Board of Directors

Christine Comune
Christine Comune of Phoenix is a Senior Vice President at Bank of America and has work experience with Intel and General Electric.  She is a member of National Charity League, Inc, San Tan Chapter, where she has been on the board the last 4 years in various positions including VP of Philanthropy and President of the Chapter.  She holds a MBA from Case Western Reserve University and is certified as a Black Belt from General Electric.  She is Chairman of the Board and President of the corporation.
Larry L Langer
Larry L. Langer of Gilbert, Arizona is a civil engineer, retired from Arizona Department of Transportation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Arizona State University. He is Treasurer of the corporation.
Kay Pratt
Kay Pratt of Sun Lakes, Arizona is a retired Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. She is one of the founders of One Small Step and has been active in its operations since 2001.
Leanne Seli
Leanne Seli of Gilbert, Arizona is the Accounts Payable Manager at Your Travel Center in Tempe, Arizona. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Arkansas.
Caryn R. Shoemaker
Caryn R. Shoemaker of Gilbert, Arizona, is retired from Maricopa Community Colleges. She is one of the founders of One Small Step and has been active in its operations since 2001. Caryn has a Master of Education degree in Community Counseling from Ohio University and a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio State University.
Angelique Emery


Angelique Emery of Mesa, Arizona is Secretary of the corporation. She is Assistant Manager in the Sales Department of TEK Fitness Distributors, Mesa.

Advisory Board

Dee Campbell
Dee Campbell of Chandler, Arizona is a Master Certified Corporate Trainer and owns her own consulting and training practice. She holds a Masters of Management Information Systems from Friends University, Wichita, KS and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baker University.
Stuart Dougherty
Stuart Dougherty of Gilbert, Arizona is a banking officer for 1stBank where he started in 2013.  He earned a B.A. in Business Communications from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University
Leslie Ruiz
Leslie Ruiz of Chandler, Arizona has been a business owner in Pacific Grove, CA for ten years. She retired from Isola USA after 26 years as a purchasing manager with extensive training in ISO compliance and Lean Manufacturing. She is has been a member of the Ocotillo Women’s League (OWL) since October 2014 and has held the offices of Chair and Co-Chair for the OWL Community Service arm. Leslie began volunteering with the Clothes Cabin in January 2015.
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Barbara Smith of Gilbert, Arizona is a self-employed accountant. After starting her career in the financial industry, she spent the next 18 years working as a certified public accountant. Barbara is an active volunteer and has served as a Girl Scout leader for the past 13 years in Gilbert. Barbara earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois.
Stephanie K. Smith
Stephanie K. Smith is the owner and Vice President of Accounting for California Pools and Landscape. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University.


Executive Director

Amanda Nosbisch
Amanda Nosbisch Ms. Nosbisch has dedicated her career to removing barriers to learning and addressing needs for children and families. Prior to her work at Clothes Cabin, Amanda served as the Program Manager at the Kyrene School District and developed an expertise in executing programs, budgets, grant management, as well as creating partnerships and deepening community connections.

Operations Manager

Aubrey Carter
Aubrey Carter Aubrey Carter completed her Master’s Degree in TESOL at CCNY as part of the New York City Teaching Fellows program. While earning her degree, she taught ESL and French at a high school in the Bronx, NY. After relocating to Arizona, she was Program Coordinator for the University of Arizona’s Eller Evening MBA and Executive MBA programs. She also taught French at Gateway Community College and currently teaches English online through VIPKID.

Interested in becoming a board member?

One Small Step, Inc. is now accepting applications, please complete the Board Application , review and sign the Board Application Memorandum of Understanding and email to our board president: Christine Comune