Executive Board

Executive Director/Founder

Tara Sundem
Executive Director/Founder

As a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Tara has seen many babies with NAS and has developed a treatment plan for them and their families which led to the founding of Hushabye Nursery.
President

Brandon Clark
President

Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Equality Health. Brandon brings more than a decade of experience in healthcare strategy, finance, and operations.
Vice President

Joyce Bulman
Vice President

Sr. Director, Hospice & Palliative Care at Banner Health. Joyce previously worked for Hospice of the Valley as the V.P of Clinical Operations.
Treasurer

Margie Burke
Treasurer

Chief Financial Officer at The Desert Botanical Garden. Margie was also the CFO at Hospice of the Valley, CEO at AZ Neurological Institute and VP of Finance at Banner.
Secretary

Jim Burke
Secretary

Principal of Industrial Arts, Adjuct Professor at Grand Canyon University and VP Western Region for Saarteco, Jim also serves as an advisor for the Diocese of Phoenix.

Board Members

Board Member<br>

Mike Brinkley
Board Member

Mike’s 30-years of experience spans strategic planning and marketing, land-use planning, development, and management. Previously with Banner Health, Scottsdale Healthcare, and John C. Lincoln Health Network (now HonorHealth.)
Board Member<br>

Susan Cordts
Board Member

CEO and Founder of Catalytic Health Partners. Susan has founded multiple companies that have created new ways to provide solutions in health care and other industries through predictive analytics and proprietary technologies.
Board Member<br>

Melissa DeLaney
Board Member

PR and Communications Consultant. Melissa has worked in communications and public affairs in Washington, D.C. and AZ for 20 years. Previously, Melissa was a Communications Director for Governor Ducey’s campaign and economic development communities at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.
Board Member<br>

Lesley Kelly
Board Member

Director of Risk Management for Community Medical Services which is an opioid treatment program. Lesley has over 12 years of behavioral health field experience increasing access to care and providing comprehensive clinical treatment programs.
Board Member<br>

Beth Kohler
Board Member

Principal at Kohler Consulting, LLC. Beth was also the deputy director at AHCCCS, and deputy policy director and health and human services policy advisor in the Arizona Governor’s Office.
Board Member<br>

Dr. Marc Lato
Board Member

ASU – School for the Science of Health Care Delivery. Dr. Lato is a board-certified physician for more than 21 years, 20 years’ as a medical director and physician executive. Previously with Blue Cross, AHCCS, and St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Board Member<br>

Michael Morton
Board Member

Principal - Medical Office Brokers. Health care real estate expertise in site selection, purchasing, and construction. Michael's previous employers include NAI Horizon, Colliers International, CM Realty, and Plaza Companies.
Board Member<br>

Connie Perez
Board Member

Vice President, Revenue Cycle at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Connie previously served as President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley, President at Adreima and VP of Clinical Operations for Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Board Member<br>

Beth Scarano
Board Member

Principal/CEO at LaunchPM. Beth offers 25 years of project management expertise including corporate office, hospitality, healthcare, higher education, mission-critical, and municipal.

Hushabye Staff

Executive Director<br>

Tara Sundem
Executive Director

Administrative Director<br>

Haley Westfall
Administrative Director

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