Gen Justice appoints Celia McClelland Board Chair and welcomes Mike Haller to the Board
Phoenix, Ariz. — Gen Justice announced today a new board chair, Celia McClelland, and new board member, Mike Haller, who will help support Gen Justice’s lifesaving work fighting for abused, abandoned, and trafficked children across America.
Celia McClelland is the trustee of the Shamrock Foods Foundation which has supported more than 80 charities and donated more than 450,000 pounds of food annually to local food banks. Celia has served on the Gen Justice board since its founding, most recently as vice treasurer. “Watching the Gen Justice team working together to pragmatically fix our child protection system is inspirational. I am honored to be part of this remarkable organization,” said McClelland.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Celia for twenty years. She leads with great thoughtfulness and determination, and we could not ask for a better ambassador for these children,” said Darcy Olsen, Founder and CEO.
Mike Haller spent nearly 15 years working in public policy and as a political consultant dedicated to standing up against injustice. Currently, Mike is the owner of Haller Group helping his clients achieve financial freedom. “As a father, the mission of Gen Justice resonates with me on a deeply personal level. I’ve seen the impact that people can have on important policies. Moving the needle takes an army of strong, like-minded individuals with a common goal. There is no better cause than helping abused children and protecting their rights,” said Haller.
“When Mike approached us about helping expand Gen Justice, I was over the moon. I joke that we ‘grew up together’ in politics, and I’m thankful we can combine our strengths today on behalf of children in need,” said Olsen.
Gen Justice returning 2022 board members include:
William Coats, The Leona Group LLC
Alan P. Dye, Webster, Chamberlain & Bean
Phil Giltner, Shamrock Foods
Renee Giltner, CPA
Sandy Leong, Sandy Leong Jewelry
Darcy Olsen, Gen Justice
Carrie Tynan, Adolph Coors Foundation
“Gen Justice would not be the impact charity it is today without Phil Giltner’s service as our founding chairman. Thankfully, even as the Board allowed Phil to lay down his gavel, we simultaneously voted that he’s not permitted to retire from the board, and we are thankful he will remain with us,” said Olsen.
About Gen Justice
Gen Justice is an award-winning charitable organization fighting to mend the broken child protection system through nonpartisan policy changes and a pro bono Children’s Law Clinic.
To learn more about Gen Justice’s life-saving work, visit genjustice.org.
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