Anthem Community Council Board of Directors and Executive Staff

Anthem is governed by a seven-member Board that includes three representatives each from the Country Club and Parkside Homeowners' Associations (HOAs), and one from The Village HOA. Each year, an election is held for term-ending Board seats. Individuals are elected to serve three-year terms beginning and ending in April.

All Board members are volunteers and serve the Anthem community at large. The President is the presiding officer at all meetings of the Board. Each April, the Board selects from its members, a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Board oversees the Community Executive Officer, who is responsible for managing the Anthem Community Council and with his or her staff, carrying out the policies and directives established by the Board.

View the Board's strategic priorities. >>

Contact ACC Community Executive Officer Jenna Kohl: jkohl@anthemcouncil.com, 623-742-6050
Contact the Homeowners' Associations: Country Club, Parkside or Village


Board of Directors

 

Roger WillisRoger Willis, President | Country Club Representative

Current term: April 2017-2020

Retired, Management and IT Consultant
B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Purdue University

Roger Willis’ experience on the ACC Utilities Panel and various Anthem Country Club Community Association committees inspired him to run for the ACC Board. Additionally, he serves on the Desert Foothills Land Trust Board of Directors, the Friends of Daisy Mountain Trails committee and advisory boards for Purdue University and CETYS Universidad in Mexico. Roger has lived in Anthem with his wife, Christine, for eight years; they have three children and two grandchildren. Roger’s desire as a Board director is to raise Anthem’s profile in the national media spotlight, earning recognition as a top place to live.

 



Bob McKenzieBob McKenzie, Vice President | Country Club Representative

Current term: April 2015-2018

Retired, CPA and Government Affairs/Political Consultant
B.A. in Political Science; graduate work in economics and national security

Bob McKenzie first moved to Anthem in 2002, and nine years later, he and his wife, Sheryl, made the community their full-time home. Locally, Bob serves or has served as a Board representative on a number of ACC committees, including Community Planning and Development, Fiscal and Resource Management and the Utilities Panel. He is also a member of various Chambers of Commerce, charities and government committees/commissions in the Phoenix Valley and elsewhere. Bob and Sheryl have three children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. As a Board member, he wants to continue advocating for transparency, fiscal responsibility and a commitment to providing recreational activities for all ages.

 


Dino CottonDino Cotton, Secretary | Parkside Representative

Current term: April 2017-2020

Entrepreneur, Business Owner
B.A. in Communications, Arizona State University

An Anthem resident since 2012, Dino Cotton is the newest member to the ACC Board. He has more than a decade of experience in technology recruitment and development. In addition to his role on the Board, where he hopes to strengthen ACC relationships within Anthem and with the City of Phoenix, Dino serves as a coach to his kids' community soccer team. He, his wife Cristina, and their four children feel fortunate to live in an extremely well-run community, where the people are amazing and it’s always 3 degrees cooler than in Phoenix. As a Board director, Dino intends to continue making the right decisions for our community, and to represent Parkside to the best of his ability.

 


Terry MullarkeyTerry Mullarkey, Treasurer | Parkside Representative

Current term: May 2016-April 2018

Retired, Program Executive, IBM Corporation
B.A., National Louis University and Texas A&M University

The newest member of the ACC Board, Terry Mullarkey brings a wealth of professional experience, as well as more than a decade of Anthem residency, to the Board. Previously, he served as chairman of the ACC’s Fiscal and Resource Management Committee; Charitable Giving Coordinator for IBM’s Phoenix location; and president of the Kingston HOA Board in Herndon, Virginia. He currently serves as Missions Committee chairman and an elder at Desert View Bible Church. He and his wife have three grown children and one grandchild. Terry hopes to enhance the value of Anthem for home and business owners, and to ensure the safety of the community.

 


John BalzerJohn Balzer, Director | Village Representative

Current term: April 2015-2018

Retired, Senior Engineer, Lucent Technologies
Two years college in Business Management, L.A. Valley College

When John Balzer closed on his Anthem home in July 1999, he was the 14th homeowner in the new community to do so. During that time, John has served on the PTA at Anthem School, coached youth sports and established himself as a stalwart of the Anthem Neighborhood Watch program, which he has been involved with for nearly a decade. John is the father of four adult boys. The best part of Anthem, in his mind, is the amount of opportunities for youth to grow up and experience so much life in their own neighborhood.

 



Ryan HalleranRyan Halleran, Director | Parkside Representative

Current term: April 2016-2019

Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors
B.S. in Political Communication, University of Washington; J.D., University of Idaho College of Law

An Anthem resident of six years, Ryan Halleran serves in a number of community leadership roles. In addition to the ACC, he serves as president of the Rotary Club of Anthem, founder of the Anthem Young Professionals organization and co-founder/advisor of the Anthem Youth Advisory Council (AYAC). He is also a member of the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce. Ryan and his wife, Jenni, moved to Anthem because of its small-town feel and neighborly camaraderie, and are realizing those benefits as they raise their daughter, Harper. As a Board director, Ryan hopes to further develop the AYAC program, help decide the community’s next major projects, and continue to improve the ACC and its governing Board.

 


Rick KesselmanRick Kesselman, Director | Country Club Representative

Current term: April 2016-2019

Retired, Attorney
B.A., Monmouth University; J.D. Temple University

Rick Kesselman has spent many of his eight years in Anthem giving back. He serves on the Friends of Daisy Mountain Trails committee, Arizona State Committee on Trails, Arizona State Parks Board of Directors, Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation Advisory Board and more. Previously, he served four years on the Anthem Country Club Community Association Board of Directors, including a year as president. Rick and his wife Fran have two children and four grandchildren. In his role as a Board director, Rick’s focus is on maintaining and improving Anthem amenities and maintaining a business-friendly reputation.
 

 


Executive Staff

 

Jenna KohlJenna Kohl, Community Executive Officer (CEO)

B.S. in Political and Environmental Sciences, Drake University; Master's in Public Administration, Northern Illinois University

Jenna has served as the CEO for Anthem since 2010. Prior to her appointment, she was the Assistant Village Manager in Algonquin, Illinois, and worked for DuPage County in the planning department.

Her community involvement includes serving on the Board for the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce, acting as an advisor to the Friends of Daisy Mountain Trails, and serving on the President’s Community Advisory Council for Paradise Valley Community College. She is a graduate of the FBI Citizens’ Academy.

Jenna moved to Arizona for her position with Anthem, and it is her passion and commitment to foster civic engagement, practice sound financial stewardship, promote and model professional, values-based, integrity-driven advocacy of community building here. She is committed to core services, coupled with quality-of-life programs such as public art, the Anthem Youth Advisory Council, and special events that bring residents and businesses together.

Jenna has two sons who attend Boulder Creek High School, and three stepchildren. Along with her husband, Rich, she is an outdoors enthusiast and enjoys road trips, photography, hiking, running, mountain biking, raising money for pancreatic cancer research, and watching her children compete in sports.


Neal Shearer, Community Operations Officer (COO)

B.S. in Social Sciences, Illinois State University; Master's in Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; Executive Management programs at Harvard University and Arizona State University

Neal’s entire professional career has been devoted to public administration and community management. As the COO for the ACC since 2010, he is involved in overseeing operating departments, programs and services; negotiating large-scale service agreements; recommending Board policies; supporting resident committees; and spearheading major capital projects such as Opportunity Way Park, Adventure Playground and Discovery Playground.

Prior to his appointment as COO, he served for twenty years in executive management positions with the City of Scottsdale, including Assistant City Manager for Administrative and Community Services, Human Resources General Manager, Assistant to the City Manager for Intergovernmental Relations and Executive Assistant to the Mayor.

Neal’s personal interests center around family, sports and outside activities with his wife Sherry, and their sons Nate and Zack.   


Doug Greenstein, Community Finance and Administration Officer (CFAO)

B.A. in Economics and Accounting, Rutgers University; M.B.A. in Corporate Finance and Accounting, New York University

Doug served on both the Anthem Country Club Community Association and ACC Finance Committees for more than four years before joining the ACC as the CFAO in 2011. Doug brings nearly 40 years of experience as a CFO, COO, Treasurer, IT Director and Management Consultant to the community. His experience spans both domestic and international assignments for both public and privately held companies across multiple industry segments.

He was a volunteer accounting and technology instructor for both the American Institute and New Jersey Society of CPAs for 19 years. He authored the first nationally available document tracking software for the CPA industry in 1983 and developed several industry-defining software packages during his career.

With his spouse, Jo-Ann, Doug owned an HOA management company for 15 years while residing in New Jersey, before acquiring a home in Anthem in 2001.