Leadership Team

Arjelia "Argie" Gomez, President & Chief Executive Officer.

Arjelia "Argie" Gomez is President & Chief Executive Officer of Youth Evaluation and Treatment Centers (YETC). As YETC's CEO, Ms. Gomez is responsible for the strategic leadership of the company management, program operations and financial performance. Prior to joining YETC, Ms. Gomez served in the top three officer positions of Chicanos Por La Causa as the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Economic Development Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Her drive for innovation secured sustainable funding for the social services programs and brought diverse opportunities to the community. Ms. Gomez was recently recognized by the Arizona Republic as a top female leader in Arizona in the Class of 2015 Who’s Who in Business. The Phoenix Business Journal also recognized her in top female leader, Women in Business in 2011. She serves on the multi-cultural business advisory board of ONE Community, the Grand Canyon University business advisory board, board member of the Arizona Council ofHuman Service Providers, is Treasurer for the National Latino Children’s Institute,and is an Arizona Los Diamondbacks Ambassador. Ms. Gomez’s professional experience gives her a unique perspective on both YETC’s clients and staff. Having begun her career as a probation officer with the Pinal County Juvenile Court, supported Foster Care Review Boards across AZ and as Program Manager and later Director of Juvenile Justice Services Division with the Arizona Supreme Court. Following that, Ms. Gomez served as Legislative Liaison, Public Information Officer and Chief of Community Services for the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections. Her work continued as the Chief Operating Officer of Southwest Key Program, with their corporate office in Austin, Texas. She returned to AZ to serve as the CEO of People of Color Network before taking the Executive Director position with the Maricopa County Regional Behavioral Health Authority overseeing the Children’s Behavioral Health services. Ms. Gomez holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University and a MBA from Grand Canyon University Ken Blanchard College of Business. Ms. Gomez was born in Superior, Arizona. She has been happily married to husband Robert for 15 years. She has three bonus children: Robbie, Miki, and Rachel and six bonus grandkids. She enjoys relaxing with friends and attending the Arizona Diamondback and Phoenix Mercury games. Ms. Gomez's mother, Amparo, has served as a symbol of strength throughout the years and a role model in servant leadership to strengthen communities.

Jaye Williams, Chief Financial Officer

Jaye Williams is the Chief Financial Officer of YETC. As CFO she is responsible for the leadership of the administrative wing of the organization. Jaye oversees all financial operations, information technology, contracting, human resources, facilities, development and marketing, ensuring that all areas meet strategic initiatives and performance goals. Jaye has a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a Master’sin Business Administration from Kaplan University. Jaye came to YETC in 2009 after spending time interning and working at the Phoenix Art Museum. Shedeveloped a passion for the non-profit sector from a young age and has utilized her talent at YETC to cultivate a strong business department that seeks to positively impact service delivery on a continual basis. Since she joined the Leadership team in 2011 she has played a significant role in enhancing programmatic operations, supporting growth and development of new programs. Her drive to bring quality business practice to YETC can be seen in all she does. Jaye brings to YETC a passion for continuous learning, process improvement, and strategic management. Jaye was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada and is fluent in French. She is an avid amateur astronomer and enjoys hunting for the darkest skies with her husband and daughter. Her self-proclaimed claim to fame was being appointed as the Recorder for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Ottawa Chapter at the age of 11.

Socorro Dominguez, Chief Operations Officer

Socorro “Sukey” Dominguez is Chief Operating Officer at Youth, ETC., responsible for leadership of programs and development of a vibrant performance culture. As a focused leader with 10+ years of progressive experience in business, clinical practice and social services, she is recognized for delivering superior results. With a diverse background in administrative and clinical responsibility, her work has supported the growth of organizations through performance excellence, strategic expansion, for-profit ventures, government contracting success and initiatives to bring awareness to the immense need for integrated health and wellness services to the most vulnerable underserved communities. Prior to joining Youth ETC., Ms. Dominguez work in operations and community initiatives includes large scale strategic planning and deployment, integrated healthcare, administration and oversight of behavioral health programs and development of teams. In addition she has been the point to lead creativity in the areas of marketing to support programs services, fundraising and volunteer satisfaction. Her scope of practice has spanned from adults experiencing complex chronic health conditions and debilitating serious mental illness, youth and families working towards greater resilience, domestic violence, counseling, supportive housing, art therapy and a holistic wellness approach to focus on a perspective that considers how a person interacts with their environment with emphasis on the connection of mind, body and spirit. She is passionate about empowering others to live their best life and committed to serving community needs through excellent services, top notch teams and partnerships built on collaboration. Sukey was born and raised in the border city of El Paso, Texas and is fluent in Spanish. She is fascinated by people, diversity and views learning as a lifelong process. As a twice graduate of Arizona State University, she achieved a Baccalaureate in Social Work, Summa Cum Laude and a Masters in Planning, Administration & Community Development. She continued studies to earn a Master’s in Business Administration, is a Licensed Masters Level Social Worker, trained in EMDR and a certified Field Instructor for Arizona State University. Ms. Dominguez enjoys volunteering and has contributed her time and talents to promote education, youth advocacy, the arts and has long time experience as a healthcare advocate and leadership mentor. She is very proud of her family and culture, with great appreciation for time together to make new memories in the everyday moments. She enjoys yoga and experiencing new adventures in the community and travel with family.

Emily Bofetta, Director of Development

Emily Bofetta is the Director of Development for Youth Evaluation and Treatment Centers (YETC). Emily oversees the implementation and execution of agency development activities which include grant writing, corporate and individual fundraising activities, brand management, marketing, community outreach, and special events. She began her YETC career in 2010 as an intern,and worked in a number of business and operational capacitiesfor the organization. Prior to being the Director of Development, Emily was YETC’s Business Operations Manager where she oversaw the development of new insurance contracts, credentialing, electronic health record administration, and the full-cycle billing process. Her operational experience has allowed Emily to have a central understanding of the organization as it uniquely positions itself for continued growth and innovation. Emily has always felt compelled to focus her career towards working for non-profit and government organizations dedicated to the emotional and physical well-being of the community. Prior to joining YETC, Emily spent several years working in administrative and program operations for both outpatient and inpatient behavioral health organizations in Arizona and Missouri. In addition to her administrative experience,Emily has worked in both private and public sector marketing and event planning. She has a Bachelor’sin Education from the University of Kansas and a Master’s in Public Administration from Arizona State University. Emily enjoys spending time traveling and watching movies with her husband, laughing with great friends, and relaxing around the house with her three cats.

Rebecca Danis, Clinical Director

Rebecca Ann Danis, LPC, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Western Washington University and a Master’s of Science in Counseling from University of Phoenix. Rebecca is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Associate Clinical Director of Direct Services at Youth Evaluation and Treatment Centers. Main areas of clinical focus include substance abuse treatment, trauma therapy, depression/anxiety issues, and family relational issues. Rebecca has provided intensive family therapy for those in crisis to assist in the placement of appropriate substance abuse treatment facilities, out of home placements, and family reunification. She is currently providing clinical oversight for the intensive outpatient substance abuse program, Project Next Step, and the Outpatient department. She is a certified trainer in the evidence based program, The Seven Challenges®(drug and alcohol management) and has practiced substance abuse therapy under this modality for five years at YETC. Rebecca also holds certifications in Motivational Interviewing and EMDR therapy modalities. Rebecca was recently published in the Addiction Blog, discussing The Seven Challenges®(drug and alcohol management). http://addictionblog.org/treatment/treatment-center-interviews/what-is-the-seven-challenges-program-and-can-it-work-for-your-teen/ In her spare time Rebecca has raised money for Breast Cancer Research by completing the 60 mile walking adventure known as the “3-Day.” She has also completed three full marathons raising money with Team In Training for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She is originally from Washington state and still considers the Seattle area her “home”. Rebecca loves to spend spare time with her husband and friends, and enjoys cooking and reading.

Robin Holden, Director of Finance and IT

Robin has had a long and comprehensive career involving senior management in nonprofit and government financial management and analysis for both local and international organizations. Before joining YETC, Robin served as Controller of Foreign Affairs with JVMI, Director of Finance and Operations with the Phoenix Symphony, and was a founding staff member of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix where she served as Director of Finance and Administration as well as a host of other employment opportunities earlier in her career. Robin earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s of Science in Accounting from Keller Graduate School of DeVry University. Additionally Robin has attended numerous seminars and conferences including human resource management, effective management in databases, relational databases, and not for profit management and accounting. Robin has served on board of directors of numerous religious and secular civic and charitable organizations in the capacity of Treasurer, finance committee, and member at large with organizations such as Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, United Way Mass Bay, and Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix. Her volunteer efforts include UMOM, Theatre Works, Boys and Girls Club of Beverly, Project RAP Rape Crisis, Project RAP VOCAL, and Free Arts of Arizona. Robin has a passion for children and women issues. Joining the leadership staff at YETC is a perfect fit because of this passion. Robin has one adult child who lives in the valley and is heavily involved with theatre arts. Robin enjoys traveling internationally having visited 7 countries within the past few years.

Sarah Hanchett, Vice President of Quality Improvement

Sarah Hanchett grew up in California. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Brigham Young University and a Masters of Social Work from Arizona State University. Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, since 2009. She has spent her entire behavioral health career in Arizona. Sarah has worked with adolescents in a wilderness treatment program and then joined YETC in 2000 as a manager of a therapeutic group home for girls. Keeping families together became a passion for Sarah, which led to her work in therapy for families in crisis to keep their children in the home and to reunify children with their families. Sarah is a Board approved Clinical Supervisor and grew into a Clinical Manger role where she mentored therapists and interns in their professional development, as well as continued her professional growth as a trauma therapist, utilizing EMDR, CBT, DBT and play therapy techniques. Always looking to expand her knowledge and scope of influence within the organization, Sarah became the Director of Quality Management at YETC in 2014 and the Vice President of Quality Improvement in 2015. She has been able to improve processes within the organization and set standards and measurements for quality service provision. In her time at YETC, Sarah has earned the Above and Beyond Award in 2009 and Most Infectious Laugh in 2010. She is the mother of a 10 year old daughter and 7 year old son. She enjoys coaching her daughter’s volleyball team and supports their yearly participation in many sports. Sarah spends many hours volunteering in church service. She served as President of the children’s organization throughout 2013 and 2014. Sarah continues to be passionate in her care for children and families as she has assisted in strengthening the programs at YETC.