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Careers & Staff

Our diverse and talented staff collaborates with other early childhood programs and organizations, supports the First Things First Board and the 28 regional partnership councils around the state, as well as grantees that are working to improve outcomes for Arizona’s young children.

Our central office is located in downtown Phoenix, with additional regional offices located throughout the state.

To apply for a position with First Things First, please visit

Positions Currently Available:

Our Staff

Marilee Dal Pra

Marilee Dal Pra

Chief Executive Officer

Josh Allen

Joshua J. Allen

Chief Financial & Operations Officer

Michelle Katona

Michelle Katona

Chief Program Officer

Kim VanPelt

Kim VanPelt

Chief Regional Officer

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