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Carol E. Brown


Carol Brown was born and raised in Southern California. Carol’s parents had an entrepreneurial spirit so at a young age Carol learned about owning and running a business. Carol also developed a solid work ethic which has afforded her the opportunity to recognize what smart work and hard work can produce. Carol, her husband and daughter relocated to Yuma in 1994 and Yuma quickly became her new “home” town.

Since moving to Yuma, Carol has had the opportunity to work with and volunteer for various non-profit organizations, as well as successfully held positions in marketing, human resources, care consulting and management.

Before accepting the position of Executive Director, Carol volunteered her time with Helping Hands of Yuma and served as a Board Member. Carol has seen and experienced first hand the importance of the services that Helping Hands provides and is passionate about seeing this incredible organization continue to provide these services to the senior community with excellence, compassion and faithfulness. “There is such a great need for the services that Helping Hands provides and I am honored to be a part of this organization. I look forward to working with and for our seniors.”

Amy Obney


Amy started with Helping Hands in the fall of 2009. Since she started with Helping Hands, Amy’s job has continued to evolve. She wears many hats in the office including working closely with the executive director, managing the Helping Hands’ office, in-house graphic design, coordinating the office volunteers, working with our special volunteers groups such as our craft group, and overseeing and maintaining our computer databases. She also helps in planning and organizing events. Amy’s passion for Helping Hand is evident in everything she does. Her organization, creativity and her sincere eagerness to help others, makes her an asset to Helping Hands.