Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. hires, promotes staff

Diana Lopez Jones joined Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. as the managing attorney for the Casa Grande and Sacaton offices. She previously practiced at Scottsdale and Globe firm Titla & Parsi. Diana is a graduate Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law. 

David J. Newstone joined the Casa Grande office as a staff attorney. Before joining SALA, he was a pro bono legal education advocate and legal information website content contractor at the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Law.

Sigyn S. Halverstedt is a staff attorney in the intake unit at the Tucson office. Sigyn was a sole practitioner before joining SALA. She is a graduate of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. 

Kristin M. Fitzharris will oversee SALA’s Volunteer Lawyers Program as its director. Prior to joining SALA, she was a managing attorney with DNA People’s Legal Services, Inc. in Flagstaff, Arizona. Based in Tucson, she is a graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law.

Matthew R.K. Waterman joined the Tucson office as the managing attorney of the Consumer, Housing, and Public Benefits unit. After running his own firm, he was of counsel at Snell & Wilmer and then re-established his own firm. He earned his law degree at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

Julie Maldonado Santander is the new managing attorney of the Tucson office’s Domestic Relations and Immigration units. Before returning to Tucson, she practiced immigration law at a firm in San Antonio. Julie graduated from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law.

W. Anthony Wisz has been promoted to deputy director. He joined SALA’s Tucson office in 2004 as a staff attorney and was promoted to managing attorney for the Domestic Relations and Immigration units in 2013. He is a graduate of University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


Rosemont Copper hires new staff

Austin Carey, Nancy Heiser and Christy Miceli have joined Hudbay as Rosemont Copper’s new water resources technician, community relations coordinator and human resources superintendent, respectively.

Before joining Rosemont Copper, Carey worked as the hydrologic technician for the U.S. Geological Survey—Arizona Water Science Center. Carey also served on the Environmental Planning Advisory Committee of the Pima Association of Governments where he reviewed, edited and approved Tucson’s Areawide Water Quality Management Plan under the Clean Water Act.

Heiser’s volunteer service includes seven years on the Arizona Corporate Board for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program, and as the Assisteens’ program director, an auxiliary program of the Assistance League of Tucson. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

Miceli has a master’s of Administration (project management) from Northern Arizona University and her Bachelor’s of Science in marketing from Eastern Illinois University. She received her Society of Human Resources Management certification in January 2015 and the Human Resources Certification Institute accreditation in May 2010.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson appoints Dr. Victoria Murrain

Victoria Murrain, D.O., has been appointed interim deputy dean for diversity and inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Dr. Murrain is also assistant dean and designated institutional officer for graduate medical education at the Tucson UA South Campus and associate professor in the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine.

As interim deputy dean,  she serves as chief diversity officer for the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and, with key stakeholders, will develop a sustainable plan for implementation of clear college-wide policies and strategies pertaining to diversity and inclusion. 

Dr. Murrain received her DO from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (now Western University) in Pomona, California. Special areas of interest include diversity, community medicine, maternal-fetal medicine and community engagement. Dr. Murrain is fluent in Spanish and is a strong advocate for the provision of health care to the underserved. 


Two attorneys Join Mesch Clark Rothschild

Mesch Clark Rothschild is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys as associates at the firm.

Nathan S. Rothschild represents the third generation in his family to be part of the firm. He is the grandson of firm co-founder the late Lowell Rothschild. Alex Winkelman earned his juris doctor, magna cum laude, from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in 2014 where he wrote for the Arizona Law Review. While in law school, he collaborated with faculty to write and ultimately publish six academic papers on a wide range of topics. 

 “We are so pleased to have these young and highly qualified attorneys join our firm,” said MCR Managing Partner Melvin Cohen. “Nathan and Alex have already established themselves as first-rate attorneys. They have a great future representing MCR and our clients.”


Banner—UMC, UA Department of Surgery welcome new surgeons

Banner—University Medical Center and the University of Arizona Department of Surgery are pleased to welcome three new surgeons to Tucson.

Marion Henry, M.D, MPH, joined the faculty as an associate professor in the UA Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics in November. She came to Tucson from Naval Medical Center San Diego, where she was a commander in the Medical Corps.

David Stewart, M.D, is an associate professor and the new section chief of colon and rectal surgery in the UA Department of Surgery.

Craig Weinkauf, M.D, Ph.D, an assistant professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the UA Department of Surgery, joined the faculty in November.


FirstService Residential appoints Kim Rubly 

FirstService Residential announced the appointment of Kim Rubly as senior regional director of its Tucson and Southern Arizona operations. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing and mentoring a dedicated team of community managers and support staff as well as fostering new business relationships throughout the Tucson and Southern Arizona region.

“In recent years, we’ve emerged as the preferred HOA management partner throughout Tucson and the Southern Arizona region, and we expect to see further growth in this area as a result of the exceptional leadership demonstrated by Kim,” said John Kemper, president of FirstService Residential Arizona. “Kim truly embodies FirstService Residential’s global service standard of building great relationships with board members and communities, and she provides an outstanding level of industry experience and knowledge that will be a great asset to community managers and staff.”

With more than 14 years of experience, Rubly has held various positions in the community management industry, including chief executive officer of her own management company, chief operating officer, and director of management services and marketing. 


New chiefs of staff at Banner–UMC Tucson and South

The 1,068 physicians who practice at Banner—University Medical Center Tucson and the 708 physicians who practice at Banner—University Medical South have elected a chief of staff at each hospital. 

At Banner—UMC Tucson, Chan Lowe, M.D, an associate professor in the University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics, was elected chief of staff for a two-year term. Dr. Lowe is the division chief of pediatric hospital medicine, caring for children admitted to Banner Children’s—Diamond Children’s Medical Center. He received his medical degree and completed his residency at the UA College of Medicine—Tucson.

At Banner—UMC South, Lisa Stoneking, M.D, an associate professor in the UA Department of Emergency Medicine, is the new chief of staff. 

In addition to treating patients in the Banner—UMC South Emergency Department, Dr. Stoneking is also the program director of the hospital’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Stoneking received her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown and completed her residency at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, S.C.


Diabetes expert appointed to national task force

David G. Marrero, Ph.D, director of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Health Disparities Research and professor of public health at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been appointed to a new national diabetes working group and task force to promote equitable and comprehensive diabetes care.

The Diabetes Working Group and Equity Task Force was created by the Sustainable Healthy Communities (SHC) organization, which is partnering with some of the nation’s leading advocacy groups, experts, academic institutions and innovators to promote equitable, community-based and patient-centered care for those suffering from diabetes. A shared sense of emergency among health-care leaders led to the creation of the task force. 


Hensley Beverage Company appoints CFO

Hensley Beverage Company, Arizona’s largest beer distributor and one of the largest beverage distributors in the U.S., named Omar Perez as its chief financial officer effective Feb. 1.  Hensley is the primary distributor of Anheuser-Busch beers, award winning local and regional craft beers, fine wines, premium spirits and non-alcohol beverages including energy drinks, water and soda for nearly all of Arizona. 

Perez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2000, and began his career with Hensley as its controller in 2013 after a successful career working for companies such as VeriFone Inc., Hypercom Corporation and Honeywell International Inc. Perez has held a variety of roles at Hensley and currently oversees Hensley’s finance, accounting, IT and supply chain management. He is an experienced CPA with over 20 years professional experience in various industries including technology, manufacturing and professional services.