UA Health Sciences Center appoints Greater Phoenix board

July 19, 2004

By Flinn Foundation

Looking ahead toward a greater presence in the Phoenix area, the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center has appointed a 16-member board to oversee its Greater Phoenix operations.

Board Chairman Richard Silverman called the AHSC expansion in the downtown area “a win, win situation for Phoenix and Tucson,” according to the Business Journal. Silverman, general manager at Salt River Project, will head the diverse board comprised of academic, health care, scientific, corporate, and philanthropic community leaders of local and national repute.

As the biosciences sector of downtown Phoenix continues to expand, the AHSC Phoenix campus will be an increasingly important arm of the UA College of Medicine, linking the three state universities and private partners with regional teaching hospitals.

Board Members:

  • Richard Silverman, board chairman, Salt River Project
  • Betsey Bayless, Arizona Department of Administration
  • Kenneth Burdick, UnitedHealthcare
  • William Carstens, retired land developer
  • Dr. Merlin Du Val, UA College of Medicine
  • Stephen Duzan, Immunex Cop.
  • Armando Flores, Pinnacle West Capital Corp
  • Maxine Henig, philanthropist
  • Michael Kennedy, Gallagher & Kennedy
  • Susan Goldwater Levine, Hospice of the Valley
  • Jamie Matanovich, psychologist
  • Rae McMillan, philanthropist
  • Dr. Kathern Plenge, retired neurologist
  • Joey Ridenour, Arizona State Board of Nursing
  • Martha Taylor Thomas, attorney
  • Dr. Richard Carmona, U.S. Surgeon General (pending White House approval)

For more information:

Arizona Health Sciences Center-Phoenix Campus

“Board appointed for UA Phoenix sciences center,” Business Journal, 06/04/2004