Arizona Institute for Healthcare Leadership

“As a newer resident to Arizona, The Arizona Institute for Healthcare Leadership program gave me the opportunity to meet peers from across the state and have a better understanding of healthcare challenges. The coaching with Joanne was invaluable for me to step away from the day to day and gain perspective. I enjoyed learning new leadership techniques to use with teams. This program helped me understand emotional intelligence and how to interact better with others knowing my strengths and weaknesses. I feel this program is a valuable tool for any healthcare leader wishing to advance his/her career or just become a better leader.”
Aaron Young, MBA, VP-CIO

“This Arizona Institute for Healthcare Leadership training becomes a transformational experience for attendees. You can leverage this experience to: network with talented individuals across the Healthcare continuum, synthesize new ideas for your ongoing role, develop your personal brand in transition to your next promotion, and get coaching that will help you reach to your potential. This course is excellent, and a career builder for participants.”
Robert Libberton, FACHE, Consultant

2019 AZ Institute for Healthcare Leadership overview

2019 AZ Institute for Healthcare Leadership application


2016,  left to right , Martha Zhan, CPA, MBA, CIA, CHC, Sr. Director, Corporate Finance, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health; Nathan Jones, JD, General Counsel, The NARBHA Institute; Kevin Brown, CEO, La Paz Regional Hospital; Lisa Barrick, Controller, HealthSouth Scottsdale Rehabilitation Hospital; Jeff Anderson, Pharm.D, Director of Pharmacy Services, Yavapai Regional Medical Center; Amanda Osuna, RN, BSN,  Med-Surge Supervisor, Benson Hospital; Debra Ward Lund, RN-BC, MSN, Nurse Recruitment and Retention SpecialistActing Assistant Chief Nurse Officer, Inpatient Services,  Phoenix Indian Medical Center and Aaron Young, MBA, VP-CIO at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center

2015, left to right, Steven Hardin, MHA, Associate Vice President-Diagnostic Imaging Services, HonorHealth; Amy Richardson, Director of Education, Arizona Hospital & Healthcare Association; Ashley Dickey, HR/Marketing Director, Benson Hospital; Tony Lo Giudice, Public Health & Public Safety Community Engagement, Public Administration, Public Policy & City Management Forsyth County Department of Public Health; Charlotte Whitmore, Director, Network Development & Contracting, Mercy Care Plan; Jacob Albin, PharmD, MBA Director of Pharmacy at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Theresa Thurman, MBA, Health System Specialist Department of Veterans Affairs U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Ken Allen, MBA, Chief of Physician Services, Summit Healthcare Association

2014, left to right, Lalit Mansukhani, MHA, Vice President Operations at HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center; Saul Blair, MBA, Senior Vice President, IPC Healthcare; Lorraine Holan, CPA, Accounting Manager, The CORE Institute; Darren Crowe, MBA-HCM, CEO, Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital; Robert Libberton, MBA, Principal, Physician Practice and Behavioral Health Operations Consulting; (not pictured) Jessica Rivas, MSN RN, FACHE, Vice President/CNO Memorial Hermann Hospital System; Brett Behan, MBA, Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Banner – University Medical Center; Dennis Mullins, MBA, Director, Case Management at Banner University Medical Center Tucson