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Ronald McDonald House Announces New Board Members

September 30, 2020

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central and Northern Arizona (RMHCCNAZ), a local nonprofit providing a “home-away-from-home” for families traveling to the Valley to receive medical care for their child, has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors.

Ginger Sykes Torres and Michael Cyrino were unanimously approved as the newest board members for the organization last week. “It’s an honor to welcome these leaders to our Board,” said Kerry Schulman, Chief Executive Officer. “Their insight and commitment to the community will bring invaluable perspectives and energy to our mission. I can’t wait to work with them.”

Ginger Sykes Torres, a certified environmental consultant specializing in sustainability, climate resilience and tribal relations, carries an impressive and inspirational catalog of achievements. Born on the Navajo Nation in Tuba City, Arizona and first-time female world champion hoop dancer, she has been instrumental in leading females and local Native communities.

Also a longtime champion and philanthropist for environmental issues and arts organizations, Ginger currently serves as Vice Chair for the City of Phoenix Environmental Quality and Sustainability Commission, Chair of the Urban Heat Island Subcommittee, and is a member of the Mayor’s Rio Salado Advisory Committee.

Michael Cyrino, representative of community relations for Arizona Complete Health, is the second newly elected member for RMHCCNAZ. While professionally known for his esteemed dedication to the health of all Arizonans, Michael is also known as a guiding light in the community, earning titles such as “Organizational Advocate of the Year” by Phoenix Business Journal and named as one of Tucson’s 40 Leaders Under 40 Years Old.

Although a new member to RMHCCNAZ, Michael is no stranger to the “the House that love built.” As a current member of the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona, Cyrino knew relocating to the Phoenix area would not halt his ability to give back. Instead, the new adventure presented an opportunity to expand his reach. Now, he can make an impact statewide through both his and Arizona Complete Health’s dedication to our community.

In their new roles, these individuals will support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona in their mission of providing a welcoming “home-away-from-home” for families with children facing medical challenges.