Who We Are

Our History

Northwest Valley Connect was founded in 2014 by a group of committed leaders who saw a huge need in providing transportation in northwest Maricopa County. Founding board and support included leadership from Sun Health Foundation, Benevilla.

Our Team

Alisa Chatinsky

Alisa Chatinsky

Interim Executive Director

Shannon Armstrong

Shannon Armstrong

Associate Director

Kathy Mindling

Kathy Mindling

Scheduling & Call Center Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

Julie Partridge-Kent, MSW

Board Chair

Social Worker
Surprise School District

Courtney Allen, MS

Board Vice Chair

Vice President of Program Operations, Benevilla

Debbie Gross


CEO, Home Instead

Anthony Valencia


CFO, Benevilla


Kayoni Hughes
Masters’ Student, ASU

Jeannine Kincade
Retail Banking Manager, Great Western Bank

Connie McMillin
Community Volunteer

Allison Wisniewski
Americorp Veteran Services, NAU