JoAnn di Filippo, PhD - Chief Advisor

Dr. di Filippo is responsible for tracking, analyzing, and providing advice to Supervisor Miller on the full range of operational and policy issues pertaining to District 1 and Pima County.  Since 1993, Dr. di Filippo has worked with federal, state, and local governments, tribal communities, institutions of higher education, and non-profit organizations to develop comprehensive economic development programs. During this time, she secured over $45 million dollars in federal, state and private funding to support a broad range of research, educational, and community programs.   

District 1 Staff

District 1 Staff

Therese Rubink - Research Analyst

Therese comes to us from the Great Lakes area, but moved to the Desert southwest in the early 90’s to enjoy the mild winters and the sunshine.

Therese holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix, and was employed as a CPA at a public accounting firm and where she obtained experience in tax analysis and preparation, and performed audits on government entities and non-profit agencies.  Therese has also worked as the Controller for a large local restaurant and property management company.  Prior to joining Supervisor Miller's staff, she worked as a Finance Principal Accountant in Pima County's Finance Department - Grants and Contracts Division.
  In her spare time, Therese enjoys photography, gardening, hiking, and RV camping.

Dr. di Filippo holds a PhD from the University of Arizona and specializes in Federal Indian Law & Policy issues, program management, qualitative and quantitative evaluation analyses, federal and state finance and program compliance, and development of capacity building strategies for economic, workforce, and housing development.  Dr. di Filippo publishes regularly on sanctioned institutional abuse, government and political corruption and compliance, and impacts of political and historical trauma.  A native of Detroit, Michigan, di Filippo is bi-lingual (Spanish/English) and has traveled worldwide living abroad in Montevideo, Uruguay and Mexico City where she worked for Ford Motor de Mexico in Sales Planning & Market Analysis.  An avid racehorse owner, di Filippo supports binational Arizona/Mexico horse racing events including the world famous El Moro de Cumpas horserace.

Shirl Lamonna - Research Analyst

Shirl Lamonna moved to Oro Valley in 2006 from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Lured by Arizona’s
warm weather and the beautiful Catalina Mountains, she chose to begin a new life in the desert Southwest.

Her professional experience includes a 32 year career in sales and marketing. After retiring, she worked in retail for boutiques and hotels.

Shirl is active in community politics and has worked as a volunteer on several campaigns. She also serves as an elected Republican Precinct Committeewoman. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and reading.