Our Story

Making a Difference Since 1969.

Terros Health is a nonprofit, integrated care provider with specialization in medical care, wellness interventions, trauma-informed mental health and addiction recovery. Our compelling purpose is to Inspire Change for Life, and last year we helped more than 50,000 Arizonans on the path to better health and an improved quality of life. Our mission is to create healthy communities while meeting our triple aim of excellent patient experience, quality health care outcomes and controlled health care costs.

Terros Health has grown over the last 50 years into an organization employing more than 1,100 professionals across the greater Phoenix area, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott and Kingman. Our employees exude our values of integrity, compassion and empowerment while providing a continuum of care that includes primary medical care, wellness services, mental health care, addiction treatment and recovery.  We serve individuals and families in comfortable and welcoming environments in 11 locations. Our vision is to provide Extraordinary Care by Empowered People reaching Exceptional Outcomes.

MeeT the executive Leadership Team

The 2019 Executive Leadership Team consists of six chiefs of staff,
who oversee the operational needs of Terros Health.

Peggy Chase

President and CEO
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Karen Hoffman Tepper, Ph.D

Chief Operating Officer
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Liz Ketter

Chief Financial Officer
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Saul Perea, MD

Chief Medical Officer

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Saffron Wanger

Chief Information Officer
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Jennifer Nye

Chief Integration Officer
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 50 Years of Inspiring Change for life! 

1969-2019 Watch the video 

Board of Directors

Melinda Kovacs, Board Chair

Attorney, Law Offices of Melinda J. Kovacs

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Michael Kurtenbach, Secretary

Executive Assistant Chief, Phoenix Police Department
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Calvin Cole, Vice Chair

Vice President and Regional
Business Banking Manager 
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Kenneth LaFleur, Past Chair

Financial Consultant

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Nancy McKenna, Treasurer

Event Accountant, Spectra Venue
Mgmt at the State Farm Stadium

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Buffy Wooten, Ph.D., Member

Clinical Psychologist, Phoenix Professional Practice Associates
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Melinda Kovacs, Board Chair

Attorney, Law Offices of Melinda J. Kovacs

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Calvin Cole, Vice Chair

Vice President and Regional
Business Banking Manager 
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Nancy McKenna, Treasurer

Event Accountant, Spectra Venue
Mgmt at the State Farm Stadium

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Michael Kurtenbach, Secretary

Executive Assistant Chief, Phoenix Police Department
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Kenneth LaFleur, Past Chair

Financial Consultant

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Buffy Wooten, Ph.D., Member

Clinical Psychologist, Phoenix Professional Practice Associates
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Carolyn Kroot, Member

Chief Operations Officer, Miriad Technologies
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Donald Newman, Member

Attorney, Donald J Newman PC

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Elizabeth Stoltz, Member

Associate Director, US Regional Patient Advocacy, Shire

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Mike Duran III, Member

Assistant Chief, Phoenix Fire Department

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Dr. Steven Gonzalez, Member

President, GateWay Community College

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Carolyn Kroot, Member

Chief Operations Officer, Miriad Technologies
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Donald Newman, Member

Attorney, Donald J Newman PC

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Elizabeth Stoltz, Member

Associate Director, US Regional Patient Advocacy, Shire

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Mike Duran III, Member

Assistant Chief, Phoenix Fire Department

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Dr. Steven Gonzalez, Member

President, GateWay Community College

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Memberships and Partnerships

We  hold memberships and partnerships with the following organizations:
  • Arizona Council of Human Services Providers
  • Arizona Alliance of Community Health Centers
  • Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce
  • Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
  • Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • National Council for Behavioral Health
  • CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America)
  •  mhca