Staff List

Desirae Barquin, Executive Director of (AzPA) Arizona Psychological Association. Desirae works at Katherine Christensen & Associates, 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 sucessful!





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

Jessica grew up in northern California. She attended the University of Oregon where she received a degree in Art History. She got married to her college sweetheart Jeff in 2016. Her free time is spent by enjoying to read, playing soccer and watching sports, especially the Oregon Ducks. She currently resides in Phoenix.



 

Daphne Stokes, Administrator of (AzPA) Arizona Psychological Association. Daphne, also works at Katherine Christensen & Associates, 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.