Leader’s appointment reflects the University’s commitment to public health issues

PHOENIX, December 16, 2016—University of Phoenix® College of Health Professions today announced the appointment of Academic Dean Holly Orozco, Dr. P.H., M.P.H., to the Arizona Public Health Association (AzPHA) board of directors. Dr. Orozco joins the board, made up of healthcare professionals, community advocates, educators and those interested in public health, as vice president to support and fulfill a shared mission of improving health in Arizona communities. Dr. Orozco’s appointment covers a four-year term; next year, she will serve as president elect. In 2018, she will serve as president, and in 2019, past and former president.

“The importance of public health advocacy and resources in our communities cannot be overstated,” said Dr. Holly Orozco, academic dean for University of Phoenix College of Health Professions, “We have the opportunity to improve health and outcomes in Arizona by advocating for healthy communities, and I look forward to the opportunity to work toward this important mission with the Arizona Public Health Association.”

In her current role at University of Phoenix College of Health Professions, Dr. Orozco is responsible for overseeing program and curriculum development, and works with University leadership to execute on key initiatives. She has more than 10 years of experience in leadership roles within higher education and more than 20 years of experience working in the public health sector. Part of her experience in public health includes serving as vice president, president elect, and president for the Southern California Public Health Association. In addition, she serves on the Education Board of the American Public Health Association.

The Arizona Public Health Association, a non-profit organization founded in 1928, works to improve the level of health and well-being for all Arizonans through advocacy, education and professional development opportunities. Areas of focus for AzPHA include hosting public health events and providing resources to participate in leadership and volunteer committees.

“Arizona Public Health Association is very pleased to welcome Holly Orozco to a leadership position on our Board of Directors,” said Jeri Royce, interim executive director of AzPHA. “The work of the Arizona Public Health Association is focused around advocacy, professional development and networking. Holly brings a depth of experience in public health locally and nationally that will enhance the effectiveness of our organization.”

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For more information about the Arizona Public Health Association, visit www.azpha.org/homepage.

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About Arizona Public Health Association

AZPHA, a non-profit professional service organization, 501(c)(3), affiliated with the American Public Health Association AzPHA was recognized in 2013 as the Outstanding National Affiliate of the Year. The mission of AzPHA is to improve the health of Arizona's communities through education, advocacy and professional development. See http://www.azpha.org/about-us, http://www.azpha.org/contact-us and http://www.azpha.org/about-us/media-releases.

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