Judge Bios

helene-tackHelene Tack is the Program Development Director for Local First Arizona, a nonprofit that promotes and support independently owned businesses across the state.  Her work focuses on social responsibility and sustainability in the local business community.  She spearheads LFA’s work with B Corporation, and assisting entrepreneurs who want to incorporate green initiatives into their business. Helene’s background includes work in the publishing and hospitality industries. She is an avid recycler, hiker, camper, dog-rescuer, writer and road trip aficionado.

 

2015-09-24 14.51.59 BBen Gabrys is a native Tucsonan and works for KVOA News 4 Tucson as a senior interactive marketing consultant. One of the reasons Ben loves interactive marketing is the fact that digital marketing does not rely on physical print media, consumable materials, nor traditional transportation delivery methods in order for his clients to reach their target audience. By helping clients understand how print ads can affect the environment he is able to help his clients make a more informed decision regarding their overall campaign plan, advertising budgets, and effective marketing strategies.

Ben also enjoys giving back to the community and currently serves as the President of the University of Arizona Alumni Association’s Tucson Chapter called the Cactus Cats and is the Vice President of Salpointe Catholic High School’s Alumni Board.  In his free time Ben enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and helping her with various community fundraising events.

Something you may not know about him is that during his four years at UofA, he was a member of the UA Cheerleading and Mascot program and was on the court in 2001 when UofA lost to Duke in the NCAA basketball tournament.

Sandy's mug Sandy Moss is the host and producer of AZTV’s Morning Scramble show weekdays at 8:30 a.m., broadcast statewide from Prescott, Arizona. She is also the entertainment reporter for Arizona Hometown Radio Group in Prescott. Sandy is the author of a true adventure book, “The Terrible Loyalty,” is a journalist by background, as well as a freelance writer.

She is a long-time pescatarian, who also has a passion for green initiatives and living responsibility on our fragile planet.

 

 

 

 

JPEG image An Arizona native, B.J. Cordova has been passionate about the environment since childhood. He attended the University of Arizona, working at the Recycling Office and in the residence halls, while serving as a college ambassador and community volunteer. Shortly after a study abroad semester near Madrid, he graduated with Bachelor’s Degrees in Environmental Science and Spanish. He joined the staff of Tucson Clean & Beautiful 13 years ago, first as an education coordinator, and now overseeing the organization’s membership and communications.

Mrs. Green’s World is a supporting member of Tucson Clean & Beautiful, and B.J. first met Gina Murphy-Darling almost a decade ago, prior to the launch of her radio show! To learn more about Tucson Clean & Beautiful programs, visit www.tucsoncleanandbeautiful.org or call (520) 791-3109.

IMG_0303Donna Vocaturo Cohen wears several hats. She is a Principal of Scottsdale’s Business Office Suites at Kierland, which provides small business owners with executive suites and professional image offices, and the Winner of the 2014 Mrs. Green’s World People’s Choice Award.

Donna is also the Co-owner and Administrator of DoctorCare, a medical practice that provides physician and advanced practitioner Primary Care House Calls throughout Phoenix.

Her background includes a career as a newspaper journalist and she is passionate about the environment and healthy living. Donna is also a volunteer member of the MARK9 Search and Rescue unit of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s department, serving the County alongside her certified air scent dog, Bella.