Roxann Gallagher elected to board of Global Law Firm Alliance

Attorney Roxann Gallagher, a commercial and public finance and Indian law partner at Sacks Tierney P.A., has been elected to the board of directors of Meritas, a global alliance of 183 independent law firms in 92 countries, serving the legal needs of companies doing business across international markets.

Ms. Gallagher was elected from the more than 7,000 attorneys in the Meritas member network and will serve a three-year term on the 21-member board.

As a board member, Ms. Gallagher will participate in strategic planning, development, member recruitment and retention, and the administration of Meritas’ rigorous quality standards. Ms. Gallagher’s Meritas involvement has included current membership on the Finance Committee and Member Engagement Committee and serving as Sacks Tierney’s Young Lawyer Program representative.

Isagenix names Joshua Plant chief science officer

Isagenix International, a global health and wellness company providing nutrition and lifestyle solutions, has added Joshua Plant, Ph.D., to its executive leadership team, positioning the business for continued product excellence and innovation. Plant joins the company as its chief science officer. In his new role, he oversees the research and development, product design and development, product commercialization, and quality assurance of all Isagenix products.

Plant has also been named chairman of the Isagenix Scientific Advisory Board, a group of top medical and health professionals who lend their experience and expertise to ensure the integrity and effectiveness of Isagenix products. Board members include Isagenix Founder John W. Anderson. 

With senior leadership experience in the nutritional supplement and direct selling industries, Plant’s previous positions include serving as vice president of research and development and then chief operating officer of a health and wellness direct selling business and chief science officer of a supplement manufacturer.

Arizona Care Network promotes Tanya Wilkinson

Arizona Care Network, a physician-led and governed accountable care organization that improves clinical outcomes and reduces costs by actively managing care for its 310,000 member patients, promoted Tanya Wilkinson, RN, MSN, to executive director of Clinical Services. 

In her new role, Wilkinson will lead the organization’s practice transformation, quality, population health, pharmacy and care coordination teams. 

Wilkinson joined ACN in 2017 and has worked in positions of increasing responsibility. During her tenure, she has advanced the quality and scope of the organization’s N Compass care coordination program, which lends the support of registered nurses, social workers, behavioral health coaches, navigators, population health medical assistants and other resources to patients based on their individual needs. 

“Tanya is a critical part of the ACN team whose expertise in organizational leadership, change management and process improvement have led to improved efficiencies and health outcomes for providers and patients,” said Dr. David Hanekom, ACN’s chief executive officer.

M&G adds Pamela A. Hostallero

MacQueen & Gottlieb, Arizona’s top-ranked real estate law firm, announced the hiring of its eighth attorney, Pamela A. Hostallero. Hostallero comes to M&G from Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard Smith, where she served as a senior associate focusing on civil litigation in both state and federal courts.

She also spent three years with the Arizona Attorney General’s office where she represented the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Arizona Department of Public Safety, providing civil defense litigation counsel in both state and federal court. She handled courtroom duties including oral arguments as both first and second chair as well as depositions, court hearings, settlement negotiations and mediation.

Hostallero earned her Juris Doctor in 2008 from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where she was the recipient of the Public Interest Fellowship upon graduation. She received her bachelor of science degree from Barrett, The Honors College at ASU in 2005, where she graduated magna cum laude and was on both the university and national dean’s lists in both 2003 and 2004.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s promotes Kevin Gonzales

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Arizona’s leader in luxury real estate has promoted Kevin Gonzales to Vice President of Operations. Gonzales will oversee 12 offices across Arizona and will expand training programs to help Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents maximize their sales.

“Kevin has been with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty for 23 years, and he has earned success at every position he’s held. He has the unique ability to bring out the best in those around him. Simply put – he raises the bar. He is a significant addition to our executive leadership team and we congratulate him on his continued success in our company and in our industry,” said Todd Gillenwater, CEO and owner of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

Gonzales will continue his current roles as managing broker of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s Pinnacle Peak and Market Street offices. The Pinnacle Peak office has 240 agents. The Market Street office is at D.C. Ranch and has 25 agents.

Guttilla, Kleindienst and Novak earn rankings from Chambers USA

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli has earned prominent placements in the 2019 state, practice and attorney rankings from Chambers USA, a leading legal industry rankings organization. The firm’s Phoenix office received rankings in Corporate M&A and Litigation: White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations.  Individual attorneys in the Phoenix office who received rankings include Phillip Guttilla (Corporate M&A), Anne Kleindienst (Healthcare), and Edward F. Novak (Litigation: White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations.)Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across all the United States of America. Chambers rankings are compiled through assessments of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback. Firms and lawyers need to demonstrate sustained excellence in order to be ranked in the guide.