Board Of Directors

Board of Directors / 2017-18

Margaret Drugay, President


A Chicago native, I've  been in Tucson for over 20 years, in Peter Howell for over 10 years, after moving from the Foothills. I received a doctorate in nursing and had a long career in health care, retiring in 2006. I spend my time volunteering with the American Cancer Society, and have done other volunteer work in India, Africa and China. Clearly I love travel! I'm also a foodie and love going to the great restaurants we have in Tucson. I live on 6th St.




Oweta "Cookie" Josleyn, Vice President

I have been a Peter Howell resident for 20 years, moving to Texas Circle when my son, Steve, was eight. I raised him in this home and am now helping to raise my 9-year-old grandson here.  My work history includes being a professional interior designer, a fair housing outreach director specializing in  accessibility compliance and marketing for residential builders and commercial general contractors.  I earned a BS degree in Interior Design from the U of A as well as a graduate Certificate in Gerontology.

My interests include landscaping, gardening, rainwater harvesting, volunteering at Howell Elem., creating wreathes, making corn husk flowers, painting decorative graphic designs, readìng smart mysteries, making cheesecakes, watching almost any Masterpiece Theater production and Ken Burns' documentaries, listening to NPR, Clapton, Knopler, Etheridge (secret pleasure listening: Dixie Chicks and Streisand!), and decorating for the holidays. I retired a year ago ... these days you'll find me at the Irving and 5th crosswalk weekday mornings and afternoons guiding the school kids safely across.

Susy Oviedo, Secretary

Susy Oviedo is a graphic designer, creative consultant, and a maker. She has proudly served on the Peter Howell Neighborhood Association board for two years now, going on three years, and has accepted the office of Secretary on the board for the 2017-2018 year. Her interests include caring for her 4-year-old, gardening, baking, sewing, knitting, pottery, painting, (anything artistic, really), drinking wine, having political discussions, and working on her creative business making all sorts of sustainable products (currently she makes her own beeswax food wrap to be used instead of plastic wrap). You’ll see her always with her young son in tow! Susy and her family live on Texas Circle.


Consuelo Williams, Treasurer


I've lived in Tucson and the Peter Howell neighborhood for over 29 years. Our neighborhood is full of wonderful scenery and beautiful creatures of nature from the smallest cacti to the occasional coyote out for a stroll. Peter Howell also has caring neighbors that love this neighborhood as much as I do. I've been a Neighborhood Association board member for a few years because the neighborhood is important to me. I'm entering my second year as Treasurer. I look forward to meeting more of my neighbors. I live on Holmes St.




Russ Eley

My family moved to Tucson from Memphis, TN in 1956. I was in the USAF at the time, completing a 3 year ROTC commitment after graduating from the Auburn University School of Architecture. I worked as an architect for several local firms while Molly, my wife, worked in retail display.

We moved to the Peter Howell neighborhood in 1963. We raised four kid here. I served as City Architect for the City of Tucson from 1963 to 1993. I am retired from active practice after over 40 years as an architect.

Molly died in 2014. I continue to reside at our home on North Bryant Ave. I joined the PHNA Board in 2016. I love our neighborhood.

Mary Koopman

I have lived in Tucson for total of 32 years. I moved here to Peter Howell neighborhood 2 1/2 years ago after living mostly on the west side.  I left Tucson for about 9 years, living in the SF Bay area and then on Peaks Island, ME before returning to live here again to be closer to my daughter who lives in Oro Valley. I joined our board a little over a year ago. 

One of the big perks living here is that I live across from Alvernon Park, which I visit with my dog Chaco a couple times a day. This has provided me with the opportunity to know some of other great neighbors who are regular dog walkers. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Peter Howell has a such strong sense of neighborhood and I am enjoying being part if it. 

I have been an RN for 41 years and have recently retired. I am also ordained as a Zen Buddhist priest and run a small non-profit from my home, Sky Island Zen, offering meditation twice a week and a Buddhist book group weekly. 

I hope to see you around!

Patricia Martin

I have a bachelors degree in industrial engineering with a specialization in finance and marketing. My background includes marketing and product management as well as experience as a financial advisor and trader. In 2003 I got my Real Estate license and I have been a Realtor for over 10 years during which I have been representing a wide variety of clients, whether the transaction involves an entry-level condominium, multi-units, a high-end home or a 1031 exchange. I hold both California and Arizona Real Estate licenses and I belong to the National Association of Realtors as well as the California, Arizona and Tucson associations.

We fell in love with this neighborhood, the architecture, the pride of ownership and the location in the heart of Tucson. All those things make our neighborhood a very special place. I want to help to build a close and warm community and to make our neighborhood one of the most desirable places to live in Tucson. I live on E. 6th St. in Poets Corner.


Paige Ricks

I am a 5th generation Arizonan. I grew up in the Phoenix area but fell in love with Tucson when I came here for school. My husband and I decided that we want to raise our family here. We have resided in the Peter Howell neighborhood since 2015 and have loved this tight-knit community.

I graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Psychology and was a social worker for a number of years, specializing in adult mental health care, child welfare, and juvenile probation. I am currently a stay at home mom to our 3 young children (ages 4, 2, & 1) and I am always looking to take them on fun adventures. You will often find us at the zoo, on a hike, or at the park. I also love reading, genealogy, thrift shopping, volunteering at church, and spending time with friends. We live on Texas Cir.


Andrea Rodriguez

Andrea
I have lived in Tucson for over 20 years. I moved here to Peter Howell neighborhood 10 years ago from the Foothills to start our family. I am a graduate from the Pima College, U of A and NAU. I am originally from the Czech Republic.

I am an award-wining interior designer of residential and commercial spaces, with more than 15 years of extensive and considerable experience, I strive to design unique interiors with ADA and green thumb compliance that will have a positive impact on my clients' lives. I have worn many hats in my career - accountant, salesperson, muralist, teacher and designer. I speak five languages. I love interior design and art, which I taught at our Faith Lutheran school. I am a Financial Director for American Society of Interior Designers Arizona Chapter and I often volunteer for several non profits like Ranch for sex-trafficking victims, Devereux, Habitat and Food Bank. I am an active member of GLBT Chamber of Commerce, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was a previous board member of the Peter Howell Neighborhood Association. My initial involvement with PHNA included Curb Appeal, Community Yard Sale, printed newsletter and other events.

In my free time I love to spent time creating projects with our two daughters such as gardening, taking care of the family's Little Free Library on 3rd street and playing golf with my husband. I love that we are so close to our park, bike path, the golf course from our location as well as to our children's school, BASIS. My family and I enjoy taking an art, pottery, swimming or sport classes at Randolph Park and Recreation Facility.

Karol Scott

Peter Howell Neighborhood has been our full time home for the last 7 years. Prior to that we vacationed here visiting my mother-in -law for 32 years. This is where my husband, Neil, grew up before enlisting and later becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. You could say it’s our neighborhood of heart.

I have a Masters Degree in Business Organizational Management. My career varied from a soda jerk and sales clerk to an accounts payable clerk, supply clerk for the Air Force, to a regional geographer for the Census, to a hydrographic surveyor and nautical cartographer, to the Naval Facilities cartographer/GIS specialist and a Navy Intelligence Analyst. I am retired with 22 years service from the Navy and with 33 years federal service. I have also done some facilities consulting since. I also have a small in home business, Mrs Sew ‘n Soap, making soaps and doing machine embroidery and heirloom sewing. I am actively involved in Beta Sigma Phi, a women’s cultural, social and philanthropic organization, both with a local chapter and Tucson City Council.

My hobbies include reading, sewing, and most handcrafts. I have two sons, one daughter (deceased), five grand children and two great grandchildren. We live on 4th Street just four houses from the park.

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