The role of the Community Advisory Board is to support the mission of the College by increasing awareness of health promotion and prevention strategies through community collaboration, fund raising and advocacy activities. The members of the Board are:
- David McEvoy, Esq.
- Chairman of the Board, Attorney
Mr. McEvoy is an attorney with McEvoy, Daniels, and Darcy, PC. He received his bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor graduate degree from the University of Arizona. McEvoy is a past president of the Tucson Alumni Club and of the Arizona Alumni Association. He currently serves as a board member for the University of Arizona Foundation and is a trustee of the Arizona Theatre Company.
- Larry Aldrich, JD
- Founder, Arizona Business Coalition on Health
Mr. Aldrich founded this coalition of employer-purchasers to improve the health of individuals, the delivery and access to coordinated care, and the analysis of data surrounding the quality of care received. He also was President and CEO of University Physicians Healthcare, the clinical practice arm of the UA College of Medicine faculty. He has been and continues to be involved in local business and community issues, and serves as Chairman of the Greater Tucson Economic Council, Chairman of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, and member of the board of directors of UniSource Engergy Corporation, the second largest investor-owned utility in Arizona.
- Peter Allison
- Managing Director, IDM
- Director, Biogenesis Investment
- Director, BioAccelerator Fund
Mr. Allison is the President and Founder of IDM LabTrack™ Inc. and IDM AgriTrak™ Inc. located in Scottsdale, Arizona where he resides with two Old English Sheepdogs. In 1998, he founded and continues to serve as managing director of Biogenesis Investment Group, LLC, a healthcare investment company providing funding to early stage biotechnology, medical device and diagnostics companies as well as the managing member of IDM Technologies, LLC Fund I and the BioAccelerator Fund I, LLC
Mr. Allison has over 30 years of experience in business management, venture capital, and debt and equity placement. His background covers a broad spectrum including real estate investment and development with over 1 million square feet of commercial space including shopping centers, warehouses, apartment buildings and office buildings in the Seattle metropolitan area. He is also active in oil and gas technology and production in Texas with Petexas, Inc. founded in 1993.
A frequent college speaker and lecturer, Mr. Allison has served on multiple boards including the University of Washington School of Public Health at the UW School of Medicine, Gonzaga University Board of Regents, and currently serves on the Board of BioAccel and the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) located in Phoenix, Arizona.
He is a graduate of the University of Washington (B.A in Economics) and holds a law degree from Seattle University (Juris Doctor).
- Kim Bourn
- Executive Director, Zuckerman Family Foundation
Kim Bourn has more than 20 years of experience in philanthropic and business development. As Community Relations Director for the Zuckerman Family Foundation, Kim directs the Foundation’s strategic focus on fostering opportunities to promote health and well-being using the integrative health model. Kim joined the Zuckerman Family Foundation in 2012, from The Critical Path Institute where she led the foundation’s fundraising and grant-making programs.
Before entering the field of philanthropy, Kim had a distinguished career in education, working with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the University of Arizona. Her work has been recognized with several awards in the areas of business, education, health, and philanthropy, including the University of Arizona Distinguished Citizen Award and the University of Arizona College of Education Alumni Award. In 2012, Kim was selected by Inside Tucson Business magazine as a woman of influence.
Kim currently serves on the boards of Tucson Medical Center and the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She is also a member of the Tucson Mayor’s Wellness Task Force.
A dedicated mother of three children, Kim also believes in devoting her time to important initiatives and organizations. She has earned both national and local recognitions for her work with Tu Nidito, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and The YWCA Women on the Move. Kim earned a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Arizona.
- Alejandra Dreisbach, MBA
Ms. Dreisbach works in Tucson for ACCION, a nonprofit microlending organization. As part of her volunteer work, she is the Treasurer of the Tucson Mexico Sister Cities Committee. She has more than 18 years of leadership experience in healthcare organizations, both in the U.S. and Mexico. She has published in topics of healthcare finance and administration in textbooks and other publications and has presented at international and national conferences. Ms. Dreisbach has held faculty positions at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and in universities in Mexico. Prior to working in the healthcare industry, Ms. Dreisbach spent four years in Saudi Arabia working for the Ministry of Science and Technology as a program manager.
Ms. Dreisbach was born in the city of Puebla de los Angeles, Mexico. She has a MBA in finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Psychology from Universidad de las Americas in Mexico.
- Allison Duffy
- VP, Sasiadek's Information Technologies
Ms. Duffy works as vice president of operations and business development at Sasiadek's, one of Southern Arizona's top technology services companies. She received her MBA at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Ms. Duffy has a passion for event planning and fund raising for non-profit organizations and she serves as a project leader on the CAB Marketing Committee.
- Gary Frost, Ph.D.
- Special Advisor to the Chairman & Vice Chairman, Canyon Ranch
Dr. Frost is CEO of a consulting firm advising management on strategic planning, leadership assessment, organizational development, corporate culture, healthy work settings, optimal healing environments, and the aging workforce. Previously Dr. Frost was Corporate Executive Vice President of Canyon Ranch where he served as a member of the Board of Directors and Governance Committee. He also served as the Executive Director of The Canyon Ranch Institute.
As an author and lecturer, Dr. Frost's topics include Understanding America's Aging Population; Healthy Leaders, Healthy Organizations; Balancing Life: Family, You & the Organization; The Issue of Denial in Men's Health; Living Younger Longer and Creating Optimal Healing Environments. The Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health invited Dr. Frost to join their Executive Council in 2002, where he also serves as an adjunct professor. He is a member of the Michigan State University College of Business/Hospitality Board of Directors. He also serves on the National Advisory Board of the Corporate Health Improvement Program.
- Robert Guerrero
- Office Chief at the Arizona Department of Health Services-Office of Border Health
Mr. Guerrero's community involvement is extensive; he has served as President of the Tucson Hispanic Coalition, as Vice President for the Hispanic Professional Action Committee, as Co-Chair of the Arizona-Mexico Commission's Health Services Committee, and more. His interest and expertise is with the U.S. Mexico border region, rural Southern Arizona, and Mexico.
- Marilyn Heins, MD
- Arizona Daily Star Columnist
Dr. Heins is a pediatrician, parenting educator, author of two parenting books, and former Vice Dean at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She writes a weekly parenting column for the Arizona Daily Star, has a popular parenting website (Parentkidsright.com), and lectures widely to groups of parents and those who work with children.
- A. Kate Huffman
- Senior Trademark Counsel, Henkel Corporation
Kate has been with Henkel since 2004 and has specialized in intellectual property law for over twenty-five years, with extensive experience in trademark, patent, copyright, and social media law. she is currently trademark counsel for laundry and personal care businesses in North America and is responsible for managing their global trademark portfolio, trademark dispute resolutions, licensing and due diligence matters.
Kate’s community activities include: Phoenix Public Library Foundation Board Member, Asian American Professional Association officer, Co-founder/President Sudanese for Sudanese Foundation, Dragon boat racer, After-School Program Founder – ALEOOP in NJ. Sustainability Ambassador – Henkel; and Climate Leader – Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project – 2012-13.
- William Humble, MPH
- Director, Arizona Deptartment of Health Services
Will Humble, Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), has more than 25 years of experience working in the public health sector, 20 of those with ADHS. Appointed by Governor Brewer in 2010, Mr. Humble is responsible for one of the largest state agencies focusing on communicable disease control, public health emergency preparedness, emergency medical services, environmental health, the licensing of healthcare and child care facilities, laboratory management and public health prevention programs.
Prior to his post as Director, Mr. Humble led ADHS's efforts on public health. Under his watch, ADHS improved Arizona's hospital and local health preparedness, initiated a public health volunteer coordination program, improved special needs population readiness, increased laboratory capacity, and improved Strategic National Stockpile readiness.
- Jan Konstanty
Jan Konstanty has an extensive business background in U.S. and international markets, Mr. Konstanty is proficient in strategy development - how to identify markets and successfully position and grow a business. Throughout his career, he has successfully restructured and repositioned as well as disposed of businesses. He has strong analytical skills, with expertise in financial, credit and risk analysis and the functioning of capital market. Jan teaches in the areas of innovation, strategy and corporate governance.
- Linda Lopez
- Arizona State
- Relations Coordinator, La Frontera
In 2000 Linda was elected to the Arizona Legislature. She served as State Representative from 2001 to 2008 when she was elected to the State Senate. She is currently a member of the Appropriations, Education, Health, and Public Safety and Human Services committees. She is also a member of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. She has served in Democratic Caucus leadership positions in both the House and the Senate. Linda is also employed by La Frontera Arizona, the state’s largest behavioral health provider. During her 21 years at La Frontera she has served as Child/Family Specialist and Clinical Supervisor of the Child/Family Center and currently is the agency’s Community Relations Coordinator.
Linda served as a member of the Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board for 18 years and completed her service to Sunnyside Community in 2006. During her tenure as a locally elected school board member she also advocated for public education at the state and federal level. She served as President of the Arizona School Boards Association, President of the Arizona Hispanic Caucus of School Board Members and the National Hispanic Caucus of School Board Members. She was also Chair of the Council of Urban Boards of Education and a board member of the National School Boards Association.
Linda graduated from De Anza High School in El Sobrante, CA and then attended the University of California at Berkeley from 1966 to 1968. She and Aaron moved to Tucson in 1972. Linda completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Arizona in 1990 and attended graduate school for one year.
Her community service has been extensive over the years. She is currently a board member of the Arizona Virtual Academy, the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy and Jobs for Arizona Graduates. She also is the Board Chair of the Center for Women Policy Studies, the nation’s first feminist think tank. She is a member of the Arizona Women’s Political Caucus, the National Organization for Women, the NAACP, Compassion & Choices, National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, Planned Parenthood, Los Descendientes of Tucson, AAUW, and many more organizations.
- Alberto Piña Moore
- Manager of US operations for the Nanjing American University, LLC
With more than 45 years of experience in international trade, development, communication and investment, has led and directed successful regional ventures in North and Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He is currently the Manager of US operations for the Nanjing American University, LLC. Mr. Moore is a consultant to foreign companies and governments, and often advisor to U.S. Congressional and Executive Branch bodies. He was a founder and chairman of the Sunbelt World Trade Association, a founder of the Nanjing-American University Foundation, the Nanjing American University, LLC. Past Chairman of the UA Social and Behavior Sciences Advisory Board and presently a member of the board. Director of the reorganized Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District Board, appointed by Govenor Brewer.
- Halla Moussa
- Adobe Gastroenterology Research
Moussa is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelors in Pharmacy. Ms. Moussa does research for Adobe Gastroenterology Research. She is on the CAB Marketing Committee and is an adviser and consultant on the MEZCOPH 10th anniversary planning committee.
- Lupita Murillo
- KVOA News 4 Reporter
Recipient of several Edward R. Murrow Awards. Murillo is a general assignment reporter, specializing in crime reporting with News 4. She has earned recognition for her work including awards from the Arizona Press Club, United Press International, the Associated Press, and many community organizations. She has also been recognized nationally by the American Women in Radio and Television. Murillo is very involved in the community and gives her time to numerous organizations and charities, including: Boys and Girls Club, So. AZ Aids Foundation and UA Hispanic Alumni.
- Jay A. Stern
- Product Line Chief Engineer - Raytheon Missile Systems
A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and University of Lowell (MA), Mr. Stern has worked for Raytheon Company for 29 years, both in Boston and Tucson, in a wide variety of technical, functional management, and program management roles. His current responsibilities include assessing the applicability of advanced technologies in the commercial and health sector.
- Mel Zuckerman
- Founder, Developer, and Chairman of the Board of Canyon Ranch
Zuckerman has earned recognition for his commitment to the University of Arizona including a Distinguished Citizen Award from University of Arizona Alumni Association and an Honorary Doctorate of Law Degree. In 2002, the Arizona College of Public Health was renamed the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health in recognition of their important work as advocates of healthier lifestyles and disease prevention. He is a member of several University of Arizona boards, community, and national boards.
- Amy Zuckerman
Amy is a community advocate, photographer and supporter of rural and public health. She has served in the Tucson community for over 27 years on such boards as Group for Photographic Intentions, Center for Creative Photography, Office of Cultural Affairs, UA Presents, T.R.O.T. ,The Loft Theatre and Tucson Values Teachers. She has been a recipient of the Arizona Commission as well as awarded a residency at the Yaddo Artist Colony. Amy's work is in permanent collections at the Arizona State Museum, Institute of Afro-American Affairs, National Museum of Kenya, New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Steele Memorial Children's Research Center, Smithsonian Institution, Tucson Museum of Art and the University of Arizona (main library). Her photography has been exhibited widely in both the U.S., Africa and Mexico. She currently enjoys working on her 13 acre horse ranch and doing philanthropic work in the Tucson community.
- Nicole Zuckerman-Morris, JD
- Corporate Counsel, Canyon Ranch
Nicole currently serves as in-house counsel for Canyon Ranch. She received a BS in Economics and an international business certificate from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a JD from the UCLA School of Law. A native Tucsonan, Nicole practiced business litigation and corporate law at a prominent Los Angeles law firm before returning to Arizona in 2008. She served as honorary co-chair of the MEZCOPH 10th anniversary gala planning committee and enjoys devoting time to educational and health initiatives. Her community involvement includes acting as a "Big Sister" through Big Brothers, Big Sisters, volunteering with Junior Achievement, and teaching a "street law" class for high school students. She is excited to be back in Tucson raising her two children with her husband, Ken.