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Phoenix, Arizona

Una Somerville || Chapter Leader

Hi, I'm Una Somerville. I have lived in the Phoenix area for 3 years and moved here from Hawaii during the pandemic after I couldn't find cancer treatment options there (I'm fine now).  I was looking for a local charity where my efforts would immediately help the community and I found Box of Balloons.  I recently took on more responsibilities for managing the chapter here and hope to continue to grow the organization that was built by Amy Cohen. Before Hawaii, I had a big corporate career in San Francisco and was part of a local charity focused on food availability.  I had a small interior design business in Hawaii and helped manage the Maui Plein Art Invitational (a non-profit).  Now I spend my time designing patterns for fabric and other things.  I love BOB because it is pure fun - a simple mission: making kids happy.  I also love that there is no bureaucracy with such a great community of volunteers. Hope to keep the momentum going and continue to support all the kiddos in the greater Phoenix area that we can

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