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The Healthcare Focus Area works to address critical issues impacting our region’s healthcare.  We also look for opportunities to use the strength of our healthcare community as an asset for building our economy and quality of life.

We supported efforts to design and implement a functional Health Information Exchange for the state and worked with University of Arizona leadership to bring Banner Healthcare into our community.

Co-Chairs

  • Joe Coyle
      Joe Coyle

      Joe Coyle

      Principal & Managing DirectorThe Patrick Group

      Joseph P. Coyle serves as Principal & Managing Director for The Patrick Group in Tucson, Arizona. Previously Joe was Vice President of Human Resources & External Affairs for Raytheon Missile Systems, responsible for the Human Resources, External Affairs functions within Missile Systems, spanning the disciplines of labor relations, compensation, recruiting, public affairs, governmental & community relations and publication services. Joe was named to this position in February 1998, after the merger of Raytheon Company and Hughes Aircraft Company. Prior to this, he had been Director of Human Resources and Communications for Hughes Missile Systems Company and the Weapons Systems Segment of Hughes Aircraft Company since 1996.

      Prior to joining Hughes, Joe was with Loral Corporation (formerly Ford Aerospace), where he held many positions of increasing levels of responsibility. His last assignment there was Vice President, Administration & Operations Support at Loral’s Space & Range Systems, a position he held since 1993. In this position, Joe continued his responsibility for all Human Resources activities in addition to the Division’s TQM and Product Assurance programs; Manufacturing; Configuration & Data Management; Publication & Proposal Production; and Environmental Health & Safety. During his six-year tenure at Loral Space & Range Systems, first as Vice President – HR, then Vice President – Administration & Operations Support, Joe achieved several major milestones. Most notable were his successful negotiations of eight collective bargaining agreements representing the lowest total labor cost escalations achieved during negotiations in the organization’s last 24 years, along with a major overhaul of the organization’s compensation & benefits program — two measures which enhanced Loral’s market competitiveness.

      From 1988 to 1990 Joe was the Director of Human Resources Planning and Programs at Ford Aerospace’s Space Missions Group Staff in Washington, DC. There he was responsible for coordinating and developing all advanced Human Resources programs requirements for five Divisions (over 6,000 employees). Joe was also directly involved at the executive decision level in several acquisition and divestiture teams. From 1985 through 1987, while serving as Manager, Corporate Compensation and Manager of Personnel Planning and Relations at Ford Aerospace’s headquarters facility in Detroit, MI, Joe handled Compensation, Recruitment, Employee Relations, Training & Development, and Organization and Personnel Training. Prior to 1984, Joe held numerous other Managerial positions with both Ford’s Aerospace and Motor Company operations.
      Joe earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from The American University (Emphasis: Personnel Management and Marketing). Joe since has taken extensive (MBA) graduate studies at Temple University, George Washington University, the University of Houston, and University of California. Joe also received a certificate in Program Management from West Coast University.

      Joe is a previous Chairman of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board/Past Chairman member of Southern Arizona Leadership Council, and United Way, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for Pima County Workforce Investment Board and Greater Tucson Economic Council. He is past Chairman, Tucson United Way Campaign.

    • Nancy Johnson
        Nancy Johnson

        Nancy Johnson

        CEOEl Rio Community Health Center

        Nancy Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer for El Rio Community Health Center, one of the largest federally qualified health centers in the country. She is a registered nurse as well as holding masters degrees in both nursing from the University of Illinois and marketing and business from the University of Arizona Eller College. Her doctoral research was on provider perspectives in caring for the uninsured population, leading to her completion of her PhD in Health Services.

        Nancy has held positions as a clinician, a faculty member in both nursing and business, as well as an administrator. She spent over 15 years with Tucson Medical Center, building community health and wellness programs, acquiring and managing medical practices for the TMC system, and expanding community networks. Today, in addition to her role as El Rio’s CEO, she continues to serve as an adjunct clinical professor for the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She has authored a textbook with her husband, entitled “The Care of the Uninsured in America” available through Springer Publishing and most recently, an article in Nursing Administration Quarterly on Healthcare for the Homeless. Dr. Johnson is a recipient of the University of Arizona’s Cecil B. Hart Humanitarian Award.

      • Matt Wandoloski
          Matt Wandoloski

          Matt Wandoloski

          Vice President Strategy and InformaticsBlue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

          As the Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Analytics for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), SALC member Matthew Wandoloski is responsible for guiding the company’s strategy and leading the internal informatics team to utilize data as a strategic asset.

          Matthew brings to his current role a wealth of experience from 35 years in health care. His experience bridges all aspects of health care, including the Healthplan side, the broker and consultant side, and the provider side. In addition to a stint owning his own health care consulting company, he has served as VP of Business Development and Contracting for the Carondelet Health Network; Consulting Practice Leader and Client Executive for large accounts at Mercer Consulting; Executive in charge of Actuarial and Underwriting for Intergroup (now Health Net); and CEO for Southern Arizona at United Healthcare. Each role has added depth to Matthew’s understanding of the intricate business of health care, and the importance of each aspect of the health system that forms such a large component of the economy.

          Matthew is a true Sun Corridor executive, with one foot in Southern Arizona and one foot in Phoenix. He and his wife Olivia raised their three children in Tucson, where all three graduated from The University of Arizona. His current Board memberships also reflect this bridging, and include Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO), membership in SALC, and Valley of the Sun United Way.

          Matthew holds an MBA in finance from C.W. Post College, along with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Southampton College. When he is not hard at work, you may find him on the golf course, at the movies, or enjoying a great bottle of wine with dinner with his wife at one of Arizona’s many great restaurants.

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