VALLEYLIFE Board of Directors
Steve McKamey has been a member of the VALLEYLIFE Board of Directors since 2010 and is the President/Designated Broker of Pro Star Realty. Mr. McKamey has held an active Real Estate Broker License since 1982. He specializes in the listing and sales of residential and commercial properties, asset management, and property management. Mr. McKamey has held seminars on residential sales and commercial sales, and has conducted large property marketing sessions. He is certified in many areas of real estate and is a member of the National Association of Realtors.
Heather Winters Bull
Heather Winters Bull was elected to the VALLEYLIFE Board of Directors in July of 2013. Ms. Winters Bull is the Principal Fiduciary and Owner of The Families Advocate, LLC. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University and has been an Arizona Supreme Court Licensed Fiduciary since 2001. Ms. Winters Bull is also a National Certified Guardian and has dedicated her life to the service of vulnerable communities, participated on numerous legislative committees, presented educational seminars, and developed accounting and reporting programs to promote administrative transparency and efficiency in the management of client estates.
James Wuensche joined the VALLEYLIFE Board of Directors in August 2017 after previously participating on the VALLEYLIFE Advisory Board. Mr. Wuensche has considerable expertise in the areas of finance, accounting, and general management. Mr. Wuensche previously held the positions of Assistant Treasurer at a Fortune 5 financial services subsidiary; Treasurer of a Fortune 250 company; and Executive Vice President of a real estate development firm.
Amy Coblentz was elected to the VALLEYLIFE Board of Directors in June of 2020. Mrs. Coblentz is the owner of AmeriCapital, an Arizona Mortgage Banker that specializes in commercial real estate lending and assisting harder-to-place borrowers with their loans.
Clifford L. Mattice
Clifford L. Mattice joined the VALLEYLIFE Board in 2010 and is Town Attorney and Town Prosecutor for the Town of Florence, AZ. Mr. Mattice graduated from Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix and the College of Law at Arizona State University. He and his wife, Melissa, have two children and live in north central Phoenix.
Marc J. Garcia
Marc J. Garcia joined the VALLEYLIFE Board of Directors in September of 2022. He is President and CEO of Visit Mesa, the destination marketing organization for the City of Mesa, Arizona and the surrounding region, creating the City Limitless brand promise in early 2013. His experience includes 25 years of community building while working with neighboring communities and DMOs; visitor industry partners and stakeholders; municipal, county and state governments; lobbying support for brand protection and tourism funding; and serving on various industry and local boards.
In 2019, Garcia led Visit Mesa to become the nation’s first Autism Certified City, according to the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) through which over 5,000 people who either live or work in Mesa have received autism awareness training. More recently, Marc has worked with various organizations to make Mesa the nation’s most accessible city.
Marc earned his B.A. in Political Studies from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Cletus Thiebeau started his career with VALLEYLIFE in 1996 as a member of the VALLEYLIFE Board of Directors. In 2003, he accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his work at VALLEYLIFE, Cletus had a distinguished career in the commercial financial services industry working with both national and international companies.
Cletus received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance at Florida State University, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
When asked how he feels about his work at VALLEYLIFE, Cletus stated, "I have the best job in the world. I get the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people every day."
Chief Financial Officer
Donna Cordova joined VALLEYLIFE as Chief Financial Officer in 2021. She has worked in the accounting and finance fields with non-profits, for-profit companies, and state and local governments.Since 2017, Donna served as the Controller for the Arizona Dental Association, which represents over 2,000 licensed dentists in the state. Prior to that, she held the position of Controller for the Salt River Materials Group, a manufacturer of Portland cement, sand, gravel, and recycled coal combustion products. Donna also worked at the Salt River Financial Institution, which provides lending and mortgage services.Donna holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Arizona State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant.