About Arizona Caregiver Coalition

The Arizona Caregiver Coalition is a community-based, 501(c)3 organization that was founded to support and advocate for family caregivers in Arizona. The coalition was developed through the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging and serves a mandated role as part of the Arizona Lifespan Respite Program. The Coalition plays a vital role in facilitating and improving collaboration among fragmented nonprofits, government entities, and for profit enterprises. Our commitment is to caregivers of any type regardless of the medical reason for their caregiving role.

The Division of Aging and Adult Services at the Department of Economic Security graciously hosts the Arizona Caregiver Coalition’s operations. Current funding of the Respite Rebate Program is through a partnership between Arizona Caregiver Coalition, Arizona Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and the Division of Aging and Adult Services.

Our Mission & Vision

The mission of the Arizona Caregiver Coalition is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers across Arizona through Collaborative Partnerships, Advocacy, Resources, and Respite Support. Our vision is that all Arizona Family Caregivers have Hope and Resources to overcome obstacles of care in our urban and rural communities.

What We Do

The Arizona Caregiver Coalition is the equivalent of “Google” for Arizona caregivers. We help those caring for others (regardless of the medical reason) by offering a Respite Rebate Program, a Caregiver Resource Line, and an online resource database. The Arizona Caregiver Coalition is a strong advocacy arm for Arizona caregivers.


Board of Directors

Brandon Baxter

Brandon Baxter

Brandon Baxter was hired in January of 2014 as the Family Caregiver Coordinator for the Area Agency on Aging-NACOG, representing the disabled and aging populations in Region III.

Jantel Cansler

Jantel Cansler

Jantell was a teacher for many years and was fortunate enough to work with at risk and troubled youth. Her two main passions are education and volunteerism. She values the contributions of family care.

Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor recently retired as CEO of East Valley Adult Resources, Inc. (EVAR) after 25 years and tripling the scope of the organization. He is now active in assisting and consulting nonprofits.

Dorothy Kelly

Dorothy Kelly

She has been working in Senior Services for the last 30 years. Most currently, she is working for the Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) as Caregiver Services Coordinator, providing training and support.

Daniela Saylor

Daniela Saylor

Daniela Saylor holds a Masters in Administration from Northern Arizona University, and serves as Caregiver Services Program Manager at Duet.

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Our Team

Jutta Ulrich, Executive Director

Jutta Ulrich, Executive Director

Jutta has worked for the State of Arizona and for the Arizona Community Action Association and brings experience in the field of aging, workforce development and supportive services.

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