Meet Our Team
The PASS Team
Carmen Frederic was the original Executive Director of PASS when it was known as Prescott Area Women's Shelter . Carmen was the Executive Director from 2009 to 2015 and rejoined the team in 2017. Carmen has worked in the non-profit field for over 20 years and brings with her knowledge and abilities in managing shelters and working with the homeless population. Carmen is originally from Oregon and helped open the first teen shelter program in her hometown, worked for the local Education Service District with low income families and their children and ran a transitional housing program. Carmen holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology and Family Studies.
Director of Programs
Katee Norris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Global Health, German and Anthropology from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State. After a year working an AmeriCorps job at Federal Way Public Schools, Mrs. Norris and her husband Josh, moved to Prescott. In Prescott, Mrs. Norris held a position as a VISTA with PASS. In 2014, Mrs. Norris was promoted to Director of Programs, over-seeing a wide array of self-sufficiency programs for our guests. Recently becoming a Registered Nurse, she continues to work for PASS, utilizing her new skillset to assist in an even greater capacity. She is passionate about the work being done at PASS and believes fully in the innate worth of every human being.
Lori Deutsch has lived in Yavapai County for the past 36 years. Lori's education and work experience gives her over two decades of experience working in leadership roles within state, county and non-profit organizations. She is a strategic, intentional and decisive leader who has been instrumental in launching sustainable projects including Smoke Free Arizona; Arizona Serve- AmeriCorps VISTA Project; MATFORCE, the Yavapai County Substance Abuse Coalition; and the Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS). She served as the Executive Director for PASS for its first two years, while establishing its business structure. Lori is experienced in developing strategic plans; operationalizing and achieving programmatic goals; securing private and public funding; and managing multi-layer funding streams. Her experience will be well utilized in her new position at the Shelter.
Jacqui Schlosser, M.Ed.
Jacqui Schlosser has worked for PASS since June of 2015. Prior to relocating to Prescott, she led children's programs at an emergency shelter and a transitional housing program in Phoenix. Mrs. Schlosser was responsible for leading two centers through a self-study process leading to national accreditation. Her experience has primarily centered around early childhood and parent education, but she also has a background in accounting and business ownership. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in early childhood education.
Stephanie is a mother of three children and started working in the behavioral health field in 1999 as a substitute paraprofessional or teachers aide. Over the next 15 years she worked her way up to a Job Coach or Transition Specialist position. In this job she created partnerships with local businesses and resources in the area to secure job placements and college or trade school educations working closely with DDD, SS, Vocational Rehabilitation and Goodwill Fast Track programs to secure the funding for education. Stephanie has always wanted to work somewhere she could help people solve their biggest problem and that is permanent housing and she get's to do that as PASS using the experience she obtained over many years, but is also excited to expand that into helping the guests here at PASS find housing, support, and so much more.
Marissa first found her passion for serving the homeless community while volunteering in Downtown Seattle. Over the past 6 years, she has worked with several different agencies benefiting individuals, youth, and families. She approaches case management with the goal of meeting guests where they are and supporting them to identify their own strengths and objectives. Having originally joined the PASS team in 2011-2012 as an Americorps Volunteer, Marissa has recently returned to Prescott and is eager to give back to her community through service at PASS. Marissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Northern Arizona University.
- Alex Harris
Attorney at Law
- Patricia Watson
- Carol Nelson
- Randy Williams
- Gail Wagner
Licensed Professional Counselor
- Amore Cianciola
Director of Catering and Events
Board meets every second Monday of each month from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Hassayampa Inn.