Gaby Noriega

Gaby Noriega
Program Specialist
Gaby is an innovated educator with over six years of experience working with elementary school children to develop their social and emotional skills. She has been in the non profit world since 2017 when she began her journey with Playworks Arizona. She is motivated by the drive to improve the lives of children in need and enjoys working with adults as well. She is enthusiastic and eager to help anyone who needs it.

John Hopper

John Hopper
Program Manager

John was born in Detroit, MI and moved to Phoenix, AZ when his parents separated in 1995. He would spend the summers visiting his father in Detroit where he was exposed to the harsh realities of people living in poverty. It was these experiences growing up and that influenced him to dedicate his life to helping those less fortunate. He graduated from ASU in 2012 and quickly began his career in Nonprofit. John worked as Program Manager at Playworks Arizona for over 6 years and is excited to bring his talents to Future for KIDS and help guide the organization to a place of empowerment, innovation and growth.

Katie Pollak

Katie Pollak
Volunteer Coordinator

Katie grew up in Northern California, before playing basketball and gaining her Bachelors degree in Recreational Sports Management at Alderson Broaddus University, in WV. Since then, she has discovered her passion for working with children and making an impact in her community. She has spent years working in behavioral health, from being a direct care provider to a program supervisor. Being an active member of the community is important to Katie. She volunteers for an animal rescue and helps with local outdoor cleanup efforts; when she isn’t enjoying the outdoors herself, with her 2 dogs.

Katie is passionate about her position, as Volunteer Coordinater, at Future for KIDS. She is excited to be a part of an agency that makes such an impact on the youth in the community, while being able to work directly with incredible people eager to give their time for the greater good.

Kimi Worden

Kimi Worden
Program Assistant

Kimi attended Northern Arizona University where she pursued her degree in Parks and Recreation Management with an emphasis in Community and Commercial Recreation. Since graduating, Kimi has worked in in multiple after school programs for elementary and young adults. Before taking her job with Future for KIDS, Kimi worked with the Town of Gilbert Recreation Department to help create community events.

Kimi enjoys the programming and planning side of her position. She loved being able to see the impact Future for KIDS has on the kids in our programs first hand. During her free time, Kimi enjoys spending time outside with her dog Bandit.

Madonna Bistany

Madonna Bistany
Executive Director

Madonna Bistany has served as the Executive Director for Future for KIDS since 2006. She is responsible for the overall management of the organization and is most proud of her role mentoring nonprofit leaders and growing the organization. Serving the community has been a priority and a lifelong commitment for Madonna. She has been recognized for her work in the nonprofit sector with several honors and awards. Madonna has a strong professional background in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining FFK, she was Development
Director for the Arthritis Foundation Southwest Chapter. Madonna earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University & is always continuing her education through university partners.