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AzHHA Board of Directors


The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) is honored to have these distinguished hospital and healthcare professionals provide strategic direction and leadership for Arizona hospitals and healthcare partners. Together, we explore ideas and take collaborative action at the state capitol, in healthcare systems and at home to attain the best healthcare and health for Arizonans.

Board Officers

John Amos
AzHHA Board Chair
President and CEO, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center

Neal Jensen
AzHHA Board Secretary/Treasurer
CEO, Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center

Mike Patterson, FACHE
AzHHA Board Immediate Past Chair
CEO, Havasu Regional Medical Center

Ann-Marie Alameddin
AzHHA Board President
President and CEO, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association




Rachel Behrendt, DNP, RN
AzHHA Board Director
Senior Vice President/Operations, Hospice of the Valley

David Carnahan, M.ED.
AzHHA Board Director
CEO, Quail Run Behavioral Health

Jeff Christensen
AzHHA Board Director
Area CEO, Encompass Health Tucson

Rona Curphy
AzHHA Board Director
CEO and CNO, The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital

Jack Dempsey
AzHHA Board Director
CEO, Little Colorado Medical Center

Will Humble
AzHHA Board Director
Executive Director, Arizona Public Health Association

Roland Knox
AzHHA Board Director
CEO, Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center

Will McConnell
AzHHA Board Director
President and CEO, Kingman Regional Medical Center

Paula Menkosky
AzHHA Board Director
Chief Administrative Officer, Mayo Clinic

Steve Purves, FACHE
AzHHA Board Director
President and CEO, Valleywise Health

Anthony Santiago, M.D.
AzHHA Board Director
CEO, Gila River Healthcare

Julia Strange
AzHHA Board Director
Vice President, Community Benefit, TMC HealthCare

Catherine Todero, PhD, RN, FAAN
AzHHA Board Director
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing
Vice Provost of Health Science Campuses, Creighton University

Bob Trenschel, D.O.
AzHHA Board Director
President and CEO, Yuma Regional Medical Center

Bruce Waldo
AzHHA Board Director
CEO, Aurora Behavioral Health System

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