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

Michelle Barker, DHSc

Chair - District - 1

Dr. Michelle Barker is a health care executive focused on global and population health, healthcare outcomes, health equity, and evidence-based care, principally among disparate and vulnerable communities.  She has over 30 years of experience working with hospitals and health systems.  She served as the executive director for a large AIDS service organization in the valley and continues to advocate for prevention and education to eliminate HIV transmission. She also served 14 years in the United States Air Force and has had the privilege to live and travel worldwide.

Scott Jacobson

Scott Jacobson

Vice Chair - District - 2

Scott brings a compassion for patients and business experience to help communities access health care resources. He moved to the Arizona in the 1980s and became an advocate for the LGBTQ community. He started a group which helped allocate federal funds to combat the early outbreak and recently earned a lifetime achievement award from Let’s Get Better Together. Scott spent 12 years at APS in various roles. He ran Valley Leadership, a  program that helps emerging leaders of the community and he serves as a partner at Strategic Change Management, for non-profits with an emphasis in behavioral health and homelessness. He graduated from UT at Austin.

Nelly Clotter Woods

Nelly Clotter-Woods, Ph.D.

Treasurer - District - 4

Dr. Nelly Clotter-Woods is an avid community advocate who founded NCW ‘Grants’ & Associates, PLLC, a firm that provides training and technical assistance to behavioral health and educational entities. She holds a Ph.D. in Business, Organizational Behavior and Leadership from Capella University and MA in Public Administration with a concentration in Management & Operations from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Through serving on community boards she focuses on the under-served population, as well as small businesses, child welfare, and health and educational systems with the aspiration of all entities to become culturally competent to the demographics they serve.

Salina Imam

District - 1

Salina Imam is the Community Development Coordinator with ICNA Relief.  She assists and empowers underprivileged Americans through sustainable social service programs and helps to build healthy communities, strengthen families, and create opportunities for those in despair, while maintaining their dignity and advocating for their basic human needs. She is very passionate about her job and has enjoyed helping her local community for over a decade.  She was born and raised in Bangladesh, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree.  She has lived in Chandler, Arizona with her husband and son for over 25 years.

Joseph Larios

Joseph Larios

District - 5

Joseph is a South-Phoenix native and self-proclaimed activist with a history of speaking up and fighting for underrepresented minority populations in our community.  He graduated from ASU, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and was actively involved with the Arizona American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations and co-founded the AZ Worker Rights Center, which give people tools to stand up for their rights in the workplace.  He helped form Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy, which developed community programs and municipal policy.

Liz McCarty

Liz McCarty

District - 2

Liz McCarty is a fifth-generation Arizonan and attended ASU. She owned Coldwell Banker McCarty Realty for 25 years and was the Vice-Chairman of Frontier State Bank and served on the White Mountain Association of Realtors and Arizona Association of Realtors and Foster Care Review Board of Navajo County . She held positions with the Show Low Chamber of Commerce, White Mountains Division American Heart Association and Northland Pioneer College Real Estate Advisory Committee. She’s certified as a Confidential Intermediary and works to reconnect birth parents and adoptees. Liz resides in Scottsdale with her husband and enjoys photography, gardening and cooking.

Daniel Messick

Daniel Messick

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.  He is a process designer in intangible asset methods to manage intellectual property obtained through acquisition and aligned to revenue. He is an advisor to and author for profit and not-for-profit entities and has been an executive in business innovation, intangible asset capitalization, strategy and management in the oversight of knowledge with Canon, Kodak and PwC.

Eileen Sullivan

District - 2

Eileen Sullivan has practiced law for fifteen years and worked as a Maricopa County Deputy Public Defender and Deputy Legal Advocate. She received her bachelor’s degree from ASU and Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall Law School. She interned with the US Department of State and United Airlines Legal Department.  Eileen served as National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Southwest Regional Governor and on numerous committees, councils and boards including the Board of Directors of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association. She received the Sandra Day O’Connor Community Service award from Junior League of Phoenix and Top Ten Solo Practitioner award from Greater Phoenix Attorney at Law Magazine in 2012.

Ryan Winkle

Ryan D. Winkle

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.  His interests are in community projects, civic engagement and cultural awareness and grew up in Mesa, Arizona where he lives with his wife and two children.

Mary Rose Wilcox

Mary Rose Garrido Wilcox

District - 5

Mary Rose Wilcox joined the Maricopa County Special Health Care District Board of Directors in 2016. She has served on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and Maricopa County Hospital Health System Board. She received the Guadalupe Family Health Center Award of Appreciation and was honored with the MIHS Dedication Award. She was the first Latina elected to the Phoenix City Council and Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and helped create the Hispanic Women’s Corporation. She also served on the National Council of La Raza and NALEO. She and her husband run a local Mexican food restaurant and have a daughter and five grandsons.

Governing Council Meeting Information

The Valleywise Community Health Centers Governing Council meets once a month regarding the management and operations 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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