Board Members

The purpose of the Paradise Valley Mountain Preserve Trust is to acquire, maintain, preserve and protect in perpetuity undeveloped real property and developed real property that can be returned to its natural state on and around the Mountain Preserve. The term “Mountain Preserve” identifies all property included on Mummy Mountain, Camelback Mountain, and Phoenix Mountain Preserve area within the Town’s boundaries.

Our Board Members

Frederick Pakis

Chairman


Fred is a 24 year resident of Paradise Valley. He was Co-Founder of JDA Software, Arizona’s largest software company. He served as its President and Co-CEO for 15 years until his retirement in 1999. Fred’s passion for adventure travel has taken him to over 100 countries.

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John W. Graham | Board Member | Paradise Valley Mountain Preserve

John W. Graham

Vice Chairman


John Graham joined Sunbelt Holdings in 1982, became President in 1990, and assumed the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in January 2019. John’s background in asset management, development and real estate investment provides a solid foundation of knowledge and experience in the real estate field.

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Dr. Teresa Heatly Zachariah | Board Member | PVMPT

Dr. Teresa Heatly Zachariah

Board Member


Dr. Teresa Heatly Zachariah is a Pulmonary/Critical Care specialist, certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care. She has been practicing in Arizona since 1995, balancing her career in medicine with her passion for travel.

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Martha Hunter Henderson | Board Member | Paradise Valley Mountain Preserve Trust

Martha Hunter Henderson

Board Member


Martha Hunter Henderson is a partner in a strategies, marketing and communications firm specializing in developing and implementing strategic marketing and media relations plans. The firm has worked with a variety of governmental entities, private companies, and non-profit organizations.

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Joan Levinson | Board Member | Paradise Valley Mountain Preserve Trust

Joan Levinson

Board Member


Joan Levinson is Arizona’s Premier Luxury Real Estate Expert specializing for the past 30 years in the finest estates in Paradise Valley,. With over $1Billion in career sales, Joan and her properties have appeared in both TV and Print, including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Fox, ABC, NBC, and major web publications including Yahoo News, Time.com, MSN.com, TheStreet.com and more.

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Phil Schneider

Board Member


Phil Schneider practiced law for 19 years with, and was a partner and director of, the Phoenix based, multi-state law firm of Fennemore Craig (oldest law firm in the state of Arizona). His practice focused on specialties of real estate and sports law. Real estate practice included representation of developers of planned communities, resorts, condominiums, […]

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