Robert L. “Bob” Meyer serves as Chief Executive Officer for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, recognized as a leading children’s hospital for its high volume and quality care. Meyer joined Phoenix Children’s Hospital in 2003. During a tenure as interim CEO, Meyer is credited for the rapid and significant turnaround of the hospital’s finances and operations, and in the permanent role he has been heralded for his strong operational and financial management skills, ability to unify diverse constituencies, and his strategic focus to realize the vision and mission of the hospital and advance pediatric health care in Arizona.
Joseph is the Chief Operating Officer of UnitedHealthcare Plan of Arizona, the Medicaid division of UnitedHealthcare within UnitedHealth Group. Prior to this role, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Central Region of UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Joseph has a long history with UnitedHealthcare, having joined the company in 1999 as the Chief Financial Officer in Arizona. He also served as Vice President of Affordability for the South Region and as Chief Financial Officer for the West Region/Public Sector. He has over 20 years of diverse experience in senior leadership positions, with strong expertise in strategic financial management, reporting, budgeting, acquisition due diligence, capital financing, cash management, receivables management and healthcare benefit consulting.
Becky Holton serves as the Director of Development for the AHIMA Foundation and is responsible for the international fundraising and marketing/communications program. She helped author and launch a statewide kinship navigator program for informal family caregivers of foster care children. In addition, Holton helped fund and engage community organizations in strategic partnership discussions, resulting in the three programmatic acquisitions and mergers. Over the course of her career, Holton has championed more than $30 million in the fundraised dollars and managed more than $25 million in Federal/State contracts.
Steve Purves became President & Chief Executive Officer of MIHS in September 2013. MIHS is Arizona’s only public healthcare system and Maricopa County’s largest training center of physicians and other healthcare professionals. MIHS includes the Maricopa Medical Center, the Arizona Burn Center, the Arizona Children’s Center, a Level I Trauma Center, two behavioral health centers and a network of 13 Federally Qualified Health Centers that serve the entire county. Purves works with the publicly elected five-member Board of Directors who represent the Maricopa County Special Health Care District, to plan, direct and manage the current operations, future growth and program development for MIHS.
Garry Pezzano has served as Vice President of Clinical Practice for Genesis Rehab Services since 1997, and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2011. Under his leadership, the Clinical Practice department has taken a significant role in supporting the company’s operations and driving the way clinical care is delivered. As a licensed speech-language pathologist, Garry brings more than 25 years of clinical and management experience to Genesis. He has held a number of leadership positions with national rehabilitation providers, always maintaining a clear clinical focus.
A BSN graduate of Hahnemann University MCP, Jane worked in acute care in Pennsylvania for 20 years. In 1997, she transitioned to teaching a Career and Technical Education program in Pennsylvania and then in Plano, Texas. After moving to Arizona, in 2005, she was hired through a HRSA grant at the Arizona Hospital & Healthcare Association to develop HOSA in Arizona. She served on the HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors for two terms (6 years) and for three years as a member of the Executive Committee as Chair-Elect, Chair and Immediate Past Chair; serves as a mentor for new HOSA State Advisors; Jane was honored by the national organization with a HOSA Honorary Lifetime Membership. In the Arizona Department of Education, Jane is a CTE Grant Specialist working with local school districts in administering grants to operate CTE programs