MISSION & HISTORY
About Care is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded by Barbara and Buzz Bradley in June 2006. Barbara, who had been the Executive Director of Neighbors Who Care, began the organization when she realized that there were no services for the homebound in Chandler. After creating About Care, Barbara and Buzz expanded service to Gilbert residents as well. Also, we have expanded into Queen Creek in 2016 with the support of the Town of Queen Creek and RockPoint Church and several grants.
Ten years later, the About Care team still strives to empower independent living in Chandler,Gilbert and Queen Creek. In a recent Needs Assessment completed by an independent consulting firm for the City of Chandler, About Care was recognized as one of only two organizations in the assessment summary that are making a difference in the lives of the elder communities they serve.
Mission: To deliver caring and compassionate support services using trained volunteers with special concern for the elderly and physically-challenged homebound residents of Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek and Southeast Valley.
Goal: To encourage and enable independent living by assisting our neighbors to continue living in their homes with dignity and self-respect.
Ann Marie McArthur
Chief Executive Officer
Ann Marie began working with About Care in 2008. She is responsible for all of the organization's operations, including hiring, fundraising, strategic planning and community relations.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Steve began working at About
Care in April of 2020. He worked
with Ann Marie at Mental Health
America of AZ before she came to About Care. He enjoys helping with social media and providing callers with information and resources.
He loves working with the senior
population. He enjoys spending time with his friends, family, and Beagle Spud.
Melissa joined About Care in August of 2020 as our Volunteer Manager. As a Police Dispatcher for 10 years, Melissa brings her passion for helping others to our team. Melissa and her husband enjoy traveling, spending time with friend, family and their four babies.
Pedram began working with About Care in August 2015. He is the company's IT Manager. Pedram loves helping the staff and volunteers with software/hardware related IT requests.
About Care Board Chair
West USA Realty, Inc., and Yaquinto Law Firm
Bueler Jones LLP, Attorney
Kathryn Ann DeBoer
Westgroup Research, Senior VP
Clinical Research Operations
Intel Corporation, Chief of Staff & Director of Intel IT Business Solutions Integration Service
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