been in Phoenix for almost two years.

Natalie Pomeroy, Secretary

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Allie Paulus

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A recipient of the world-class care at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Allie is passionate about promoting the unique approach to holistic healing and healthcare offered at PCH. Coming from a professional background in sports and behavioral health, Allie joined the Emerging Leaders Board in 2015 and currently serves as the Digital Program Manager for the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of America where she is also an active wish granter. A proud Arizona State University alum, Allie spends her spare time cheering on the Sun Devils, volunteering and hitting the Arizona hiking trails with her canine kid.

Jon Nauert

JPN Headshot 2012 rv2“Genius is perseverance in disguise”

Jonathan P. Nauert is a private investor and entrepreneur primarily focused on the agriculture, energy, consumer and hospitality sectors.
He commenced his entrepreneurial endeavors while studying at Barrett, The Honors College at ASU, where he double majored in Finance and Marketing and at The London School of Economics.
Mr. Nauert is the Founder, Executive Director & Chairman of the Board for Millennials for Mental Health Awareness. In addition, he serves as a Board Member at Phoenix Children’s Hospital (Emerging Leaders), an Ambassador at TGen, and an Advisory Board Member for Mindot. He has lectured at Harvard College on early-stage and lower middle-market investing; and at The Concordia Summit in Bogota on food sustainability.


Lindsay Walker

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“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.”

Lindsay is Assistant Director of Development of Health Initiatives at the ASU Foundation for a New American University, where she identifies and secures philanthropic support for ASU’s health-related initiatives. In addition to her involvement with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Emerging Leaders, Lindsay serves as a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. She holds the CFRE designation by CFRE International, earned her bachelor’s from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Arizona State University and is also a graduate of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, where she received a Master’s in public policy analysis and nonprofit management. Lindsay believes Phoenix Children’s Hospital is an invaluable community asset and is proud to support its mission of providing hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families.

Aaron Gough

“Don’t tell yourself  ‘No’.”

A valley native and entrepreneur, Aaron was drawn to Emerging Leaders by the in-hospital volunteer opportunities available to members.  He’s passionate about spending time with patients in order to help them enjoy their time in the hospital.  A graduate of Arizona State University, he currently runs both a real estate company and software company in Tempe.  He’s also a member of Suns Charities 88 and active in the local political community.