Arizona Telemedicine Council

2018 Arizona Telemedicine Council


Meeting Dates: January 17th, April 18th, July 10th, & October 17th
Meeting Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Joint Legislative Budget Committee Building
1716 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

 The Arizona Telemedicine Council was created by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of the Arizona State Legislature. The Council has oversight for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and the development of its telecommunications network. Senator Robert (“Bob”) Burns, who initiated the legislation that created the Arizona Telemedicine Program, became the first Co-chairman of the Council, which has met quarterly in Phoenix since 1996.

 Council Members

Governmental

Representative Brenda Barton (District 6)
Senator David Bradley (District 10)
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns
Representative Heather Carter (District 15)
Representative Regina Cobb, DDS (District 5)
Representative Randall Friese, MD (District 9)
Senator Gail Griffin (District 14)
Senator John Kavanagh (District 23)

 

Agency Members

Amanda Aguirre, MA, RD, President & CEO, Regional Center for Border Health, Inc.
Robin K. Blitz, MD, Director, Development Pediatric At Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix Children's Hospital
Ben Bobrow, MD, Medical Director, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
Mark Carroll, MD, Program Consultant, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Cara M. Crist, MD, Director, Arizona Department of Health Services
Deb Dahl, Vice President Patient Care Innovation, Banner Health
Donald A. Graf, National Telehealth Director, United Healthcare  
Fredda Kermes, Director, Clinical Projects & Telemedicine, Summit Healthcare
Will Humble, MPH, Division Director, Center for Population Science & Discovery, UA UAHS
Neal Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center
Galen Updike, Board Member, Rural Telecom Congress 

 

Educational Members

Charles B. Cains, MD, Dean, College of Medicine-Tucson, University of Arizona
Tim Hunter, MD, University of Arizona, College of Medicine (retired)
Lori A. Kemper, DO, Acting Medical Director, AZ College of Osteopathic Medicine Midwestern University
Keith D. Lindor, MD, Dean, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD,
Interim Dean, College of Medicine-Phoenix, University of Arizona
Philip Schneider, PharmD, MS, PhD,
Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Affairs, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona

 

Public Members

Joel E. Barthelemy, President and CEO, GlobalMed
Sean Clendaniel, Director of Education, North Country Healthcare
Bart Demaerschalk, MD, MSc, FRCP(C), Neurology, Mayo Clinic Hospital
James Dickson, Chief Executive Office, Copper Queen Community Hospital
Michael C. Keeling, Esq., Keeling Law Offices
Melissa Kotrys, Chief Executive Office, AZ Health-e Connection
Alan Pitt, MD, Neuroradiology, Barrow Neurological Institute
Sandy Savage, Assocate Director Information Technology, Kingman Regional Medical Center
Gigi Sorenson, RN, MSN, Telehealth Director, Northern Arizona Healthcare
Brad Tritle, Partner, Alira Health
Donna Zazworsky, RN, MS, CCM, FAAN, Vice President, Carondelet Health Network

 

Ex-Officio Members – Guests

Bruce Groll, Arizona Department of Education (Retired)
Steve Sowards, Banner Health System

 

The Arizona Telemedicine Council meets on a quarterly basis.  These meetings are open to the public
If you would like to attend or would like more information, please contact:
Angelette Holtrust at aholtrust@telemedicine.arizona.edu

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