Promoting Resiliency

About SEDI


SEDI is a 501(c)3 public/private partnership with a Board of Directors made up of community leaders representing business, education, and non-profit sectors in northern Arizona.

SEDI Board of Directors and Officers

  • President: Jim Dykes, former Counsel at W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. He has served on the boards of the Flagstaff Medical Center, Flagstaff Leadership Program, Flagstaff Family Food Kitchen and was the 2000 Flagstaff Citizen of the Year.
  • Treasurer: Jon Perez, Ph.D. is the Vice President, Livable Communities for The NARBHA Institute.
  • Secretary: Nathan Jones is General Counsel for The NARBHA Institute, providing legal advice to the Institute on a wide variety of matters including joint ventures, real estate, land use, commercial and residential leasing, employee benefits, corporate governance, tax, contract negotiation and administrative law.
  • Linda Buchanan is the Community Education and Development Officer at Yavapai College, Greater Verde Valley.
  • Ron Hubert is the founder and Managing Director of Hozho International and Adjunct Professor in the Sustainable Communities Program at Northern Arizona University‚Äôs School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability.
  • Cory Runge is the Director of Housing and Training for The NARBHA Institute.