Staff

Welcome to our Staff page where you will find some of the individuals that make Cortney’s Place a success!

Timothy Bolen

Chief Executive Officer

Please join me in welcoming Timothy Bolen as our newest team member who is taking on the Chief Executive Officer position as of August 1st.  He brings a wealth of experience working with the intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) community. As CEO he will be aggressively working to enhance visibility, awareness, and new marketing opportunities. In addition, Tim will aim to expand community partnerships, grants, and promote emotional messages to increase additional large funding by means of corporate involvement and annual give.

Tim comes to us after serving six years with Best Buddies International, the largest nonprofit organization promoting social inclusion and self-advocacy for the IDD population. He served as State Director managing 50 school chapters with over 2,700 students and 11,000 family members and managed event fundraising while adding three new events to promote awareness and inclusion. In addition, he worked diligently to obtain several IDD individuals employment at corporate locations such as Coldstone Creamery, Silicon Valley Bank and Ironwood Wealth Management. He also managed Government Relations, Sponsorships, Corporate and Foundation Grants, and his specialty, cultivating strong relationships for long-term support.  

Tim has two family members with IDD (one that passed in 2005) so Cortney’s Place hits home for him. He prides himself on his love for all human beings and his communication and believes that through love, dedication, and hard work anything is possible.

 

Caitlin Burke

Executive Assistant 

Caitlin graduated college in 2010 and had a full ride soccer scholarship to Lindsey Wilson College.  Caitlin definitely understands how to be a team player.  While volunteering at different non-profit organizations she discovered her passion for helping others.

Caitlin was born in Albuquerque, NM but knew she wanted to live in Arizona and decided to move back.  In her spare time, she loves to spend time with family and friends.  Caitlin enjoys doing arts & crafts on the weekend.  She is a proud parent to an adorable Yorkie named, Koda.

 

chasidygray8887-2Chasidy Gray

Executive Director
Chasidy Gray joined the Cortney’s Place team with 20 years of non-profit industry experience. In the most recent years, Chasidy held the position as Executive Director of Early Childhood Education and Out-of-School-Time Programs for the Valley of the Sun YMCA, Corporate Office.

Over her career she has succeeded with strong administration and continually successful program development achievements. Chasidy worked as the direct contact to the Arizona Department of Health Services; OCCL and Department of Economic Security; CCA. Year-round National and State Legislative involvement incorporated with her YMCA Public Policy work lead to be successful when she was invited to participate in the Rules/Regulations Review Committee. She was honored to work with the highest level of individuals to revisit and rewrite the State Licensing Regulations for the first time in two decades.

Some of Chasidy’s recent volunteer offices include: Arizona Character Education Foundation; Board of Directors, Glendale/Peoria Family YMCA; Board of Managers, Arizona Center for Excellence in After School; Board of Directors, Arizona Department of Economic Security; Advisory Council Member, Arizona Child Care Association; Member and National Farm Workers Service Center; SSP Advisory Council Member.

Chasidy grew up in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, staying close with family and friends still in the islands. Chasidy’s pride and joy is her son, Chase who is a senior at Sunrise Mountain High School. Chase is in the Fire Science Program and plans to become a Firefighter upon graduation. The Grays are members of Christ’s Church of the Valley.