In just a few years, Southern Arizona Family Services has grown from just a small group of devoted people to an agency that now serves the entire city of Tucson. Yet, even as SAFS has grown in size and scope, it has maintained a friendly family like atmosphere for both its clients and staff. SAFS strives to make strong connections and consistently deliver a host of high-quality services.The magic is truly in the match between client and direct care worker.The magic comes from the heart.

Donna Gallagher

Donna Gallagher received her undergraduate degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Penn State University. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Vermont in Special Education with an emphasis in working with people with severe disabilities. She … Read More

Ron Berry

Ron Berry started Southern Arizona Family Services in April of 2006 with Donna Gallagher. He is the Director of Admin, and trains both SAFS employees, and employees from other agencies. Ron is certified to train First Aid, CPR, Article 9, … Read More

Christal Harris

For the past 30 years she has been involved in the Travel Industry ranging from a Flight Attendant to Payroll and HR Manager for a car rental agency. Upon deciding to change careers, she and her husband of 37 years … Read More

Dulce M. Cadena

Dulce Cadena is the Training Coordinator at Southern Arizona Family Services. She started in February 2016 in the Human Resources and Billing department but she was soon promoted to her current position. She is responsible for conducting training classes for … Read More

Briseida Hernandez

Briseida Hernandez started working in Southern Arizona Family Services as a direct care worker in August 2014 and a year later she was promoted to Program Coordinator. In her free time she enjoys being with her family and staying active.

Christine Hines

Chris recently joined the scheduling department. Her job is to find the perfect match between clients with caregivers. She loves working with people on the phone and in person. In her spare time she enjoys painting and spending time with her … Read More

Jocelyn Bork

Josie is a Schedule Coordinator. She is responsible of finding the perfect match between our staff and clients. She has been with Southern Arizona Family Services since 2015.

Norma Jaramillo

Norma started working in SAFS in June of 2017 as Human Resources as well as assist in Billing/Payroll, she was recently promoted to Program Coordinator where she schedules and coordinates Companion Care services. Norma has many years of experience working … Read More

Sonya Lopez

Sonya Lopez has worked in the caregiving field with individuals with developmental and physical disabilities since the summer of 2013.  After working in the Day Program for just under 2 years, she was promoted to Day Program Manager.  As the … Read More

Reed Bryant

Reed began working in the caregiving field in 2006; throughout his caregiving career he has done both direct care and Administrative work.  As of July 2015 he has been full-time in our office as our main Special Projects Coordinator, in … Read More

Trina Smucker

Trina Baxter is the Senior Services Coordinator. She brings on new clients from PCOA, Mercy Care and Banner.  She spends a lot of time on the road visiting clients for quarterly monitoring’s, making sure they are happy with services, and … Read More

Crystal Varelas

Crystal Varelas joined Southern Arizona Family Services in May 2017; she started working as a direct care worker and after a year, she was promoted to an administrative assistant. She loved working with all her clients and getting to know … Read More

Dolores Montano

Dolores started on SAFS back in 2008 as a direct care worker taking care of multiple happy clients. In 2016 she joined back our team as an Administrative Assistant helping now clients and assisting in the office with several projects.

Denise Bennett

In 2017 Denise joined us after many years in real estate.  She is the voice on the phone and the face at the front desk. If she can’t help you she’ll find someone who can. She has brought many years … Read More

Josephine Romero

Josephine recently joined our staff as an administrative assistant. She likes her position because she gives assistance to clients when they are in need doing fill ins and gives support in the office as well. She is a mother of … Read More

Amber Lackman

Amber just celebrated her year anniversary here at SAFS and is looking forward to the many more to come.  Amber was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. She went to school for Medical Transcription and Medical Front Office at Mt … Read More

Chandra Divinsky

Chandra Divinsky joined Southern Arizona family Services in May of 2018 after moving to Tucson from Portland, Maine. Her background is in hospital based nursing, but she loves working for a company whose mission is to promote in-home supports. Chandra’s … Read More