Meet Our Team

The PASS Team

Carmen Frederic
Executive Director

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.

Katee Norris,
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
Special Projects

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.

Marissa O'Brien
Case Manager

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.

Board Members

  • Alex Harris
    Attorney at Law
  • Hope Boldt
    Vice President

  • Patricia Watson

  • Jacqui Schlosser, M.Ed.

    Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center at Yavapai College
  • Amore Cianciola
    Director of Catering and Events
    Hassayampa Inn
  • Sandra Halldorson

Board meets every third Monday of each month from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Hassayampa Inn.