Ariz. - Pat Griffen, the founding executive director of an organization that helps women and children who are victims of abuse, is the newest member of the Arizona Medical Board. Governor Janet Napolitano appointed her to the Board as one of four public members. She succeeds Ronnie Cox, Ph.D., whose five year term had come to an end. She will attend her first scheduled Board meeting as a member on April 5, 2006.
25 years ago, Ms. Griffen founded Against Abuse, Inc., to provide domestic violence and child abuse shelter services to the citizens of Pinal County. She has been active in the field of private, non-profit management for the past 35 years. Ms. Griffen is currently the Secretary of the Pinal County Victim Compensation Program, the Chair of the City of Casa Grande Personnel Advisory Board, the Chair of the Desert Pavilion Advisory Board, and the Chair of the RTA Hospice Foundation Board of Directors.
The Arizona Medical Board licenses and regulates more than 17,700 allopathic physicians. Eight members of the 12-person Board are physicians; one of four public members must be a registered nurse.