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Leadership for the association is provided by a volunteer Board of Directors and a paid Executive Director.  Additional support is provided by volunteers working on committees/workgroups and staff members.



Board of Directors 

The board consists of 12-16 Directors/Officers and the Executive Director (ex-officio).  Directors must be either employees of a Provider Member or an Associate Member or they must be an AAHC Individual Member.


Executive Committee:

  • President:  Eva Ward, BSN, RN, HCS-O, CHPN
  • President-elect: Bonali Barua Kautz, PT, MPT, MA
  • Secretary: Heather Collins, BSN, RN, 
  • Treasurer: Tom Glatt
  • Executive Director:  Marie Fredette, CAE


  • Debbie Carmichael, RN, BSN
  • Kerry Halcomb, PT
  • Kimberly Lane, MSN, RN
  • Lisa Olson, MSN, FNP-C

Interested in Serving on the Board?

Director nominations are accepted year-round via the Candidate Interest Form (available to members either online or upon request from the AAHC Office).  Nominations received prior to April 1st will be considered by the AAHC Nominating Committee (provided the individual meets the requirements set forth in the Blaws) and if approved will be placed on the election ballot at the Annual Meeting held in June. Nominations received after April 1st will be considered for the next year's election or in cases of a vacancy. For more information on the election process, please contact either the current Nominating Chair (identified below) or the Executive Director in the AAHC Office.



The following workgroups support the focus areas in the current Strategic Plan (Learn More).  

  • Engaged Advocacy :: Monitors and discusses proposed changes in State/ Federal Policies and Regulations and develops recommended priorities and positions as well as engages with payors, policy makers and regulatory agencies on issues that impact members and the patients/families they serve.
  • Operational Excellence :: Identifies, reviews, implements and evaluates trainings, resources, tools and partnerships that the support the operational vitality of Provider and Associate Members.
  • Commitment to Quality ::  Identifies, reviews, implements and evaluates trainings, resources, tools and certifications that support Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance and the professional development of individuals working in home care.   
  • Workforce Capacity:  Identify, Review and Promote activities that support workforce recruitment, development and retention of qualified individuals to home health and in-home care.
  • Association Vitality: Recruit/Retain Members from all industry sectors. Identify, Recruit, Develop and Retain Volunteers that are representative of the industry and diverse perspectives.

The following committees support the ongoing work of the association: 

  • Community Outreach Workgroup :: Increases access to home health and in home care for All Arizonans. 
  • Education Workgroup :: Develops and plans AAHC’s educational programs and professional development offerings.
  • Board Development/Nominating Committee :: Identifies, reviews and recommends candidates for seats on the board of directors and professional development opportunities.


Interested in Volunteering?

If you would like to be considered for one of the committees or workgroups, please complete the interest form below. 

Please note, while only employees of Provider/Associate Members and Individual Members are eligible to serve on the board; all Members including Vendor Members are eligible to be on committees/workgroups.

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