Bill Post is a Valley leader involved with the ASU Foundation, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Arizona, the Greater Phoenix Leadership, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, the Nuclear Energy Institute, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute. In 2007, he was Valley Leadership Man of the Year.
Under Mr. Post’s leadership, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiary, Arizona Public Service (APS), became leaders in Arizona sustainable business, founding Arizona Businesses Advancing Sustainability with Intel, and focusing on internal sustainable research and operations. APS has developed a mission to advance business practices that improve the economy, environment, and community to create a more sustainable future. APS started the Eco-Efficiency and Technology Innovation Department (EETI) which is focused on developing and commercializing new sustainable technologies such as improving power plant emissions, algae to biofuel, high-efficiency solar cells, and projects in hydrogasification in coordination with BHP and Liquid Air. The company recently retired the Childs and Irving Hydroelectric Power Plants, opting to restore the scenic northern Arizona’s Fossil Creek to its natural water flow.
APS has been a member of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) since 1995 and was the first utility to join the organization. APS’s Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (PVNGS), the nation’s largest energy producer, helps avoid 31.7 million tons of carbon dioxide air emissions each year. Over 56 percent of all water used by APS’s generation operations use treated effluent instead of potable water. Around 97 percent of APS-owned facilities are equipped with energy efficient fixtures, saving 13 million kWh annually. Last year, APS recycled 6.4 million pounds of material.
APS received the EPA’s Climate Protection Award in 2006, one of only a few U.S. companies to receive this award. It was listed for the fifth consecutive year in the 2009 Dow Jones World Sustainability Index and the 2009 Dow Jones North America Sustainability Index as a sustainability leader in the electric industry. APS has received AAA rating and ranked in the top two U.S. utilities in 2006 by Innovest Strategic Advisors in consecutive biennial ratings since 2001. In 2010, it was named one of Corporate Knights Global 100 for the sixth straight year and earned “best-in-class” status for environmental and social performance. In 2006, APS qualified for investment in Storebrand’s Social Responsibility Index.
B.S., Quantitative Systems, Arizona State University
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Northern Arizona University
Lattie F. Coor is President-Emeritus, Professor and Ernest W. McFarland Chair in Leadership and Public Policy in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University, and is Chairman and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona.
For the previous 26 years, Lattie Coor served as a University President. He was President of Arizona State University from 1990 to 2002, and President of the University of Vermont from 1976 to 1989.
Earlier in his career, Coor served as an assistant to the Governor of Michigan and held faculty appointments in Political Science at Washington University. His administrative responsibilities there included those of Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, Director of International Studies, and University Vice Chancellor.
He has held positions with a variety of higher education associations, board and commissions, having served as a founding member and Chairman of Division I of the NCAA President’s Commission. He held the position of Chairman of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges in 1992-93, and served on the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education from 1990 to 1993 and again from 1999 to 2002. He also served on the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land Grant Universities from 1996 to 2002. He served as a Trustee of the American College of Greece, Athens, from 1988 to 1998, and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Deer Creek Foundation, St Louis, since 1983. He has honorary degrees from Marlboro College, American College of Greece, the University of Vermont and Northern Arizona University.
In Arizona, Lattie Coor serves on the Board of Directors of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Arizona, and has served on the Board of Directors of Bank One Arizona, Samaritan Health Services, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and is a member of the Greater Phoenix Leadership Council. He was a member of the Arizona State Board of Education from 1995 to 1999. He served as Chairman of the Education Section of the Valley of the Sun United Way Campaign from 1990 to 1993, and of the Public Sector of the United Way Campaign from 1999 to 2002.
Lattie Coor received the Anti-Defamation League’s Jerry J. Wisotsky Torch of Liberty Award in 1994, the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Individual Award from the Greater Phoenix Urban League in 2000, The American Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award in 2000, The American Jewish Committee Institute of Human Relations Award in 2001 and the Center City Starr award from Phoenix Community Alliance in 2001. He was named Valley Leadership’s Man of the Year in 2006.
An Arizona native, Coor was born in Phoenix and graduated with high honors from Northern Arizona University in 1958. He pursued graduate studies in Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, earning a master’s degree in 1960 and a Ph.D. in 1964.
Mr. Astorga recently retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona where he served as the Senior Vice President, CFO and CBDO, since 1988.
He also held the position as President of BCBS of Mexico from 1994-1999. He currently serves as chairman of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation and has previously served in community leadership roles as co-chair of the Governor’s Citizens Finance Review Commission and Governor’s Film and Television Commission.
He is currently a member of the board of directors for the Arizona Community Foundation, AZHCC, ASU Foundation, Catholic Charities, CSA General Insurance Agency, Financial Executives International, Phoenix Art Museum, and US Bank Arizona. He has received various civic and business awards, including the Arizona Business Magazine’s “2008 Centers of Influence Award-Financial Executives” and “2013 Twenty-five Most Influential Hispanic Business Leaders in AZ”
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Federal Indian Law and Intergovernmental Relations
- General Business Law
- Litigation and Administrative Law
Paul K. Charlton's practice focuses on the representation of public officials, white collar criminal defense, corporate compliance and Native American law issues.
Mr. Charlton's practice focuses on the representation of corporations and public officials who seek to interface with federal and state law enforcement officials. In that regard, Mr. Charlton has assisted a number of corporate and elected officials who wished to notify law enforcement of illegal acts committed by others, as well as assist when they might be the subject of an investigation. Mr. Charlton has further assisted corporations in the drafting of compliance programs and issues relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Charlton also represents a number of Native American governments and their leaders. Those governments have included Ak-Chin, Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Hualapai, and the Navajo Nation.
In 2001, President George W. Bush nominated Mr. Charlton as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona. Mr. Charlton’s top priorities for the U.S. Attorney’s Office included terrorism, illegal immigration and public corruption.
As a result, Mr. Charlton created a National Security Section within the U.S. Attorney’s office and the statewide Anti-Terrorism Advisory Committee. He lobbied for and received funding for additional manpower to help address the problems associated with Arizona’s 370 mile border with Mexico. Mr. Charlton also brought attention to public corruption, greatly increasing the investigations into and prosecutions of those individuals who have betrayed the public’s trust.
One of Mr. Charlton’s other top priorities was crime on Arizona’s 21 Indian Reservations. During his tenure, Mr. Charlton developed a number of initiatives to reduce violence in Indian country by attacking the twin problems of drug and alcohol abuse. Mr. Charlton also entered into an agreement with the Arizona Department of Gaming and the state’s tribes to create the nation’s first federal prosecution unit dedicated solely to gaming and gaming related crimes.
Mr. Charlton has taught many classes in Latin America, at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice, providing instruction to Latin American prosecutors and judges in the Spanish language on the American criminal justice system.
University of Arizona
Editor, Law Review
University of Arizona
Bar & Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1991
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1991
Hualapai Tribal Court, 2008
Honors & Awards
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Listed, "The Best Lawyers in America," Woodward/White Inc., 2013
Listed, "Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business", 2010-2012
Listed, "Southwest Super Lawyers", 2012
Listed, "Litigation Star," Benchmark Litigation, 2012
Recipient, Honorary Membership, The Order of the Coif, 2008
Recipient, Michael C. Cudahy Criminal Justice Award, 2007
Recipient, United States Secret Service Director's Recognition Award, 2007
Recipient, Indian Country Intelligence Network Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007
Recipient, U.S. Attorney General's Special Commendation Award, 2005
Recipient, U.S. Forest Service Director's Award, 2004
Recipient, Federal Law Enforcement Officer's Association National Prosecutor's Award, 1997
Associations & Memberships
Anti-Terrorism Advisory Committee, Chairman, 2001-2007
Border and Immigration Subcommittee, Attorney General's Advisory Committee, Chairman, 2005-2007
Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law , Adjunct Professor, 2012-2013
University of Arizona School of Law, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2005-2006
Colegio de Abogados de Caracas, Miembro Honorio
Comment, Frank v. Superior Court, Purging the Law of Outdated Theories for Loss of Consortium Recovery, 29 Ariz. L. Rev. 541 (1987)
Casenote, The State of Mind Requirement for Prisoners Under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, Daniels v. Williams and Davidson v. Cannon, 20 Creighton L. Rev. 291 (1986)
In January 2010, Dr. Chundu was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of District Medical Group, formerly known as Medical Professional Associates of Arizona, (MedPro). From April 2005 through December 2009, Dr. Chundu was Chairman of the Board of MedPro. Dr. Chundu is the Medical Director of the Arizona Children’s Center and the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Maricopa Medical Center since October 2000. Dr. Chundu joined Maricopa Medical Center in 1992 as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Prior to this, he was the Associate Director of the Pediatric ICU at Children’s National Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesia at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
He received his medical degree from Guntur Medical College in India in 1981, and completed a pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. He also completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D. C. in 1989. He is board certified in Pediatrics, Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In May 2011 Dr. Chundu received his Master of Medical Management degree from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
As Professor of Clinical Pediatrics with University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Chundu supervises the teaching of students and residents and is a steering committee director of the integrated pediatrics residency program at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Dr. Chundu has developed numerous research projects and is the author of many published articles. He is well-known for his presentations and lectures on both a local and national level.
Fairbanks served in appointed public office in various capacities for the City of Phoenix from 1972 until 2009, ending as City Manager for 19 years.
He has continued to serve as an unpaid, Governor’s appointee to the Ground Water Users Advisory Committee, for Maricopa County since 1990. In that time, he has been appointed by Governors of both parties.
Fairbanks graduated with a degree in finance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He received his master’s degree in business from UCLA, and 12 days after graduation, he and his wife were off to Costa Rica as Peace Corps volunteers, following John F. Kennedy’s call to serve their country.
Juanita F. Francis has extensive background and interest in healthcare and education. She is a registered nurse and holds an MBA in healthcare management. Francis was a women’s health nurse manager and childbirth educator in Illinois, Ohio and Massachusetts. She has worked for the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix campus, the Hispanic Center of Excellence, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital since moving to Phoenix in 1998. She is president of the F2 Family Foundation. She has a long history of philanthropic work and community involvement in Chicago, Boston and Phoenix, including Teen Parent Connection, the National Medical Interpreter Project, and United Way. She currently serves on the boards of the University of Illinois Foundation, the Arizona State University Foundation, Valley of the Sun United Way, and The Wellness Community-Arizona. She and her husband Philip, retired executive chairman of PetSmart, have four children, six grandchildren, and a dog named Bit O’ Honey.
Law School Attended
Class of 1971
Brigham Young University
Class of 1968
Associations & Memberships
Maricopa County Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member, Litigation Section); Joint County Tobacco Revenue Use & Security Charitable Trust (Vice President and Trustee); Arizona Academic... More
Arizona Bar Foundation.
Cadwell v. Cadwell, 126 Ariz. 460, 616 P.2d 920 (Ct.App. 1980); Span-Eng. Assoc. v. Weidner, 771 F.2d 464 (10th Cir. 1985); United States v. Dahlstrom, 713 F.2d 1423 (9th Cir. 1983); Gasho v. United States, 39 F.3d 1420 (9th Cir.1994); Jobe v. International Ins. Co., 933 F.Supp. 844 (D.Ariz. 1995); Lifeflite Medical Air Transport v. Native American... More
Currently the Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Community in Action, a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the health of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. He is an epidemiologist by training and has worked for the CDC and the Arizona Department of Health Services. He is a past president of the Arizona Public Health Association and serves on a number of community councils, advisory boards, and coalitions.
since November 2007. Diane received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Arizona State University. Diane’s career includes eight years in the Arizona House of Representatives, four years on the Arizona Corporation Commission where she was the first woman elected to serve. She also was acting President of Phoenix Children’s Hospital and founding President of WESTMARC (Western Maricopa Coalition).
Prior to joining West-MEC, Diane was Senior Vice President of the Arizona State University Foundation for four years. Diane was a founding member of Leadership West, Fighter Country Partnership & Friends of the West Valley Recreation Corridor. She remains active in many civic organizations and is currently chair of Maryvale Revitalization Corporation.
Term of Office: 2012 - 2016
Education: M.BA., Univ. of Rochester, BA., St. John Fisher College
Hobbies/Interests – Family, Golf, Gardening, History, Travel, and Music
What is your vision for the Special Health Care District?
A safety net health care system for residents of Maricopa County that offers the highest quality medical care in the most cost-effective manner.
What do you feel are some issues facing the District and how would you resolve them?
- Ensuring the availability of health care facilities that meet the needs of patients and staff.
- Ensuring the continued availability of high-quality health care throughout the system.
- Adapting the system to meet the changing health care environment
- Ensuring the financial health of the system.
In each case, it will be necessary for the Board to evaluate the current state, identify potential solutions, and then, by exploring the costs and benefits of each, settle on the best courses of action.
What would you like the public to know about your background and experiences that would serve you well on the Board?
My past experience - in both public and private sectors - includes policy analysis and definition, long-range strategic planning, budget analysis, and construction, and quality management. This experience will be invaluable as I serve on the Special Health Care District Board.
Rick Naimark has worked for the City of Phoenix for 26 years.
Naimark previously served as the Executive Assistant to the City Manager and the City Council and has worked in a variety of other management positions in the Budget Department and Neighborhood Services as well as Intergovernmental Programs Office and Mayor’s Office.
He has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in Public Policy degree from Stanford University.
Naimark is active in the community, serving on various community boards including: Valley of the Sun United Way, Hospice of the Valley, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Jewish Family and Children’s Services and the Arizona Science Center. He also serves on the State of Arizona Judicial Performance Review Commission.
As senior vice president of community impact, Brian oversees Valley of the Sun United Way’s Community Objectives Plans focused on Ensuring Children and Youth Succeed, Ending Hunger and Homelessness and Increasing the Financial Stablity of Individuals and Families. Brian guides Valley of the Sun United Way’s work including community initiative development, investment of funds into the community and manages the organization’s public policy agenda.
He has served in the health and human services sector for more than 35 years. Prior to joining VSUW Brian was the executive director for Southwest Center, an HIV/AIDS Research and Resource Center formerly known as Body Positive, Inc. for six years. Brian also served as the director of development for an abuse prevention organization raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for violence prevention and support. Early in his career, Brian developed and directed the first set of state funded group homes for the developmentally disabled.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Western International University and remains very active in the community. Brian is an associate faculty at Arizona State University and serves on the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation Leadership Council. In addition, Brian serves on the Arizona Commission on Homelessness and Housing and is also a member of the Maricopa County Board of Health.
Mr. Williams has lived in Arizona for over forty years. He currently is the President/CEO of both the Arizona Behavioral Health Corp and Arizona Foundation for Behavioral Health. He holds engineering and law degrees. Mr. Williams has worked for six governors in positions ranging from a Special Assistant to the Governor to the Director of Arizona Department of Health Services and Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation
He worked as an Executive Vice President for Baptist Hospitals and Health System over various direct care hospital and emergency service programs. He is one of very few individuals to ever have been hired by both the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate at the same time when he was recruited to assist in the drafting of the original AHCCCS legislation.
Mr. Williams also worked as Associate County Manager for Maricopa County. In that capacity he was responsible for the Maricopa County Medical Center and all County health delivery programs. He also directed the Maricopa County: Public Health, Environmental Services, Social Services and Medical Examiner departments.
His membership in various organizations include; Arizona Coalition for Tomorrow, District Medical Group, North Phoenix Vision of Hope, MIKID, The Sudanese Education Foundation, Maricopa Consumers Advocates and Providers, Arizona Senior Olympics and Western Health and Wellness.