Biographies of Trustee Members
TONY FERRULLI - Chair
Tony Ferrulli is a business management, real estate, and asset management professional with more than 40 years experience. Tony’s most recent professional experience includes over three years as the Real Estate Manager for the Western Region of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Irvine, California, during the last Banking crisis. This was his second time around with FDIC in this capacity. During his career at FDIC he oversaw the sale of over $3 billion dollars in real estate assets.
Prior to Tony’s position with FDIC, he was the Real Estate and Asset Management Division Manager in Orange County, California. He was responsible for the management of 4.3 million square feet of County-owned and leased facilities, and held a major role in negotiations involving the closure, sale, and reuse of multiple federal military properties located in Orange County.
In addition to his public sector experience, Mr. Ferrulli has over 12 years of private sector real estate experience, during which he owned and operated Ferrulli and Associates in Irvine, California, a real estate firm representing commercial properties. Mr. Ferrulli holds a real estate Brokers license in California and Arizona.
In January 2012, Tony retired and moved to Prescott, AZ. He and his wife are settled and thoroughly enjoy their lives in Prescott. They have made many friends and have become involved in community activities. Tony recently cycled off the Prescott Lakes Homeowner’s Association after serving four years, three of which as Board President.
CHARLES BOMBERGER - Vice Chair
Charles (Charlie) Bomberger is currently co-owner of a family-owned childcare facility, The Goddard School at Meridian, in Englewood, Colorado. Prior to retirement, Charlie worked for Xcel Energy, an investor-owned utility, for 25 years in several senior management positions, including assignments as General Manager of Audit Services, Business Planning, Nuclear Asset Management, and lastly as Vice President of Nuclear Projects.
Since moving to Prescott in 2011, Charlie has served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Prescott Lakes Community Association Board of Directors and served on the governing board of The Club at Prescott Lakes.
Charlie also served in the United States Navy from 1974-2004, serving on Active Duty from 1974-1981 with assignments aboard a nuclear fast attack submarine and as Radiological Controls Officer on a forward-based FBM submarine tender. Charlie is qualified in Submarines and was also qualified by Naval Reactors as an Engineering Officer. He retired as a Captain in the U.S. Navy.
Charlie received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (with distinction) from the U.S. Naval Academy and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Denver. Charlie held certifications with and is a member of several professional organizations, such as Registered Professional Engineer, Certified Internal Auditor, former Vice-Chairman of Edison Electric Institute/Institute of Internal Auditors Audit subcommittee and as Member of the Executive Committee of the Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited (NEIL) Engineering Advisory Committee.
Marnie Uhl - Secretary
Marnie is the President and CEO of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce. She has been in Prescott Valley since February 2006 having relocated from the White Mountains where she was the Executive Director and CEO of the Springerville-Eagar Regional Chamber of Commerce for 7.5 years.
Marnie moved to Arizona in 1998 where she embarked on a second career. As a Chamber of Commerce Executive, she graduated from the Institute of Organization Management in 2005 and served on its Board of Trustees. Marnie is a graduate of Project CENTRL, an Arizona Rural Leadership Development program and Prescott Area Leadership. She has her Accredited Chamber Executive professional designation through the Western Association of Chamber Executives and the Prescott Valley Chamber is an accredited chamber through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She holds an AA in Administration of Justice from East Los Angeles College. Marnie received Prescott Area Leadership’s Woman of the Year award in 2017.
Marnie is member of the Yavapai College Foundation board, the PV Early Bird Lions Club and serves on the board for Prescott Center for the Arts. Marnie supports multiple civic organizations throughout the Quad-cities and is the host for radio and television shows. In her spare time she has two dogs that keep her busy and loves performing in Community Theater. Marnie is a two-year breast cancer survivor and is passionate about the YRMC BreastCare Center.
JAMES HOWARD, Ph.D. - Treasurer
Dr. James Howard has been a teacher, coach and administrator for forty years. For 22 years, he was the Superintendent of Schools with Kearney, Nebraska, Prescott, Arizona and the Aqua Fria School District located in Avondale, Goodyear and Litchfield Park, Arizona.
He is active in the Prescott Community as the Co-Director and Founding Partner of the Trinity Christian Preschool, the Blue Grass Events Association Board of Directors, YMCA Board of Directors, past President of the Prescott Pops Symphony, and the Chairperson for the successful Bond Issue effort to establish a Joint Technology Educational District (JTED) for the students of Yavapai County.
Jim is the past President of the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, recipient of the Governor’s Award of Appreciation, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a member of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Omaha Central High School Hall of Fame for his life accomplishments.
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).
Mr. Sischka received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Portland and a Master of International Management from the Thunderbird Graduate School. Since 1980, he has been the Owner/Vice President of Olsen's Grain, Inc. He has been active in the community, serving on the Prescott Frontier Rotary for 33 years (as President in 1986/1987), as Chairman of the Rotary District 5490 RYLA in 2003-2006, as a current Board Member on the Central Arizona Partnership, and with the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Sischka is also involved with the Prescott Center for the Arts and the Sacred Heart Choir. He was the Frontier Rotarian of the Year in 2003 and 2005 and received the BSA Silver Beaver Award in 1996.
Linda Hunt, Senior Vice President of Operations & CEO for Dignity Health in Arizona, oversees Dignity Health’s Arizona division, which is anchored by seven outstanding hospitals, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center, Yavapai Regional Medical Center and Arizona General Hospitals – Laveen and Mesa. Under Hunt’s leadership, Dignity Health has grown into a respected and comprehensive health care system, which also includes imaging centers, specialty hospitals, physician groups, clinics, freestanding emergency rooms, urgent cares, insurance providers, an accountable care organization, a medical school campus and other clinical partnerships.
Hunt has served on several state and national commissions that have worked and continue to shape the future of health care and medical education. She currently serves on various local and national boards and advisory councils. She is Co-Chair of the Greater Phoenix Leadership’s Affordable Housing and Homelessness Committee. She serves on the Greater Phoenix Economic Council Board and is member of the Governor’s business leadership council, called Arizona Zanjeros. Additionally, she has served on the Governor’s Arizona Commerce Authority Board. She has also served on the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems Administrative Board of the American Association of Medical Colleges, American Association of Medical Colleges Executive Council, Arizona Commission on Medical Education and Research, Arizona Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee and Greater Phoenix Leadership Bioscience Task Force. Hunt has also represented Dignity Health in several community organizations including Greater Phoenix Leadership.
Hunt received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey College in Mississippi and her Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She graduated from the Johnson & Johnson Fellows Program in Management at the prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and was on the faculty at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Regis University in Denver.
Brian Tiffany, MD, PhD
As the Chief Physician Executive for the Dignity Health Southwest Division, Dr. Tiffany advances clinical excellence, performance, and alignment throughout our Arizona and Nevada markets; builds strong physician relationships and engagement; enhances care delivery throughout the division; and contributes to our growth and strategy efforts.
Dr. Tiffany has been a valuable member of the Dignity Health team for many years. He has served as chief medical officer for AGH Phoenix since December 2018, helping to lead the clinical operations of AGH Laveen, AGH Mesa and 12 hospital satellite emergency departments. He has seen AGH through tremendous growth, led several service and quality initiatives, and helped to build a strong clinical team. Dr. Tiffany has played a key role in our COVID-19 response efforts, serving as part of the Southwest Division's Incident Command and leading a research study on the pandemic's impact on healthcare workers.
Dr. Tiffany has been practicing emergency medicine since 1990 and working with Dignity Health East Valley since 2003. He was a member of the medical staff at Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers; and served as chairman of the East Valley Regional Institutional Review Board.
A graduate of Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Tiffany received his Doctor of Philosophy from Wayne State University. His experience, expertise, and enthusiasm will serve him well in this new role.
MALCOLM KEITH PIATT, MD, FACP, MHA
Dr. Keith Piatt was appointed Chief of Staff at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System effective March 23, 2014 and served as the Acting Medical Center Director from November 30, 2015 - March 4, 2017.
Dr. Piatt is a 1985 graduate of the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He served his internship, residency, and chief residency at the Good Samaritan Medical Center/Carl T, Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where he was named intern of the year and resident of the year. After completion of his residency, Dr. Piatt joined the staff at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center. He was responsible for the establishment of the first multidisciplinary HIV clinic in 1990 and was awarded the Secretary's "Hands and Heart" honor in 1992. He was selected as the Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care Services in 1995 and oversaw the opening of seven community based outpatient clinics, four in the metro Phoenix area and rural clinics in Payson, Globe, and Show Low, Arizona.
Dr. Piatt completed work on a Master's degree in Health Care Administration in 2006 through Seton Hall University and was chosen to give the commencement address. He has been selected five times as one of the "Top Doctors in Phoenix" by Phoenix Magazine.
DANIEL STORVICK, D. MIN.
Mr. Storvick received a BA in Public Speaking from California Lutheran University, a M DIV from Lutheran Seminary in St. Paul, MN and a D Min from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. His Parish ministry includes time as an Assistant/Associate Pastor at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, a Pastor/Senior Pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church, and Senior Pastor at American Lutheran Church, where he was conferred with the title "Pastor Emeritus" upon retirement. Mr. Storvick's community involvement includes Rotary International, Prescott YMCA Board of Directors, Boy Scouts of America, City of Prescott Futures Task Force, Prescott Samaritan Village Advisory Board and the Prescott Unified School District Superintendent's Planning Task Force. He is a founding leader of The Rock, a youth ministry outreach house across from Prescott High School, and part of the founding leadership committee of Prescott Young Life.
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.
Anthony V. Torres, MD FACP
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Anthony V. Torres is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Center as of July 10, 2022 He was formerly the Chief Medical Officer at of Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Center from July 1, 2016 through July 9, 2022. Prior to becoming the Chief Medical Officer at YRMC, Dr. Torres was the Medical Director of Yavapai Regional Medical Center PhysicianCare from October 2013 through December 2016.
Dr. Torres has been on the Medical Staff at YRMC since 2006 and practiced in the PhysicianCare Internal Medicine clinic from 2009-2015. Prior to joining PhysicianCare, Dr. Torres was in group practice in Walnut Creek, CA since 1993.
Dr. Torres received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California in 1979. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in 1987 with his medical degree and completed his Residency/Internship at New York Medical College, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY in 1991 and was Chief Resident from 1991-1992. Dr. Torres completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship training from Hunter S.P.O.R.T.S Medicine Center, Fairview Heights, IL in 1993. He maintains his Board Certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians
Dr. Torres currently serves on the Board of Directors for Northland Cares, a not-for-profit organization that provides services for community members afflicted by HIV.