Committees

Leadership Committee

Description: The Leadership Committee consists of the Arizona Trauma Association (ATA) officers, board members and other invested parties. It is responsible for managing the property and administrative affairs of ATA.

Executive Officers:

  • President:
    Charles Hu, MD, MBA, FACS
  • Vice President:
    Joseph Sucher, MD
  • Treasurer:
    Brian Coates, MD
  • Secretary:
    Michelle Guadnola, RN
  • Immediate Past President:
    Alicia Mangram, MD, FACS

Committee Members:

  • ATA:
    Tami Eckenrode, RN
  • Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center:
    Paul Dabrowski, MD / Steven Johnson, MD / Vicki Bennett, RN
  • Chandler Regional Medical Center:
    Forrest “Dell” Moore, MD / Wendy Otten, RN
  • Flagstaff Medical Center:
    Andrew Aldridge, MD / Bill Ashland, RN / Brian Coates, DO
  • HonorHealth – John C. Lincoln Hospital – North Mountain:
    Alicia Mangram, MD / Joseph Sucher, MD / James Dzandu, PhD / Jody Leaf
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital:
    David Notrica, MD / Ramin Jamshidi, MD / Todd Nickoles, RN
  • St. Joseph’s Medical Center:
    Jordan Weinberg, MD  / Michelle Guadnola, RN
  • HonorHealth Scottsdale – Osborn:
    Charles Hu, MD / Tina Sheppard, RN
  • Abrazo West Valley Hospital:
    PJ O’Neill, MD / Tiffiny Strever, RN / Vafa Ghaemmaghami, MD
  • Havasu Regional Medical Center
    Mathew “Josie” Edavettal, MD / Danielle Stello, RN
  • Kingman Regional Medical Center
    Heather Miller, BSN, RN, CEN

Responsibilities:

  • Meet on a quarterly basis.
  • Assists Chair of the Board of Directors with Board of Director’s Meeting agenda.
  • Sets any fees and dues.
  • Provides for the administrative affairs of ATA.

Board of Directors

Description: The Board of Directors consists of a representatives from each of the participating trauma centers in the State of Arizona. They are responsible for maintaining the mission, values and vision of the Arizona Trauma Association. The Chairman of the Board is the President of ATA and is typically a non-voting member.

Board Members:

  • Charles Hu, MD, MBA, FACS: HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn
  • Alicia Mangram, MD, FACS: HonorHealth John C Lincoln Medical Center
  • Forest “Dell” Moore, MD, FACS: Chandler Regional Medical Center
  • Brian Coates, DO : Flagstaff Medical Center
  • Joseph Sucher, MD – HonorHealth John C Lincoln Medical Center
  • Jordan Weinberg, MD, FACS: St. Joseph’s Medical Center
  • G Paul Dabrowski, MD, FACS: Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Ramin Jamshidi, MD: Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • Chris K. Salvino, MD, MS, MS, MT, FACS: (STACS) Co-Chair / Simulcast & Marketing Chair
  • Mathew “Josie” Edavettal, MD: Havasu Regional Medical Center
  • Heather Miller, BSN, RN, CEN: Kingman Regional Medical Center
  • David M. Notrica, MD, FACS, FAAP: Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • Vafa Ghaemmaghami, MD, FACS: Abrazo West Valley Hospital
  • PJ O’Neill, MD, PhD: Abrazo West Valley Hospital

Responsibilities:

  • Meet on a quarterly basis typically in conjunction with the Statewide Trauma Grand Rounds.
  • Maintain the mission, values and vision of the Arizona Trauma Association.
  • Develop methods to support the collaborative trauma and acute care research, education and outreach activities of the trauma centers in the State of Arizona.
  • When applicable remove any Officer or the Executive Committee or representative of the Board of Directors who fails to perform the duties of their respective office or position or is found to be unfit for such office or position.
  • Nominate and elect the Officers of the Executive Committee.

Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium (STACS) Committee

Description: The Education Committee was created at the first official meeting of the Board of Directors and is tasked with developing methods to support the collaborative education activities of the trauma centers in the State of Arizona as well as running the Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium (STACS) each year.

Members:

  • PJ O’Neill, MD
  • Jordan Weinberg, MD
  • Tami Eckenrode, RN
  • David Notrica, MD
  • Vicki Bennett, RN
  • Michelle Guadnola, RN
  • Jody Leaf
  • Alicia Mangram, MD
  • Bill Ashland, RN
  • Tiffiny Strever, RN
  • Tracy Moroney
  • Todd Nickoles
  • Meg Bergeson

Responsibilities:

  • Meet on a regular basis as determined by the Chair.
  • Develop methods to support the collaborative educational activities of the trauma centers in the State of Arizona.
  • Forward any ideas for supporting the collaborative educational activities to the Board of Directors.

Current Projects

  • Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium November 16 – 17, 2017

Tackle Trauma 5k Walk/Run

Description: The Tackle Trauma 5k Fundraising Committee was established in November, 2014 at the Board of Directors meeting. Alicia Mangram, MD proposed this fun and exciting event to occur on the NFL’s Super Bowl Sunday each February as a way to raise awareness and funds for trauma and injury prevention in the state of Arizona. Funds raised are used to develop injury prevention awareness and develop trauma research activities.

Members:

  • Alicia Mangram, MD, Chair
  • Gina Shirah, MD Co-Chair
  • Jody Leaf
  • Kim Shatto, RN
  • Wendy Otten, RN
  • Marilyn Byrne, RN
  • Meg Bergeson, DNP ACNP-BC FNP-BC

Responsibilities:

  • Meet on a regular basis as determined by the Chair.
  • Develop fundraising methods to support the trauma eduction and injury prevention for the state of Arizona.
  • Forward any ideas for supporting the fundraising efforts to the Board of Directors.

Current Projects

  • Tackle Trauma 5k Walk/Run, Sunday, February 5, 2017

Research Committee

Description: The Research Committee was created at the first official meeting of the Board of Directors and is tasked with developing methods to support the collaborative research activities of the trauma centers in the State of Arizona.

Members:

  • Alan Cook MD
  • Bill Ashland, RN
  • Vicki Bennett, RN
  • James Dzandu, PhD
  • Michelle Guadnola, RN
  • Charles Hu, MD
  • Dell Moore, MD
  • David Notrica, MD
  • Patrick J O’Neill, PhD, MD
  • Chris Salvino, MD

Responsibilities:

  • Meet on a regular basis as determined by the Chair.
  • Develop methods to support the collaborative research activities of the trauma centers in the State of Arizona.
  • Forward any ideas for supporting the collaborative educational activities to the Board of Directors.

Completed Projects:

  • Falls in the Elderly Population (Arizona Trauma Association 2016)

Public Policy and Community Relations

Description: The Public Policy and Community Relations Committee was created at the first official meeting of the Board of Directors and is tasked with developing public policy positions and community relations initiatives supportive of the Arizona Trauma Association’s mission. The committee is currently working local Arizona partners to develop a statewide injury prevention program focused on reducing distracted driving incidents.

Members:

  • Alicia Mangram, MD
  • Tiffiny Strever, RN
  • Pam Goslar, RN
  • Jody Leaf
  • Heather Miller, RN
  • Cecile D’Huyvetter, RN
  • James Dzandu, PhD
  • Kim Shatto, RN
  • Marilyn Byrne, RN
  • Dana Stout, RN

Responsibilities:

  • Meet on a regular basis as determined by the Chair.
  • Develop public policy positions supportive of ATA’s mission.
  • Forward any public policy positions supportive of ATA’s mission to the Board of Directors.
  • Develop methods of marketing ATA.

Current Projects:

  • Statewide Injury Prevention Program (Distracted Driving) 2016-17
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