Vicky De Rosa
“The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.”
Vicky De Rosa
Vicky De Rosa is proud to call Gilbert, Arizona her home and is vested in her community. She lives with her husband, Marc, in Gilbert’s Val Vista Lakes Community and her daughter, Laura, attends ASU and is a member of the Sun Devil Marching Band.
In 2014, she opened “Willow Massage + Spa” along with her partner Tracey Groy. The Spa is focused on building lifelong relationships, providing custom massage and esthetic services, and to provide local residents a hometown feel each time they visit. Her “day job” as she says, is as an office manager for Kowality Plumbing, an East Valley commercial and residential plumbing company.
Prior to Willow Massage + Spa, De Rosa started the East Valley-Phoenix chapter of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association, the nation’s largest nonprofit 501(c)(3) patient advocacy organization solely dedicated to sudden cardiac arrest awareness and survival. Under De Rosa’s leadership, the local chapter donated over twenty-five automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to Gilbert schools and high traffic locations in the community and trained thousands of students on how to use AEDs and perform hands-only CPR. She served as mentor to students from ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business program, sharing her business ethics and knowledge, as well as empowering students to engage and take on projects for the Association. Additionally, she served as treasurer and co-leader for the Arizona Cactus-Pine Council’s Girl Scout Troop 2451. Under her direction, the troop completed their Girls Scout Silver Award project, in which they donated five AEDs to the Arizona Girl Scouts youth camps, making camp accessible to children with health risks.
From 1991-2013, Vicky worked for Arizona Forward, a statewide non-profit business organization advocating for such issues as transportation, air quality, water and waste issues. She served as office manager and events supervisor for fourteen years. She was later promoted to vice president and then director of operations.
Vicky is a member of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce and served on the Gilbert Chamber for the Good Task Force. She is a graduate of Gilbert Leadership Class XX. She also served as a mentor with the YMCA East Valley-Mesa’s Building Futures program and on the YMCA’s Building Futures Advisory Committee. Additionally, Vicky served as a national board member for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association and on the Chapter Advisory Council nationally.