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United Way Announces New Board Members

Valley of the Sun United Way welcomes six new Board Members: Ruben Alvarez, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Molera Alvarez, LLC; Bridget Olesiewicz, Principal, The Vanguard Group; Steve Purves, President and CEO, Maricopa Integrated Health System; Todd Sanders, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce; Rob Schaffer, Vice President and General Manager, USAA; and Farzana Scofield, Social Media Specialist for Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix.

As new Board Members, each will provide dynamic leadership to achieve United Way’s three Community Objectives: 1) Ensure Children and Youth Succeed; 2) End Hunger and Homelessness; and, 3) Increase Financial Stability of Families and Individuals.

“The depth and breadth of experience of our 2015 Board Members represent the diverse voices in our community, will facilitate even greater change in the Valley and broaden our impact,” said Merl Waschler, Valley of the Sun United Way President and CEO. “Each has significant influence personally and professionally and will advance long-term community solutions as we transform individual lives.”

The new members will work with the existing Board and United Way executives to engage a broader base of community members to inspire them to give, advocate and volunteer with United Way. With a keen focus on creating new connections with businesses, seasoned professionals, young leaders and Millennials, United Way will build a stronger community.

“We appreciate our Board Members’ willingness to serve and look forward to working together to ensure each member of our community has the ability to achieve the aspirations we all share: a good education for our kids, food on the table, a roof over our heads and the security of financial self-sufficiency,” Waschler added.

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Robertson Joins MIHS Senior Leadership Team

Mike Robertson, a senior leader in health care marketing and communications, has been named Senior Vice President for Marketing and Public Affairs for the Maricopa Integrated Health System, Arizona’s only public hospital and health care system.

Effective Monday, Robertson will assume responsibilities for marketing, business development, communications and public relations for MIHS, which includes the Maricopa Medical Center, the Arizona Burn Center, the Arizona Children’s Center, two psychiatric hospitals, 11 family health care centers and Maricopa County’s only HIV/AIDS clinic.

Robertson, a highly regarded healthcare marketing professional and leader, is no stranger to MIHS’ unique public mission. Since 2008, he has served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Marketing at Munroe Regional Medical Center, a 421-bed public healthcare system in Ocala, Florida, ranked a US Top 50 hospital. From 2001 to 2008, he was Munroe’s Director of Marketing and Public relations. There, he built from the ground up an award winning and goal-oriented marketing and PR program.

His 28-year career in marketing, public relations and business development includes working and consulting across a diversity of industries, including several prominent healthcare systems.

At MIHS, Robertson will oversee the organization’s marketing, public relations and business development efforts.

“Mike will play a key and strategic leadership role at MIHS and will help us share our story and vision,” said MIHS President and CEO Steve Purves.

Purves noted that MIHS is at a special point in its 140-year history and is poised to tell impressive stories about transformations it has created in training physicians and other healthcare professionals, advancing new medical treatments and techniques and promoting community health. This key period, Purves said, provides a significant opportunity, under Robertson’s guidance, to share MIHS’ story with the community.

“Mike will be a tremendous addition to MIHS’ senior leadership team and to Maricopa County’s healthcare community,” Purves said. “He brings a well-established reputation for developing effective and innovative marketing and communications strategies.”

Robertson earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon in 1987, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, Marketing Student of the Year, and earned both the National American Marketing Association Award and Wall Street Journal’s Academic Achievement Award. He later returned to the same school, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 1995, graduating Cum Laude. He graduated with honors and Summa Cum Laude from Webster University in Ocala in April 2008 with a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration.