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Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s
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to support victims at no
charge, advocate for stronger
laws and create a future of No More
Victims®.

INCIDENTS A DAY

Adults drank too much and drove about 121 million times per year-over 300,00 incidents of drinking and driving a day.

DEATHS A YEAR

That’s 32 deaths every day and one death every 45 minutes. Each and every one of them 100% preventable

INJURIES PER YEAR

338,000 injuries per year means exponentially more friends, family members and loved ones, unnecessarily effected by this preventable crime

THE HUMAN TOLL

Drunk Driving comes with a cost - and it is one that robs us of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, spouses and friends. Meet the people behind the statistics.

Autobiography of B. Jean Young My life began in Munich, Germany in 1949.  My father, Robert C. Lorenzen, was in the U.S. Air Force.  Because of that we moved every four years.  I lived in Germany three times, Panama CZ, and in several states.  Throughout my childhood and adolescents, I had volunteered with children who...

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Jean Young
In Her Own Words My name is Valerie, I’m a survivor, and I’d like to share my story with you.  I was nine years old and it was a warm summer night in August during which we were headed to New Mexico.  My sister was going to be in a wedding and my cousin Tina...

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Valerie Savedra

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EVENTS

Beverly Mason-Biggers

Regional Grant Manager

Beverly Mason-Biggers

Beverly serves as the Grant Manager for MADD Arizona and works out of the Tucson office. Beverly found MADD in 1992 when her brother, Scott, was killed by a repeat drunk driver. Since starting as a volunteer speaking at victim impact panels, she has held a variety of jobs over over the years including Victim Advocate, Office Administrator and Program Manager. Beverly and her husband, Mike, love exploring ghost towns, desert sunsets and spending time with their extended family.

Email:Beverly.Mason@madd.org

Phone:520-322-5253 ext. 6462

Joe Sullivan

Manager of Victim Services

Joe Sullivan

Joe Sullivan is a native from Tucson, Arizona and attended the University of Arizona. He graduated in December of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a minor degree in Sociology. After college, Joe spent some time working at the Pima County Justice Courts within their security department. While at the Justice Courts, he became aware of the services offered by the Victim Services Division in the Pima County Attorney‘s Office and soon after became with them. While employed with the Pima County Attorney’s Office, Joe worked with victims of various crime types on the scene as well as assisting victims through the criminal justice system. He carried a caseload that had a variety of crime types, including vehicular and drunk driving related crashes.

Email:Joe.Sullivan@madd.org

Phone:520-322-5253 ext. 6456

Terri Bowen

Development Officer

Terri Bowen

Terri’s mantra and words to live by are, “Every person has a story and every story matters!”

Terri was a “military brat” moving every three years living in Texas, Nevada, Spain, Wyoming, California, and a recent transplant to Arizona.

 

Terri and her husband Paul reside in the beautiful City of Surprise along with their fur baby Bella Grace. Together we have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

 

Terri has served in the public sector with county and city government for over 22 years. There she discovered her passion for connecting people and services. Terri served as an Assistant Manager to a county museum, raising funds for capital improvements, developing their gala and live and silent auction program as well as multiple charity support events through the County Board of Supervisors and their various districts. Terri has also worked as a grant manager and a homeless services case manager.

 

In her spare time, Terri enjoys daytrips throughout her new home state, and spending time with the “grands”

 

As the Fund and Development Manager for Arizona, Terri is passionate about  the people and providing services to the communities we serve.

Evelyn Espinoza

Victim Services Specialist

Evelyn Espinoza

Hello, my name is Evelyn Espinoza, I was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. I graduated from Arizona State University in 2014 with a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Spanish for the Professions. For the past 5 years, I have worked with youth dealing with mental and behavioral health issues, which has driven my passion of being a helping hand to those going through the system. On my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors, reading and watching a good tv show with family. I am very excited to join the MADD team and continue being a helping hand! 

Email:Evelyn.Espinoza@madd.org

Phone:602-240-6500 ext. 6455

Tania Bustamante

Arizona State Executive Director

Tania Bustamante

Tania Bustamante, who serves as State Executive Director of MADD Arizona since 2021.

Tania began her nonprofit career over 22 years ago in Los Angeles, CA with American Cancer Society, working with income development. She then moved on to the scouting world with Girl Scouts in CA and AZ in 2007, when her family decided to make AZ home. She continued her passion with developing youth through scouting and joined Boy Scouts of America in AZ in 2014. Her last position with the Boy Scouts was as an exploring executive while she also served as a senior district executive at the council. In 2020 she moved on to St. Mary’s Food Bank. Tania comes to MADD AZ with many years of fundraising and community engagement experience.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, David, traveling, boating and most importantly their boys.

Clarissa Meda

Victim Services Specialist

Clarissa Meda

Hello, my name is Clarissa Meda, and I am from San Luis, AZ which is within Yuma County. I graduated from Grand Canyon University with my master’s in forensic psychology. For the past five years, I worked with Tucson PD as a Community Service Officer, where my passion for helping individuals who have experience a traumatic event grew even stronger and decided to make the change and more directly with victims. On my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling whenever possible. I also love dogs and gardening as well as spending time in the outdoors. I am very excited to join the MADD Team!

Rebecca Sustayta

Victim Services Specialist

Rebecca Sustayta

I am a returned Peace Corps volunteer, serving in the beautiful country of Botswana! Although I didn’t get to finish my service due to covid, I absolutely loved my time there and look forward to eventually visiting again. Working in nonprofits over the last 6 years has given me so much compassion for the world around me and I’m honored to be a part of an organization that fights 110% forward for their community. I just moved back to Phoenix from California and though I’m still getting acclimated to this heat, I can’t wait to eat my way through this city and find all the hidden gems of Arizona! In my spare time I volunteer as a crisis counselor for Crisis Text Line, which I feel has really equipped me with the skills to strive to be the best support I can for victims and survivors alike. If I’m not traveling and exploring new places, you can likely catch me discovering new music, hanging with friends, being active or enjoying all the delicious cuisine the world has to offer! I’m so excited to be here and I can’t wait to get to know everyone apart of this amazing team!

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