Board and Staff

Renee Farnell

Program Associate

Renee Farnell is responsible for the implementation and project management of select strategic initiatives in Arizona. In addition, she provides both program and technical support in implementing strategic, investment goals for the Foundation's Early Grade Success Initiatives and Arizona Student Success Initiatives. She brings more than 15 years of experience working with foundations, government and nonprofits. Prior to joining Helios Education Foundation, Renee’s career has focused on organizational operations including strategic planning, donor services, project management, business development, workplace strategy and board and committee level support. Renee holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and is a graduate from the ASU Lodestar General Next Nonprofit Leadership Academy. She is a proud, Arizona native and resides in Peoria with her husband, three children and two dogs

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