Fellows Profiles

Flinn-Brown Fellow Brittney Kaufmann advocates on behalf of Arizona’s largest health systems

May 26, 2023

I serve as CEO of the Health System Alliance of Arizona. The Health System Alliance of Arizona represents the largest health systems and employers across Arizona, including Abrazo Health, Banner Health, Carondelet Health, Dignity Health, HonorHealth, and Northern Arizona Healthcare.…

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Fellow Christina Spicer helping grow the Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council

May 02, 2023

After six years at Teach For America-Phoenix, Christina joined the Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) in 2014. She served as Deputy Director for three years with oversight of the programmatic operations (including girl program, product program, and camp), fund development,…

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Flinn-Brown Fellow John Garcia III brings expertise to federal agency

March 30, 2023

’m currently a senior advisor in the Office of Policy, Evaluation and Planning at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. In my office, we ensure alignment across the department with the secretary’s priorities, using evidence-based approaches to inform…

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Flinn-Brown Fellow Ryan Gregg offers cybersecurity services to public and private sectors

January 31, 2023

There are many challenges that we are facing in the world, our country, state, and communities today. One of those is the vulnerabilities that come with such advances in technology and the exploitation by mal actors, organized crime, terrorist organizations…

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Flinn-Brown Fellow Matthew Herman: A life of service and business in Casa Grande 

November 30, 2022

For my day job as a small business owner, I see how policy affects landowners, taxes, and customers alike. Decisions made at the local and state level can have significant impacts on property taxes and services for business owners. Sales…

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Flinn-Brown Fellow Reyna Montoya works to advance justice for immigrant communities

November 01, 2022

The Fellows Network has been super useful. I have had the opportunity to connect with people within my cohort and other cohorts. Through the network I have had the opportunity to grab a cup of coffee and share about policy…

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Flinn-Brown Fellow Cecilia McCollough to serve another term as mayor of Wellton

September 30, 2022

Our community, like many in rural Arizona, has great challenges. We are tackling them as best as possible.  One of the biggest lessons I have learned is the importance of building relationships.  Our community does not have the resources that larger urban…

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