Advisory Board

Joel Borovay

Joel H. Borovay. Mr. Borovay served as the CEO of MotorWeb, Inc. an internet retailer of automotive aftermarket products from 2005-2007. Prior to joining MotorWeb, Mr. Borovay served as the COO of Insight North America, a Fortune 500 computer products reseller. During his tenure at Insight, revenues for the company grew from $250 Million to $3 Billion. Mr. Borovay joined Insight in January 1996 as Vice President of Distribution.

He held a number of positions at Insight including Sr. Vice President of Product Fulfillment, Sr. Vice President of Operations, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations and IT, Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Acquisitions and COO of Insight Services Corporation. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Borovay was Vice President of Manufacturing for Royal Grip, Inc., a manufacturer of golf grips and headwear. From 1986 to 1992, Mr. Borovay held various management positions in both Sales and Procurement for Allied Signal Aerospace.

Mr. Borovay received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University in 1981. Mr. Borovay is formerly a member of the American Production and Inventory Control Society. He has also been a featured speaker for the National Conference on Operations and Fulfillment.

Gene Fazio


A full-time college faculty member in the Maricopa Community Colleges since 1970, Gene Fazio holds a master’s degree in English and in reading from Arizona State University. He was the recipient of two Mesa Community College awards for teaching excellence (Employee Recognition Award for Excellence in Service-1995, Faculty Excellence Award-2000), and one for Innovator of the Year (1994). In addition, the Maricopa chapter of the NAACP awarded him the Image Award for Education (1997).

In 2004, the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation of the Maricopa Community Colleges awarded him the “Foundation Employee Recognition Award.” He led a team of faculty members that developed two nationally-published English software programs: GRAMMAR TOOLS (1995) and WRITING TUTOR IV (1997). Both programs were adopted by the NCAA’s Life Skills/Champs Program. He is also the lead author of a developmental composition textbook Practicing Paragraphs, published by Holt, Rhinehart, and Winston in 1990.

He currently has a United States Patent pending for an innovative methodology for tutoring reading and writing called Coaching Literacy™.

James Galbraith

  • Originally from Chicago, he came to the Valley in 1980 aspart of the team that opened South Mountain Community College in Phoenix.
  • Since 1969, he has served in various administrative roles in higher education at Illinois State University, Elgin Community College, and South Mountain Community College, where he retired in 2003.  He continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member at SMCC.
  • A graduate from Illinois State University with a BS degree in sociology and a MS degree in guidance and counseling, Jim earned a doctorate degree in higher education administration from Arizona State University in 1988.
  • A Kiwanian since 1975, he held many leadership roles including Governor, Southwest District Kiwanis in 2003 and is a member of the Dobson Ranch club.
  • He retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Lt. Cdr. in naval intelligence.
  • A graduate of the Kino Institute of Theological Studies, Jim was ordained a Deacon in the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix in November, 2006 and serves in prison ministry, hospital ministry, and at Resurrection Parish, Tempe.
  • Over the years he has spoken at many state and national groups and he strives to bring a message of hope and inspiration to his audience.
  • Involvement in the Literacy Coaching program is another example of bringing hope for those students in need.
  • Susan and Jim have been married since 1968 and have a son, Jeff, who is married and lives in Dallas with his wife, Sally, and their son, Jackson Lee.

Vicki Sandler

Vicki Sandler is President of APS Energy Services (APSES), headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.  APSES is a competitive energy services company providing commodity risk management and procurement services, energy efficiency, district energy, green, and sustainability solutions throughout the West.  APSES was the first electric provider to serve in California’s and Arizona’s deregulated markets, which opened in 1997 and 1999, respectively.  APSES provides energy efficiency services for customers in California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona and is the leading provider of self-funding sustainability solutions in Arizona and Nevada.  APS Energy Services is a subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (PWCC), an Arizona-based company with consolidated assets of approximately $11.3 billion and annual revenues of $3 billion.  Ms. Sandler has held positions of leadership with the PWCC family for the past 25 years.

Before assuming her duties with APSES, Ms. Sandler was the Director of Energy Marketing and Direct Access Manager at Arizona Public Service Company (APS).  Prior to that she worked with the PWCC CEO on strategies for competitive markets.  She also negotiated competitive wholesale and retail power contracts as senior legal counsel representing APS before FERC and the local utilities commission.

Ms. Sandler is currently a board member of the Western Power Trading Forum, the Alliance for Retail Energy Markets and Arizona Independent Schedulers Association.  In the past, she was Chair of Edison Electric Institute’s power supply task force.  Ms. Sandler has a BS in Economics from the University of Arizona graduating Phi Beta Kappa, where she authored a recognized paper with economics Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Vernon Smith; and she has a Juris Doctorate graduating with distinction from Arizona State University (ASU).  She has been active for the past 25 years as chair of several committees and past Board Chair for the Ahwatukee YMCA and is a committee and Board member for the Metro Phoenix YMCA.  She also serves on a non-profit Coaching for Literacy Board.  Her son is entering, and her daughter already attends, ASU.  Her husband, Jeff, is  a major felony prosecutor.