Board of Directors

Mr. Tom Arsenault
Honorary life-time President
Tom passed away on March 18,2017. His vision and commitment to serving humanity lives on and inspires our work. He owned a construction company for many years, worked as a lumber broker and the International Marketing Manager for Masonite Corporation,prior to joining the Peace Corps in 1988. Posted to Swaziland, where he met and married Elizabeth Bara; they co-founded ASAP in 1992. Tom worked to develop vocational training programs and develop management staff in Zimbabwe as well a managing a carpentry-training-with-production social enterprise in Zimbabwe and On Safari Coffee Initiave in the US that generated ASAP operating support.
Mrs. Elizabeth (Bara) Arsenault
Executive Director
Elizabeth holds a BS in Biology, a certificate of Executive Leadership for Non-Profit Organizations from Emory University and is a certified Master Gardener. Liz co-created ASAP after teaching Math/Science as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland. She worked as Training Director for the US Peace Corps in Zimbabwe, and as a Forestry Technician US Forest Service tree improvement program on Mt. Hood. She has 15 years business management experience prior to taking up her work with ASAP in 1992.

Mr. Mark Arsenault
Board Member
Mark has a successful 26-year career in law enforcement and corrections, where he co-created and co-facilitated a successful in-custody gang diversion and mindset program for state and county inmates. He’s also run a successful publishing business and is a decorated U.S. Air Force veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is also the founding Director of GAATES, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to reducing recidivism and helping ex-offenders through personal development, career readiness, and success strategies.

Mr. Sean Adkinson
Sean holds a BA in Computer Science and Math from Willamette University. Currently the CTO at Provata Health and previously a senior software developer at Jama Software. Sean leadership and technical skills make him an invaluable addition to our Board.
Mr. Dennis Rainey & Ms. Pat Rainey
Dennis Rainey:
After serving in the military, Dennis earned a BS and moved into the field of engineering for many years at Mattel Toys. A move to Sacramento led to a second career of owning a small business in Sacramento, CA. He shares these experiences in engineering and business management with ASAP.

Pat Rainey:
With her M.S. Ed, Pat served in many capacities in the field of education in her 35-year career. Her early years included teaching in the classroom at the elementary and college level. Pat spent the last 17 years in administrative work for the California Department of Education assisting schools in their efforts to provide healthy, safe, and supportive environments for students.

Steering Committee