Accessible Arizona

Meet Our Board

Our board is made up of five, independent women who are full-time wheelchair users. Our backgrounds vary, but our passion for greater access is unwavering.


Gina Schuh, Founder & President

Gina grew up in on her family's farm located in central California. She left California to pursue her dreams of being a chef at 18 years old. Unfortunately, three months later a diving accident left her a C 5/6 quadriplegic. After living for 18 years without a disability Gina was shocked at the lack of access the disabled community had. Blatant discrimination galvanized her will to obtain a law degree in order to better advocate for disability rights. She received a Bachelor's of Science in Political Science and a Juris Doctor Degree in 2013.

Gina believes strongly in education and legislation being the answer to access and a barrier free Arizona, so she started Accessible Arizona at the end of 2016. Shortly after Accessible Arizona became a chapter of the United Spinal Association, and because of that Gina has had the opportunity to advocate in Washington, D.C. at the Capital for disability rights. In early 2017 she was responsible for passing Senate Bill 1239 which protects the access aisle adjacent to disabled parking. Gina has ambitious goals for Accessible Arizona, but she believes they can be achieved.


Dr. Renée Tyree, Vice President

Renée earned her degrees in pharmacy, chemistry, psychology and biology from the University of Arizona and is the West Region Pharmacy Director for the HealthSouth Corporation. Her areas of interest are in medication management in physical medicine. She holds professional memberships with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Arizona Pharmacy Alliance (AZPA) and Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP).

Renée became a wheelchair user at the age of nineteen but did not let that stop her from becoming one of the only women in history to win Paralympic gold, silver and bronze medals in wheelchair basketball. As a member of three Paralympic women’s basketball teams, she has been a role model not only for other women athletes but for people with disabilities. Renée is a pioneer in women’s sports and a proven leader and advocate.

Dr. Tyree brings her clinical expertise in rehabilitation, her personal life experiences and passion to the board.  Renée has a commitment to “busting the myths” surrounding what it means to be a person living with a disability.



Dena Redmon, Treasurer

A proud native of ArizonaDena Redmon, along with most of her family have been born and raised in this great state.  Dena has been an incomplete T5-T6 paraplegic since 1998. Prior to her SCI she had a career in the fast pace financial services industry. Parenting is the hardest job under the best circumstances and raising her beautiful daughter has been her greatest accomplishment.

Being active in the community is very important to Dena – “Go big or go home!” She helped start the disability support group Hope Keepers, volunteers in various roles supporting the homeless community and the Christmas Adopt-a-Family program. Dena played a season of wheelchair basketball with the Banner Phoenix Suns and has participated in several Barrow’s Day on the Lake events, enjoying adaptive water skiing, jet skiing and kayaking. She has fostered for Yorkie Luv Rescue where she adopted her fur-baby Romeo. She also enjoys sewing, scrapbooking and trying new things…at least once!


Young-Hurtado, Secretary

Maggie has Spinal Muscular Atrophy which is a form of Muscular Dystrophy, she was diagnosed at 18 months old after not meeting “normal” milestones of crawling/walking, etc. It affects all of her muscles and is a progressive disease. Her parents were told she wouldn’t live to be 2 years old, guess she showed them because she turned 42 in 2017.  She has always used some type of mobility device, after she had her spinal fusion in 1990 she began using a power wheelchair full-time.  She was raised to believe that she could accomplish anything she put her mind too, that just because she uses a wheelchair to get around she was no different than anyone else.  

Maggie worked in the medical field from 1996-2014. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from the University of Phoenix in 2012. In 2014 she took her current position as Client Care Coordinator for Driving to Independence, an adaptive driving company for those with disabilities/medical conditions that want to learn or re-learn how to drive or use adaptive equipment.

Maggie has a passion for making a change in the disabled community, because those living with disabilities needs to have the same right as everyone else.

Maggie Young-Hurtado, Secretary

Maggie Young-Hurtado, Secretary


Jannie Brown, Board Member

Jannie is a mother of seven originally from Indiana, but she has been a Phoenix resident for three years. She is currently attending the University of Phoenix, studying for a degree in psychology. In 2013 Jannie was shot in a robbery, the bullet is lodged in her T9 spinal cord, leaving her a paraplegic. Jannie was a hairstylist for 20 years before the injury, and she worked in the medical field as a home health aide, front office, medical billing, and records. Working in the medical field made her aware of some of the problems individuals are faced with daily. Now after so many years she believes she is living a new way of life and she wants to make the best of it and help as many disabled people as possible with the knowledge she has gained.