Scott Pollard has been a resident of Arizona for 13 yrs and very much part of the local community. Currently employed as a Sales Inspector for Western Exterminating. Scott has always been passionate about helping those in need and being an advocate to those less fortunate in every way possible. He has been serving as a volunteer with The Bridge/FCS for 5 years now and truly been the leader to take the organization to the next levels.
Melinda grew up in Illinois, but proudly calls Arizona home after wandering for a bit. She works as a Service Administrator during the week and enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs and painting. Melinda has mentored women at a rehabilitation center, volunteered at a shelter to feeding the homeless with the Bridge. She feels God's grace in these experiences she considers among the best in her life journey.
Carolyn Cochran has been employed at JPMorgan Chase Bank since she was 16 years old, over 35 years. She has been a Technical Support Analyst in the Human Resources Department for the past 20 years. Invited to volunteer with FCS by a co-worker, Carolyn enjoyed it so much, she has continued to volunteer every Sunday. She enjoys interacting with the volunteers and the clientele. Carolyn is a native of Arizona and is married and has four children. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, bargain shopping and spoiling her greyhound dogs. And 2020 will be Carolyn's 10th year serving with the Bridge FCS.
Kat is serving her second term as Secretary. Her organizational skills and attention to detail keep us on task and running smoothly. Kat has worked in the Senior Adult and Behavioral Health industry and utilizes her resources and contacts to benefit the homeless population we serve. Her involvements with other organizations such as Arizona Coalition for Homelessness, DOVES, Area Agency on Aging, Maricopa Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance, Justa Center, St Vincent De Paul, Human Services Campus continues to keep her connected to the needs. She currently holds her Real Estate License in Arizona but always has time to take care of the needs of others.
Carroll Worsnup is excited to be a board member and is looking forward to seeing where God takes the Bridge for Community Services. She has been a first and second grade teacher for 16 years and loves working with children. She has been married for 32 years to a fellow Bridge volunteer. James and Carroll have 3 grown children. They enjoy going on motorcycle rides with the Ascendants Motorcycle Club. She
appreciates being from Arizona and exploring its beauty while hiking, biking, and kayaking. She loves games and practical jokes. Mostly, she loves Jesus and is doing her best to follow Him wherever He leads her.
Member at Large
Chris was raised in the Midwest. He lived in Arizona for 7 years, before moving to Alabama for 12 years, only to return to Arizona 3 years ago. He is employed by Goode Surgical as a Field Logistics Specialist. Chris found his purpose in being the hands and feet of Jesus, by previously serving at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, as well as several faith based organizations, where he was feeding the poor and less fortunate devoted to feeding those in need. Chris is excited to have found The Bridge, where he can be on the front lines of serving the homeless. Chris enjoys cooking, Mexican food, cycling, and hiking.
Member At Large
Ferrah has been a proud member of the Phoenix community since birth. Both professionally and personally, Ferrah has committed herself to helping other members of her community thrive. Professionally, Ferrah uses her personal experiences to help others find their path to a better life through recovery from substance use. When not at work, Ferrah dedicates her time to enhancing her community by volunteering with The Bridge For Community Service and the United Phoenix Firefighters. Additionally, Ferrah is co-owner of her family’s small business in Phoenix. Ferrah enjoys reading, fishing, and spending time with her husband, children, sisters, nieces and mother and father.
Jr. Board Member
With an understanding that selflessness overcomes much, Skye strives to live and serve in such a way that asserts others before herself. Naturally, The Bridge For Community Services is both a unique and perfect opportunity for her to continue to serve the community, not only as part of her personal mission, but that of The Bridge as well. She esteems her place as a Junior Board Member as a high honor, and is excited to contribute alongside her contemporaries to nurture and sustain the growth of her community as well as her team. In her free time, she enjoys reading suspense novels, and binge watching Criminal Minds.