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Mitchell Moore

(PHOENIX – March 10, 2020) - Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills (ACCEL), a private, nonprofit organization serving children and adults who have developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, behavior disorders and intellectual disabilities, has announced Mitchell Moore as its new chief financial officer.

Moore brings more than 25 years of experience working with fast-paced, growing organizations in diverse industries, including two decades of experience as a senior financial leader in the transportation industry. He transitioned into the nonprofit sector in 2015, serving as chief administrative officer and CFO at Foundation for Senior Living. In that role, Moore was responsible for ensuring the financial strength of the organization and managed all matters related to policy, procedure and practice for administrative execution in several departments for the $30 million, 400-employee statewide organization.

“Mitch brings decades of experience helping high-level organizations with progressive strategic and operational oversight,” says Ray Damm, CEO of ACCEL. “He is a fantastic addition to our team and we’re thrilled to have his expertise as we continue to help individuals who have developmental disabilities achieve a life of dignity and self-worth.”

Moore has degrees in business and the arts from Mesa Community College and attended California State University-Bakersfield for finance and philosophy. He was also recognized by Financial Executives International as the Arizona CFO of the Year for Mid-sized Company in 2018 for his financial and operational expertise.

Moore has also been active in several boards and organizations including Antelope Valley Unified High School District, Arizona School Board Task Force for Teacher Retention and Recruitment, Mandela Washington Fellowship, Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, Suns Charities 88 and Social Service Contractors Indemnity Pool. He also served as the board treasurer for Educare Arizona and is a director for Social Spin, leveraging laundromats to create healthy and employed communities.

Moore has spent more than 16 years active as a mentor and referee for youth soccer, coaching more than 20 teams.

 About ACCEL

ACCEL is a nonprofit organization for children and adults who have developmental disabilities. ACCEL provides innovative, individualized and comprehensive educational, therapeutic, employment, behavioral and life skills training. The individuals in these programs have a wide range of abilities and challenges including autism, intellectual, emotional, physical disabilities and health impairments. The BISTÅ Center serves children through clinical intervention services starring at 18 months of age. ACCEL’s private, educational program supports youth ages five to 22. The Adult Services program provides day programming for adults 18 years of age through the lifespan. For more information, please visit


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