At Civitan, we have assembled a team of well-trained, highly experienced, passionate people dedicated to enhancing the lives and expanding opportunities available to individuals with developmental disabilities. Along with over 200 capable and caring staff members, and an additional 100+ annual volunteers, Civitan’s leadership team enables us to pioneer programming and advance the field-wide approach to providing holistic, lifelong services designed to elevate the quality of life to individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages, while also meeting the immediate needs of our members and their families.
MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Chief Executive Officer
After serving the organization for countless years in a volunteer capacity, in 2001 Dawn Trapp founded and was elected the first Executive Director of what is now known as the Civitan Foundation, Inc. Since that time, Dawn has transformed Civitan from a single-service, single-location volunteer organization to a multi-faceted enterprise which offers countless programs and services to individuals with developmental disabilities throughout the state of Arizona. Dawn’s strong business background and forward thinking capabilities enabled her to provide Civitan with the vision and strategic planning necessary to expand and enhance growth of the organization by two-hundred percent, providing state-of-the-art education, employment, habilitation and respite services to the disabled community. She is a strong leader in the nonprofit world, and is an active volunteer, fundraiser, community collaborator, board member, and successful entrepreneur. Dawn is fueled by a tireless passion and vision for Civitan and the individuals we serve, and is constantly seeking out ways to propel the organization forward.
Director of HR & Program Services
Director of Employment Services
Kimberly M. Jensen-Columbia
Director of Development & Marketing
Finance & Accounting Manager
Employment Services Coordinator
Creative Arts Coordinator
Thrift Store Manager