Board of Directors
Calvin Cole joined the Terros Health Board of Directors in 2016. He is very active in the community, serving on the boards of one-n-ten, Keogh Health Foundation, Black Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley and Fans Across America Charitable Foundation. Calvin is Vice President for AmTrust Bank, A Division of New York Community Bank. Previous professional roles include: AVP for AmTrust Bank, Sales Manager for Countrywide Home Loans, Loan Officer for Prudential Arizona Properties, Branch Manager for Washington Mutual, and Regional Sales Manager for AAA. He is a graduate of the University of Phoenix.
Michael has been a member of the Terros Health board of directors since 2015. He is assistant chief at the Phoenix Police Department where he leads the Community Services Division. Michael has been a strong proponent of community-based policing and partnership-building for more than 27 years and has received many department commendations and awards, including the Medal of Valor, Distinguished Service and Supervisor of the Year. He earned Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Northern Arizona University.
Nancy has been a member of the Terros Health board of directors since 2013. She is an event accountant at SMG, the facilities management company for the State Farm Stadium, where she has worked for 11 years. Previously, Nancy spent nearly 20 years working at Arizona State University. She is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Arizona State University West.
Carolyn has been a member of the Terros Health board of directors since 2014. She is chief operating officer at Miriad Technologies, an internet startup for myHOA. Previously, she was principal and owner of Factuality Group LLC where she served as a consultant and project manager for companies like American Express, Catholic Healthcare West and Honeywell. Carolyn has a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of General Studies degree from the University of Michigan.
Melinda Kovacs has been an active member of the Terros Health Board of Directors since 2014. She became chair in January 2018. She has practiced law since 2000, the last 12 years in private practice and prior to that with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Melinda holds a Juris Doctor degree from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University.
Donald has been a member of the Terros Health board of directors since 2015 and previously served on the board from 2002 to 2014. He has practiced law in Phoenix since 1972 and his private practice firm, Donald J. Newman P.C., focuses primarily on business and real estate law. Donald holds Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Case Western Reserve University.
Elizabeth has been a member of the Terros Health board of directors since 2010. She worked at Baxalta US, Inc. for eight years in various roles from director of U.S. patient advocacy to senior manager. Previously, Elizabeth worked in sales at John & Johnson for 10 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University.
Grace serves as Vice President, Corporate Affairs. She brings over a decade of expertise in higher education and creating impactful public-private partnerships. Grace’s efforts lead to efficient and win-win collaborations between corporations and the nation’s most innovative school, Arizona State University. As a native Phoenician, Grace has an entrenched passion for her community and has worked for numerous non-profits in education, civil rights, and animal welfare. Grace also serves as an advisory board member for the Museum of Walking, an educational resource center committed to the advancement of walking as an art and mindfulness practice. Grace earned her B.S. and M.B.A. from Arizona State University.
Dr. Buffy Wooten is the Owner/Executive Clinical Director of Wooten & Associates, PLC., a clinical practice providing therapy to adults with histories of trauma and abuse. She is recognized as an esteemed community advocate and speaker for mental health and mindful living in various supporting roles in the community. Dr. Wooten has completed intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and has developed a team of therapists who are pursuing expertise in DBT and implement the protocol. She currently serves on the GCU Psychology Counseling Advisory Committee, the National Association for Marriage Enhancement, and is the Founder of the Kingdom Fellowship Assistance Network. She was awarded the Project HEAL Behavioral Health Excellence Award in 2017 and the Argosy University, Clinical Supervisor of the Year in 2016. Dr. Wooten obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida.
William V. Bidwill III
William V. Bidwill III joined the Terros Health Board of Directors in 2020. William is a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch where he focuses on developing strategies and investment portfolios for local professionals, small business owners, and institutional clients including 401(k)s and stock option plans to endowments and Non-profits. William graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Economics and Latin American History.
Kenneth G. Poole, Jr
Dr. Kenneth Poole, Jr. is the Medical Director of Patient Experience for Mayo Clinic Arizona. He also chairs the Mayo Clinic Patient Health Information Subcommittee, which governs appropriate use of the EMR and other information systems across all of Mayo Clinic, and sits on the Mayo Clinic Arizona Clinical Practice Committee. His academic interests include clinical informatics, health economics and policy, and innovation in health care delivery, and he sits on the Admissions Committee for the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. Dr. Poole earned his B.S. degree from Tennessee State University, his M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and his M.D. from Northwestern University.