Welcome to the Southwest Chapter!  We serve Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico 






Staff Contacts:

Meredith Gass

Executive Director


Kimberly Gradisher

Executive Director - Las Vegas


Evan Vontran 

Walk Manager


Emily Curtis

Regional Education and Support Manager


Gina Klosterman

Development Assistant


Arizona/New Mexico Contact Information

4647 N 32nd Street, Suite B-100

Phoenix, AZ  85018

Phone: (602) 734-1392

    Fax: (602) 522-2232


Nevada Contact Information:

10624 S Eastern Ave., Suite A-105

Henderson, NV  89052

Phone: (702) 581-8284

CCFA Southwest Chapter Board of Trustees - Phoenix

  • Art Paikowsky, Birthright Israel -Board President
  • Gary Silber, M.D., Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Lisa Jackson, Whitman & Jackson
  • Jason Quintel, Seefried Properties
  • Trish Gainer, Honeywell
  • Blake Andersson, Image Awareness
  • Genny Markham
  • Michael Shapiro, M.D. 
  • Heather Christiansen
  • Gianna Negretti, Alliance Residential
  • Shannon Groppenbacher, Johnson&Johnson 
  • Neil Rao, Merrill Lynch 
  • Ken Goldfine, ZMC Hotels

Board of Trustees  - Nevada

  • Jack Stilwell, Consultant - Board President
  • Scott Allswand, President, Elite Insurance
  • Jason Allswang, Code Enforcement Administrator, Clark County
  • Dr. Howard Baron, M.D., PGNA
  • Ed Bernstein, President, Ed Bernstein and Associates
  • Dawn Blum
  • Scott Crisci, VP of Business Development, Crisci Builders
  • Robyn Doroshow, President, Doroshow Insurance
  • Ronnie Grower, President, Silver Apple Consulting
  • Natalie O’Bryant, Registered Dietician and Owner, Body Balanced
  • Sheila Osterhuber, Director of Healthcare Consulting, Mesmo C&P
  • Brandon Saliba, Senior Vice President, U.S. Bank
  • Dr. Christopher Stone, M.D., University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • Dr. Michael Zimmerman, M.D., Mountain View Hospital


CCFA Vision

A future free from Crohn's & colitis

CCFA Mission

To cure and prevent Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases