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Bobby Joe Bell


Bobby Joe Bell, Founder & President of the Raise Your hands Inc. Foundation, has always been an advocate for helping others and has held multiple roles in his career over the years, but none more personal than his vision and dedication in educating, advocating, and empowering people and families living with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) & At Risk Populations


Professionally, Bobby has experience in operations, leadership, marketing, sales, and communication and has been using these skills to grow, carry, market, and network RYHI. He has Achieved this by personally reaching out to families and friends of those with autism and at risk Populations. His personal life experience with his daughter on the ASD spectrum has brought passion in helping Bobby bring to life, The Raise Your Hands Inc. Foundation, One Step, One City, One Song at a time.

Meet the Team

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Lisa Wood

Vice President

Lisa Wood, Vice President of the Raise Your Hands inc organization, is a lifelong advocate for Arizona’s youth, her shared passion for community service along with hospitality has gained her some invaluable skills along her path to serving others. Recently she was approached by a longtime friend to help guide and assist in a personal mission for Autism.  


Having held multiple roles in her professional career, the past now represents the hands-on experiences learned as a gift and true blessing of helping others.  Professionally, Lisa has held positions and received formal training in the areas of business management, development, finance, human relations, and customer service. These real-world business experiences have been invaluable in helping Lisa to provide a strong leadership role in helping to grow the professional path for Raise Your Hands Inc.

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Rich Hinshaw

Band Member Liaison

Rich brings experience to Raise Your Hands Inc, both as a performer and as an educator and director of nonprofit music endeavors. His playing started when he attended school band in 1979 and experienced other music programs along the way. This hands on experience quickly grew into a passion for performing, creating and teaching music. In addition to teaching countless drumlines and bands, Rich obtained a bachelor’s degree from ASU in Music Education. He has used his degree to further his career in nonprofit music, and now performs with Bobby Joe Bell Band, with a vision to engage a national tour later in the year benefiting Autism. Rich has a passion for helping families impacted by Autism as he himself  has a nephew on the spectrum. The experience Rich brings to the table from the nonprofit groups in the past makes him a perfect candidate for the position of Band Member Liaison serving Raise Your Hands Inc.

Raise Your Hands Inc is a private foundation exempt from Federal Income Tax as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Raise Your Hands Inc are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in consideration for the contributions except as reported above.

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