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Desirae Barquin, Executive Director of Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA). Desirae works at Katherine Christensen & Associates (KCA), a third-party association management firm based in Chandler, AZ. 

Desirae is a graduate of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and holds degrees in Supply Chain Management and Business Tourism, as well as certificates in Special Event Management and Convention Sales & Meeting Planning. Desirae enjoys working with associations to ensure their day-to-day operations run smoothly and their events are successful!

Jessica Painter, Coordinator of Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA). Jessica also works at Katherine Christensen & Associates (KCA), where she serves as a coordinator. 

She assists with management of day to day operations, oversees association committees, works with clients to plan continuing education events (both in person and virtual!), and coordinates planning of multi-day conferences for both association and corporate clients. Jessica’s favorite part of her job is being on-site at an event and meeting clients and members in person and seeing all aspects of planning come together. Jessica is dedicated to her clients and approaches work with a positive attitude. She graduated from the University of Oregon where she achieved a degree in Art History.

Daphne Stokes, Administrator of Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA). Daphne also works at Katherine Christensen & Associates(KCA), where she serves as a coordinator.

Daphne brings over 20 years of experience in business administration, including over 10 years of successfully managing teams to meet clients’ needs and coordinate meetings.  She utilizes her exceptional organizational skills and creativity to think outside of the box and exceed clients’ expectations.  She is a mother of one child and lives in Phoenix Arizona.

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