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Elizabeth Ortiz
Executive Director
(602) 542-7222
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Elizabeth Ortiz has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, a Master of Arts in Political Science, and a Juris Doctor. After graduating from law school, Ms. Ortiz clerked at the Arizona Court of Appeals. Ms. Ortiz then joined the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted cases for sixteen years. During that time, Ms. Ortiz served as a Bureau Chief in Juvenile, Pretrial, Charging, and Appeals. In 2009, Ms. Ortiz joined the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council (“APAAC”) as the Senior Staff Attorney, and was subsequently named Executive Director. In addition to her APAAC duties, Ms. Ortiz is a sworn special prosecutor for La Paz, Maricopa, and Pinal counties, and serves as the Chair of the Arizona State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, as an officer for the National Association of Prosecution Coordinators, and as a board member for the National District Attorneys Association, the National Association of Justice Information Systems, the Arizona Judicial College Advisory Board, and the Arizona Forensic Science Academy. Ms. Ortiz teaches extensively throughout Arizona, the United States, and in Mexico.


 

 

 

   

Kim MacEachern
Staff Attorney

(602) 542-7222
(602) 542-7200 - Direct
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Kim MacEachern joined APAAC in 2010 as a principal lobbyist and liaison for the prosecuting community, where she provides criminal justice policy research and advocacy on behalf of the 800 state, county and municipal prosecutors, in addition to training support. She received both her Bachelor of Science in General Business and her Juris Doctor from Arizona State University. Ms. MacEachern has over 30 years in public policy work in Arizona in various subject areas, including her work as director of the Water Quality Division at the Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality, Assistant Attorney General (Environmental Enforcement Section), and Pro Tem judge, serving in several municipal courts for the better part of a decade. Ms. MacEachern has enjoyed success in other fields as well, having authored three cookbooks for Northland Press Publishers (Flagstaff, AZ), and served as the President of the Shemer Art Center and Museum Association for two years.

 

 

 

   



Elizabeth Iniguez-Reyna
Meeting & Technology Coordinator
(602) 542-7222
(602) 542-7208 - Direct
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 Elizabeth Iniguez-Reyna has been with APAAC since 2005.  She started as an administrative assistant, and then was promoted to the Meeting & Technology Coordinator.  Elizabeth was born and raised in Arizona, and has worked in both the legal field and the hospitality industry for the past twenty years.  Elizabeth also serves as the Arizona Chapter President for the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP).  When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, grandson and her three dogs.

 

 

 
   


Diana Cooney
Office Manager

(602) 542-7222
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Diana Cooney joined the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council in 2011 as an administrative assistant. Ms. Cooney brought with her a variety of executive assistance and accounting skills from a number of years of legal experience and managing real estate development projects. In 2013, she was very happy to get back to her accounting roots when she was promoted to her current position. Born and educated in Phoenix, Arizona, Diana loves the Valley of the Sun, where she enjoys year-round trail and mountain hiking. Her favorite activities are spending time with her extended family and three rescue dogs, and being involved with her daughters in raising awareness and caring for kids in crisis through various foster care programs.

 

 

 

   

Hayley Zimmerman
Administrative Assistant

(602) 542-7222
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Hayley Zimmerman has a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Development and a minor in Education from the University of Arizona. Upon graduating from The University of Arizona in May 2014, Ms. Zimmerman returned to her hometown of Phoenix. Ms. Zimmerman has worked at APAAC since December of 2014. In her spare time, she volunteers at UMOM New Day Centers and the Arizona Humane Society.



 
 
   

Christopher G. Michalsky
APAAC Extern

 Chris Michalsky is from Prescott Valley, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas earning a bachelors in criminology and criminal justice with a minor in philosophy. After graduating he began attending Arizona Summit Law School.   Chris is currently in his third year of law school and planning on graduating in August 2016.