Natalia Mihilli, President
“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 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, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Valley Young Professionals, and Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Board. 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.
Daniel J. Mullen
Dan is a Financial Services Representative with MassMutual Financial Group. Originally from St. Charles, a suburb of Chicago, Dan finds it exciting to be a part of an organization that is dedicated to giving back, providing hope, and improving healthcare for thousands of children each and every year. In addition to Emerging Leaders, Dan is a member of Phoenix Children’s Hospital Leadership Circle, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Planned Giving Advisory Committee, Special Olympics Arizona, and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Young Valley Professionals. Dan is a graduate of the University of Iowa.
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.
Maia is an Experienced Manager with Grant Thornton LLP. Maia says that being a mom is her number one inspiration to lead, give, and serve. She is happy to support Phoenix Children’s because she is confident the hospital provides a wealth of expertise, education and comfort for the families that are in need. In addition to participating in various events for family and friends, Maia is also a member of Phoenix Children’s Hospital Leadership Circle. She received a Bachelor of Liberal Studies from Arizona State University.
Hailing from Michigan, Jenna is a proud Arizona State Sun Devil, where she studied Family and Human Development. Jenna is a Recruiting Coordinator at Carvana and says that if a cereal described her personality, it would most definitely be Honey Nut Cheerios. She is a self-proclaimed busy bee – ambitious and gets things done. Jenna loves playing bingo with the patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and says that the kids inspire her each and every day.
Natalie Pomeroy, Secretary
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 Development Coordinator of 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 is an entrepreneur and investor focused on building companies in the energy and natural resources sectors. He is the Founder of Millennials for Mental Health Awareness, a non-profit dedicated to provide resources and support for those with mental illnesses, primarily focusing on college students, young professionals and U.S. Veterans. Jon began his focus on entrepreneurship while studying at Barrett, The Honors College at ASU and at The London School of Economics, where he double majored in Finance and Marketing.
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 and students pursuing health-related degrees. In addition to her involvement with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Emerging Leaders, Lindsay is a contributing writer to the news publication Nonprofit Quarterly and 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 Affairs with emphasis on 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.
“If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.”
Aaron is a serial entrepreneur and Arizona native. His start ups have included mobile apps, exporting, real estate, software and consumer goods companies. He majored in Philosophy with a minor in Political Science at ASU (Go Devils!), and is active in Arizona politics. Aaron became involved with PCH in order to help brighten the days of kids who have to miss out on so much while hospitalized. When he is not playing sports or swing dancing, he enjoys volunteering with PCH patients as much as possible and is always amazed by how much one can learn about life from 7 year olds!