Planned Giving Council

Paola Tomassini, Chair

Paola Tomassini is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with U.S. Trust who has over 25 years of experience working within the financial industry. Prior to joining U.S. Trust, she served in a variety of roles throughout her career including time as a Division Sales Manager at Contango Capital Advisors, Director of Executive Banking at National Bank of Arizona and as a Market Manager at Bank of America.

Paola and the team are dedicated to serving clients and they strive to use the resources and broad capabilities of U.S. Trust in a personal and customized manner. With an integrated approach, they seek to provide thoughtful guidance to high net worth clients and families tailored to their investment, wealth transfer, credit and banking needs and goals. When working with clients, Paola and her team seek to help them manage their wealth not by numbers alone but also taking into account the unique path that each family would like to take.

Tad Jewell, LUTCF

Tad Jewell , Vice President – Commercial Lines with Lovitt & Touche Insurance, has over 22 years of insurance industry experience; specializing in large, multi-location program business. Tad's niche market includes high net worth clientele personal lines. Tad has gained recognition as an expert in his field of Property, Liability, Workers Compensation, Employment Practices, and E & O Insurance. Tad is highly regarded and well versed on Life & Disability insurance. Tad holds a LUTCF designation and is a University of Arizona graduate.

Tad lives in the City of Tucson with his beautiful wife Juli and 3 children (ages 12, 13, and 15). Tad sits on the ABA Advisory Board, Sigma Chi Alumni Foundation board, TMC Planned Giving Board, Frontier and Canyon View Little League and has coached in these leagues for 10 years.

Larry R. Adamson, Esq.

Larry Adamson is an attorney, CPA, and a certified specialist in estates and trusts law. Larry has served on the boards of the following organizations: Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council, Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern Arizona, American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Inc., Rotary Club of Tucson, The University of Arizona Foundation, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, TMC Foundation Board of Trustees, TMC Foundation Planned Giving Council, Tucson Symphony Society, Tucson Museum of Art and its Western Art Patrons, Arizona Children’s Home Foundation, Friends of Western Art, Tucson Committee on Foreign Relations, Tucson Downtown Alliance, Tucson Airport Authority, and Rotary Club of Tucson Foundation. 

Christopher Boyd

Chris graduated from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business for accounting. Chris is a Vice President, Financial Consultant for the Tucson branch of Charles Schwab and Co. Inc.  He works with individuals and businesses  to create and implement custom wealth management plans and strategies. He is an avid golfer and fly fisherman and is very excited to share his knowledge with the Erickson Society Members. Chris is married and has one son.

Steve Borden
  • Steve Borden
  • Raskob Kambourian Financial Advisors, Ltd.
  • (520) 690-1999

As COO with Raskob Kambourian Financial Advisors, Steve oversees client relationships, SEC compliance, National Advisors Trust Company, personnel, marketing, budgets, and community outreach. His productive career has involved executive-level positions with the Bank of Marin and Northern Trust where he was responsible for all facets of wealth management including trust, banking and investment management services. Steve’s community service involvement includes top level positions with the Boy Scouts of America, Dominican University, Catholic Charities, American Institute of Banking, Rotary, the Marin Private Industry Council, Marin Housing for the Handicapped, and many others.

Roxanne Fickett, CTFA, AAMS

Roxanne joined  TCI Wealth Advisors in 2017. and has with over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry.  She was previously associated with BMO Private Bank, a part of BMO Wealth Management  as the  Vice President, and Director of Trust and Estate Services, Roxanne specializes in providing customized trust and estate administration for high net worth individuals and families as part of an overall personal wealth management strategy.  

She earned a BS in Business Administration with a specialization in Management from the University of Phoenix.  She is a graduate of Cannon Trust School and the American Bankers Association Graduate Trust School.  Professionally, Roxanne has earned her Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation, Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®) designation, and Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®) designation. 

She serves on the Board of Directors for the Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council, and is a member of the Interfaith Community Services’ Planned Giving Advisory Council Leadership Committee.

Anne C. Hoff CPA, AEPĀ®

Building relationships and untangling financial problems attracted Anne to the accounting profession. With a B.S.–Agronomy and M.S.-Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she began her career with Touche Ross & Co. and spent eight years as a tax accountant and financial analyst with a national partnership syndicator and property management company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Over the past seventeen years, Anne has made Tucson her home and developed a specialization maximizing after-tax wealth for high net worth individuals, trusts and estates, with additional expertise in fiduciary accounting. Anne’s professional affiliations include serving on the Board of Directors for the Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council, the Tucson Tax Study Group, the Y Foundation, and on the Professional Advisory Committees for the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona and TMC Foundation. Anne is also a member of the Arizona Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Outside of her profession, Anne enjoys her family and their shared participation in music, hiking, travel, and triathlons.

John D. Levin, CLU

John has been committed to providing exceptional service to his clients since entering the financial services industry in 1989, and has earned his industry designation as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). John is a life and qualifying member of The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), a current MDRT Top of the Table qualifier, and a member of the International Forum, Society of Financial Service Professionals and Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council. John's practice focuses on helping business owners, professionals and high net worth individuals. His objective is to help his clients achieve their financial goals through wealth preservation and succession strategies.

As an active member of his local community, John currently serves on the Tucson Medical Center Planned Giving Council. John is an avid reader, who prides himself in keeping up on current financial concepts and matters. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kim, three children and grandson.

Patricia F. Raskob
  • Patricia F. Raskob
  • Raskob Kambourian Financial Advisors, Ltd.
  • (520) 690-1999

Patricia F. Raskob, EA. ATA, CFP, (President) earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University, graduating with honors. She is a Certified Financial Planner, Enrolled Agent (enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service on tax matters), and is an Accredited Tax Advisor. She has been admitted to the Registry of CFP Licensed Practitioners and is a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute. Pat is a member of the Financial Planners Association, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, the National Association of Tax Practitioners and the National Association of Enrolled Agents. She serves on a number of community boards.

Raskob Kambourian Financial Advisors were the winners of the 2011 Better Business Good Neighbor Torch Award, 2012 Who’s Who Top 101 Industry Experts, 1999-2015 Best Planners for Doctors Medical Economics, 2014-2015 Five Star Award Phoenix Magazine, Wall Street Journal

Mark J. Valentine, Esq.

For over sixty years, Valentine & Valentine has maintained a family tradition of excellence in Tucson. Mark specializes in comprehensive estate, business and real estate planning to protect core wealth, lower taxes and avoid probate. Mark is very committed to helping others and his community. Mark and his wife Patsy keep busy with their four boys, one of whom will be the third generation lawyer in the Valentine family.

Leah Geistfeld

Leah Geistfeld, CSPG, joined the Mission Management & Trust Co. team in 2015 as a Trust Officer. Leah serves as an administrator of Mission accounts for individuals, institutions, and non-profits. In her previous position as Executive Director of the Center for Planned Giving, Leah guided donors and their professional advisors on how to best to accomplish philanthropic objectives. As a Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG), Leah is well-versed in the legal and tax aspects of charitable planning, including multi-generational planning. She has a broad financial background and entrepreneurial experience. Formerly a comprehensive financial planner she built two financial services practices. Leah has given hundreds of presentations on non-profit board best practices, rules, regulations and policies, fundamentals of planned giving and advanced gift planning techniques.

Leah currently serves as a member of the Tucson Medical Center Foundation Planned Giving Advisory Council and the Tucson Symphony Board of Directors. She has also served as President and board member of the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern Arizona, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Arizona Youth Education Scholarships, and the Professional Advisory Committee of the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona. In addition to her community involvement, Leah enjoys time with family and friends, hiking, cycling, and traveling.

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