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]
Dolores HurtadoSenior Investigator/Complaints-Intake Triage Coordinator(602) 771-7845[email protected]
Jamie FivecoatExecutive Staff Assistant(602) 771-7806[email protected]

Complaints / Triage

Dolores HurtadoSenior Investigator/Complaints-Intake Triage Coordinator(602) 771-7845[email protected]
Lynette DraftonExecutive Staff Assistant/Complaints - Intake Triage Coordinator(602) 771-7827[email protected]


Shannon Bitza, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, AGACNP-BCAssociate Director - Education / Evidence Based Regulation(602) 771-7851[email protected]
Dave Hrabe, PhD, RN, NC-BCEducation Program Administrator(602) 771-7863[email protected]
Cindy George, BSN, RNEducation Program Administrator(602) 771-7857[email protected]
Theresa Allison, DNP, RN, FNP-CEducation Program Administrator(602) 771-7863[email protected]
VacantEducation Program Administrator  
Sarah BurtonAdministrative Assistant(602) 771-7856[email protected]
Yolanda PickettAdministrative Assistant(602) 771-7815[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, B.AProgram Administrator (602) 771-7817[email protected]
Trina SmithLegal Assistant(602) 771-7844[email protected]


Diane Caruso, MSN, FNP-CProgram Administrator(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
Sara Steffen, MSN, ANP-CAdvanced Practice Nurse Consultant(602) 771-7867
VacantAdvanced Practice Nurse Consultant 
Abby Connolly, BSN, RNNurse Practice Consultant(602) 771-7848
Amy Winkler-Heistand, BSN, RNNurse Practice Consultant(602) 771-7816
Michelle Bagford, BSN, MHA, CPHQNurse Practice Consultant(602) 771-7874
Tamara Uhler, MSN, RNNurse Practice Consultant(602) 771-7803
Tina Blecker, BSN, RN, CRRNNurse Practice Consultant(602) 771-7822

Senior Investigators

Kirk OlsonProgram Administrator(602) 771-7824
Allison EnriquezSenior Investigator(602) 771-7885
Amy SammitoSenior Investigator(602) 771-7858
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
James SilvaSenior Investigator(602) 771-7865
Michelle MortonSenior Investigator(602) 771-7850
Samantha GoikSenior Investigator(602) 771-7876
Stephanie CruzSenior Investigator(602) 771-7812
Vanessa SamelsonSenior Investigator(602) 771-7833
VacantSenior Investigator 

Legal Secretaries

Amy WilsonLegal Secretary(602) 771-7866
Marylou RamozLegal Secretary(602) 771-7849
Tanya VasquezLegal Assistant(602) 771-7852

Licensing and Certification

Angie JakubowskiLicense Administrator(602) 771-7836
Lauren SalinasAdministrative Assistant(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
Helen TayLicense Specialist(602) 771-7800
Monica OrtizLicense Specialist(602) 771-7800
Monica TolbertLicense Specialist(602) 771-7800

Compliance / Alternative to Discipline and Monitoring

Tiffany Fotinos, MSN, FNP-CProgram Administrator(602) 771-7854[email protected]
Lily BurtonAdministrative Assistant(602) 771-7890[email protected]
Brent SutterSenior Investigator(602) 771-7860[email protected]
Susan Bushong, B.A.Senior Investigator(602) 771-7821[email protected]
Naira KutnerianLegal Assistant(602) 771-7861[email protected]

Customer Services

Brenda BasomCustomer Service Rep(602) 771-7800
Liz KleiserCustomer Service Rep(602) 771-7800
VacantCustomer Service Rep(602) 771-7800
VacantCustomer Service Rep(602) 771-7800


Shannon DietzRecords Management Specialist[email protected]

IT Department

Susan ZimmermanLead IT & Senior Database Administrator[email protected]
Lewis StarksSystems Administrator[email protected]
Rebeca HenslerWeb Applications Developer[email protected]
Jennifer Ingram [email protected]