The nine members of the hospital’s Board of Trustees, all volunteers and all drawn from the community at large, are committed to the Vision of a Total Healing Environment and have pledged to represent the interests of the YRMC service area in an unbiased manner. It is a pledge that has been kept.
Board members set hospital policy, provide direction for long-range strategic planning, monitor the financial viability of YRMC and are involved in community relations.
Board members, who serve staggered terms, are chosen from among interested community residents who understand and support YRMC’s Vision of a Total Healing Environment, are committed to the hospital’s Values, and are willing to spend 20-25 hours a month to make decisions on complex issues pertaining to YRMC and healthcare in general.
Trustees, current office held, and terms are:
Yavapai Regional Medical Center
1003 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
CLIFFORD MORGAN, M.D., FACS - Chairman
Dr. Morgan brings a wealth of knowledge to our Board. He completed his Residency in General Surgery at the University of Arizona in 1984, and successfully passed his Boards in General Surgery in 1985. Subsequently, he became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Morgan has been a member of the Medical Staff at YRMC since 1992, and has served as Chief of Staff. He also has served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery and has been on the Medical Executive Committee as Department representative.
PAULA KNEISL - Vice Chairman
Ms. Kneisl worked for Good Samaritan Society, Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Payson from 1998 to her retirement in December 2010. Her previous healthcare experience includes Roseville Good Samaritan Center, Nicollet Good Samaritan Center, and University Health Care Center in Minnesota. Her previous affiliations with Yavapai Regional Medical Center include serving on the Council of Electors from 2003-2010. She currently serves on the NAHC, Aging Services of Arizona Board, Covenant Health Network, and the Prescott Chamber of Commerce.
STEVE BINKLEY - Secretary
Mr. Binkley worked for the Arizona Public Service Company from 1965 until his retirement in August 2004. His previous hospital and healthcare affiliations were as Trustee and Chairman of the Board for Yuma Regional Medical Center. His previous professional affiliations were with Yuma Community Bank, Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, Arizona Western College Foundation, Pinnacle West Capital Corp PAC, Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp., the Yuma Area Development Corp. and the Boy Scouts of America.
JANE BRISTOL - Treasurer
Jane worked for the City of Prescott from 1989 until 2010 when she began her own consulting firm. During her tenure with the City, Jane worked for many years as the Economic Development Director in the City Manager's Office.
She has an advanced background in business attraction, strategic planning and creative program development. Jane received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in 1994, attended the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma in 2001, and became a Certified Economic Developer, CEcD in 2001 from the Internal Economic Development Council.
Jane has received numerous awards, including: the William W. Lampkin Award for Long Term Excellence in Economic Development, the Economic Developer of the Year for Small Communities, the Small Organization of the Year Award, and the Prescott Achievement of Civic Excellence Award. A few of her professional affiliations include: the Governor's Office on Workforce Policy Economic Development Committee, the Arizona Rural Development Council (Founding Board Member), the Prescott Frontier Rotary Board, and the Arizona Association for Economic Development (President-Elect of Board).
A graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in business, Mr. Jackson started his career with the Garrett Corp in 1961 and served as President for the Garrett Aviation Division of Allied Signal Inc. until 1992. His professional affiliations with Yavapai Regional Medical Center include serving on the Foundation Advisory Committee (Ad Hoc), 2000; Council of Electors, 2000-2001; Foundation Board Vice Chairman, 2001-2003; and Foundation Board Chairman, 2003-2008. He also has been an active member in the All Saints Anglican Church since 1997.
Mr. Thompson received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Arizona State University and worked for the Salt River Project from 1960 until his retirement in 1994 as Associate General Manager, Customer Services, Marketing and Water. His previous hospital and healthcare affiliations include serving as Chairman of the Board for Phoenix Memorial Hospital, and Vice-Chairman of the Board for PMH Health Services in Phoenix and Chairman of its Quality Assurance Committee and Vice-Chair of its Finance Committee.
LINDA MEDINA, R.N.
Linda Medina has been in the nursing field for 35 years. Linda retired in 2004 from Maricopa Medical Center where she held the Director of Outpatient Family Health Centers and Specialty Clinics position (1998-2002) followed by the Director of Nursing position (2002-2004). Prior to Maricopa Medical Center, Linda was a Nursing Manager with Phoenix General Hospital. Ms. Medina has worked for both for-profit and non-profit in the healthcare field and understands the importance of meeting the budget goals for the organization.
JOHN MACKENZIE, D.O., F.A.C.N.
Dr. MacKenzie's formal education includes a B.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University; he received his degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed Internships at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Oakland General Hospital. Dr. MacKenzie completed his residency in Neurology at Oakland General Hospital and Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders and became Board certified in Neurology and Psychiatry in 1999.
Dr. MacKenzie has served on several hospital committees, both here and in Phoenix. His memberships include the American Osteopathic Association, the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, the American College of Neuropsychiatries, and the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. His professional experience includes Valley Neurology Associates, Ltd (1997-2000) and his own neurology practice here in Prescott (2000-present).
Mr. Beatty received a B.Sc. in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University (NAU). Since 1988, he has been the owner/president of Prescott Investor Services, Inc., a management of international investment advisory firm. He has been active in the community, serving on the Northern Arizona University Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter and the Prescott Sunrise Lions Club, with commitments ranging from member to president and chairman. Mr. Beatty is also a member of the NAU College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Advancement Council and volunteers with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Yavapai County. He has received the Melvin Jones, Fellow, Lions Club International and Outstanding Volunteer, Association of Fundraising Professionals awards.