Staff Directory

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Joey Ridenour, RN, MN, FAANExecutive Director(602) 771-7801[email protected]
Diane Caruso, MSN, FNP-CAssociate Director - Complaints and Investigations(602) 771-7864[email protected]
Shannon Bitza, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, AGACNP-BCAssociate Director - Education / Evidence Based Regulation(602) 771-7851[email protected]
Marla Moore, RN, BSN, MAScope Of Practice Expert(602) 771-7802[email protected]
Emma Mamaluy, JDChief Counsel(602) 771-7844[email protected]
Diane DeDeaAssistant Chief Counsel(602) 771-7815[email protected]
Dolores HurtadoSenior Investigator/Complaints-Intake Triage Coordinator(602) 771-7845[email protected]
Cynthia QuintanillaExecutive Staff Assistant(602) 771-7806[email protected]

Complaints / Triage

Dolores HurtadoSenior Investigator/Complaints-Intake Triage Coordinator(602) 771-7845[email protected]


Shannon Bitza, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, AGACNP-BCAssociate Director - Education / Evidence Based Regulation(602) 771-7851[email protected]
Cindy George, BSN, RNEducation Program Administrator(602) 771-7857[email protected]
VacantEducation Program Administrator(602) 771-7863 
Sarah BurtonAdministrative Assistant(602) 771-7856[email protected]

Fiscal Services

Michael DoddFiscal Officer(602) 771-7809[email protected]
Joshua DeLong, BSA, MBAAccountant(602) 771-7810[email protected]
Bruce FaulknerAccountant(602) 771-7842[email protected]


Anna E. Anderson, BA, MPAProgram Administrator (602) 771-7817[email protected]
Trina SmithLegal Assistant(602) 771-7844[email protected]


Diane Caruso, MSN, FNP-CAssociate Director, Complaints and Investigations(602) 771-7864
Janet Olson, DNP, FNP-BC, NNP-BCAdvanced Practice Nurse Consultant(602) 771-7878
Michelina Stazzone, DNP, RN, CPNP-PCAdvanced Practice Nurse Consultant(602) 771-7868
Paula Fortin, MSN, FNP-BCAdvanced Practice Nurse Consultant(602) 771-7818
Rachael Kimes, MSN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BCAdvanced Practice Nurse Consultant(602) 771-7823
VacantAdvanced Practice Nurse Consultant 
Abby Connolly, BSN, RNNurse Practice Consultant(602) 771-7848
Ashley Branch, BSN, RNNurse Practice Consultant(602) 771-7816
Lisa Bashford, BSN, RNNurse Practice Consultant(602) 771-7822
Lolita D. Moore, BSN, RNNurse Practice Consultant(602) 771-7846
Michelle Bagford, BSN, MHA, CPHQNurse Practice Consultant(602) 771-7874
Tamara Uhler, MSN, RNNurse Practice Consultant(602) 771-7803

Senior Investigators

Kirk OlsonProgram Administrator(602) 771-7824
Allison EnriquezSenior Investigator(602) 771-7885
Amy SammitoSenior Investigator(602) 771-7858
Amy WilsonSenior Investigator(602) 771-7866
Bella PortueseSenior Investigator(602) 771-7847
Bonnie Richter, MSWSenior Investigator(602) 771-7828
Gari CarrollSenior Investigator(602) 771-7841
Harold RodriguezSenior Investigator(602) 771-7887
Irene BarajasSenior Investigator(602) 771-7814
James SilvaSenior Investigator(602) 771-7865
Michelle MortonSenior Investigator(602) 771-7850
VacantSenior Investigator 
VacantSenior Investigator 
Vanessa SamelsonSenior Investigator(602) 771-7833

Legal Secretaries

Krystal MillerLegal Secretary(602) 771-7876
Marylou RamozLegal Secretary(602) 771-7849
Tanya VasquezLegal Assistant(602) 771-7852
Lily BurtonLegal Secretary(602) 771-7834
VacantLegal Secretary(602) 771-7811

Licensing and Certification

Angie JakubowskiLicense Administrator(602) 771-7836
Lauren SalinasAdministrative Assistant(602) 771-7800
Alex HidalgoLicense Specialist(602) 771-7800
Becky MeltonLicense Specialist(602) 771-7800
Diane WilliamsLicense Specialist(602) 771-7800
Donna FryeLicense Specialist(602) 771-7800
Heather ReedLicense Specialist(602) 771-7800
Lamonica LawrenceLicense Specialist(602) 771-7800
Monica OrtizLicense Specialist(602) 771-7800
Monica TolbertLicense Specialist(602) 771-7800
VacantLicense Specialist(602) 771-7800

Compliance / Alternative to Discipline and Monitoring

Sara Steffen, MSN, ANP-CProgram Administrator(602) 771-7854[email protected]
VacantAdministrative Assistant(602) 771-7890 
Brent SutterSenior Investigator(602) 771-7860[email protected]
Ruth Kish, MN, RNNursing Board Consultant(602) 771-7894[email protected]
Stephanie CruzSenior Investigator(602) 771-7821[email protected]
Naira KutnerianLegal Assistant(602) 771-7861[email protected]

Customer Services

Crystal DiazCustomer Service Rep(602) 771-7800
Julie MillerCustomer Service Rep(602) 771-7800
VacantCustomer Service Rep(602) 771-7800
VacantCustomer Service Rep(602) 771-7800


Brenda BasomRecords Management Specialist[email protected]

IT Department

Susan ZimmermanLead IT & Senior Database Administrator[email protected]
Karel NiesenService Desk Analyst[email protected]
VacantSystems Administrator 
Rebeca HenslerWeb Applications Developer[email protected]
Jennifer IngramBusiness Analyst[email protected]