About Us

Dress for Success Phoenix

Our Vision

Our vision is a world where women do not live in poverty. We strive for a world where all women are financially independent, are treated with dignity and respect and are directly impacting their lives and those of their families. We aspire to a world that fully harnesses the power of women and recognizes their role in economic sustainability.

Our Mission

Dress for Success Phoenix empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools needed to help women thrive in work and in life.

We provide each client with professional attire to secure employment, however we are about much more than simply a new outfit. In addition to equipping the client with apparel and accessories, our extensive job readiness and career training furnish her with a confidence that she carries forever with the knowledge that she can actively define her life, the direction she takes and what success means to her.

 

Who We Are

Dress for Success Phoenix is an affiliate of Dress for Success Worldwide, which is a global nonprofit organization that began operations in 1997.

Meet Our Team

Since 2009, Dress for Success Phoenix has been dedicated to our mission of empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

Tamala McBath

Chief Executive Officer

Heidi Hamor

Director of Operations

Mary Crawford

Director Women's Services

Pat Torres

Boutique Manager

Jackie Worden

SNAP Coordinator

Cynthia Leyva

Job Developer

Tamala McBath

Chief Executive Officer

Heidi Hamor

Director of Operations

Jessica Howell

Director of Community Engagement/
Bank On AZ Fellow

Pat Torres

Boutique Manager

Jackie Worden

Program Manager for EducateHER /
Outreach Coordinator

Cynthia Leyva

Career Center Services Manager

Elizabeth Pulido

Mobile Unit | Community Outreach Manager

John Stevens

Warehouse Manager

Kierrah Wallace

Mobile Career Center Specialist

Jessi Leonardo

Business Manager

Alice Lee

Executive Assistant

Board of Directors

Gina Gibson
    Gina Gibson

    Board Chair

    Managing Director - Think Forward

    Rebecca Riley St. Thomas
      Rebecca Riley St. Thomas

      Vice Chair

      Sales Manager & Senior Loan Officer, CMG Financial Home Loans

      Donna Dietrich
        Donna Dietrich

        Secretary

        Chief Client Success Evangelist - Know Your Talents

        Mark Springsteel
          Mark Springsteel

          Treasurer

          CPA CFP PFS Investment Advisor

          Directors

          Susan Casper, Sonaran Living Host – ABC 15 Arizona

          Scott Caul, Retail Business Sales Manager, Verizon

          Debra Larson, Global Client Partner – FranklinCovey

          Dr. Frankie Lee, Sr. Director of Innovation – Terros Health

          Grenee Martacho, CEO – Concord General Contracting

          Laura Lynn Smith, Deputy Vice President / General Manager, OneADP

          Stacie Terry, Senior Vice President Academy Execution Executive Small Business – Bank of America

           

          Thank you outgoing board members for your service!

          Pat Buckley (7 years), SVP/Partner, TowerHunter

          Bridget Cooney (9 years), Branch Banking Operations Director
          Alliance Bank of Arizona

          Mary Beth Reisinger (10 years), Chief Human Resources Officer, Plexus Worldwide

          Marvin Swift (7 years), Partner, Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.

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          About Dress for Success Phoenix

          Frequently Asked Questions

          We frequently get asked many of the same questions, so we have answered them below for your convenience!

          To prepare for your visit, it is always great if you can contact us in advance prior to a suiting. However, walk-ins are also welcome.

          Tamala McBath

          Chief Executive Officer

          As Chief Executive Officer of Dress for Success Phoenix, Tamala McBath is responsible for guiding the organization’s mission of empowering women to achieve financial independence through education, support and viable employment.

          Before joining Dress for Success Phoenix, Tamala had an accomplished national career in healthcare operations and business consulting, including endeavors building two successful businesses from the ground up.

          Since joining Dress for Success Phoenix in 2021, Tamala has become a fixture in the community, having volunteered her time to serve on both the City of Phoenix’s Human Services Commission and its Community Development Review Committee. Tamala has also been profiled by numerous major local media outlets such as the Phoenix Business Journal, FOX10 and ABC15, as well as nationally on CBS News. In 2022 she was recognized as a member of the prestigious “Great 48” by Phoenix Magazine. Most recently, she was named an “Outstanding Woman in Business” by the Phoenix Business Journal.

          Tamala graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Science degree in social work and she recently completed her executive master’s degree at Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is also a member of the 2022 cohort of Arizona State University’s Knowledge Exchange for Resilience (KER) Fellow Program.

          Heidi Hamor

          Director of Operations

          At a very early age, Heidi realized that she has a passion for service to others.  As she grew older, that passion for service became a call to action with various organizations, primarily focused on helping women and children. Heidi volunteered with CASA in Springfield, MO as an advocate for abused and neglected children. When she moved to Phoenix, she spent time as a Tumbleweeds volunteer and taught citizenship classes with the International Rescue Committee before becoming the Director of Operations at Dress for Success Phoenix. Heidi is currently a member of Voices of the Desert, which supports the LGBTQA+ community.

          Heidi’s professional career began with FedEx Express, where she spent 10 years in operations and logistics.  From there, Heidi began a 12-year career with Coca-Cola in operations management, strategic planning management and business services. In the three years following her time with Coca-Cola, she realized a life-long dream and was the chef/owner of an Irish Pub located in Phoenix, Arizona.  Heidi received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management and is pursuing her M.B.A.

          Mary Crawford

          Director Women's Services

          Mary’s passion is to help women re-enter the job market and re-establish themselves. She has been involved with Dress for Success Phoenix for many years and has participated in national panels for the Professional Women’s Group. In addition, she has conducted housing and workforce development seminars across the United States.

          As Dress for Success Phoenix’s Director of Women’s Services has developed a Fast Track job readiness program to assist those re-entering or entering the job force for the first time.

          Educated at Wilberforce University, Mary’s many achievements and awards include being featured on CNN’s Snapshot Across America, receiving Macy’s annual customer service award for Macy’s.com top performer, being a Phoenix Certified Offender Employment Specialist for the African American Leadership Institute, serving as a panelist on Ohio State Housing Reform for The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, as well as a panelist for the HE ACT Workforce Conference 2011, winning the YMCA Black Achiever Award and being honored as the Direct Endorse Underwriter, Certified Housing Counselor for the Spirit Award for Achievement in 2003.

          Pat Torres

          Boutique Manager

          Pat has over 34 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Her passion for Dress for Success Phoenix began in 2013 when she met Lisa Doromal, Founder of Dress for Success Phoenix at a baseball field where their boys played club baseball on the same team. Lisa invited Pat to volunteer at the annual Suit for the Stars Gala and yearly sale at the boutique. This is where Pat was inspired by Lisa, her team, and the mission to empower women.

          Pat is currently the Boutique Manager at Dress for Success Phoenix and is responsible for coordinating and overseeing client scheduling, as well as training, scheduling, and managing volunteers. She also works with over 140 different referral agencies to educate staff and promote Dress for Success Phoenix.