• Create a more cohesive community among patients and families of those affected by all bleeding disorders.
  • Foster relationships with political leaders to maintain access to quality healthcare for all patients in the bleeding disorder community.
  • Cultivate leadership roles among the community through youth leadership and adult mentoring programs.
  • Daniel Lust, Secretary
  • Christian Escalante
  • Jim Garrett

Board of Directors

  • Angel Ibarra (2013)
  • Laura Smith (2014)
  • Carol Calhoun (2015)
  • Sawsam Zamzeer (2016)
  • Mike Miller
  • Chris Gurton
  • Tim Pennick


The Cascade Foundation of Southern Arizona, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, was formed to provide a local network of resources for the bleeding disorder community in Southern Arizona.  We are proud to work in collaboration with the Arizona Hemophilia Association in an effort to provide a wide range of programs and services to the entire state of Arizona.

The board of directors is comprised of local business professionals and community leaders who volunteer their efforts so that your generous donations can be utilized to fully fund the programs and services we support in the community.

Please let us know how we can help you or improve our services to the community.

  • ​Develop awareness among the medical community and public at large.
  • Support medical research for a cure.
  • Provide continuing education for patients and families.

Associate Board Members

  • Jay Guyot
  • Terry Sullivan
  • Johnny Helenbolt
  • ​Freddie Martinez
  • George Bon
  • Chris Gurton, President
  • Brandon Blair, Vice President
  • Christine Horvath, Treasurer

Educational Scholarship Winners

If you would like to learn more about our foundation, we are happy to provide copies of our
​board meeting minutes and financial statements upon request. Contact us


  • Kevin Kaplan