Note from the Executive Director

Dear MDFA Supporters and Sponsors,

My name is Mellissa Zavala, MDFA’s executive director from Katherine Christensen & Associates (KCA), the management company  working with MDFA.  KCA is a multi-management firm dedicated to customized and focused association and non-profit management and conference client services.

I am excited to be joining this dedicated group of supporters and sponsors. Moving forward, I will be your new point of contact for any MDFA related questions.  I joined the KCA team in the after receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. I have spent the past two years working on corporate events and meetings.

I am looking forward to working with the foundation and its group of passionate supporters and sponsors and meeting you all at MDFA’s Education Seminars coming this fall and winter!

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at any of our upcoming educational seminars, please contact me by email at or by phone at (480) 893-6110.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, I look forward to meeting you!


Mellissa Zavala
Executive Director, MDFA