Board of Directors
Steven M. Wheeler
Wheeler was appointed to the board in June 2007. He currently serves as the chairman of the board and was past treasurer and chairman of the Finance & Investments Committee. Wheeler is retired from Arizona Public Service Company (APS), where he served as executive vice president of customer Service and regulation. He was responsible for all transmission and distribution activities, customer service, pricing and state and federal regulatory matters for APS. He is a former partner of the law firm of Snell & Wilmer, where he was chairman of its Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law practice group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Wheeler is a director and past chairman of the Valley of the Sun United Way, a director and vice chair of the Flinn Foundation (a privately endowed grant-making organization focused on biomedical research, education and the arts), vice president and trustee of the Phoenix Art Museum, and a director of Scottsdale Healthcare Corp. He was previously chairman of the Fiesta Bowl, president of the Arizona Theatre Company, chairman of the Commission on the Arizona Environment, and chairman of the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. Through appointment, Wheeler also has been involved in state initiatives on childhood education, transportation and the environment. He is an honors graduate of Princeton University and Cornell Law School.
Brad A. Gazaway
Gazaway was appointed to the board in June 2009, served as secretary of the board and currently serves as chairmen of the Audit and Compliance Committee and is a member of the Board Finance & Investment Committee. He is currently vice president, corporate counsel and secretary of The Dial Corporation, a Henkel company. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the United States Naval Academy in 1992 and a juris doctor degree from The University of Iowa Law School in 1998. A Scottsdale resident, Gazaway joined Dial in 2003. Prior to that, he worked as a corporate attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. and served as a U.S. Naval officer onboard the USS Fletcher DD992. He is actively involved in the community and is a member of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Crisis Nursery Board of Directors. Additionally, Gazaway serves as secretary and Executive Committee member with the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education.
John B. Grotting
Grotting was appointed to the board in September 2010. He served as CEO of medical device reprocessor Ascent Healthcare Solutions from 2004 to 2009. Grotting served as chairman and CEO of Alliance Medical Corporation prior to the merger with Vanguard Medical Concepts, creating Ascent in December 2005. Stryker Corporation purchased Ascent in December 2009. Ascent and Grotting were recognized as “Innovator of the Year” at the 2010 private equity Healthcare Innovation Conference. Prior to Ascent, Grotting served as chairman/CEO of Bridge Medical, Inc., a medical software company focused on eliminating preventable medication, lab specimen and blood transfusion errors in hospitals. Following successful commercialization of Bridge Medical technology, AmerisourceBergen acquired the company in 2003. Prior to Ascent and Bridge, Grotting served in senior executive positions at Minnesota-based Allina Health System and Oregon-based Legacy Health System. He holds a master’s degree in hospital and healthcare management from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Grotting currently serves as an operating partner for Frazier Healthcare Ventures, one of the leading providers of venture and growth equity capital to emerging biopharma, medical device and healthcare service companies. Grotting has served on numerous corporate and community boards and currently is active on the boards of Skylight Systems, VHA and Vocera.
Rufus Glasper, Ph.D., CPA
Glasper, a leader in Arizona higher education, is chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges, one of the nation’s largest multi-college community college systems. He has served in that role for five years, and previously held district leadership positions for more than two decades. As chancellor, Glasper is the CEO of the 10-college district, known commonly as The Maricopa Community Colleges, overseeing all educational and administrative operations.
Appointed chancellor in September 2003, Glasper was acting chancellor for the previous four months. Prior to his appointment, he served as the executive vice chancellor for human resources and administration. In all, he has held executive-level leadership roles at the district for 22 years, beginning in 1986 as director of finance. Glasper is an active community member, serving on the boards of the Greater Phoenix Leadership, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Valley of the Sun United Way. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and a master’s and advanced degrees in school business administration from Northern Illinois University. He received his doctorate degree in higher education finance from the University of Arizona. In May 2005, Glasper was the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree in political science from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.
R. Michael Welborn
Immediate Past Chair
Welborn has been a member of the board since January 2006. He was past chairman and secretary of the board, and past chairman of the board’s Strategic Planning Committee. Welborn is executive vice president and chief administrative officer of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, headquartered in Scottsdale. He was involved with the first P.F. Chang’s restaurant in 1993 and has been on the Board of Directors since 1996. Welborn previously was located in Chicago as executive vice president of Bank One and head of Global Treasury Sales and Service. He also was chairman of Bank One Arizona and head of commercial banking for the Western United States; was a principal and managing director of The Venture West Group, a private equity firm; and served as CEO of Citibank Arizona. Welborn earned his MBA from Harvard and his bachelor’s degree, with honors, from Johns Hopkins. He was voted one of Greater Phoenix’s most influential business leaders and the most influential leader in banking and finance.
Barton is chairman of the board of Great Clips, Inc., the world’s largest hair salon brand. He joined Great Clips as chief executive officer in 1983, leading it from four salons to more than 3,000. Barton, a CPA with an accounting degree, also has worked with an international accounting firm and held executive positions with North Central Region of Century 21 and Quintex Energy, Inc. He is active with the boards of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas, Regency Beauty Institute and TCF Financial. Barton also has served the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and other organizations, as well as advisory boards of private corporations. A long-time member of the Young President’s Organization, his honors include the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award and the Minnesota Business Ethics Award to Great Clips, Inc. Barton is a Scottsdale resident during much of the year.
Drew M. Brown
Brown is CEO of DMB, a real estate development and investment firm, doing business in Arizona and other Western states. Prior to co-founding DMB in 1984, he was a partner and director in the Phoenix law firm of Fennemore Craig, where he specialized in real estate and commercial lending matters. Brown earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and received his juris doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Brown has been active in a number of professional, civic and community organizations. He previously served as chairman of the Board of Directors of Scottsdale Healthcare and was reappointed to the board October 2010. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Phoenix Art Museum, Greater Phoenix Leadership, The Flinn Foundation, Maricopa Partnership for Arts & Culture, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. Brown also chairs the board of the Maricopa Campaign for Arts & Culture. He and his wife Laurie are past co-chairs of the Tocqueville Society of The Valley of the Sun United Way.
Richard P. Fox
Fox began serving his three-year term on the board in January 2012. An independent director and business consultant since 2001, he previously held key executive roles at an enterprise security software and software services business, as well as an international enterprise software company. His background also includes nearly three decades with Ernst & Young, including serving as managing partner of the Seattle office, working in the Brazil office and being elected to the company’s National Partner Advisory Council. Fox serves on several boards, including Flow International, Univar Inc. and a managed care provider. He holds an MBA, as well as undergraduate business and accounting degrees, and has been named Public Company Director of the Year by the Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Karrie Francois, MD
Francois was appointed to the board in October 2009. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Marquette University and her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Subsequently, she relocated to Arizona for her obstetrics and gynecology residency and maternal-fetal Medicine fellowship training. She has been the medical director of perinatal services for Scottsdale Healthcare since 2003. Francois is a partner and owner of AMOMI Pregnancy Wellness-Spa and enjoys fostering a well-balanced approach to complex pregnancy management. She is married and has two children.
Daniel Gee, MD
Gee, ex officio member, is a board-certified anesthesiologist with Valley Anesthesiology Consultants, Inc. and president of the medical staff at Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital. He has been a member of Scottsdale Healthcare’s medical staff since 2005. Gee earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his residency at University of Texas, Southwestern.
John D. Musil
Musil was appointed to the board in May 2003. He serves on the board’s Finance & Investments Committee and is past chairman of the Audit & Compliance Committee. He received his undergraduate (1990) and doctor of pharmacy (1994) degrees from the University of Arizona. Musil is the president and CEO of the Apothecary Shops of Arizona, a unique pharmacy practice that includes 10 stores. He opened his first shop in 1995. He was named Arizona Businessman of the Year 2001 by the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Kathleen N. Player, EdD
Player is president of Grand Canyon University. She was appointed to the Board in June 2011. She joined Grand Canyon University in 2002 and served in progressive roles in the nursing and business colleges before becoming provost and chief academic officer. Player was named president in 2008. Her medical background includes work as a mental health counselor, director of crisis services, psychiatric nurse and obstetrical nurse. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, an MBA and a doctoral degree in education. Player was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship in 2002. She serves as an Editorial Advisory Board member for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and as a peer reviewer for the North Central Association of Higher Learning. Player has been a board member for the American Nurses Association, American Nurses Credentialing Center and past president of the Arizona Nurses Association. She recently was appointed to the Arizona Post Secondary Commission Board, and has agreed to chair the Independent Colleges and Universities in Arizona Board. Player has published books and articles on healthcare and nursing.
Marilyn Tucker Quayle
Quayle earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Purdue University and a juris doctor degree from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis. She has been licensed to practice law before all Indiana courts, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Military Appeals. She served as the past chairperson of the Strategic Planning Committee. Quayle was a partner in the Indianapolis law firm of Krieg, DeVault, Alexander & Capehart and practiced general corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, banking law and healthcare law. She retired from the practice of law in 2001 and is currently the president of BTC Consulting, Inc., a private consulting company. She is also president of BTC Galleries, where she is a professional sculptress. Quayle has served on the board of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and is a trained disaster responder. She has worked with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance at the United States Department of State and has negotiated disaster-related treaties throughout the world. She was appointed by the secretary general of the United Nations to the United Nations High Level Commission on National Hazard Reduction. Qualye also has served as the chairman of the Salvation Army’s Disaster Services Committee and on the National Advisory Board, where she is now an emeritus member. Quayle currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Phoenix Salvation Army, the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis and the Chancellor’s Advisory Board of Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Booksfree.com. Quayle has served on numerous national and international charitable boards and received numerous awards and honors.
Thomas J. Sadvary
Sadvary is the current president and chief executive officer of Scottsdale Healthcare. He joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 1986 as administrator of Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and has served in progressive executive roles prior to his appointment as chief executive officer in June 2005. Sadvary began his career at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Barberton Citizens Hospital. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and his master’s degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh. He also worked as a paramedic prior to attending graduate school. Sadvary is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. His community leadership roles include the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, Scottsdale Rotary Club and Greater Phoenix Leadership Council.
Elena Sibley, MD
Sibley, an ex officio member, is a board-certified general surgeon in private practice and president of the medical staff at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center. She has been a member of Scottsdale Healthcare’s medical staff since 1998. Sibley earned her medical degree from McGill University and completed her residency at Maricopa Medical Center.
Paul Sieckmann, MD
Sieckmann, an ex officio member, is medical staff president at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center. A member of Scottsdale Healthcare’s medical staff since 1992 he is board certified in Family Medicine. Sieckmann has been in private practice in Scottsdale since 1992, when he graduated from the Scottsdale Healthcare Family Medicine Residency Program. Actively involved in physician leadership at Scottsdale Healthcare, he has served in numerous positions, including chairman of the medical staff’s President’s Council, campus-based champion of the electronic medical records initiative, chairman of the credentials committee and co-chairman of the Internal Medicine/Family Medicine Committee.
Richard H. Silverman
Silverman was appointed to the board in June 2011. He is currently associated with the law firm of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., Phoenix, Ariz. Silverman had served as general manager of SRP, one of the nation’s largest public water and electric utilities, since 1994 and retired in August 2011. Prior to that position, he worked in various legal and managerial capacities at SRP, including serving as associate general manager of law and administrative services. Silverman is a board member of several community organizations, including the Arizona Community Foundation, Greater Phoenix Leadership and others. He is a member of the Governor’s Arizona Centennial Commission and several public power associations. Silverman holds business and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Arizona.
F. Keith Withycombe
Withycombe is the president of Western Heritage Investment Corporation, a real estate investment and development corporation specializing in the development of upscale homes and residential communities. He has been involved in real estate investment and development in the Valley since 1973. Withycombe served as an officer in the United States Air Force for six years and earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering. He also attended Arizona State University and earned a master’s degree in engineering. Withycombe also has been involved in leadership volunteer fundraising roles with both institutions. He is currently the chairman of Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Trustees and an ex-officio member of the Scottsdale Healthcare Board of Directors.