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Kim Moody, Artistic Director and Founding director of Alwun House Foundation non-profit (1971), actively participated in the creation of Garfield Organization, a neighborhood alliance, a nonprofit neighborhood association since 1989. He has served as president of the board several times. An Arizona State University Graduate, Mr. Moody was a founding commissioner on the original Phoenix Arts Commission (early ‘80’s). Mr. Moody served on the Mayor’s Artist Issues Task Force which is responsible for drafting Downtown Arts and Small Business Overlay. This permits artists and creative entrepreneurs to live/work and adaptive reuse structures within its boundaries, among other benefits.






Dana Johnson, Alwun House Foundation President & CEO, managing programs and administrative responsibilities since 1990. Mr. Johnson joined Garfield Organization in 1991 as chair of the Revitalization and Economic Development Committee, and currently serves as President of the Garfield Organization Board of Directors. His leadership works to preserve the neighborhood contextual integrity, in collaboration with multiple City of Phoenix departments and private developers still today. In that context Mr. Johnson started serving on the City of Phoenix Central City Village Planning Committee; reviewing planning & zoning development issues in downtown since 1998. Mr. Johnson spent 14 years on the Board of Directors of Trellis, a nonprofit focused on building and lending for affordable housing, and financial education to increase economic stability for their clients.


Arielle DeLisle started volunteering with Alwun House back in 2019 and became an enthusiastic model volunteer. Today, she’s working for Alwun House as our Volunteer Coordinator, and she enjoys getting to know the volunteers, recruiting volunteers and facilitating event logistics and camaraderie among the volunteers. Arielle is also a professional voice actor, award winning audiobook narrator, maker and lifelong supporter of the arts. She’s a proud mother of two pre-teenagers, an experience that makes it easy to wrangle our volunteers to task. In her spare time she like to bake, cheesecakes are her specialty.



Nathaniel (Nate) serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Alwun House. Reared in Bean Town (aka Boston), he loved moving to Phoenix in the ‘80’s, and attended Alwun House Carnivals on top of parking garage tops and has been a patron of Alwun House since. Nate worked behind the scenes as an arts advocate with the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture in the early 2000s. Nate brings decades of experience in the financial investment and consulting industry to the board. Nathaniel is a proud grandfather of two, spending his best hours spoiling and educating them.


Kristin serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for Alwun House and is an accomplished multimedia artist and maven around the Phoenix art scene. A business person and entrepreneur, she is the owner of Roosevelt Artworks a creative arts studio, gallery and tattoo shoppe in the Grand Avenue Historic Arts District.  Kristin is a collaborator and connector with her finger in many pies scattered throughout the valley- and beyond! She is an activist and shaker in the Arizona Burning Man community which adds a special spark to our board. Kristin helps coordinate our annual Lighthouse exhibit in December and serves on Alwun’s Visual Arts Committee. Married here at Alwun House, and celebrating the 20th anniversary this Spring, Kristin is a proud mother of five children and uses her platform as an artist to support community connections and mental health awareness.


Miachelle Breese is an Army veteran and a career technical writer with a long-standing presence in the Phoenix metro area as a photographer. Her resume includes local media publications, a history of art community engagement, and solo/group exhibitions. She is the unofficial Alwun House historian, and serves on the Board, quite often providing editorial expertise for communications and grants. You may also see her volunteering behind the bar at Alwun House events.


Dr. Leonard Kawecki (Len) PhD., MRED, has an expansive resume in operational, construction, financial, and real estate development. A highly degreed academician and researcher, Len is a former ASU faculty member who taught at the Del E. Webb School of Construction and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Artistically, Len is an artist and professional photographer. Len also has an extensive resume of former non-profit board activities, such as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK Arizona); Past President and Founding Board Member of Westminster Village, a non-profit life-care community; Vice Chairman, Board of Directors for Friends of Channel 8 Arts and Culture; and Secretary/Treasurer for Men’s Board of St. Luke’s Hospital. These skills and interests make Len a valued member of the Alwun House Board of Directors.


Jacob is a neighbor helping to represent the youthful downtown Garfield neighbor perspective. Jacob is a self-schooled IT expert and works to keep Alwun House technologically up to date by helping with internet, Wi-Fi and systems management. Jacob works as a business manager over several entities and is currently set to graduate with a BA in engineering in 2024. Jacob also hosted his wedding here at Alwun House.


Thomas has lived in the ‘valley of the sunburn’ since he was an infant.  A long-time west valley resident, he is a graduate of Thunderbird High School, Glendale Community College, and Grand Canyon University. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and has worked various roles in the Information Technology field for over 36 years. He is an avid local music fan, and was the Executive Producer on the debut CD by local Power Pop band Spinning Jenny.   He also once co-owned and operated a west Phoenix Belly Dance studio, and was the co-founder and former vice president of the Arizona chapter of MECDA (Middle Eastern Culture and Dance Association). He has been a long time fan and follower of the Phoenix area Belly Dance and Burlesque communities. He has been an attendee of Alwun House art shows and events since 2001, an Alwun House Patron for many years, and was asked to join the Alwun House board of directors in 2022.


Diana Udy is an established arts advocate and activist in the Phoenix metro area. Now retired from executive assistance to the Director of Arizona Arts Commission, she’s spending her time assisting Alwun House on the board. Diana is a proud grandmother and advocates to preserve hard-won women’s rights, this time for her granddaughter. In her spare time, Diana’s oversized heart has her dedicated to caring for foster children. Diana Udy initiated Alwun House’s Artists Initiative Scholarship grants sponsoring thousands of dollars in scholarships annually.


A Great Dane by breed and monster by trade. Loves to lick, fetch and sleep.


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