Meet the Team

 
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Robert J Bell

President, Raise Your Hands Inc.

Robert J Bell, President of the Raise Your hands Inc. organization 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).

 

Professionally, Bob has experience in operations, leadership, marketing, sales, and communication and has been using these skills to grow, carry, market, and network RYHI. Reaching out to other families and friends of those with autism and building relationships to help them. Along with these skills, and relationships with others, his personal life experience with his daughter on the ASD spectrum has brought passion in helping Bob bring to life Raise Your Hands Inc. One song, one dance, and one hand at a time.

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Lisa Wood

Vice President, Raise Your Hands Inc.

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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Jennifer Morse

Treasurer, Raise Your Hands Inc.

Jennifer Morse, Treasurer of Raise Your Hands Inc, has always had a passion for helping disadvantaged youth. She took many children into her home as a foster parent in Santa Cruz California. Jennifer has three children of her own, two sons and one daughter who is now an autistic adult at 19 years old. Jennifer began her own tax firm in 2015, Clayton, Morse and Associates, so that she could be always available for her autistic daughter and her needs, from homeschooling to ABA therapy and social activities that encourage the importance of social skills, often a huge hurdle for autistic individuals.

 

Jennifer has been enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Agent since 1993. She has a Master's in Taxation from Golden Gate University, a Bachelor’s in Business/Accounting from University of Phoenix, and over 30 years of accounting/tax experience in both private and public accounting. She is happy to bring her expertise to Raise Your Hands, Inc in support of autistic individuals in Arizona.

"Life is what you make of it and nobody is ever stuck in the world in which they were raised."

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Chris Hess

Promotions, Media Director  
Raise Your Hands Inc.

Chris Hess, Promotions and Media Director for Raise Your hands Inc, has always loved helping others. "Helping someone achieve their goals and pursue their dreams has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember." Chris says. "This sentiment started back in high school when I was working with troubled kids and teens in in-patient facilities, group homes, and in schools. I saw that sometimes all that someone need is a person to care about their success and growth."

 

Chris stated that entering the corporate world helped refine his facilitation skills which translated into a successful hobby of teaching Country Dance. He said It has always been his goal to make people feel comfortable and accepted when learning.

"When Bobby approached me about the charity I was 100% on board to make sure individuals and family's with ASD had this same feeling."

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Rich Hinshaw

Band Member Liaison  
Raise Your Hands Inc.

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.

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TJ Barrett

Web Master  
Raise Your Hands Inc.

Bio to come

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Joseph Rosales

Executive Board Member 
Raise Your Hands Inc.

Bio to come