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Endorsements & Recognition

ENDORSEMENTS

 

  • Arizona Nurses Association

 

  • Arizona Association of Nurse Anesthetists 

 

  • Jim Gibson, Personal Trainer and Exercise Specialist

 

  • Arlette Itami, President/CEO, Community Support Services, Inc. – Behavioral Health Outpatient Treatment Centers

 

RECOGNITION & AWARDS

 

  • Selected by the Arizona Chapter of the March of Dimes as Nurse of the Year in 2017 and 2012 in the category of Patient Advocate. The March of Dimes is a national organization with chapters in every state and the District of Columbia that advocates for the health of mothers and babies through education, policy and research.

 

  • Phoenix Business Journal 2015 Health Care Hero Finalist. The Health Care Heroes program honors individuals in the health care industry for exemplary performance in her/his given field.

 

  • Served on the Arizona Health Improvement Plan (AzHIP) as a member of the Maternal and Child Health Panel. The AzHIP is a plan for the entire Arizona public health system to align resources and efforts to improve the health of individuals and communities across Arizona. The goal of the Maternal and Child Health Panel is to reduce maternal and infant mortality, decrease childhood injuries, and support healthy social and emotional child development

 

  • Selected as the representative for the Arizona Nurses Association to work with former Governor Jan Brewer on her signature legislation to expand Medicaid (AHCCCS) and restore coverage in AHCCCS for single and childless low-income individuals.

 

  • Wrote successful grant applications for government and private funding totaling $2.9 million dollars to provide uninsured, low income individuals with primary mental and physical health care, family planning, sports physicals, and other services. The grants included $165, 600.00 for free, universal rapid HIV testing.