Bonnie Boyce-Wilson, Chair
Retired Social Worker and Community Advocate
Raised in Colorado, received a BA at Colorado State University, Pueblo and Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Denver. Bonnie’s career employment was in the field of child protection, where she worked her way up to serve as Child Welfare Division Director at the Colorado State Dept. of Human Services. She was involved in drafting legislation and working closely with and testifying before the Colorado legislature.
Bonnie has lived in Arizona for 16 years, is active in the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women and has served as Public Policy chair and registered lobbyist with both organizations. She taught at the Master’s level in the graduate schools of social work at ASU and the University of Denver, teaching practice and policy. Bonnie worked for ten years as a Social Worker for Hospice of the Valley. Bonnie considers herself a political activist. She is married with 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She is active in her church and enjoys travel, hiking and ceramics.
Bonnie is a board member for Emerge Arizona and the League of Women Voters. She is a member of the Long Range Planning Committee for Sun City West and chairs the Northwest Valley Community Transportation Stakeholders Group.
Thomas Profico, Vice-Chair
Thomas Profico retired from Sun Cities Area Transit System, Inc. (SCAT Dial-A-Ride), a not for profit Corporation after serving as Executive Director for eight years. As the Director he established a late night return home transportation service from the Emergency Rooms of Boswell and Del Webb Hospitals in Sun City and Sun City West. Upon retiring as Director he served as the Chair on the Board of Directors for five years.
Thomas attended Indiana State College in Indiana, Pennsylvania for two years and then continued at Arizona State University graduating with a B.A. in Sociology. He then served two years as an Ombudsmen for the Orange County Area Agency on Agency in Southern California. Other past experience included operations within two Investment Firms, four years with Kidder Peabody and seven years with Crowell Weedon in Los Angeles. Prior to his position with Sun Cities Area Transit he held a position In the Sears Roebuck accounting center in Phoenix. He has been a resident in the Senior Communities of the Phoenix West Valley for twenty-five years.
Frank E. Joyce, Secretary / Treasurer
Retired Vice President, Human Resources for Joy Mining Machining Company (international)
Frank retired after 32 years in Human Resources management for international companies.
Frank graduated from the University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Education degree and then continued his education toward an MBA at Wayne University and the University of California, Los Angeles. Frank and Annette have been married 58 years and have three children and nine grandsons. Frank has always been involved in community. He was President of the Sun City Grand Bocce Club; Board of Trustees, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System; Board Director, Sun Health; Board Chairman, Planning Committee and Audit Committee for Sun Health. Frank spends his free time golfing, swimming and playing bocce.
Paul Herrmann’s most distinguished role was that of Executive Director of the Sun City Visitors Center from 2002 through 2015. He also served on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging from 2007 to 2009 and as a member of the Surprise Regional Chamber from 2006 to 2012. Most appropriately he was a member of the Sun City 50th Anniversary Committee from 2009 through 2011.
Herrmann is a second generation Sun Citian and moved to Sun City in 2000 with his wife Nancy. In addition to his new role with Northwest Valley Connect he also serves on Sun City’s Sunshine Service Board of Directors and the Board of the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum.
Co-Owner Diamond Look Pool Service & Repair, Scottsdale (Residence, Sun City)
Having been a recent client and rider with NWVC, Dana brings a valued perspective. Dana has taught secondary education (Montana) in subjects English, Art, French. She is a military veteran (US Army, specialty Military Intelligence) and has held positions as a medical editor and grant writing editor at Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple TX; UT MD Anderson Cancer Center at Houston; and Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ. Formal education includes earning a BA from U of M, Missoula, MT (English, Art, French); an MS (Computer Information Systems) from American Technological University, Killeen TX; and a PhD program for Adult Education & Human Resources Development Leadership at Austin, TX. Dana brings to our board of directors the skills in editing of grant applications; sensitivities to multi-ethnic cultures; academic coaching and training skills; marketing skills via meaningful research and presentation of said research. She likes surprises and likes to provide them also—she has a knack of identifying and making known subjects and entities that might otherwise have gone unnoticed.
Executive Vice President of Population Health, Sun Health
As executive vice president of population health, Drago has played a pivotal role in developing and launching several groundbreaking population health-style programs, including the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Care Transitions, Community Education and Memory Care Navigator. Several of these programs have received national recognition for quality and innovation. Drago has more than 20 years of health care experience, including serving as an associate administrator for Boswell Memorial Hospital (now Banner Boswell Medical Center) and Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital (now Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center). She also held the position of vice president of planning services for the former Sun Health hospital system. She earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University, as well as an MBA and a master’s in health services administration.
Joanne Thompson, Chair
President and CEO, Benevilla
Thompson contributes extensive experience as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. A Nevada native, Thomson graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration with the Option in Therapeutic Recreation. As a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with the State of California for seven years, Thomson facilitated programming for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and was responsible for the Recreation Therapy intern program. Thomson also supervised the Recreation Therapists at the Arizona State Hospital and facilitated therapeutic groups in her role as Recreation Therapist III. Thomson currently oversees Benevilla’s programs and operations which include the Life Enrichment Programs, Wirtzie’s Preschool and Childcare, Family Resource Center, Benevilla CARES, and Home Services/Home Delivered Meals.
President and CEO, Sun Health
Ron Guziak is the president and CEO of Sun Health Services and Sun Health Foundation. He leads a unique enterprise that includes a philanthropic community foundation, a real- estate division that owns and operates life care communities and skilled nursing facilities, and the parent company that manages a portfolio of more than $240 million. His 40-year career in non-profit business development, communications and philanthropy is marked by industry-leading programs, philanthropic success and ground-breaking strategic planning. He has also counseled non-profit agencies on strategic planning, board development and major-gift fundraising. A native of Pittsburgh, Guziak has a Bachelor of Science from West Virginia University and a master’s degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.