Sue’s career spans 20 years in the insurance industry and 16 years in the non-profit sector as the Patient Insurance Coordinator for Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona. She has a wealth of knowledge in financial management at the non-profit level and fundraising. Ms. Bartz served on Hospice of the Valley (HOV)’s Ethics Committee for 12 years. “I truly believe that it is always possible to do the right thing for the right reason as was exemplified by HOV’s executive leadership from the top down,” Sue says. “I believe financial decisions grounded in and following this type of ethics model are the right way to conduct business in any organization.” Sue has been involved with musicians, choirs, choral groups and/or singing in duets or trios and supporting the arts most of her life. Now semi-retired, she works part time at Desert Song Healing Arts Center here in the Valley.
Mary Jo Pitzl
Mary Jo is a second soprano who simply likes to sing. She doesn’t have a trained musical background, but she sang with the women’s community choir at Phoenix College for 15 years prior to joining VWE. Mary Jo is an investigative reporter at the Arizona Republic/AZCentral, where she has reported on various topics for three decades. She has a hard time getting her work colleagues to attend her concerts since they’ve already heard the music as she likes to sing during her daily duties! She is a proud Central City resident and happy to be a part of the magical experience of joined voices in song.
Sarah is a digital marketer and branding specialist who lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona. Originally from a small town in Mississippi, Sarah is a graduate of Arizona State University and Barrett, the Honors College. An active member of Valley Women’s Ensemble, Sarah is proud to be working and singing with such a wonderful group of ladies (and Jim)!