Keith Thompson
Chief Executive Officer (M.Div, LISAC)

Joined Phoenix Shanti Group as its Executive Director/CEO in January of 2002. Keith is a founding and current member of both the Phoenix Ryan White Title I Council and the HIV Prevention Planning Group of Arizona. A State Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, Keith also has years of experience in behavioral health service delivery and administration as well as HIV prevention. Himself HIV+ since 1985, Keith resides in Phoenix with his partner of 20 years.


Donald Floth
Chief Financial Officer

Hello and welcome to our web site! I relocated to the "Valley of the Sun" from Montana many years ago. I've been involved in the HIV/AIDS prevention and education arena since. I worked for Maricopa County a little over five years before joining the Phoenix Shanti Group in 2002. Please enjoy browsing around our new web site. As the Chief Financial Officer, I would be remiss if I didn't point out the donate button! With much love and many thanks, Donald. 🙂


Anne Crozier (MA, LPC)
Clinical Co-Director

Hello! I joined the Shanti team as a Behavioral Health Therapist in July 2015. I’m a graduate of Northern Arizona University’s MA in Counseling program and have previous experience working in inpatient and home-based settings.

It’s with heartfelt joy and gratitude that I call Shanti home and share in the person-centered, collaborative treatment environment that our team fosters.


Lindsay Van Gorder (MSC, LPC)
Clinical Co-Director

Hello! My name is Lindsay Van Gorder and I joined the Phoenix Shanti Group as of December 2013 as a Behavioral Health Technician. I recently graduated from the University of Phoenix with my Master of Science in Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor. I interned with the PSG and enjoyed the experience so much I wanted to come back to assist individuals living with HIV/AIDs and chemical dependency. I have a passion for the recovery process and assisting clients with behavioral health issues.


Allison Duquette (MS, LAC)
Behavioral Health Therapist

Hi there! My name is Allison, I am the newest member of the Phoenix Shanti Group clinical family and feel so honored to be here.  I began my journey with PSG as an intern in late 2016 through 2017, and was hired on as a full-time therapist in Jan. 2018.  It is with immense gratitude that I can be of service to all who walk through our doors.  Having been a Flight Attendant for many years, I made the daunting decision to go back to school in 2014, with the intention of working with HIV+ and LGBTQ+ clients, and graduated with a Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University in Oct. 2017.  My interests include                                                                                      being an active member and fierce advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, Dachshund lover,                                                                                  and foodie extraordinaire!


Matthew Lopez (BHT)
Director of Vocational Rehabilitation

Matt Lopez has been employed with Phoenix Shanti since 2004 and heads up Shanti’s Vocational Rehabilitation program. Matt is also the General Manager of Shanti’s 2nd Chances thrift store located in central Phoenix. Matt participates in all forms of Phoenix Shanti fundraising and community networking.



Luis Rivera
Transitional Housing Coordinator

Hello! My name is Luis Rivera, and I am the newest member joining the Phoenix Shanti Group as of July 2018 as the Transitional Housing Coordinator. I will be graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Minor in Business Management. I am passionate about serving our communities and guiding those in need from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Hola, Mi nombre es Luis Rivera. Bievenidos a Phoenix Shanti, soy el nuevo miembro                                                                                               integrandome en el equipo de Phoenix Shanti Group. Es un placer servir a mi comunidad y                                                                                   otorgar ayuda para el desaroyo personal y professional.


Sherrie Benecke
Operations Assistant

I came to the Phoenix Shanti Group in April 2012, having HIV and being an addict. I had no hope for my future. I went through the program at PSG. With all their love and faith in me, I was able to get my life back in order again. Now, I am so blessed to be able to work for Phoenix Shanti Group as an Operations Assistant. This is forever my home. God Bless them all.


Jose Ayabarreno


I am Shanti Brother Alumni night as well Lead Truck Drive at Shanti Second Chance Store. I thought the best way to give back, and to inspire others in the program is to be part of their team. The Phoenix Shanti Group has given me my life back. If it wasn’t for this program I wouldn’t be where I am at today and be the best son that a mother can ever have.


Alex Crum (BHT)
Shanti's Second Chances- Assistant Store Manager

Hello! My name is Alex and I have been with Shanti since December 2016. I was born and raised in Arizona. I went to South Mountain Community College and studied business management and psychology. I work in the Vocational Rehabilitation program as the store manager at Shanti Second Chances. I enjoy helping people rebuild their lives and become more successful through Vocational Rehabilitation.


Andrew Decker
Transitional Housing Site Manager

Hello. I joined Phoenix Shanti Group as the Housing Site Manager in September 2017. I am excited about helping people and being apart of the Shanti Community. Looking forward to helping transitional housing clients through their journey here at Shanti.




James Claymon (NCPsyT)
Behavioral Health/Supportive Housing Coordinator

I started with Phoenix Shanti Group in February of 2010. It's with a sense of gratitude and appreciation that I approach my position here. I manage our supportive housing program for homeless HIV+ individuals and families. In this role, I provide a wide array of case management and supportive services. Additionally, I provide administrative support for the clinic and am part of the clinics management team. My applicable educational background includes: Nationally Certified Psychiatric Technician and Certified Medical Assistant. I am                                                                                       currently a student at the Boston University School of Social Work with a specialization in                                                                                       Case Management.