Board Members

Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation Board


Eric Ehst

Eric Ehst is the executive director at Neighbors Who Care and is the former executive director at the Clean Elections Institute and former president of Arizona National Organization for Women. Eric is an Air Force veteran with a 25-year career in aerospace engineering. He served as board member with the Valley Citizen’s League and on committees for the League of Women Voters, The American Association of University Women, Arizona Conservation Alliance, and Arizona Editorial Forum. He served as the election administrator and lead trainer at the southwest regional polling site for the 2011 South Sudan Independence Referendum, and regularly gives presentations on Arizona ballot measures and the citizens’ initiative process. Eric Ehst is a founding member of Arizona Advocacy Network and AZAN Foundation. He has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and spent over twenty years directing the design, development and marketing of jet engines.

Joshua Sellers

Joshua Sellers joined the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in 2017.  He holds a JD and PhD from the University of Chicago and was Articles Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review.  Before joining the faculty, he taught at University of Oklahoma College of Law and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Syracuse University.  He clerked with Judge Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and was an associate at Jenner & Block in Washington DC.  His areas of research and teaching include election law, constitutional law and civil procedure.

Dr. Doris Marie Provine

Dr. Doris Marie Provine

Dr. Doris Marie Provine is professor emerita in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, having arrived to direct the School of Justice Studies in 2001. She holds a J.D. and a Ph.D., both from Cornell University. Her scholarship focuses on immigration policy, particularly at the local level. She is the principal author of Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines, which is about local enforcement of federal immigration policies and how they are undermine the community-based function of local policing. She is currently working on a book comparing local immigration policy in Arizona and New Mexico. Marie also serves on the boards of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Emeritus College at ASU. She volunteers with Mi Familia Vota.

Mel Young

Mel Young is retired, after working as a Vanguard Registered Representative for 5 years and Development Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation for another 8 years. He is married with two grown daughters and currently volunteers as a Financial Coach with the New Leaf program with Mesa Community Action Network, or MESACAN. He also was a Radio Talk Show host 25 years.