Board of Directors
Joseph Gaxiola has been with Joshua Tree Feeding Program since 2009. Joseph was first as a client, then as a volunteer (cleaning and mopping the floors). Later in 2009 Joseph was on the board of directors as co-fundraiser. Joseph then became the Press Liaison on the board of directors. In 2013 Joseph was voted in as Chairman of Joshua Tree Feeding Program. Joseph has been very active in the LGBTQ Community as well as the HIV/AIDS Community with being on the board of Phoenix AIDS Candlelight Vigil and the treasurer of the G.L.A.D. (Gay and Lesbian Association of Darts). Joseph raises money for Joshua Tree and other non-profits as his alter ego, JaGi. Joseph worked at 'N Touch News Magazine and Compete Sports Diversity Magazine. Joseph also works as a personal assistant to best selling author, Gini Koch and VPC Medical Billing helping with data entry.
Upon being diagnosed with GRID in the early 80's, Peter Rodriguez became involved in both the LGBT and HIV/AIDS Communities. In New York, has been a Peer Counselor and Educator for both the Brookyn AIDS Task Force and Hispanic AIDS Form, Board Member of the Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Rights, NYC Mayor's Office LGBT Advisory Board Member, Brooklyn District Attorney's LGBT Advisory Council, President/Founder of Gay and Lesbians of Brooklyn and Everywhere, member of ACT UP. After moving to Phoenix he began volunteering with Joshua Tree's Pet Assistance Project in January 2011 and became a board member in August 2011. In 2014 he organized the Phoenix's AIDS Candlelight Vigil and continues to do so.
Lloyd Edward Pulley
Tad Lorrey has been with Joshua Tree since 2013. As with most of the board, Tad started as a client, then started volunteering. Tad is one of the Joshua Tree van drivers and can be seen picking up food for Joshua Tree at St. Mary's Food Bank. Tad is part of the set-up and tear down crew at all Joshua Tree events. Tad is engaged to Micheal Specker since 2013. Tad has been in recovery since February 2nd, 2011 and now sponsors other men on their journey to recovery. Tad and his partner are members of Arizona Pups and Handlers and stay involved in the community enjoying life.
Jaymie Christenson-Walker Michael Specker
Roberta "Bobbie" Bartlett
Robert Bartlett, Sr