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 until 2019 was 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.
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 Feeding Program in January 2011, became a board member in August 2011 and in 2013 was elected to Vice Chairman, a position he still holds. In 2014 he organized the Phoenix's AIDS Candlelight Vigil and continues to do so. In 2017, he proudly took on a position on the Board of Directors of Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS and in 2019 took on the roll of Vice Chairman.
Glenard Malcom grew up in Suburban New York. He moved to New York City in and began working at various corporate institution including Marriott. In 1991 he met Peter Rodriguez, they began dating and in 1994 they married. In 1995 he was diagnosed HIV+. Employment opportunities took them from New York, to Florida and ultimately to Phoenix as a Director of Operation. Upon the failure of the business, he began volunteering with Joshua Tree Feeding Program. He spearheading Joshua Tree's Pet Assistance Project. He used his skills from the corporate world to build administrative support system for Joshua Tree that track client visits, food donations received and food distribution. Most recently he has taken on the roll of Treasurer and was elected for a second two year term.
Lloyd Edward Pulley
Bobbie Jo Hogue
Roberta "Bobbie" Bartlett
Robert Bartlett, Sr