Leadership Team

Paul Higgins
CFO (and Acting President & CEO)

Paul Higgins joined Rainbow Acres in 2010 as Vice President of Finance and was subsequently named Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Rainbow Acres, Paul served as Vice President of Finance at the American Baptist Assembly/Green Lake Conference Center for 13 years, where he also served as Vice President of The Golf Courses of Lawsonia, Camp Grow Ministries, and Worldwide Gifts of Green Lake. Earlier in his career, Paul managed computing systems used for communications and research, developed software, managed a retail store, and monitored product quality in a brass mill.

Paul is on the American Baptist Churches (ABC) Board of General Ministries and has been the Board’s Budget Review Officer and Finance Committee Chair since January 2014. He previously served as Treasurer of ABC of Wisconsin and on committees for ABC of the South and ABC of the Pacific Southwest. Paul has participated in church leadership in the areas of preaching, teaching, computer and network administration, stewardship, and finances. Paul has a B.S. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. He simultaneously earned an M. Div. and an MBA at Emory University in Atlanta. Paul and his wife, Jeri, live in Camp Verde and love to travel, particularly to Disney sites (eight parks so far) and national parks (five countries so far).

Jen Murphree
Director of Admissions

Jen Murphree was raised in the Southwest by two special educators and has had a lifelong commitment to those with special needs. Her passion is helping families realize their dream for their loved ones. Jen has served adults with special needs in a residential setting since 2001. She previously served as a direct support residential staff member as well as Activities Coordinator at Riverview School on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and as a founding staff member and Personal Finance Coordinator at Casa de Amma in San Juan Capistrano, California.

Jen joined Rainbow Acres in 2013 and served as an Admissions Counselor before becoming Director of Admissions. Jen believes that God has called her to a life of service to individuals with developmental disabilities. Jen received her Bachelor’s degrees in International Affairs and Spanish from Northern Arizona University and her Master’s degree in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Jen has two sons and a devoted husband who loves to hike in the woods and play games in their spare time.

Kevin Jones
Director of Buildings and Grounds

Kevin Jones became a part of Rainbow Acres’ Leadership Team in 2013, moving from central New York. After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University, Kevin spent 26 years with Proctor & Gamble in various management and logistics roles and time in management within the pharmaceutical industry. Chief among his roles was the oversight of product lines, inventory control, and budget management.

Additionally, Kevin spent a number of years serving as manager of the maintenance department for a 275,000-square-foot pharmaceutical plant, where he supervised a staff of 44. While serving at the plant, he was instrumental in raising support for and building a state-of-the-art preschool for the working families of that community. Most recently, Kevin was a Partner and General Manager of a Ford dealership where he focused on customer satisfaction and superior customer service.

Susan Holiday
Director of Human Resources

Susan Holiday joined Rainbow Acres in 2021 as HR Coordinator and was subsequently promoted to HR Director. Prior to joining Rainbow Acres, Susan served as a VP/HR Director in multiple industries with employee populations ranging from 100 to 5,500. Her experience includes the private and public sectors in union and non-union environments. She is well-versed in all areas of Human Resources, with additional experience in payroll, finance, and risk management. Susan earned her Master’s in Business while working full-time in the financial industry.

Susan and her husband, Bob, purchased their home in Cornville approximately 15 years ago before relocating full-time to the area approximately 3 years ago. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling and experiencing the great outdoors.

Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown
Director of Campus Life

Jackie Brown came to Rainbow Acres in October 2014 as the Rancher Benefits Coordinator. She recently joined the Leadership Team as the Director of Campus Life, overseeing the operations of the Caregivers and Kitchen while continuing to ensure that the Ranchers have the benefits they are entitled to. Prior to coming to Rainbow Acres, Jackie worked for 28 years at Kachina Point Rehab in the Village of Oak Creek. She had several positions there, ending her Long Term Care career as the Business Office Manager.

Jackie and her husband of 36 years have lived in Rimrock since 1988, where we raised our 2 daughters and are fortunate to have them living close by in our community. When not at work, she and her husband enjoy their two Scotties, road trips, the outdoors, old movies, reading, board games, and, most of all, spending time with the grandchildren.


Andy Rogers
Vocational Director

Health & Wellness

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