Our Team

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The Southwest Center family works from the heart. 

Our board and staff devote their whole, compassionate selves toward creating a healthier, more vibrant Arizona.

Our Board

Chad Wolver, Board Chair
Banking Center Manager, Arizona Bank & Trust

Jessica Yanow, Vice Chair/Secretary
Chief Operating Officer, Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers

Andy Vaughn
President & CEO, Alliant University System & CA School of Professional Psychology

Wes Foster
Residential Faculty in Nursing, Mesa Community College

Mandee Bahadar
Clinical Director, University of Phoenix Masters of Counseling Program

Janice Dinner
Associate General Counsel, Banner Health, Sonora Quest Laboratories

Jessyca Hipskind
Chief Financial Officer, Downtown Phoenix, Inc.

Peter Rodriguez
Vice Chair/Program Director, Joshua Tree Feeding Program

Deryck Lavelle
Sr. Assistant City Attorney, City of Phoenix Law Department

Laura Mitchell
Executive Director, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

Debra Stark
Councilwoman, Phoenix City Council

Leadership Team

Jonathan Brier
Chief of Staff/Acting Co-Director

Rich Hybner
CFO/Acting Co-Director

Directors and Managers

Lisa M. Fontes, Ph.D.
Director of Development

John Aldinger
Clinical Director (Outpatient Care)

Barry Wilson
Director of Operations

Dr. Debra Joseph
Clinical Director (Behavioral Health)

Gaia Farnam
Director of Prevention

Peggy Williamson, RD
Director of Nutrition

Rocko Cook
Director of Prevention Outreach

Phyllis Coprich
Medical Case Management Manager

Heather Garcia
HIV/STI Testing Program Manager


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