Kimberly Cabral

CEO/Founder, MASK

Kimberly Cabral is the Founder of MASK (Mothers’ Awareness on School-age Kids),a 501 (c) 3 non- profit organization, and publisher of MASK The Magazine. Kimberly is the mother of a blended family of five children, who started MASK after a conversation in the car with her son who was about to enter middle school. Realizing that issues related to drug use, drinking, bullying, and safety are affecting children much younger than the currently established prevention programs were reaching, she approached other moms who shared her same concerns. Together, after receiving training by experts such as police detectives and psychologists in various areas that included drugs, bullying, and internet safety, they formed MASK, which offers free programs and presentations to children, parents and schools. Kimberly’s passion for reaching families led her to then create MASK The Magazine, which is a quarterly publication that provides information for parents about the issues affecting today’s changing families, as well as student-produced work that gives insight into the world they live in. With so many parents time-deprived and unable to make one more commitment to attend a program or meeting, Kimberly’s goal with MASK the Magazine was to provide a resource for busy moms and dads, families and professionals to stay up-to-date on the important issues effecting school-age children. In addition to school programs and magazine production, Kimberly strives to recognize moms making a difference in their communities. In that spirit, she created the MASK “Moms Making a Difference” Unity Award, which gives all nominees an opportunity to share information about their organization or cause, as well as honors them and the winner at an exceptional luncheon hosted by MASK. Kimberly’s vision and passion have led her to strive to help families and selflessly honor others. Most importantly Kimberly believes in helping school-age children make better decisions, because they are our most precious resource.

John Cocca

Director of the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control

John Cocca, Director of the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control (Department of Liquor), was appointed by Governor Ducey in February 2015. The Department of Liquor director is responsible for the administration of all the divisions of the department: Investigations, Licensing and Administration. Director Cocca serves at the pleasure of the governor (A.R.S. §4-111).

Prior to this appointment, the City of Scottsdale was Director Cocca’s employer for 30-years, from February 1985 to February 2015. His last assignment was the Investigations/Personnel Development Services Bureau Assistant Chief. His responsibilities included oversight of police investigations, employee training and forensic evidence.

At the age of 21, Director Cocca began his law enforcement career, advancing through the ranks as a patrol officer, field training officer, crime scene officer,
undercover narcotics detective, patrol sergeant, media relations sergeant, community affairs sergeant, patrol lieutenant, basic training lieutenant, patrol commander and uniform and investigations assistant chief. As a certified police instructor for AZPOST (Arizona Police Officer Standardized Training), Director Cocca frequently instructed at the Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (ALEA) for law enforcement recruits.

Director Cocca is a member if the International Associations of Chiefs of Police, FBI National Academy Associates, the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police, the East Valley Chiefs of Police and is Past-Chairman of the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy (ALEA) Users Committee. He has served on a number of committees with the Boys and Girls Club and the Scottsdale Unified and Paradise Valley School Districts. He is a board member for MASK (Mother’s Awareness for School Aged Kids).

Director Cocca holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Arizona State University in Justice Studies and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy’s Executive Management program.

A native of Arizona and raised in Scottsdale, he resides in Scottsdale with his wife of 30 years and has two adult children.

Andre Wadsworth

Executive Pastor at Impact Church

Andre L. Wadsworth was born October 19, 1974 to Andrew and Lylith Wadsworth, in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. Andre is the youngest of seven siblings. In 1977, after his parents divorced, the family sans his father moved to Miami, Florida. At an early age, Andre gained firsthand knowledge about the demands of proprietorship, the principles of ownership, and ethics, working summers at the auto parts company owned by his late father. Andre always had a passion for business, but he never envisioned that his love of football and an unlikely path to a college football powerhouse would ultimately lead to his goal of being a business owner, like his father. At Florida Christian School, Andre played tight end, defensive end/linebacker, and even returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, which still remains a school record. Andre was All- Dade County, in both football and basketball his senior year of high school, but did not receive any Division I scholarship offers. Andre enrolled in Florida State University because of their business school program; football was an afterthought. Andre walked on the Florida State football team at 217 pounds, without a scholarship, any delusions of stardom, but he would leave Tallahassee as one of its most accomplished athletes. Andre was a projected top 10 player his junior year at nose guard, but decided to forego the NFL draft in order switch positions and play defensive end. FSU head coach Bobby Bowden was dubious that Andre could make the transition, but after eight tackles and two sacks against opening opponent USC, all doubts were erased. Andre would eventually lead the ACC with 18 sacks, and become ACC Player of the Year, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and All ACC First team. The Outland Award and Lombardi Trophy finalist was also named CBS SportsLine Defensive Player of the Year, Defensive Lineman of the Year from the Touchdown Club of Columbus, and one of the 30 Greatest ACC Players by College Football News. Furthermore, The Walter Camp All-American and AP All-American was the recipient of the $10,000 Burger King College Football Scholarship. In 2004, Andre was inducted into the Florida State University Hall of Fame. Andre was selected third overall in the 1998 NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals, the highest any FSU football player has ever been drafted. His rookie season, Andre played in 18 games including preseason, finishing with 7.0 sacks and 62 tackles. Hampered by a knee injury in 1999, Andre only managed to play in 11 games. In 2000, Andre underwent micro fracture surgery on his right knee, the third surgery on that knee. Between November 1999 and January 2001 Andre had five surgeries, consequently, ending his football career. Andre endured sixteen surgeries, including four micro fracture procedures, two torn Achilles tendons, and countless hours of rehab in an attempt to defy the odds. Six years after being told he would never play again, Andre signed with the New York Jets on March 26, 2007. The Jets medical staff was incredulous that Andre would be able to complete one of the toughest NFL training camps. Andre not only completed the rigorous training camp, he never missed a practice.

Andre was the final roster cut. Andre graduated cum laude with a business degree from Florida State University, and is six credits short of receiving his MBA. In 2000, Mr. Wadsworth bought and co-owned All Pro Imports Automotive Group with business partner, and former NFL player Bryan Myers. The All Pro Imports Automotive Group consisted of six Porsche, BMW, and Volkswagen dealerships, in the Central and Panhandle regions of Florida until he sold it in 2010. Recently, Andre has diversified his entrepreneurial pursuits by entering the rapidly evolving field of marketing and technology. Twenty years ago, baseball and cricket were the predominant sports played on St. Croix; football was not even a high school sport. Fellow Crucians Tim Duncan and Raja Bell brought basketball to the forefront, and Andre is most proud of that because of his achievements on the football field; football is now an organized sport on the island of St. Croix. Andre and his beautiful wife of twelve years, Subyn reside in Scottsdale, Arizona, with their four girls Sophia, Sarah, Selah and Sahmone. Andre and his family are active members in the community and serves as the Executive Pastor of the church he co-founded, Impact Church.

Shef Gandhi, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Director at Childhelp

Dr. Gandhi is a licensed psychologist, a graduate professor, and clinical supervisor. In her clinical practice, she focuses on healing and empowering children, adolescents, young adults, and families who are coping with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, Defiant Behavior Disorders, and PTSD. Her primary areas of specialty include psychoeducational and psychological evaluation and assessment as well as treating victims of sexual and physical abuse, vicitms of trauma, victims of bullying. Additionally she engages in school-based psychological consultation, EMDR, clinical supervision of graduate doctoral students. Her advocacy efforts involve an active involvement in the local Arizona Psychological Association. She was the Diversity Representative for the state as well as chair of the Membership committee for two years and is an active participant in the Disaster Relief Network working with the American Red Cross. As a graduate professor, she teaches at the medical school, Midwestern Univserity, in the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program. She is passionate about working with children and adolescents to prevent and heal mental illness, provide education to the public to help heal and foster change and growth to create a safer world. Dr. Gandhi holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Arizona and a M.A. and Psy.D. from Arizona School of Professional Psychology.

Brigitte Shreiner

SC Johnson, Senior Shopper Marketing Manager

Brigitte grew up in St Paul, MN where she graduated from high school and moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University earning a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Marketing.  She resides in north Scottsdale, with her husband, Dean, of 18 years and has two beautiful daughters, Dakotah 17 years old and Sierrah 15 years old.

Brigitte has worked in the consumer product and goods industry for over 22 years in a variety of leadership roles in sales and marketing.  She is currently leading shopper marketing strategic initiatives at SC Johnson, a global marketer for leading households brands such as Ziploc®, Glade®, Windex®, Pledge®, Scrubbing Bubbles®, Shout®, OFF!®, Raid®.  In addition to her business experience, Brigitte has been involved in the SC Johnson’s Women’s Business Council as a steering committee leader helping SC Johnson women network, build leadership skills and navigate their career.  In addition, she is involved in the Phoenix chapter of the Network for Executive Women.

Having a passion for giving back to her community, Brigitte was actively involved with the Children’s Phoenix Hospital Beach Ball event in 2005 leading a silent auction committee.  She raised just over $45,000 in a short period of time which was invested in the newly built Newborn Intensive Care unit at the hospital.  In the following years she continued to support other Phoenix Children fundraising events in efforts for families and children all around the valley.

MASK is close to Brigitte’s heart as Kimberly, Pam and Michelle are all mothers and friends within her community with children attending the same school since elementary school age.  It truly takes a village to raise children of character in today’s age and so in an effort to support MASK, Brigitte has volunteered on and off over the last several years.