As Chief Development Officer, Claudia oversees the organization’s operations and keeps Amistades productive and on track to reach its goals. She provides leadership to strategic partnerships and implementation of new initiatives. In her role, Claudia directs all philanthropic activities, including fundraising, development, and sustainability in support of the organization.

Claudia has an extensive background in the non-profit sector with a strong focus on administrative services, fund development, project management, and development of culturally responsive initiatives. In addition to over a decade of experience in the non-profit sector, at the staff and board level, she has worked as a corporate trainer, managing and developing individuals across the nation and internationally. The global nature of her work has allowed Claudia to travel extensively throughout the continental United States, Egypt, England, and Hawaii. Jasso-Stevens attended Baylor University and speaks Spanish and French.

Groups and associations Claudia has been professionally and philanthropically affiliated with include:

  • American Advertising Federation
  • Angel Charity for Children
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
  • League of Mexican American Women
  • League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Pima Community College, External President's Advisory Group
  • Pima County Tucson Women's Commission
  • Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona
  • University of Arizona President’s Hispanic Advisory Council
  • University of Arizona Hispanic Women’s Plaza Tribute Committee
  • University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Women's Heart Health Education Committee
  • YWCA Association Nominating Committee

In the community, Claudia has presented on critical topics at the local, regional and national level.

  • Guest Speaker - University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Tucson, Arizona
  • Guest Speaker - University of Arizona, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tucson, Arizona
  • Workshop Presenter - Institute for Educational Leadership Conference, Chicago, Illinois
  • Workshop Presenter - TERROS Cesar Chavez Conference, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Workshop Presenter - Arizona State University, Applied Behavioral Health Conference, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Panelist - U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership, U.S.-Mexico Philanthropy, Phoenix, Arizona

Professional honors include:

  • Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Raul Grijalva
  • Special Recognition from Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano
  • Special Recognition from Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup
  • Outstanding Community Service Award – FBI/League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Unsung Hero Award from the Black Women’s Task Force
  • 40 Under 40 Award In Tucson
  • 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40 in Arizona