Board and Staff

Open Inn is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization established in the State of Arizona. The Executive Director directs the organization’s administration and reports to Open Inn’s Board of Directors, which is comprised of community professionals and parents.

JUDY TOCCO, PRESIDENT

Judy founded Tocco Financial Services in 2005.  As owner of the firm, she is responsible for the strategic direction and fulfillment of the Tocco Financial Services’ philosophy.  Her primary focus is on growing TFS into a highly successful, regionally recognized, financial services firm with a staff of seasoned senior financial planners, junior wealth advisors and highly qualified and motivated support staff.

For the 20 years prior to opening Tocco Financial Services, Judy was the General Manager and Vice President in charge of client investments for a large Tucson-based financial institution.  Since that time, Judy has provided unprecedented, professional management and financial planning services to clients, operating with the utmost integrity and focus on high quality, personalized service.

Judy is a native Tucsonan and mother to one son, Evan King.  Judy graduated with a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management and is a CFP professional.  She enjoys golfing, relaxing in her pool on weekends and enjoying a 4 hour drive to her home in Pinetop, Arizona when she can get away.

LUCINDA ABRIL, VICE PRESIDENT

Lucinda recently retired after serving the City of Tucson for 29 years.  26 of those years were spent in the Community Services Department where her skills and expertise in Federal Grant Administration resulted in significant improvements to the City’s Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Programs.  During her tenure she worked closely with non-profit organizations to deliver quality services to low and moderate-income families and individuals.  This experience combined with her special interest in homeless services led to her most notable accomplishment.  Since 1996, Lucinda worked tirelessly with the Tucson Planning Council for the Homeless to secure additional funding and further develop the continuum of services for Tucson’s most vulnerable citizens.  Lucinda’s continued interest in homeless services and her compassion for children have brought her to Open Inn where she hopes to use her skills and experience to support the agency’s work and further develop its potential.

BRAD ROACH, TREASURER

Brad Roach is the founder of Roach Law Firm, a busy private law practice in Tucson.  Brad is an alumnus of the University of Arizona where he obtained Juris Doctorate of Law and Masters of Economics Degrees.  He has served as Deputy Pima County Attorney where he was active in prosecuting domestic violence crimes, sexual offenses, and crimes against children in Pima County.  Mr. Roach also serves as adjunct faculty at the UA College of Law, is active in the State Bar of Arizona, volunteers with the Battered Immigrant Women’s Project, and is founder and acting Board Member of the non-profit philanthropic organization, Attorneys Benefiting Children.

Upon being invited to join the Board of Directors, Brad said “I am honored to have been asked to be a part of Open Inn’s Board of Directors.  The work that this organization does is invaluable to our community and helps a population of our kids who are too often overlooked.  I look forward to helping in any way I can to further Open Inn’s goals!”

SONIA MCREYNOLDS, SECRETARY

After 21 years, Sonia McReynolds retired from Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital in 1999 and now enjoys competitive running and spending time with her husband and 18 year-old son.  She is active in the community and, since 2003, has coordinated a group of volunteers at Most Holy Trinity Parish who prepare 450 meals for homeless people every month.  She also volunteers with healthcare, civic service, congregational, and sports organizations in Southern Arizona.  Her deep roots in the community, charismatic personality, experience, and compassion for Arizona’s youth and families provide valuable insight and leadership for Open Inn.

SONJA BURKHALTER

Sonja has been the Executive Director of Northland Family Help Center since May 2005. Prior to this position Sonja was the Program Director for the Alternatives Center for Family Based Services, a satellite program of Tucson-based Open Inn, Inc. Residing in Flagstaff since 1998, Sonja has over 14 years experience working in human services. She has worked with adults with developmental disabilities, children in a day care setting, high-risk/at-risk youth, detained and adjudicated youth, and women survivors of domestic violence. Raised in northeast Pennsylvania, she holds a BA in Psychology from Lycoming College and a MA in Education from Lindenwood University.


RIEMKE BRAKEMA - Bio coming soon…

DIANA KAI - Bio coming soon…


Open Inn’s Leadership Team

KENNETH McKINLEY, INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Bio coming soon…

Nancy L. Panico, Special Projects Manager

Jill Hurt, Controller

Laura Bedient, Program Operations Manager

Kenny Coddie, CJA/Truancy/DVAC/Outreach Program Director

Vivien Mann, Turning Point Youth Center Program Director

John Orr, Independent Living Services Program Director

Shawn Niece-Pendergast, Alternatives Center for Family-Based Services Program Director

Kim Tellez, Cochise County Children’s Center Program Director