The Leadership Team consists of President CEO and 3 Executive Vice Presidents dedicated to pursuing the goals of the Cosanti Foundation and working with other Arcosanti builders and supporters to move Arcosanti forward
Patrick McWhortor was founding President and CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits for ten years. The Alliance is a 501(c)3 statewide membership organization dedicated to serving, supporting, protecting and promoting all Arizona nonprofits. His other background in the nonprofit community includes founding NPower Arizona, serving as Interim Executive Director of the NPower National Network, working as Assistant Director at Data Network for Human Services, and serving on many nonprofit boards of directors. He is past Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Council of Nonprofits and serves on the Executive Committee of Arizona Town Hall. He currently serves on the boards of Herberger Theater and Arizona Advocacy Network. Patrick also teaches nonprofit, public policy and political science courses at Arizona State University. He earned both a B.A. in political science and M.P.A. in public administration from Arizona State University.
Mary Hoadley became associated with the Cosanti Foundation in 1970. She has held numerous staff positions in the foundation, becoming part of the management staff in 1971 and a member of the board of directors in 1977. Hoadley graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford in 1967 with a bachelor of arts degree in history and anthropology. She has represented the Cosanti Foundation internationally in the communities exchange program to Findhorn and Auroville, and traveled to China, Tibet, and Rio de Janeiro on behalf of the foundation. She is also an active representative of the foundation in many civic organizations in central Arizona. Hoadley is married to Roger Tomalty who has been associated with the foundation since 1970.
Tomiaki Tamura began his association with Paolo Soleri in 1976. Working first as an apprentice, he became an assistant to Soleri at the Cosanti Design Studio and developed a plan for the Arcosanti Critical Mass. In 1983, he moved to Arcosanti to coordinate the planning and construction of Arcosanti. In addition to being a Cosanti Foundation’s senior management staff, he has been archivist of Soleri’s work and curator of Soleri exhibitions in the US, Europe and Asia. He holds a bachelor of architecture degree from Nihon University in Japan and a master’s degree in environmental planning from Arizona State University. He is co-author of two Japanese publications and numerous articles in architecture and art journals. He has been a keynote speaker at Architectural Institute of British Columbia Conference and International Ecovillage Conference in Tokyo, as well as a lecturer at many of Chinese, Korean and Japanese universities.
Roger Tomalty has worked closely with Soleri in both an architectural design and construction capacity since 1970. He studied architecture at Syracuse University and holds a Masters degree from Arizona State University in Physical Geography, with an emphasis on radiation-budget Climatology.He served as construction supervisor and site coordinator of the Arcosanti project in the 1970’s, has taught and lectured extensively on Soleri and the Arcosanti project in the United States, Europe and Asia and actively conducts workshops on earth casting techniques worldwide. As the Head of the Cosanti Originals, Inc., he oversees its operations and coordinates marketing of its products including custom bell assemblies. His primary interest is for the Cosanti Foundation and Arcosanti to continue to explore and demonstrate the interaction of the built and natural environments, in ways that integrate food production, water conservation and flow energy resources with habitat.
Board of Directors
Cosanti Foundation Board of Directors are:
John Walsh, Chairman
Jai Singh Khalsa
Patrick McWhortor, President CEO, Ex-Officio Director
Mary Hoadley, Treasurer, Executive Vice President, Director Emeritus
Tomiaki Tamura, Secretary, Executive Vice President, Director Emeritus
Roger Tomalty, Executive Vice President, Director Emeritus