Abrazo Arrowhead Campus welcomes new CEO

Staff and physicians at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus welcomed Stephen Garner as the hospital’s chief executive officer in October, a return to the Northwest Valley for Garner, who previously served as the hospital’s chief operating officer.

Garner rejoins Abrazo after two years as Tenet Palm Beach Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Florida. Brian Elisco, who joined Abrazo as CEO of the Arrowhead Campus earlier this year, has transitioned to become chief executive officer of the Tenet Arizona Group, which includes Abrazo Health in Phoenix and Carondelet Health Network in Tucson.

“I’m very happy to be back at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and continue working with our outstanding medical staff and employees. I look forward to reconnecting with the community and introducing our services to those who are new to this growing area,” said Garner. “It’s important for people to know that it’s safe to go to the hospital and needed care should not be delayed.”

“Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is such an integral part of the Northwest Valley. It is a destination for maternity and newborn care, our cardiovascular and orthopedic services are recognized for quality, the hospital is a leader in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and we are now a teaching hospital. It’s really an exciting time for the Arrowhead Campus,” said Garner. “The new Abrazo Surprise Hospital at Loop 303 and Bell Road is a satellite of the Arrowhead Campus, extending our services to a greater number of residents.”

P.B. Bell welcomes operations manager

P.B. Bell, a leader in multifamily housing development, management and acquisitions, recently hired Kimberly Morey to fill its brand new position of operations manager & corporate counsel.

In her new role, Morey is responsible for assisting with all development, construction, and acquisitions for P.B. Bell, as well as assisting general counsel on purchase and sale agreements, title and survey review, closings, easements, and entitlements. This new position was created to help with the flow of the high volume of developments in P.B. Bell’s pipeline.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join this expanding team here at P.B. Bell,” Morey said. “We have a lot of great developments in the works and I’m eager to provide my insight and assistance to the team to ensure that everything continues to run smoothly.”

Prior to P.B. Bell, Morey worked within commercial brokerage, as well as worked at Store Capital, Dignity Health and served as deputy commissioner of the Arizona State Land Department. Morey received her master’s degree in real estate development from Arizona State University, her Bachelor of Arts in political science, journalism and German from Southern Methodist University, and her juris doctorate from The University of Texas School of Law.

“P.B. Bell continues to grow and take on new opportunities despite the obstacles 2020 has presented,” Justin Steltenpohl, the chief operating officer & general counsel at P.B. Bell, said. “With this new position and Kim’s experience, we will be able to continue that growth while still providing the exceptional service and quality that we are known for here in the Valley.”

DWL Architects + Planners announces 2 promotions

DWL Architects + Planners, Inc. announced the recent promotion of Mary Ann Modzelewski, AIA, LEED AP BD+C to Vice President. Mary Ann is a highly accomplished architect with proven design and leadership among the Native American Communities in Arizona, the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, and other government sector clients. We are honored to have someone with such a bright smile and commitment to collaboration on our team. Her promotion demonstrates the firm’s ongoing dedication to exceptional service and innovative design.

DWL Architects + Planners, Inc. also announced the recent promotion of Athavan Rajasundaram, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CEA to Vice President. He has been a tremendous mentor to junior team members who rely on his expertise in sustainable solutions and healthcare design. His most recent work for Valleywise Health on several projects throughout the Valley and another private surgical center project have solidified DWL’s leadership in the healthcare design community.

TGen appoints Dr. Sunil Sharma Physician-In-Chief

he Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, today announced the appointment of Sunil Sharma, M.D., F.A.C.P., M.B.A., as Physician-in-Chief. Dr. Sharma succeeds Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., F.A.C.P., a leading expert in pancreatic cancer, who was instrumental in developing key clinical and research programs at TGen.

Dr. Von Hoff, who joined TGen in 2003, will continue as a Distinguished Professor and Executive Vice President, Molecular Medicine, to further his work in pancreatic cancer research and clinical trials.

“Dr. Von Hoff’s commitment to TGen and patients with pancreas cancer is second to none,” said Dr. Jeffrey Trent, TGen President and Research Director. “This transition provides him the opportunity to focus his energies solely on pancreas cancer research and treatment, a disease against which he’s made profound advances.”

Dr. Trent added: “Dr. Sharma’s appointment as Physician-in-Chief recognizes the important role he has played across TGen’s many biomedical disciplines since his arrival. He is a distinguished researcher and clinician. In addition to his leadership at TGen, he is rapidly bringing research in clinical efforts in immune treatments to the forefront of patient benefit.”

ACCEL announces Bethany Eggleston as its advancement manager

Bethany Eggleston has joined ACCEL, a nonprofit organization serving children and adults who have developmental disabilities, as its advancement manager.  Eggleston will be responsible for expanding community outreach, financial support and marketing efforts with ACCEL’s advancement team.

Prior to joining ACCEL, Eggleston worked with the American Diabetes Association in San Diego, Calif.  She brings more than 15 years of experience in building strategic relationships in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, helping increase development through identification, cultivation, stewardship and solicitation.

“Bethany has been serving, supporting and advocating for organizations in her community that focus on helping children and adults with disabilities for many years,” says Jessie Bustamante, chief advancement officer of ACCEL. “That, along with her experience in strategy and advancement, makes her a perfect addition to our team. We’re thrilled to have her help us expand ACCEL’s mission.”

Out of the office, Eggleston is active in her community and has spoken at the Christian Scholar’s Conference to advocate for a conversation of change around employment in Christian institutions and the LGBTQ community. She was also the youngest woman to be recruited to her local YMCA’s board of advisors.

Eggleston holds a Bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from The University of Oklahoma and earned her Master’s in organizational leadership from Point Loma Nazarene University.