Board Directors

Board of Directors
Velda K. King – President
Velda is an experienced publishing and marketing executive with a background in accounting and finance. She is co-owner and C.E.O. of Publishers Management Corp., a niche marketing and publishing company. She and her husband Ron are also partners in the consulting company of Double K Services LLC. In addition,  she is also on the Board of Directors for several other Corporations.
Velda and Ron have two sons and five grandchildren and Ron is also very active in Eve’s Place.
Mary Lou Stevens – Vice-President
Mary Lou is now retired from Perpetual Marketing, Inc., which specialized in promotional products.
Mary Lou is a previous member of the Business & Professional Women’s Group, holding the office of President in 2002. Mary Lou currently works as a sales person for Zymages, selling promotional products. She is a home care giver to her 91 year old Mother.
Reverend Barbara Bengtson – Secretary
Rev. Barbara A. Bengtson is a graduate of Arizona State University and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.  She earned her Masters in Divinity degree in 1993 and has served as a pastor for 20 years.
Prior to her seminary education, Rev. Bengtson worked at Good Samaritan Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital in the pediatric residency training program for 16 years.  She is a native of Fargo, North Dakota and has lived in Arizona since the age of 13.  She was on the Board of Directors of a Safe House in Safford, Arizona in its early stages and is committed to raising awareness about the tragedy of domestic abuse through her work on the Board of Directors of Eve’s Place.
Myra Roper – Treasurer
Myra Roper is a retired senior United States probation officer. She has been a board member since 2009 and is also on the fundraising and finance committees. Myra graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and received her MA from Fordham University in New York.
Michael J. Thomas – Board Member
Michael J. Thomas is a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator and Reverse Mortgage Specialist. Michael has demonstrated a strong desire to share his time, talent, and treasury addressing the varied and diverse needs of domestic violence and abuse in the community through awareness, education, and a call to action and support. In addition to being on the board of Eve’s Place, Michael also serves as the president of the West Valley Art Museum; Chairman Ghostlight Theatre’s Advisory Council; and current past president of West Valley Executives.
Lisa Gill – Board Member
Lisa Gill is a Vice President, Community Bank Manager for Mutual of Omaha Bank in Sun City West. She has been in banking for 29 years.Lisa believes in giving back to her community. She is an Eve’s Place Board Member serving on 3 subcommittees. Lisa is also involved in the following: Surprise Regional Chamber Member; Military Affairs Committee, HSP West; PORA; West Valley Commercial Real Estate and  WestMarc Economic Development Committee.Community Event participation: Annual Eve’s Place Back to School Drive; Legends Tour for LPGA; Sun City West ARC Car Show; Alzheimer’s Walk; Rec Center Sun City West Golf Sponsorship; Valley View Food Bank Drive and Blue Star Moms Soldiers Packages from Home Drive.
Lisa lives in Anthem with her husband Joe of 25 years and her 2 daughters Alicia & Kristina. Lisa enjoys reading & photography.
Dorothea Boothe – Board Member
Dorothea is a seasoned public affairs specialist for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.   She serves as a key public relations and media relations liaison. She is also the primary liaison to the Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The RAC is a 15-member statewide advisory council, which provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on resource and land management issues for approximately 12.2 million acres of federal surface and 36 million acres of subsurface mineral estate in Arizona.
Previously, Dorothea served on the boards of the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona and Valley Youth Theatre.   She is also a member of the Black Board of Directors Project, an advanced leadership program in Phoenix, Arizona.
A native Washingtonian (DC), Dorothea relocated to Arizona in 1992, and hasn’t looked back.   She is married, with one child.   She enjoys theater, writing, community service and family vacations.
John J. Power – Board Member
John is Vice-President and Wealth Management Advisor with the Wealth Management Group at Mutual of Omaha Bank in Sun City West.
He has 34 years in the financial services industry, 19 with AXA Financial, 11 with Mutual of Omaha and the past four years with the Wealth Management Group. John is a member of the Surprise Chamber of Commerce, PORA in Sun City West and HSP (Health Service Professionals) in the West Valley.
John is native of Ireland, moved to the United States in 1972 and is a proud American citizen. He lives in Surprise, AZ with his wife Denise.
Board Meetings
Our Board meetings are held the third Monday of each month. The locations vary on site availability. If you would like to attend one of our Board meetings, please call our office at 623-547-6175 for directions.
Our Board Advisor
Eve’s Place is very grateful to have such a wonderful person to support us.
Barbara Levy, Realtor – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Last Updated on: January 21st, 2017 at 11:17 am, by safetyatevesplace