The Valleywise Community Health Centers Governing Council is organized, as designated by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to provide governance and oversight of our Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) clinics.

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Council Members

Ryan Winkle

Ryan D. Winkle

Chair - District 1

Ryan D. Winkle is a community economic development consultant working with underserved communities throughout the Phoenix – Mesa metropolitan area, within areas of housing options, workforce development, neighborhood revitalization, public outreach and transit oriented development. He graduated from ASU with a dual degree in Sustainability and Urban Planning and completed his MBA at Wilkes University in Mesa. Ryan’s interests are in community projects, civic engagement and cultural awareness. Ryan grew up in Mesa where he now lives with his wife and two children.

Terry Binelli Valleywise Health

Terry Benelli

Vice Chair - District 2

Terry Benelli, the Executive Director of LISC- Phoenix has dedicated thirty years to community development. Her most recent focus has been on building healthy places through economic development and affordable housing programs near the Light Rail. Appointed to fill the vacancy on the Mesa City Council, Terry Benelli served as the council member for District 2. A Mesa resident for almost 30 years, Benelli has been an active member of the Mesa community, serving on numerous boards and committees.  As a Flinn-Brown Fellow and graduate of the Mesa Leadership Training and Development Program her passion for civic leadership and community development is always evolving.

Daniel Messick

Daniel Messick

Treasurer - District - 4

Daniel Messick’s expertise helps companies extract value from investments in knowledge and intellectual property in situations such as growth, acquisition, and technological change.

Ylenia Aguilar

District - 3

Ylenia Aguilar is Vice President at Strategies 360 Cultura and currently serves as the Governing Board President in the Osborn School District, Board of Trustees for Vitalyst Health Foundation, and Board of Directors for Esperanca Health Organization. Previously, Ylenia was an entrepreneur in the area of legal and medical interpretation services. Most of her work occurred within court and medical facilities. Ylenia is an advocate for access to quality education and health services and believes that both are critical and can contribute significantly to healthier communities, reduce inequalities and foster resilient members of society.

Michelle Barker

Michelle Barker

District 4

Michelle Barker serves as an Enterprise Partnership Director consulting with health systems across the United States. In her current role, Michelle is responsible for engaging hospital executives in opportunities to expand access and improve health outcomes by integrating programs to impact population health and the triple aim. She has over 35 years of experience working in healthcare with special interest in global health and the HIV/AIDS community. Prior to her current position, Michelle served as the Executive Director of the largest HIV and AIDS organization in Arizona, Southwest Center for HIV and AIDS (Formerly Body Positive). Michelle continues to be a strong advocate in quality integrated healthcare as well as prevention and education regarding HIV and AIDS. Michelle grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. After serving 14 years with the United States Air Force, the last 5 overseas, Michelle returned to Phoenix and has been a valley resident for the past 25 years.

Robert Hess III

District - 5

Robert Hess III, Founder and CEO of Hess III Consulting, has years of experience designing, implementing, and optimizing health systems.  His work has been recognized, internationally, for projects covering more than 25 million lives, across all 57 U.S. states and territories, for more than 100 organizations, including the 10 largest managed care health plans, and the US federal government. Robert completed his BA in Social Work at ASU, his Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and executive education at Harvard Business School. He’s a certified Project Management Professional, Certified Professional of Healthcare Quality and LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt.

Scott Jacobson

Scott Jacobson

District - 3

Scott Jacobson joined the Valleywise Community Health Centers Governing Council in 2017 after first serving as a consultant for the organization. He brings a genuine compassion for all patients and decades of applicable business experience to help the community access vital health care resources.

Joseph Larios

Joseph Larios

District - 5

Liz McCarty

Liz McCarty

District - 2

Liz McCarty is a fifth-generation Arizonan, born in Phoenix and raised in Show Low. She attended Arizona State University. She owned Coldwell Banker McCarty Realty for 25 years with offices in Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside and Heber-Overgaard.

Liz was the Vice-Chairman of Frontier State Bank, a regional community bank with $100,000,000 in assets. In 2003 Frontier State Bank was purchased by National Bank of Arizona, a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation.

Governing Council Member Lisa Porter

Lisa Porter

District 1

Lisa Porter is a family nurse practitioner, certified emergency nurse and founder and Chief Executive Officer of JobDocs, a technology company providing a software solution to manage compliance documentation. She has over 25 years clinical and administrative experience in the healthcare industry and passionate about using technology to improve processes and healthcare delivery. Lisa plays an active role in education, community health, and legislative activities that impact healthcare policy. She has been awarded Arizona Organization of Nurse Leaders Entrepreneur of the Year, nominated for March of Dimes Nurse of the Year and a graduate of Arizona State University and University of Phoenix. She is married with two daughters, three grandsons and loves to explore the natural beauty of Arizona.

Isaac Serna

Isaac Serna

District - 5

Isaac Serna is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and honorably served in the United States Navy for ten years.  He is the founder and President of the Community Sports Organization (CCSO) in the South Phoenix area, created to provide disadvantaged youth the ability to participate in extra-curricular sports and other organized activities.

Governing Council Meeting Information

The Valleywise Community Health Centers Governing Council meets once a month regarding the management and operation of the FQHC Clinics.

Governing Council meetings are generally held on the first Wednesday of each month unless the date falls on a government-recognized holiday, in which case staff will publish a new meeting date in advance. At its discretion, the  Governing Council may call additional meetings.

While all meetings are open to the public, during a meeting, the Governing Council may decide by majority vote to authorize an executive session that will convene immediately following the vote.  By law, executive sessions are not open to the public and discussions are confidential.

Meeting Location

The Governing Council meetings are generally held at:

Valleywise Health Medical Center
2601 East Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Meeting Agenda

If you would like to view the meeting agenda, staff will post it at least 24 hours in advance. You can find it on this website or posted in the lobbies of the Valleywise Community Health Centers and the Valleywise Comprehensive Health Centers.

Meeting Materials

Supporting materials, if any, for agenda items, except executive session items, are available at the meeting and at the office of the Clerk of the Board. Information may be posted on this website at the Clerk’s discretion.

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