Televerde Foundation Appoints Amy Hillman and Karen Hellman to Its Board of Directors

PHOENIX, AZ – April 2, 2022 –  Televerde Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides personal and professional development opportunities to women impacted by incarceration so they can attain meaningful and rewarding careers upon release, is pleased to announce that Amy Hillman, former dean at Arizona State University – W. P. Carey School of Business, and Karen Hellman, former division director of Inmate Programs and Reentry at Arizona Department of Corrections, has joined the Televerde Foundation board of directors. 

“I am pleased to welcome Amy and Karen as new board members,” said Michelle Cirocco, executive director, Televerde Foundation. “These individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their fields and will be tremendous assets to our foundation as we further our mission of helping women impacted by incarceration find success in the global workforce. The work we are doing truly is making a tangible difference in the lives of the women we support and their families, as evidenced by our 2021 Impact Report. Now with Amy and Karen on board, we are more strongly positioned to accelerate our progress for even greater gains in 2022.” 

Amy Hillman joined ASU in June 2001 and served as its Dean from 2013 to 2020. An award-winning undergraduate and MBA teacher, Hillman previously taught at the Ivey Business School at The University of Western Ontario, the Broad Business School at Michigan State University, and the Mays College of Business at Texas A&M University. In addition, she has spent several summers as a guest professor at the Institute for International Management at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. Prior to joining academia, Hillman was general manager of a retailing and manufacturing organization in the Southwest United States. “The W. P. Carey School of Business believes in business as a force for good for all–regardless of background or circumstance,” said Hillman. “I’m thrilled to now be part of the Televerde Foundation board of directors to help expand their mission for their vision of a world of opportunity where all can be successful. “