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 Arizona, Dena 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!