Arizona Institute for Healthcare Leadership

2019 AZ Institute for Healthcare Leadership overview

If you or your organization are a member of one or more of the associations below, you qualify for a $250 discount. Please identify the organization on page 5 of the application.
  • Arizona Healthcare Executives
  • Arizona Healthcare Financial Management Association (AZHFMA)
  • Arizona Health Information Management Association (AZHIMA)
  • Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA)
  • Arizona Nurses Association
  • Arizona Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Arizona Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Healthy Chicks Happy Hour Group
  • Mental Health America of Arizona (MHAA)
Here’s What Current and Former AIHL
participants say about the program

“I’ve had the pleasure to work closely with Joanne over the past couple of years. I participated in the Arizona Institute for Healthcare Leadership program where I was able to network with other healthcare leaders and grow personally and professionally. Joanne is a wonderful facilitator and has put this wonderful leadership program and content together. I’ve also had the privilege of coaching with her over the course of the program and she has helped me to work through various things and challenged me to grow as a leader. She has been a great support and resource to me and to other healthcare leaders!!”

Kristi Iannucci, MBA, Vice President, Telespecialists

“I first met Joanne Schlosser at a networking event for health care executives. What I learned from that introduction led me to participate in the Arizona Healthcare Emerging Leaders Program (now known as the Arizona Institute for Healthcare Leadership). In addition to the traditional leadership competencies addressed in the program, I received training on resiliency, emotional intelligence (EQ), and self-awareness, which are often overlooked and under valued when it comes to leadership development programs. This program also provided effective resources for workforce management, and professional development. Joanne is an expert in leadership development and coaching. Since working with her, I have gained new competencies as well as enhanced existing skills that have enabled me to work with organizations in crises, be promoted to more challenging positions in large, complex healthcare systems and achieve successful outcomes."

Theresa Thurman, MBA, Manager, Employee Health Services Clinics, Sutter Health

“Thank you for always bringing out the best in me during executive coaching! #InspirationalLeader
If your team is looking for an executive coach/leadership/team dynamics facilitator, I highly recommend Ms. Schlosser. She is without a doubt knowledgeable, kind, and will produce effective team outcomes to address community needs during this pandemic and beyond!”

Zepporah Fuller, MHA, Project Manager, Comagine Health

“I deeply appreciate the skills and knowledge I gained in the Arizona Institute of Healthcare Leadership. Joanne is able to quickly hone in on the best way to help a candidate improve, and is beyond supportive throughout the whole process. I cannot recommend the course enough, for anyone that is looking to improve their leadership abilities in the healthcare industry. As a counselor I came into the program with a strong EQ – AIHL helped me learn to effectively use those skills in a business context through the DISC model, and even helped improve my general EQ. I work in a specialized sector of healthcare – mental health crisis and suicide prevention."

Matthew Moody, Manager, Crisis Response Network

“My experience with the Emerging Healthcare Leader program …now the Arizona Institute for Healthcare Leadership was tremendous in a lot of ways.  It helped me grow as a leader in better understanding how to leverage my strengths, collaboration, strategic thinking and developing talent.  Learning about healthcare advocacy was an eye-opener. Project development, completion and presentation was a great collaborative process on multiple levels. Overall, I do believe the program has made me more rounded as a leader and was a good foundation in my continued healthcare leadership journey.”

Lalit Mansukhani, R.Ph., M.S., FACHE, Vice President, Operations

2019 AZ Institute for Healthcare Leadership application

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2018 graduates, Left to Right: Matthew Moody, Zepporah Fuller, Jessica McGinnis, Carolyn Jacobs, Jay Larson, Lisa Betancourt, Jennifer Muriett & Isaiah Belknap.

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

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