Arizona Telemedicine Council

2021 Arizona Telemedicine Council Schedule

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.


October 20, 2021 Council Meeting

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



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Council Members


Former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns
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, Chief Health Officer, Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority
Cara M. Crist, MD, Director, Arizona Department of Health Services
Will Humble, MPH, Interim Director, Arizona  Department of Health Services
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

Public Members

Joel E. Barthelemy, President and CEO, GlobalMed
Sean Clendaniel, Director, Northern Arizona Health Education Center (NAHEC)
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
Brad Tritle, CIPP, Partner, Alira Health
Donna Zazworsky, RN, MS, CCM, FAAN, Chief Clinical Officer, Cenpatico Integrated Care


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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