Erin Cornelius, Executive Director
Ms. Cornelius comes to Furnishing Dignity as our first full time Executive Director after leading one of our partner organizations. Prior to that, Erin worked with The Phoenix Symphony and Junior Achievement in their fundraising departments. Erin has over 20 years of nonprofit experience, working with youth in residential treatment, the juvenile court system, and outpatient counseling. Ms. Cornelius has extensive nonprofit experience having served in roles at all organizational levels, from program coordinator to CEO. Ms. Cornelius is a graduate of California State University San Bernardino with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and the University of Phoenix with a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In her free time, Ms. Cornelius is an avid runner, works with local animal rescue organizations, and has a passion for volunteering with organizations that serve youth. With a proven track record of growing organizations both financially and programmatically, Ms. Cornelius is honored and excited to share her vision and expertise with Furnishing Dignity. Erin can be contacted at


mugshot-joyceJoyce Petrowski, Board President
After working in the accounting profession for over fifteen years in both the public and private sector, Joyce left the accounting profession to spend more time with her family. Joyce has been an active volunteer and philanthropist for many years.  In addition to serving on boards, she has volunteered with her children’s school, church and many other social service agencies.  She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.  Contact Joyce at


mugshot-anitaAnita Buckel, Board Secretary
A life-long volunteer, Anita has worked with non-profit organizations in the Phoenix area since 2006. She has served church, school and the greater community in various volunteer capacities including: treasurer, fundraising auction chair, procurement chair,  den leader, committee chair and merit badge counselor. Her service here in Phoenix has primarily aided St. John Bosco Catholic School, St. Benedict Parish, Seton Catholic High School and the Boy Scouts of America. Contact Anita at



Bill Sallurday
Bill is a Sales Executive with Experian and has over 25 years of experience in Sales & Marketing in technology related fields, including 16 years with IBM.  He has been an active participant in other non-profit and charitable organizations including Adopt-A-Family, Parent Organizations at schools and was a Board Member of HealthEast FCU.  Bill sees an even greater opportunity to help others via Furnishing Dignity.



Jill Sciarappo
Jill has worked for Intel Corporation for more than 20 years and her career has grown from a manufacturing technician at a fab to chief of staff for the Internet of Things Solutions Group. She is also a leading voice in the Women at Intel program and is a role model and mentor for many technical women. In additional to her duties at Intel, Jill is a skills based volunteer. She is a VP and board member of the National Charity League, a seamstress for the Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders, has provided marketing support for a group of cloistered nuns and served on the Board of Trustees for a local high school and enjoys spending time with her family.


Robert Burghart
Robert is Senior Vice President of Investments and manages the Southwest Complex for Raymond James, which includes offices in Arizona and New Mexico. He and his team focus on investment management for reinsurance companies, captive insurance companies and individual wealth. Originally from Chicago, Robert has served on the Board of Directors for a number of well known Arizona nonprofits. Recognizing the important need that Furnishing Dignity fills in the community, Robert is proud to join a group of like-minded volunteers to help local individuals and families transition their lives with dignity. Outside of work, Robert enjoys spending time with his daughter Taylor and is an automotive enthusiast.