R. Jack Stephenson has been elected chairman of the board for Sun Health Services for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
Stephenson, a resident of Sun City West, has a rich history of civic involvement, serving as president of both the Sun City West Rotary Club and the Briarwood Country Club in 2011. He previously served as vice chairman of the Sun Health Services Board, and has been active on a number of board committees as well as the Sun Health Foundation Board.
The founder/owner of the Pacific Northwest law firm Carney, Stephenson, Badley, Smith & Spellman, Stephenson’s distinguished legal career stretched nearly four decades. His areas of concentration included construction, products liability, insurance coverage and environmental law.
“Jack brings an impressive combination of keen legal and business acumen that will serve us well in shaping Sun Health’s vision for healthy living,” Sun Health Chief Executive Officer Ron Guziak explained. “He has a passion for the role Sun Health plays in the West Valley and is a natural fit for this role.”
Stephenson previously served as chair of the Trial Practice section of the Washington State Bar Association and as president of Washington Defense Trial Lawyers. He also served as chair of environmental and coverage for the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.
Stephenson also brings extensive real estate experience to the Sun Health Services Board, having owned a 70-acre apple and pear orchard and having managed a real estate LLC.
“I’m honored to serve as chairman,” Stephenson said. “This is an exciting time for Sun Health, with a number of new programs being introduced. I believe great things are ahead.”
An avid golfer, Stephenson has held numerous positions both at Briarwood as well as Sand Point Golf and Country Clubs in Seattle.