Transforming Healthcare in Arizona

Meet Our Board of Directors

The Arizona Alliance For Community Health Centers (the Alliance) is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of representatives from health centers, Look-Alikes, and Federally Qualified Health Centers and meets on a regular basis to drive the strategic vision of the Alliance.

BOARD LEADERSHIP

Chair

John Swagert, MD

Chief Executive Officer
Mountain Park Health Center
Vice-Chair & CVN Board President

Jonathan Leonard

Chief Executive Officer
Desert Senita Community Health Center
Treasurer

Wendy Armendariz, MBA

Chief Executive Officer
Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH)
Secretary

Karen Hoffman Tepper

President and Chief Executive Officer
Terros Health
Member at Large – Past President

Christopher (CJ) Hansen, MHA

Chief Executive Officer
Canyonlands Healthcare
Member at Large – Board of Directors

David Rogers, MBA

Chief Executive Officer
Sunset Community Health Center

BOARD MEMBERS

Hunter Adams, MBA

Chief Executive Officer
Creek Valley Health Clinic

Blaine Bandi

Chief Executive Officer
Wesley Community Center

Joshua Carzoli

Chief Executive Officer
MHC Healthcare

Pedro Cons

Chief Executive Officer
Adelante Healthcare

Dorothy Denetsosie Gishie

Interim Chief Executive Officer
Native Americans for Community Action

Kimberly K. Despres, DHA, RN

Chief Executive Officer
Circle the City

Eddie Estrada, MD

Chief Executive Officer
Sun Life Family Health Center

Carmen Heredia De La Torre, MSW

Chief Executive Officer
Valle del Sol

Clinton Kuntz

Chief Executive Officer
El Rio Health

Laura Larson-Huffaker

Chief Executive Officer
Horizon Health and Wellness

Jonathan Melk, MD

Chief Executive Officer/Chief Medical Officer
Chiricahua Community Health Center

Walter Murillo

Chief Executive Officer
Native Health

Anne Newland, MD, MPH

Chief Executive Officer
North Country HealthCare

Claudette Pippen

Interim Chief Executive Officer
United Community Health Center

Dan Prevost

Chief Executive Officer
Mariposa Community Health Center

Sharon Rickman

Director
Community Health Center of Yavapai

Joette Walters

Chief Executive Officer
Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation

Michael White, MD

Chief Executive Officer
Valleywise Health

Meet Our Team

We’re a team of experts and thought leaders who are dedicated to improving the health of Arizonans through access to quality healthcare. Email us at info@aachc.org to connect with one of our team members.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Jessica Yanow

President & CEO, AACHC & CVN

Lisa Nieri

Chief Operating Officer

Brenda Hanserd

Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Robert Elk

Chief Medical Officer

Michelle Horne

Chief Business Development Officer

FINANCE & INTERNAL OPERATIONS

Dr. Nelly Clotter-Woods

Senior Director, Grants & Contracts

Patty Macias

Office Manager

Cecilia Nguyen

Staff Accountant

Kathy Tremento

Executive Assistant to CEO

COMMUNICATIONS & TRAINING

Kendall Gillispie

Communication & Events Coordinator

Da-Nell Pedersen

Director of Communications & Training

HEALTH CENTER CONTROLLED NETWORK

Jamie Duncan

HCCN Project Coach

Jasman Shakya

HCCN BI Analyst

Deepti Vedala

HCCN Project Coach

GOVERNMENT & MEDIA RELATIONS

Jennifer J. Burns

Senior Director of Government & Media Relations

POPULATION HEALTH

Melinda Cobb

Consortium Manager, Rural Opioid Response

Kate Luna

Quality Improvement Manager

Leah Meyers

Director of Rural Women’s Health & Substance Use Disorder

Emily Oake

Senior Director of Population Health

Lorraine Ramirez

Program Manager, Rural Women’s Health & Oral Health

OUTREACH & ENROLLMENT

Meryl Deles

Outreach & Enrollment Services Information Manager

Mayra Gomez

Program Manager, Outreach & Enrollment

Claudia Maldonado

Director, Outreach & Enrollment Services

WORKFORCE

Angela Bryant

CAAHEC: Pathways Program Manager

Kai McKinstry

CAAHEC Program Coordinator

Lourdes Montez

Workforce Development Manager

Mallika Peddada

CAAHEC: Outreach & Development Program Manager

Ana Roscetti

Director of Workforce