St. Vincent de Paul names new dental director

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP)  announced that Dr. Scott Myers has joined the nonprofit as clinical dental director at SVdP’s Delta Dental of Arizona Oral Health Center at the Virginia G. Piper Medical & Dental Clinic. Myers stepped into the role of clinical dental director in May 2019 as Dr. Ken Snyder, former SVdP dental director, transitioned to a community outreach role as executive dental director for SVdP.

Myers comes to SVdP after 11 years of teaching at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, where he was director of the Comprehensive Care Unit and one of the co-directors for the Office of Clinical Education. Prior to that, he owned and operated a practice in central Phoenix for five years. 

“St. Vincent de Paul is in good hands with Dr. Myers,” said Snyder, who will continue working in the clinic a couple days a week. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing him for years and I’m very excited about the level of passion, knowledge and experience he brings to the dental clinic.” 

Back east, Myers completed postgraduate residencies in advanced dentistry and oral science at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Morristown Memorial Hospital after graduating from the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from Pittsburgh University.

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers elected chair of MAG

The Regional Council of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) has unanimously elected Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers as the chair of the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC). Mayor Kate Gallego of Phoenix has been selected as the committee vice chair. In addition to TPC, Mayor Weiers also currently serves as the vice chair of the Regional Council Executive Committee and on the MAG Regional Council.

The TPC was established by state law in 2002 to oversee the development of the 20-year regional transportation plan and to guide transportation planning in the region. The TPC has 22 members representing local elected officials from across the county, including; the business community, the Arizona Department of Transportation, Maricopa County, and the Native American Indian Communities. The committee provides a unique opportunity for business representatives to have a direct say in developing transportation policy for the region. The TPC is charged with developing regional transportation policy positions and providing oversight for the implementation of Proposition 400.

Mayor Weiers says he is honored to serve as chair again, having previously served in 2015. “Transportation infrastructure remains a key priority to our citizens and business community,” said Mayor Jerry Weiers. “As the economy continues to grow and businesses move across the valley, it is absolutely critical that we continue to make responsible transportation decisions that shape the future of our transportation network. I remain dedicated to fulfilling the transportation commitments that were made to the voters, all of which will improve the quality of life and economic prosperity of our residents.”

City of Glendale promotes Brent Stoddard and Jean Moreno

The city of Glendale announced the promotion of two valued members of its leadership team. 

Brent Stoddard has been appointed as the city’s new deputy city manager. Stoddard will lead the staff in public affairs, which includes internal and external communications, media relations, video production, website management, graphic design, state and federal affairs, support for the Mayor and City Council and special projects. Previously, Stoddard served as Glendale’s public affairs director. 

Jean Moreno has been promoted to director of the city’s newly formed department of organizational performance. Moreno will oversee a wide-ranging body of work including managing a comprehensive organizational performance program, cultivating a data and analytics culture, making city data consumable and actionable, using data for program evaluation, repurposing programs and resources to drive results, continuing the advancement of the Balanced Scorecard, leading cross-functional innovation teams, pursuing What Works Cities certification, and leading enterprise-level projects. Moreno previously served as executive officer of strategic initiatives and special projects.

Kenneth Miller elected to the Jewish Family & Children’s Service board

Kenneth Miller has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) Governance Board. JFCS is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that strengthens the community by providing behavioral health, healthcare and social services to all ages, faiths and backgrounds. 

“We’re happy to have Ken join our organization in this important volunteer leadership role,” said JFCS president and CEO Dr. Lorrie Henderson. “With his decades of legal and financial experience, he is a strong strategic addition to the Governance Board, and his insight and legal acumen will be a great asset as we continue to grow and offer support services to the community.” 

The role of the Governance Board is to carry out JFCS’ mission to strengthen the community by providing quality behavioral health and social services to people of all ages in accordance with a Jewish value system that cares for all humanity. 

“I’ve always believed that we have a duty to help others,” said Miller. “My involvement with Arizona Wills for Heroes, Arizona Community Legal Services Volunteer Lawyers Program and my work with a variety of other volunteer organizations, has truly prepared me to serve on the JFCS Governance Board. I look forward to being a part of the team.”

W.E. O’Neil Construction names Rob Duceatt regional director

W.E. O’Neil Construction announced the promotion of Rob Duceatt to Regional Director of Virtual Construction. The joint announcement was made by Bryan Dunn, President of W.E. O’Neil Construction of Arizona, John Finn, President of W.E. O’Neil Construction of California and Todd Guthrie, President of W.E. O’Neil Construction of Colorado.

“Rob has made significant contributions in both preconstruction and operations since he joined our company last year. His expertise in virtual design and construction has tremendously enhanced the services we are providing our clients. His efforts with laser scanning, building information modeling and clash detection has helped us provide creative solutions on all of our projects. Rob has had tremendous success sharing best practices and collaborating with our other W.E. O’Neil offices” said Dunn.