Ann Froio has been the Department’s “Fix-it” specialist for the last several years. Most recently, Ann has served as Interim CEO for the Arizona State Hospital while the Department conducted a national search for a new CEO.  For the year prior to that, Ann served as the Interim Director at the Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center (ACPTC).  She’s also served as the ADHS Assistant Director for Operations/Organizational Development- while in that position, she rolled up her sleeves and helped us to improve efficiency and Stakeholder relations in various programs.

So, it’s a delight that Ann has agreed to share her talents with us as the new Assistant Director for behavioral health.  Ann’s experience in both state government and the private sector is amazing and includes multiple aspects of behavioral health and health care administration and service delivery. She has broad experience in health care leadership, management and direct service including organizational change; licensing; quality management, utilization and medical management in managed care organizations, outpatient and inpatient settings; medical records; medical coding; training and education; risk management; grant, contract and proposal writing; procurement; contract administration and monitoring; HIPAA implementation; drafting administrative rules; strategic planning; business informatics; developing policies, procedures; building rates and budgets; research and evaluation; and the provision of direct services as a clinician.

This is a perfect fit.  Thanks Ann!