Endorsements & Recognition - Denise Link
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Endorsements & Recognition


  • 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 Center


  • Diana Taylor PhD, RNP, FAAN – Co-Chair, Women’s Health Expert Panel, American Academy of Nursing | Member, Policy & Legislative Committees, ANA-California | Professor Emerita, School of Nursing | University of California, San Francisco


  • I have known Denise Link for about 17 years. She is a leader in her profession as a Nurse Practitioner as well as a patient advocate. Denise sees the big picture and what is needed to make sure all people have sufficient health care. A vote for Denise is a vote for providing the best health care possible for the people of Arizona. Melanie L. Balestra, NP, Esq. | Law Offices of Melanie Balestra


  • I want to go on record as endorsing Denise Link for the office of State Legislature of District 24. Denise has worked effectively in the healthcare field as a Nurse Practitioner for years. During this time she provided care to the lower income community at a clinic in which she was additionally responsible for funding, operating and managing. These experiences provide her a unique perspective on this contemporary issue.

Having worked with her for five years, I have seen first hand Denise’s intense drive for personal betterment in her own fitness and willingness to learn new methods for improving health that go outside of the typical scope of medicine.

It is perhaps most of all Denise’s tenacity that has won my vote. I can say without question that she will dedicate herself, with every fiber that she is, to what she believes is in the best interest for the people. Denise is honest, reliable and driven and it is for these reasons I believe she is the best candidate for the AZ House of Representatives LD 24.
~ Jim Gibson


  • Arizona List



  • 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.