Leadership Team

Mike Prochelo
President & CEO

Mike Prochelo was appointed as President and CEO on July 1, 2022. As Rainbow Acres opens a new chapter, Mike intends to honor the contributions of past Presidents and lead the Rainbow Acres community as we mature as an organization and as a community.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Mike has spent most of his adult life in Arizona. Mike attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration. Mike has spent several years in leadership positions in human services for organizations serving individuals with developmental disabilities for non-profit and for-profit organizations. Mike finds great pleasure in this field in watching these amazing people we serve do amazing things. He also strives to support the care provider team as much as he can. Mike sees himself as a caring and compassionate leader and as a facilitator.

In his personal time, Mike enjoys hiking, biking, motorcycle riding, and spending time with his family. His family includes his wife of 30 years and 2 grown daughters and their families.

Paul Higgins
Chief Financial Officer

Paul Higgins joined Rainbow Acres in 2010 as Vice President of Finance and was subsequently named Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Rainbow Acres, Paul served as Vice President of Finance at the American Baptist Assembly/Green Lake Conference Center for 13 years, where he also served as Vice President of The Golf Courses of Lawsonia, Camp Grow Ministries, and Worldwide Gifts of Green Lake. Earlier in his career, Paul managed computing systems used for communications and research, developed software, managed a retail store, and monitored product quality in a brass mill.

Paul is on the American Baptist Churches’ Board of General Ministries. He previously served as Treasurer of ABC of Wisconsin and served on committees for ABC of the South and ABC of the Pacific Southwest. Paul has participated in church leadership in the areas of preaching, teaching, computer and network administration, stewardship, and finances. Paul has a B.S. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. He simultaneously earned an M. Div. and an MBA at Emory University in Atlanta. Paul and his wife, Jeri, enjoy traveling and experiencing new things.

Jen Murphree
Director of Admissions

Jen Murphree was raised in the Southwest by two special educators and has had a lifelong commitment to those with special needs. Her passion is helping families realize their dream for their loved ones. Jen has served adults with special needs in a residential setting since 2001. She previously served as a direct support residential staff member as well as Activities Coordinator at Riverview School on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and as a founding staff member and Personal Finance Coordinator at Casa de Amma in San Juan Capistrano, California.

Jen joined Rainbow Acres in 2013 and served as an Admissions Counselor before becoming Director of Admissions. Jen believes that God has called her to a life of service to individuals with developmental disabilities. Jen received her Bachelor’s degrees in International Affairs and Spanish from Northern Arizona University and her Master’s degree in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Jen has two sons and a devoted husband who loves to hike in the woods and play games in their spare time.

Kevin Jones
Director of Buildings and Grounds

Kevin Jones became a part of Rainbow Acres’ Leadership Team in 2013, moving from central New York. After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University, Kevin spent 26 years with Proctor & Gamble in various management and logistics roles and time in management within the pharmaceutical industry. Chief among his roles was the oversight of product lines, inventory control, and budget management.

Additionally, Kevin spent a number of years serving as manager of the maintenance department for a 275,000-square-foot pharmaceutical plant, where he supervised a staff of 44. While serving at the plant, he was instrumental in raising support for and building a state-of-the-art preschool for the working families of that community. Most recently, Kevin was a Partner and General Manager of a Ford dealership where he focused on customer satisfaction and superior customer service.

Susan Holiday
Director of Human Resources

Susan Holiday joined Rainbow Acres in 2021 as HR Coordinator and was subsequently promoted to HR Director. Prior to joining Rainbow Acres, Susan served as a VP/HR Director in multiple industries with employee populations ranging from 100 to 5,500. Her experience includes the private and public sectors in union and non-union environments. She is well-versed in all areas of Human Resources, with additional experience in payroll, finance, and risk management. Susan earned her Master’s in Business while working full-time in the financial industry.

Susan and her husband, Bob, purchased their home in Cornville approximately 15 years ago before relocating full-time to the area approximately 3 years ago. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling and experiencing the great outdoors.

Steve Trejo

Steve Trejo
Director of Development

Steve is an Arizona native with a degree from Arizona State University. Steve started his professional life with the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office.  After leaving Law Enforcement, Steve started building his career as a Sales Leader with a strong customer-focused approach developed during his time with The Walt Disney Company.  Working with companies like Marriott and Equity Residential, Steve grew as an Operational/Sales Leader in the Temporary Housing industry. Eventually, Steve transitioned to an over 20-year career in supporting the Senior Living space.

During the last 20 years, advocating for person-centered care and dignity and leading efforts to keep the resident as the focus during the aging journey, Steve found his passion.  It is that same passion that leads him to Rainbow Acres.  Understanding the need to keep the “person,” not the diagnosis, as the central focus.  Using his 25 years of volunteering for Fiesta Bowl, Easter Seals, and Leukemia Society. Steve also led a non-profit in their development of aid to seniors in need of eye and dental care. Steve is looking forward to new attention and opportunities to support the mission of Rainbow Acres.

Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown
Director of Campus Life

Jackie Brown came to Rainbow Acres in October 2014 as the Rancher Benefits Coordinator. She recently joined the Leadership Team as the Director of Campus Life, overseeing the operations of the Caregivers and Kitchen while continuing to ensure that the Ranchers have the benefits they are entitled to. Prior to coming to Rainbow Acres, Jackie worked for 28 years at Kachina Point Rehab in the Village of Oak Creek. She had several positions there, ending her Long Term Care career as the Business Office Manager.

Jackie and her husband of 36 years have lived in Rimrock since 1988, where we raised our 2 daughters and are fortunate to have them living close by in our community. When not at work, she and her husband enjoy their two Scotties, road trips, the outdoors, old movies, reading, board games, and, most of all, spending time with the grandchildren.


Dawn Jones
Director of Church & Donor Relations

Andy Rogers
Vocational Director

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