Arizona Telemedicine Council

2021 Arizona Telemedicine Council 


Meeting Dates: January 20th, April 21st, July 21st, & October 20th
Meeting Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: via webinar until further notice


 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.


January 20, 2021 Council Meeting

Meeting Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm



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Council Members


Senator David Bradley (District 10)
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns
Representative Kelli Butler (Distric 28)
Senator Heather Carter (District 15)
Representative Regina Cobb, DDS (District 5)
Representative Randall Friese, MD (District 9)
Representative Gail Griffin (District 14)
Representative 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
Fredda Kermes, Director, Clinical Projects & Telemedicine, Summit Healthcare
Will Humble, MPH, Executive Director, Arizona Public Health Association
Neal Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center

Educational Members

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, Senior Advisor, Office of the University Provost, Arizona State University
Guy Reed, MD, MS,
Dean, College of Medicine-Phoenix, University of Arizona

Public Members

Joel E. Barthelemy, President and CEO, GlobalMed
Sean Clendaniel, Consultant
Bart Demaerschalk, MD, MSc, FRCP(C), Neurology, Mayo Clinic Hospital
Michael C. Keeling, Esq., Keeling Law Offices
Melissa Kotrys, Chief Executive Office, Health Current
Alan Pitt, MD, Neuroradiology, Barrow Neurological Institute
Philip Schneider, PharmD, MS, PhD, Principal, MediHealthInsight
Donna Zazworsky, RN, MS, CCM, FAAN, Chief Clinical Officer, Arizona Complete Health


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

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