Nancy Jarrell O’Donnell
Nancy is the founder of The Lacey Jarrell Foundation. She is a licensed psychotherapist, published author, international presenter, and has served in many executive leadership roles in both behavioral health and mental health facilities. Her expertise is in the treatment of addictions and trauma. She is the author of The Sabino Model: Neuroscience Based Addiction and Trauma Treatment. She founded a treatment facility that emphasized using empathy, compassion, and nurturing to help those who suffer. Her two children have been her greatest passion. She is a horsewoman and avid hiker. She recently published a book on traumatic grief and losing Lacey. Her book can be found here: The Loss of Lacey
Jack is the Vice President of The Lacey Jarrell Foundation. Jack has held many senior level positions in the business world for over 30 years from President and Chief Operating Officer of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Merv Griffin Resorts and has managed organizations with upward of 3000 employees. He was also President and General Partner of Greenville Casino Partners, Inc., CEO and shareholder in Sierra Tucson and Miraval Resort until its 2005 sale to Steve Case. Jack co-founded a residential behavioral health facility with Nancy. Currently, Jack is the CEO of C4 Recovery Foundation. He is a published author by Simon and Schuster, a mountain climber, tri-athlete, and horseman.
Will Jarrell serves as The Foundation’s legal advisor. He is Nancy’s son and Lacey’s older brother. Will graduated from The University of Colorado with a B.A. and in 2012 he graduated law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego. Will currently works as an Attorney of Law in San Diego and also passed an additional bar exam giving him eligibility to practice law in 22 other states. Will is a licensed attorney in California, Texas, Oregon, and Washington. He is a member of The United States District Court for the Central District of California, The Criminal Defense Bar Association, The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, The San Diego Bar Association, The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to name a few. Will is also a talented creative writer. Will is an avid fan of both college and national basketball. He enjoys fitness training, is passionate about music, and family activities with his wife and son.
Victor Navarro Sandoval
Victor was 16 years old when he and Nancy met at one of the first Lacey Jarrell Foundation events at Gallery Row in Tucson. Already a talented artist at 16, Nancy came to appreciate his artistic talent, professionalism, and his kind and endearing personality. They became fast friends and Victor has remained a significant supporter of the foundation. Today, Victor has established himself as a highly credible artist both nationally and internationally. In 2009, Victor established The International Art Exchange which dedicates its efforts to the promotion of the fine arts and community engagement. As Founder and President of The International Art Exchange, Victor annually coordinates cultural art exhibits in different host countries. Past art exchanges have taken place in Mexico, Spain, France, and the U.S. A past recipient of a Lacey Jarrell Foundation scholarship, we are honored to have him as a Board Director as his vision, his belief in mutuality, kindness, and giving back are just a few of his many attributes that helps lead the foundation into the next decade.
Sylvia Intrieri is a native Tucsonan with two children and owns Ken Intrieri Agency, Inc. with her husband. She has worked for 25 plus years in the insurance industry. Sylvia and Nancy have been close friends for 40 years. Sylvia has been an active member and volunteer of her Church and has served as a volunteer for Teen Challenge, Angel Charity, Shop with a Cop, and now serves as a valuable board member for The Lacey Jarrell Foundation. She is an avid runner and enjoys walking, weight training, fishing, and traveling. Her contagious sense of humor has kept the foundation focused on the positive even during the hard times.
Manuel de Jesus Acuña
Manuel “Manny” Acuña is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor’s of Arts degree with a double major in Spanish and Linguistics and a minor in French. His academic interests are bilingualism, sociolinguistics, and Spanish phonetics and phonology. Manny’s eagerness to help is what led him to volunteer with the foundation.