Meet Our Board Leaders

PFANA honors inaugural Board members Richie Onori, Kevin Pruett and Tamara Taylor and invites you to meet today's Board of Directors

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Sherry is one of those rare visionary people — always gazing ahead, always dreaming and scheming. But what makes Sherry so special is she makes the dreams come true.

Sherry Watson
President

​​​​ Sherry Watson is recognized as one of the nation’s top experts in the world of Nonprofit Corporations. Sherry has over 30 years of experience in the Nonprofit industry. She has generated over $130 million in funding and has led movements that changed policies at the local, state and national level that impacted and improved the lives of tens of millions.
Sherry sustained a debilitating brain injury in 1982 from an accident at the age of 22. Upon coming out of a coma Sherry was unable to swallow, speak or walk. After slowly recovering and years of rehabilitation, she and others came together in a campaign to “Free our People” (the disability community). This slogan carried forward as the group’s mantra for the movement in which Sherry led. Her movement against the most powerful corporations in America didn’t fare well for her image as they labeled her “A Tragic Waste”.
Sherry garnered national headline attention and appeared on countless shows advocating for her community. She set up advocacy centers in every state that led to a personalized thank you letter from President Bush. Sherry’s roar was finally being heard and it was apparent that President Bush’s letter was designed to earn favor for the powerful grassroots movement and coalition Sherry had organized which no longer could be ignored.
In 1990 Sherry moved to Washington, DC in order to take the movement to the next level. She teamed up with Jim Brady, John F Kennedy Jr. and countless congressional leaders who began to support the forgotten ones. Sherry was unstoppable and didn’t take no for an answer as she out-maneuvered wealthy and powerful vested intersts by integrating and working with federal, state, and local government bodies. Sherry Watson spearheaded and was one of the key architects for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark moment was reached when ADA was passed July 26, 1992.
The incredible story of Sherry’s journey and how she made such an impact for so many is hard to compare in history. Freeing and giving a voice to tens of millions who prior to her purpose and commitment were treated as helpless victims. Sherry’s story simply put…how a farm girl from New Mexico could tactfully go up against the system and create a new paradigm for 55 million disabled Americans.
Sherry has designed and launched several successful corporations focused on social and economic value creation. Sherry is renowned for unleashing the power and passion of America’s Nonprofit Corporations and socially conscious entrepreneurs with a clear purpose: to harness the power of the people and aim it straight at the chronic problems we are currently facing today as “We the People” create America 2.0.

We share the vision of bringing people back together

Maybe you remember neighborhoods…where the community prospered, staples were abundant enough to help those in need, doors were left unlocked and the streets were safe. The evenings rang with warm conversation of people who were secure and the carefree laughter of children playing tag on the lawn or stickball in the streets. Life was simple but we cherished it and we never had a thought or fear of it being taken away…

What sets Kevin apart is his immense care factor and willingness to help others. His life's work, true passion and greatest love has always been...helping people.

Kevin Pruett​
Treasurer & Secretary

In his 40 year career in the Nonprofit sector he consulted more than 25,000 individuals one on one. He personally influenced and shaped the lives of many thousands, a significant number of whom became active leaders in their communities but more importantly the thousand or so who joined the cause, took what they learned and used it to better the lives of, conservatively, tens of thousands of others. True goodwill and genuine help spread far in the world…
Kevin worked with a very wide spectrum of individuals spanning blue collar tradesmen, white collar office workers, engineers, doctors, lawyers, housewives! Corporate execs, entrepreneurial self-made small and medium sized business owners, celebrities…all kinds of people, young and old.
Over many years he acted as an advisor to his people on administering and managing their positions, careers, companies and lives. The results were continuous successes including national business awards, television and media awards and a string of impressive acquisitions and high figure exits for owners. Most highly valued by Kevin were the simple improvements in quality of life and survival for the thousands of everyday people he helped.
He was influential in the launch of a number of effective and vital social betterment organizations. Kevin personaly raised over $125 million for non-profit entities in support of education, youth drug education, community-wide literacy programs, business success oriented educational programs as well as human rights and other social betterment initiatives and programs. ​It was during this time he met Richie.
In 2015 Kevin retired from his Nonprofit position after 40 years of dedicated service. When he chanced to encounter Richie again newly in December of 2016, he joined him to make help make Richie’s vision for PFANA a reality.
Kevin believes in and strives to measure up to the motto, “A being is only as valuable as he can serve others.”

Stevie Stewart lives life as a positive, mindful, dynamic and logical force.

Stevie Stewart
Vice President

An active and successful world class musician, performer, composer, producer and songwriter, Stevie’s decades of work encompass nearly a thousand recordings and performances in thousands of shows. His body of work spans the world, and has influenced its population many times over.
One unique and impressive aspect of Stevie’s artistic creative ability is his consistently wide and uniformly deep experience and success in such diverse fields as business, production, travel, logistics and construction. That experience, and the body of work Stevie has surrounded himself with clearly demonstrate his comprehension of production processes, intelligence in executing effective administrative procedure, and practical, seasoned business acumen.
For decades he has overseen and managed productivity in industries spanning construction, manufacturing, merchandising and creative enterprises. Stevie is proud to hold a seat on the Board of Directors, lending the abilities driving his long list of successes to PFANA’s development and growth.
Stevie is a Co-Owner and Officer of the California corporation, Blitz Touring, Inc. Blitz Touring exclusively operates the multi-platinum hit band “The Sweet” which Stevie plays in and co-manages with long time partner and friend Richie Onori. Inclusive to co-managing the band, Stevie directs the production, transportation, hospitality and logistics of the entire “Sweet” entourage from city to city ensuring perfect shows occur seamlessly. Stevie learned many of his band managing skills through the friendship and mentoring of the “World Classic Rockers” manager and On-Stage Talent Group VP Kevin White, while touring the world as a member of the band.
Stevie is a perfectionist with a proven, solid, work ethic. His actions expanded manufacturing output at Eden Electronics in Montrose, Minnesota by 5X through his crafting and streamlining of a “just-in-time” in line production network. Before his tenure at Eden Electronics, he was the production manager of VF Plastics in Minneapolis heading up production and hiring. Stevie established the company’s finished product shipping through multiple mediums and handled major productivity accounts for Cub Foods, Target, Disney, Thermo King and many others.
While working in these industries Stevie maintained a successful musical career recording and performing with many well-known local and national acts. When he relocated his family to Los Angeles to continue his musical career, he joined forces with longtime friend and “Steppenwolf” Co-Founder Nick St. Nicholas in the corporate America renowned all-star super group “World Classic Rockers” playing and developing lifetime friendships with Randy Miesner (Co-Founder “Eagles”), Denny Lane ( Paul McCartney’s partner in “Wings”), Bobby Kimball (“Toto”), Fergie Frederiksen (“Toto”), Bruce Gary (“The Knack”), Carmine Appice (“Rod Stewart” “Vanilla Fudge”), Michael Monarch (“Steppenwolf”), Spencer Davis, Barry Goudreau (“Boston”), Fran Cosmo (“Boston”), Ainsley Dunbar (“Frank Zappa” “Journey” “Whitesnake”), Randall Hall (“Lynyrd Skynyrd”) and more. Stevie played the world over many times in this amazing band.
During his years touring with “The World Class Rockers” Stevie also built a thriving massage therapy practice with an enviable clientele ranging from pro athletes, phsycial therapy patients, injury victims and many “A” list celebrities. Stevie currently resides in Los Angeles with his amazing wife of over 30 years where he enjoys a strong daily Yoga practice and when not touring with the band, playing as much golf as humanly possible!

Real Estate Gifting

Charitable Giving of Real Estate – As part of our diversified funding plan, we accept and/or facilitate gifts of Real Estate. Our organization collaborates with a nationally recognized expert who assists in the education of community members and organizations in answering their questions related to the planned gifting of Real Estate. Donations can be anywhere in the world, and they can include commercial properties, residential properties or land.

(Please consult your own financial professional to determine how any charitable donation will benefit you.)