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

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Council Members

Melissa Kotrys

Melissa Kotrys

Chair

Melissa Kotrys is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Health Current, the health information exchange (HIE) that helps partners transform care by bringing together communities and information across Arizona.

Ryan Winkle

Ryan D. Winkle

Vice Chair

Ryan D. Winkle is a community economic development consultant working with underserved communities all over the Phoenix – Mesa Metro Area in the 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 in 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 son.

Terry Binelli Valleywise Health

Terry Benelli

Treasurer

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.

Michelle Barker

Michelle Barker

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.

Pedro Cons

Pedro Cons

Pedro Cons holds a bachelor’s degree in social work, a master’s degree in Professional Counseling, and advanced graduate studies in school guidance counseling and marriage, family, and child therapy. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University in Organizational Leadership. He has also received training in community mobilization and facilitation methods and has participated in leadership development including the Kellogg Foundation Multicultural Leadership Institute and the Hispanic Leadership Institute.

Christine Hammond

Christine Hammond

Christine Hammond born and raised in Indiana, graduated from Purdue University and then ASU for my BSN in Nursing.  Christine is married to a wonderful man and has four children and seven grandchildren.  She currently works as an Assistant Director of a non-profit program overseen by AZ Department of Education.   She trains and supports clients in Health, Safety and Nutrition.  Christine is active in the music ministry at her church as well as teaches a women’s Bible study.  Children and women’s health are of great importance to her and as a member of the Governing Council, she can help advocate for them as well as all patients who are served by Valleywise Health.

Scott Jacobson

Scott Jacobson

Joseph Larios

Joseph Larios

Liz McCarty

Liz McCarty

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.

Daniel Messick

Daniel Messick

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

Isaac Serna

Isaac Serna

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.

Eileen Sullivan

Eileen Sullivan

Governing Council Meeting Information

The Valleywise Community Health Centers Governing Council meets once a month to discuss FQHC Look-Alike business.

The Valleywise Community Health Centers 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 MHCGC Governing Council may call additional meetings.

While all Valleywise Community Health Centers Governing Council meetings are open to the public, during a meeting, the MHCGC Governing Council may decide by majority vote, to authorizean 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 Family Health Centers and on each floor of the Comprehensive Health Center located at 2525 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008.

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.

To request meeting information prior to 2017, submit a Public Records Request.

Community Health Center
Comprehensive Health Center
Valleywise Locations Map

District 1

  • District Board

    Mary A. Harden, RN

  • District Board

    Christine Hammond

    Ryan Winkle

District 2

  • District Board

    Mark Dewane

  • District Board

    Elizabeth McCarty

    Terry Benelli

District 3

  • District Board

    Susan Gerard

  • District Board

    Eileen Sullivan

    Melissa Kotrys

    Scott Jacobson

    Gina Montes

District 4

  • District Board

    J. Woodfin Thomas

  • District Board

    Michelle Barker

    Daniel Messick

District 5

  • District Board

    Mary Rose Wilcox

  • District Board

    Pedro Cons

    Isaac Serna

    Joseph Larios

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