Arizona Staff and Board

Arizona Staff

Kimberly Trichel, Executive Director, (480) 282-3011

Kimberly joined HopeKids Arizona in 2015 ​from her most recent position as​ the Director of Community Relations & Charitable Giving for the Fiesta Bowl, which is a non-profit organization that has been hosting the Fiesta Bowl since 1971 in the Valley of the Sun and has given millions of dollars to non-profit organizations throughout Arizona.

A Maryland native, Kimberly spent 14 years in Arizona working in professional hockey before the transition to the Fiesta Bowl. At the Arizona (Phoenix) Coyotes, Trichel had the opportunity to work in Community Relations and then was named the Executive Director of Coyotes Charities in 2012. This is when she was introduced to HopeKids​ Arizona​. Kimberly and her husband Brandon reside in Mesa with their five girls, Chloe, Hannah, Lily, Emma, and Olivia. They all volunteered and supported HopeKids Arizona for 4 years before joining HopeKids and Kimberly loves spreading the message of Hope to all of our families, donors and volunteers.

Angie Abfalter, Program Manager, (480) 201-7396

Angie and her family moved to sunny Arizona in November 2015 from Minnesota.  And no, she does not miss the cold one bit! Angie was on staff with HopeKids Minnesota and is excited to continue serving HopeKids families here in Arizona.  

Angie married her college sweetheart, Jeremy, in 2001 and there has not been a dull moment since! They live in Chandler with their three children,  Jada, Luke and Parker.  Angie has a huge heart for children with unique needs and is the proud mom of a child with autism.  She considers it an honor to serve HopeKids families and fill their lives with joy, laughter and hope.

In her free time Angie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, drinking coffee and eating anything chocolate.

Andrea Lewis, Family and Community Manager, (602) 317-1511

Andrea is an Arizona native and grew up in the Scottsdale area. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. She has been involved in the nonprofit community for the past five years and has served as the School and Community Partnership Liaison at notMYkid and most recently as Program Director at The Miracle League of Arizona. 

In her free time, Andrea enjoys going to the movies, playing board games, and reading. Andrea volunteered with HopeKids for five years before joining the staff and loves to serve the kids and their families in an even greater capacity as the Family and Community Manager.


State Board Members

Jolyn Andrews
Owner, Get Your Body Back Fitness and HopeKids Mom

Brian DelGhiaccio
Vice President -­ Investor Relations, Republic Services

Brian Egan
Vice President – Wealth and Private Banking Regional Manager, Johnson Bank

Jamie Fell
Director of Sales – 10XSports

Tara Kreizenbeck
Vice President – Corporate Controller, Inventure Foods

Abe Lindman
Administrator – Banner Desert Surgery Center

Paige Lund
General Manager – Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

Ryan Woon
Owner – DDW Partners Auto Sales LLC