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. Over the course of 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

John Moore,
Chief Financial Officer

John has worked for Copa Health since 2001 in such capacities as VP Finance, Chief Administrative Officer, CEO and is currently the Chief Financial Officer.  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

José Valdés,
Chief Development Officer

José Valdés is an established sales and business development professional with over 25 years of experience in technology and healthcare. José is charged with accelerating the growth of the Copa Foundation and building strategic partnerships that strengthen Copa’s service delivery and organizational advancement. 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

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 the disabled 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

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, Marketing

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

Bill Nardozzi
VP, Information Technology

Bill Nardozzi has worked in the technology industry for over 25 years, which has provided him a wealth of knowledge in areas such as software, equipment, information systems, and audio/video applications. MORE

Board of Directors

Don J. Fowls, MD, Chair

David M. Day, Vice Chair/Treasurer

Wilford A. Cardon, Immediate Past Chair

Deborah Elliott, Secretary

Jon Scott Williams, Member

Brian C. Middleton, Member

Chris Schneck, Member

Brian Kotsur, Member

Holly Williams, Member

Diane E. Hough, Member

A. Melvin McDonald, Member

Abraham Barton, Member

Dr. Shar Najafi-Piper, Copa Health CEO