Fennemore Craig attorney elected to board

Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West business law firm, announced Patrick Irvine, a director in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been elected to the board of directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona.

“Fennemore Craig has a rich history of having lawyers serve and lead community organizations,” said James Goodnow, president and chair of Fennemore Craig’s management committee. “We congratulate Pat on his appointment to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, and his dedication to helping families during difficult times.”

Irvine is a former judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals who advises and represents clients on state and local tax, nonprofit formation and operation, qualification for tax exemptions, charitable contributions, tax audits and appeals, and government regulation. He has been the recipient of the Henry Tom Outstanding Tax Attorney Award, the Jim Jones Distinguished Service Award, the State Bar of Arizona’s Distinguished Public Lawyer Award, the U.S. Supreme Court Best Brief Award from the National Association of Attorneys General, and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Counselor of the Year Award. Irvine earned his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of San Diego and his J.D. and B.S. from Arizona State University.

Dr. Bob Bohanske earns Award for Advocacy

Dr. Bob Bohanske, Chief of Clinical Services / Clinical Training for Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy. 

Presented by the American Psychological Association, the Karl F. Heiser Award honors those psychologists who have given voluntarily of their time to define the discipline of psychology statutorily by state and federal laws and regulations through advocacy. The Award is named for Karl F. Heiser, who successfully advocated for the first state statute that defined psychology. 

Advocacy on behalf of psychology is a critical element in the growth and development of the discipline.  The APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

“Dr. Bob, as we call him at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, has been at the forefront of his profession, advocating for and with others on the important issues impacting the field of psychology,” said Steven Sheets, Senior Vice President Maricopa & Gila County. Added Lauren Lauder, Senior Vice President Northern Arizona, “We are honored to have someone like Dr. Bob leading our clinical team and to know that he is so well-deserving of this award.”

Re-Bath welcomes Derek Fuller and Dana Fossand

Re-Bath, the nation’s largest complete bathroom remodeling company, announced the hiring of Derek Fuller as Chief Financial Officer and Dana Fossand as the Director of Sales Training. Fuller and Fossand will play a critical role in the brand’s future development as Re-bath enters a new era of growth.

Fuller joins the Re-Bath family after 16 years as the CFO and Vice President of the leading franchise education system, Primrose Schools. During his tenure he oversaw a fourfold increase in the number of schools from 90 to more than 370. His ability to replicate that success and oversee growth will be a key component in his time at Re-Bath.

“I look forward to joining the Re-Bath leadership team,” Fuller said. “The home remodeling industry is showing impressive growth and Re-Bath is helping to lead the way. I am excited to be working at that forefront. My primary objectives will center on setting new financial goals and utilizing my extensive background to help us exceed even our own expectations.”

Fossand brings Re-Bath over 20 years of sales and training experience, stemming from her own franchise background. After purchasing a franchise in 1997, she spent most of her time laser focused on training her sales staff and improving systems and processes while watching as the business grew from $1.5 million in annual sales to over $20 million. More recently, she hired, trained, mentored and coached sales teams in the insurance sector. Now she will serve as the Director of Sales Training for Re-Bath to provide owners and employees with sales training insights and tools.

“This is such an exciting time to become a member of the Re-Bath family,” said Fossand. “The Re-Bath name carries a reputation for excellent customer service and products that match. I am excited to be working with the franchisees and to share in the growth of this great company. My energies are going to be focused on taking Re-Bath’s proven sales system, applying my insights and knowledge and helping take system-wide sales to the next level.”

University of Arizona adds leaders

• Steve Goldman, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, was named to fill the prestigious C. Leonard Pfeiffer Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at the UA Sarver Heart Center.

“Dr. Goldman’s commitment to advance translational research that bridges basic science to clinical care, mentor young scientists and educate medical students, residents and fellows makes him an outstanding choice for the Pfeiffer Chair,” said Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center, chief of cardiology and professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

“The support from the C. Leonard Pfeiffer Chair will allow us to continue our research in regenerative medicine and to support young investigators at the University of Arizona,” Dr. Goldman said. “We are very proud of the collaborative atmosphere in our laboratory, where senior scientists and young students work side-by-side, sharing ideas and doing experiments.”

For the past 40 years, the Goldman laboratory has focused research on heart failure (HF), its causes and development of new treatments.

• Jennifer Hatcher, PhD, MPH, RN, a noted health equity researcher, has joined  the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health – Phoenix  as professor of public health in the Division of Public Health Practice and Translational Research.

She also has been appointed associate director for community outreach and engagement at the UA Cancer Center.

A community-engaged researcher, Dr. Hatcher is trained in health equity research to improve the health of vulnerable populations with a focus on cancer prevention and control. She conducts research in partnership with communities that feature novel and culturally appropriate interventions and activities designed to increase cancer screening and physical activity and to promote healthful nutrition.

Dr. Hatcher’s work includes the use of social media, text messages and other “technology-forward” interventions. She partners with community members to conduct this research in community venues such as churches, community centers and emergency departments.

• Kelly Reynolds, PhD, professor and environmental microbiologist, has been appointed chair of the Department of Community, Environment and Policy at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public.

Dr. Reynolds has worked as a researcher and public health educator in environmental science for more than 30 years, specializing in water quality, food safety and disease transmission. Her extensive experience in those research areas includes her role as a principal investigator of numerous projects and the publication of hundreds of journal articles, book chapters and professional reports.

Dr. Reynolds is currently working on several projects, including a collaboration with researchers from the UA College of Engineering using smartphone optics to detect human viruses in drinking water.

Dr. Reynolds says this type of technology not only would expedite the process of discovering waterborne viruses, but could detect previously undetectable viruses. Between 1971 and 2014 waterborne pathogens in the United States resulted in more than 600,000 cases of reported illnesses. Dr. Reynolds suspects millions of cases were undocumented because people who were affected suffered relatively minor symptoms.

• Jared Schultz, PhD, a noted leader in disabilities education and research, has joined the UA College of Education as a professor in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies and the UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities as the director of research. The Sonoran Center is housed within the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine, where Dr. Schultz also will have a joint appointment.

At the UA College of Education, Dr. Schultz will teach graduate counseling courses in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program and  conduct research related to disability issues and counseling.

“We are very excited about this new collaboration between the College of Education and the College of Medicine – Tucson,” said Bruce Johnson, PhD, professor and dean, UA College of Education. “Both of our colleges have long been committed to research that has direct impact on people’s lives. Dr. Schultz has exactly the expertise and experience needed to ensure a very productive partnership.”

As the research director for the UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities, Dr. Schultz will conduct research on current programs, as well as develop new research and programming initiatives. His focus will be primarily in the area of transition services for adolescents and competitive community-based employment.