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Health-care entrepreneur joins Flinn Foundation board

Heidi Jannenga, one of Arizona’s most accomplished health-care-technology entrepreneurs, has been elected to the Flinn Foundation board of directors. Jannenga, co-founder of Phoenix-based WebPT, the leading software provider for electronic medical records and practice management for rehabilitation therapists, brings to the board premier expertise in the clinical and business currents shaping Arizona’s health-care and technology […]


Arizona medical schools lead the way in diversifying physician workforce

*This article first appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of Arizona Physician magazine, a publication of the Maricopa County Medical Society. By Brian PowellFlinn Foundation Dr. Kenneth Poole of Mayo Clinic Arizona says ideally, the race or ethnicity of a physician should not impact patient care. But Poole, an internal-medicine physician who oversees patient experience […]

Arts and Culture

Flinn Foundation gives $40,000 for small Arizona arts groups

Ten Arizona arts-and-culture organizations will receive a combined $40,000 under a Flinn Foundation initiative that will support rural and diverse art galleries, festivals, dance classes, museums, workshops, and education. The grants, distributed in partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, provide funding to arts and culture organizations within smaller and rural communities. Each of […]

Civic Leadership

Karen Francis-Begay supports Native students, programs, and faculty at UArizona

Karen Francis-Begay Assistant Vice Provost Native American Initiatives, University of Arizona LinkedIn | Facebook Describe your work and how public policy impacts how you manage your organization. I have the privilege of working to coordinate and support our Native student programs and Native faculty at the University of Arizona. I work closely with Enrollment Management, Student Success […]