Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

About Us


The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (Previously The Governor’s Office For Children, Youth and Families) has transitioned through several Administrations promoting efforts to improve the lives of all our citizens by providing resources and promoting citizen engagement.

Today the office is dedicated to achieving the vision of Governor Doug Ducey of strong, healthy and connected families.


Arizona’s youth and families will become healthier, educated and more productive citizens.


We create a brighter future for youth and families by providing Arizona with programming, resources and expertise.
The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) is staffed by individuals dedicated to improving the lives of all individuals in our state and our communities with each staff member having and expertise in one or more of the following issue areas:

  • Substance Abuse Prevention and Drug Education
  • Human Trafficking
  • Violence Prevention
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Faith and Community Initiatives
  • Community Service and Volunteerism
  • AmeriCorps
  • Youth Service

To achieve our mission GOYFF convenes and staffs the following Commissions, Councils, Partnerships, Task Forces and Work Groups:

  • Arizona Human Trafficking Council
  • Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission
  • Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention
  • Arizona Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Tool Kit Task Force
  • Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership
  • Arizona Substance Abuse Task Force
  • Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment
  • Commission To Prevent Violence Against Women
  • Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism
  • Governor’s Youth Commission
  • Substance Abuse Epidemiology Work Group
Contact Information & Staff Listing

Maria Cristina Fuentes

Director, Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith Family

Tonya Hamilton

Deputy Director Operations

Shelley Baudean

Program Administrator - ASPIRE

Lindsey Cotton

AmeriCorps VISTA

Nikki Green

Program Administrator

Myriah Mhoon

Program Administrator
602 542-3495

Alexandra O'Hannon

Program Administrator
602 542-5483

Steve Selover

Program Administrator

Bob Shogren

AmeriCorps, Director

Amanda Webb

AmeriCorps VISTA - Violence Prevention

John Raeder III

Deputy Director Legislation

Samuel Burba

Communications Director

Diane Dudley

AmeriCorps Program Administrator

Randy George 

AmeriCorps Training Specialist

Annette McGuern

Executive Assistant

Terrilyn Miller

Faith and Community Initiatives, Director
602-542 1798

Sonya Pierce-Johnson

Program Administrator

Reanae Shepherd

Accounts Payable

Jenna Shroyer

Program Administrator