2010 Rural Health and Public Policy Forum

Responsible Leadership: Reasoning Our Way Out of the Recession

January 12, 2010
8 am - 3:15 pm
Arizona State Capitol Building
Phoenix, Arizona

Jennie Mullins, Professional Development Coordinator, Southwest Public Health Leadership Institute, The University of Arizona MEZCOPH
Tara Jackson, President, Arizona Town Hall
Kevin Driesen, Rural Health Office
Alison Hughes, Rural Health Specialists, Rural Health Office
L. Gary Hart, Director, Rural Health Office


Session 1
Jim Dickson, President-elect, AZRHA; CEO, Copper Queen Community Hospital
Bob England, Director, Maricopa County Health Department
Susan Stewart, parent and caregiver, American Heart Association Advocate

Session 2
George Cunningham, Consultant to the Arizona Budget Coalition
Dennis Hoffman, Director, Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs, WP Carey School of Business, ASU
Byron Schlomach, Director of the Center for Economic Prosperity, Goldwater Institute

Session 3
Carolyn Allen, State Senator, District 8
Matt Heinz, State Representative, District 29
Steve Pierce, State Senator, Majority Whip, District 1
Rebecca Rios, State Senator, Assistant Minority Leader, District 23

Session 4
Beth Lazare, Policy Adviser, Health and Human Services, Office of Governor Brewer
Tom Betlach, Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Patricia Tarango, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Health Systems and Development, Arizona Department of Health Services

Session 5
Kyrsten Sinema, AZ State Representative, Assistant Minority Leader, District 15
Gary Hart, Director, Rural Health Office
Fred Hubbard, Executive Director, Advisory Council on Indian Health Care
Len Kirschner, President, AARP

Sponsored by
Rural Health Office, University of Arizona MEZCOPHArizona Rural Health AssociationArizona Public Health Association