Dr. Shar Najafi-Piper,
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Najafi-Piper has distinguished herself as a licensed psychologist and clinical executive over the past 17 years. Throughout her career, she has served as a behavioral health technician, outpatient counselor, team lead clinician, program/executive director of outpatient clinics, vice president of outpatient services, and president of quality care centers and behavioral services. MORE

Darwyn Chern, MD,
FAPA, FASAM, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Darwyn Chern, MD is a triple board-certified physician in the fields of psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and addiction medicine. He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  He is the Vice President of the Arizona Society of Addiction Medicine, the state chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. MORE

Martin Quintana

Martin Quintana,
Chief Financial Officer

Martin Quintana brings with him a wealth of financial, executive leadership, and nonprofit experience to Copa Health. His background as a strategic and innovative executive with extensive experience as a CEO, CFO, and COO, provides him with a well-rounded skillset and executive leadership. MORE

Stacy Garner,
Chief of Staff

Stacy Garner has twenty-nine years of behavioral health experience.  In those twenty-nine years he has served as Chief of Staff, Deputy CEO, VP of Operations, Regional Director, Arnold v Sarn Administrator and Case Manager. MORE

Diana Medina, PhD,
Chief, Clinical Education

Dr. Diana Medina is the Chief, Clinical Education and Director of Training at Copa Health’s Psychology Training Program (APPIC Member). She is one of the few bilingual (Spanish and English) licensed psychologist in the State of Arizona. MORE

Dan Hixon,
Chief Information and Digital Officer

Dan Hixon brings over 20 years of professional technology expertise and leadership to the Copa team. Dan has a clear vision for improving our staff experience and member outcomes with technology. MORE

Rita Martinez,
Chief Human Resources Officer

Rita Martinez manages the overall provisions of Human Resources services, policies and programs. MORE

Latrice S. Hickman, MPA

Latrice S. Hickman, MPA,
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

Latrice’s experience is the consensus of more than twenty (20) years successfully leading local and national human service agencies and businesses. As an agile social services professional, she has held various roles, to include Chief Program Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and Chief Quality Improvement and Compliance Officer. MORE

Maria Fuentes

Maria Fuentes,
Chief, External Affairs

Maria Christina Fuentes joined Copa in January 2023 as the Chief of External Affairs. Maria works to improve and expand care through stakeholder relationships and advocacy for those we serve. MORE

Janey Durham,
VP, Employment Related Services and Day Services

Janey Durham has 35 years of leadership experience in heading and growing employment related programs for individuals with disabilities and behavioral health populations. She currently holds the position of Vice President of Employment Related and Day Services. The programs she oversees serve and enrich the lives of 3,500 members annually. MORE

Wendy Bunn

Dr. Wendy Bunn,
VP, Community Housing

Wendy Bunn brings many years of experience providing or directing services for children and adults with mental health conditions. MORE

Norm Duvé,
VP, Community Relations

Norm Duvé has been with Copa Health (formerly Marc Community Resources) for almost twenty years. He was the first employee of the Copa Health IT Department where he helped grow the organization’s use of technology. MORE

Michaela Statt, LMSW
VP, Outpatient Services

Michaela has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from ASU. Throughout her career she found her niche in health care administration and operations. MORE

Jenn Barrett

Jenn Barrett,
VP, Revenue Optimization

With over 30 years in the Arizona healthcare field, Jenn Barrett brings a wealth of knowledge to Copa Health. Her expertise in innovation, transformation, and initiatives related to Contracting and Value-Based Care have helped shape healthcare in Arizona. MORE

Board of Directors

David M. Day, Chair

Holly Williams, Vice Chair

Craig A. Cardon, Treasurer

Deborah Elliott, Secretary

Don J. Fowls, MD

Wilford Cardon

Jon Scott Williams

Brian C. Middleton

Chris Schneck

Brian Kotsur

Diane E. Hough

A. Melvin McDonald

Abraham Barton

Dr. Shar Najafi-Piper, Copa Health CEO