Marya WheelerTreasurer

    CPA, owner of CPA Check Up PLLC

    As an ardent dog lover, I was dismayed that a homeless person must give up their animal to stay in a traditional shelter. Not so for OPCS clients. Our low barrier bridge housing allows individuals to keep their pets, their possessions and their partners.

    As a CPA and a woman in recovery, I looked for an opportunity to give back and joined the OPCS Board at the suggestion of two board members. I became Board Chair after only one year but working with Tom and my fellow Board members, and with the guidance of Social Venture Partners, in my two years as Chair (2017 & 2018), OPCS has become the go-to source for information and services for the homeless in the City of Tucson, for Pima County and for the Department of Corrections for those released in Pima County.

    Working with OPCS has enhanced my leadership skills not to mention the confidence I’ve developed emceeing the Building Futures Luncheon. I am pleased that my husband and family are proud of me. On a personal note, I am a unique CPA who does not work herself to the bone. My life is balanced with service, exercise, fun, work and participation in my spiritual community. I am grateful to be part of this dynamic organization.