TPR Foundation, Inc.
18521 E. Queen Creek Rd., Suite 105-288,
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
TPR Foundation Leaders
Bob Bowers, Director /Communications Chairman:
Bob was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and attended Northeastern University. Served in the Massachusetts National Guard for six years. Married in 1972 to Patricia and have three children and seven grandchildren. Lived in Needham, MA for 38 years and moved to Arizona in 2010.
Volunteer Firefighter with the Needham Fire Auxiliary. Served as a Town Meeting Member and Committee Member on the town’s Fire Station Study & Planning Committee. Member of the National Exchange Club, Needham Chapter. Volunteer Coordinator of Boston’s Salvation Army Emergency Rehab Team. Served 32 years on the Board of Directors of a 501(c)(3) non-profit Corporation, the Boston Sparks Association, Inc. that owns & operates the Boston Fire Museum. Past President and now Life Member. Managed the restoration of a former Boston fire station built in 1890 into a museum.
In 2012 retired from Avnet E/M after 43 years in the Electronics Distribution Industry. Severed in various management positions in both Sales, Marketing and Operations in Boston and Phoenix. Member of the Presidents Club and received the President’s Award for Outstanding Engineering and Marketing Campaign in 2010.
Presently a volunteer member of the Hall of Flame Fire Museum of Phoenix, Communications & Webmaster for the TPR Pickleball Club and Staff Member/Photographer for the San Tan Press of Trilogy at Power Ranch.
Jerry Shanks , Director.
Jerry is a Hoosier and graduated Indiana University in 1965. He Met Sue in his sophomore year and we were married in August of 1965, two months after they graduated.
He began working for Fireman’s Fund in June 1965 as a claims trainee and retired in 1997 as senior vice president a chief claims officer of Interstate National Corporation, subsidiary of Fireman's Fund.
After retirement, Jerry became involved in civic activities. He is a former chairman of the council for Aging. This covered 10 counties in South Central Kentucky. He was also on other boards involving senior housing, meals on wheels, etc..
In 2011, Sue and Jerry moved to Trilogy at Power Ranch. He joined the election committee and later the planning and facilities committee. He is a former chairman of planning. Jerry was also appointed to the board for one year.
Currently, He is the president of the euchre club in Trilogy and was appoint to the TPR Foundation, Inc as a Director in October, 2018
Teresa H. Larson , Secretary:
Teresa is a retired executive RN. Over her career she worked at a variety of positions in clinical nursing and management including oncology, cardiology, clinical research, education, and hospital administration. Later she worked in education as Dean of Health Professions at Richland Community College in Decatur, Illinois. Teresa served on the Maroa-Forsyth School Board for ten years; most of those years as board secretary. She then served on the Maroa-Forsyth School Foundation Board for several years. She has also volunteered her time serving her church in a variety of roles, including as a board member and finance chair as well as other community and non-profit organizations. She currently serves as the Secretary of the TPR Scrapbook Club.
L. William Katz, Treasurer:
For more than 40 years Dr. Katz has served as a management/financial consultant to not-for-profit and investor owned health care provider organizations; since 1990 as President of Katz & Associates. He is on the adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts, School of Public Health and Health Sciences where he teaches healthcare finance to masters and doctoral students in the on-line public health program. He serves the Town of Gilbert, AZ as Treasurer of the Town of Gilbert, AZ Public Facilities Municipal Properties Corporation and previously served on the Town’s Industrial Development Commission. He is Chair of the Trilogy at Power Ranch Finance Committee and has served on other HOA committees. Previously, he chaired fund raising committees for the Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Chicago and Boston. In addition, he chaired or served as a member of Town committees in Sudbury and Southborough, Massachusetts.
Stuart M. Strait, Vice President / Fundraiser Chairman:
Stu retired in 2002 after a successful 38 year career in fundraising and public relations at five private denominational colleges in Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, and North Carolina. He also was elected to twelve 2-year terms as a Gratiot County Commissioner in Michigan and served as its Chair for 10 consecutive years. He and wife Debbie have been Trilogy residents for 15 years where he has been Chair of the Facilities Committee, Vice Chair of Planning, member of the Expansion Construction Task Force and member of the Street Light Committee. In 2015 he was elected to a two-year term on the Trilogy Board of Directors and was its President for one year. During his career he served on Salvation Army, United Way, and Economic Development Boards and was a Director of a bank in Michigan. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Alma College (MI), and a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Michigan State University. The Strait’s are members of the Company of Friends, Bocce, and Fun Savers Clubs in Trilogy.
Mike Larson, President:
Mike is a native of Kansas. He was born in Kansas City and is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Economics. His career was spent in management in both the corporate world and as the owner of a small business. He retired in 2008 and moved to Arizona with his wife Kay. He is active in Trilogy as chairman of the facilities committee and writes for The San Tan Press. His hobbies include tennis and golf. He is excited to be part of The Trilogy Foundation.
Rich Johnson, Director:
Rich is a native of Wisconsin and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. After graduating Rich went to work for Hormel Foods Corporation for 33 years in several different areas, Sales/Sales Marketing/ National Accounts/Product Management and retired in 2008.
Rich decided to go into a second career of Real Estate and works with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage working in the Gilbert – Chandler area within the active adult communities. He is enjoying this and is looking forward to bringing his experience to the Foundation.
Charles Tebelius, Director.
Mr. Tebelius is a retired Director of Corporation Taxes and a CPA. His career included 35 years as the Director of Corporation Taxes for many multi-national corporations. He was an officer and state representative of the national tax organization, Tax Executives Institute. During his 40 years as member of a chapter of Lions Clubs International he was involved as an officer and board member in annual fund raising projects for eyesight, hearing, diabetes and other community health issues. In addition Mr. Tebelius served as Treasurer for 25 years on the Eden Prairie Crime Prevention Fund which is involved in funding raising to educate citizens and reduce crime within the Eden Prairie, MN community. Mr. Tebelius currently volunteers his time on several board committees and clubs within the community of Trilogy at Power Ranch Community Association.
Rodger Page Director / Golf Outing Chairman:
Roger is a retired school administrator and educational consultant, Rodger spent 25 years as a principal and director of instruction prior to joining the Illinois State Board of Education as a consultant responsible for evaluating and improving schools. He also served on the board of the Illinois Principals’ Association for 18 years including four terms as Regional Director. He served on the Tremont Village Board as Chair of the Village Finance Committee and as President of the Tremont Recreation Association responsible for providing summer programs for area children. He is a member of the United Methodist Church and has served as a certified lay leader and as a member of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee. He and his wife, Jeanette, have been active at Trilogy on the former Bingo Committee and in the Fun Savors Club
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