The Arizona Senior Academy supports a number of volunteer groups that work to maintain the ASA programs and building, as well as sponsor unique programs for its members.  Here is a list of the existing groups, and their leaders/coordinators.  If you are interested in any of the activities, be sure to email or call the coordinators for more information. 

ASA Volunteer Groups

Lecture/workshop CommitteeMarcia Neugebauer. This Committee helps plan ASA’s lectures, classes, field trips, and workshops.  They suggest or invite presenters, and select videocourses for the summer.
       —Villa Videocast Operators: Marcia Neugebauer. These volunteers operate the computer                     keyboard during concerts and lectures so that residents in the Academy Villas Assisted Living
        residents can see and hear ASA’s programs in real timeASA Concerts: Leslie Nitzberg. The ASA Music Liaison arranges for all weekly concerts and is open to suggestions from residents and others for program possibilities that are carefully vetted to determine whether the performers are a good fit for the ASA audience.

Acting Group:   This group prepares and presents plays.  In addition, lighting, stage management costumes etc. are also handled by members.

ASA Program Previewers GroupSuzanne Ferguson. The previewers group meets monthly to discuss and volunteer to write the 300-word previews for the ASA presentations. The previews appear here, and on flyers in the lobby of the ASA Building.

ASA BoardDan Angelo

ASA Executive CommitteeDan Angelo

ASA Finance CommitteeSabra Anderson. This ASA committee oversees the ASA finances and is responsible for providing the executive committee and ASA Board with finance information and yearly budget recommendations.

AV Technology Team: Jim Johnson. The group is developing an understanding of the AV Technology at ASA so that a core set of villagers can operate all of the equipment and trouble shoot any problems that occur with any frequency. They are also available for help on the ASA Website.

Academy Services Corporation Board: Gary Fenstermacher. See website.
      —Academy Villas Medical Services LLC, Ed Schnechner See website
      —Academy Villas Property Manager, Gary Fenstermacher                                          

Library CommitteeNancy Green. Develops and maintains the ASA Library collection.

Building Maintenance/renovation:  Bill McCourt

ADA Compliance Group: Mary Hatch

New Residents Welcoming:  Deon Holt

Website Group:  Virginia Richardson. The website is an important element of the ASA programs and events. It requires constant attention with events submissions and photos.

Special Events, Tremia Cox:  Special events are always coming up that require the help of ASA members.  For example, the recent Labyrinth project.  These requests for volunteers will come up regularly. 

Outreach CommitteeDan Angelo

Community VolunteeringMike Horn-Mitchem Roxie Mitchem-Horn


Ceramics group designed and produced amazing wall sculpture
Members participate in musical presentations
Academy Villas Assisted Living residents is run with extensive volunteer help