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Elizabeth Ortiz
Executive Director
(602) 542-7222
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Elizabeth Ortiz has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, a Master of Arts in Political Science, and a Juris Doctor. After graduating from law school, Ms. Ortiz clerked at the Arizona Court of Appeals. Ms. Ortiz then joined the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted cases for sixteen years. During that time, Ms. Ortiz served as a Bureau Chief in Juvenile, Pretrial, Charging, and Appeals. In 2009, Ms. Ortiz joined the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council (“APAAC”) as the Senior Staff Attorney, and was subsequently named Executive Director. In addition to her APAAC duties, Ms. Ortiz is a sworn special prosecutor for La Paz, Maricopa, and Pinal counties, and serves as the Chair of the Arizona State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, as an officer for the National Association of Prosecution Coordinators, and as a board member for the National District Attorneys Association, the National Association of Justice Information Systems, the Arizona Judicial College Advisory Board, and the Arizona Forensic Science Academy. Ms. Ortiz teaches extensively throughout Arizona, the United States, and in Mexico.


 

 

 

   


Elizabeth Iniguez-Reyna
Meeting & Technology Coordinator
(602) 542-7222
(602) 542-7208 - Direct
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Elizabeth Iniguez-Reyna has been with APAAC since 2005.  She started as an administrative assistant, and then was promoted to the Meeting & Technology Coordinator.  Elizabeth was born and raised in Arizona, and has worked in both the legal field and the hospitality industry for the past twenty years.  Elizabeth also serves as the Arizona Chapter President for the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP).  When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, grandson and her three dogs.

 

 

 
   


Diana Cooney
Office Manager

(602) 542-7222
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Diana Cooney joined the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council in 2011 as an administrative assistant. Ms. Cooney brought with her a variety of executive assistance and accounting skills from a number of years of legal experience and managing real estate development projects. In 2013, she was very happy to get back to her accounting roots when she was promoted to her current position. Born and educated in Phoenix, Arizona, Diana loves the Valley of the Sun, where she enjoys year-round trail and mountain hiking. Her favorite activities are spending time with her extended family and three rescue dogs, and being involved with her daughters in raising awareness and caring for kids in crisis through various foster care programs.

 

 

 

   

Hayley Zimmerman
Administrative Assistant

(602) 542-7222
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Hayley Zimmerman has a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Development and a minor in Education from the University of Arizona. Upon graduating from The University of Arizona in May 2014, Ms. Zimmerman returned to her hometown of Phoenix. Ms. Zimmerman has worked at APAAC since December of 2014. In her spare time, she volunteers at UMOM New Day Centers and the Arizona Humane Society.



 
 
   

 
Ashley Lambert-Bland
APAAC Fellow

(602) 542-7222

Ashley Lambert-Bland is an Arizona Summit School of Law student graduate. Ashley is a native of Magnolia, Arkansas and is a graduate of Southern Arkansas University, where she earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice. Ashley also earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Webster University, Little Rock Airforce Base Campus in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Ashley Lambert served as a probation and parole officer for the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections (DCC). After working for DCC, Ashley worked for the Arkansas Department of Insurance and the Arkansas Department of Human Services as a program coordinator and developer before moving to Phoenix, AZ. In her spare time, Ashley loves to spend time with family, try new recipes from Pinterest as well as pinning her own recipes, and paint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 
Rick Clore
“What You Do Matters:
Lessons from the Holocaust”
Project Coordinator
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(602) 542-7222

Richard S. “Rick” Clore is a 40-year veteran of Arizona law enforcement.  Beginning his career at the Mesa Police Department in 1976, he retired in 2007 as a police commander.  Mr. Clore went on to become Director of the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy until his full-time return to law enforcement, with subsequent service as an executive police command officer with the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) and then the City of Maricopa police departments.   Mr. Clore ended his distinguished law enforcement career in 2016.    Mr. Clore holds a Bachelor of Management Degree from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University.  He is a Certified Public Manager, as well as a 2004 graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  During his career Mr. Clore had many highlights to include creating the first Family Advocacy Center at the SRPMIC and serving as Interim Human Resources Director for the City of Maricopa.