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Mark Dewane and Mary Rose Wilcox elected to lead the Maricopa County Special Health Care District Board of Directors


Mark Dewane, a financial advisor with over 25 years of volunteer experience, has been re-elected chairman of the Maricopa County Special Health Care District Board of Directors.

Also, Mary Rose Wilcox, a Latina trailblazer with more than 30 years of public service, has been elected Vice-Chair by the five-member body that oversees Valleywise Health, our community’s public teaching hospital and safety net system of care.

Mark Dewane
Mark Dewane

“Mark’s leadership has been instrumental during a pivotal period for our community’s only public teaching hospital and safety net system of care,” said Steve Purves, Valleywise Health President and CEO. “There is no stronger advocate in the community for our mission and vision.”

Dewane first joined the Board in 2012. “I am honored to serve a second term as Chairman while we continue to transform our health care system. I will continue to work closely with our medical partners, District Medical Group, and our hospital leadership to reshape Valleywise Health to better serve our community.”

Wilcox brings a deep knowledge of Valleywise Health. As a member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, she served on the original Maricopa County Hospital and Health System Board from 1992 to 2003, when the current District Board was created. She joined the Maricopa County Special Health Care District Board in 2016.

Mary Rose Wilcox
Mary Rose Wilcox

“I am truly honored to be elected Vice-Chair,” Wilcox said. “I’ve seen the hospital and health care system evolve with the acquisition of the Maryvale hospital, and the opening of new clinics across the Valley. It’s an exciting time for our community’s safety net health care system.”

Dewane serves as Senior Vice President of RBC Wealth Management in Phoenix. He has 34 years of experience in the finance field guiding clients through retirement planning, estate creation, wealth accumulation and insurance matters.

Mary Rose’s contributions as a public servant have been matched by her advocacy efforts on behalf of the Hispanic community. She was the first Latina elected to the Phoenix City Council (1983-1993), and the first Latina elected to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (1993-2014).

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