AzSRC History

The Arizona Society for Respiratory Care (AzSRC) is a non-profit organization that supports respiratory care practitioners of Arizona. This site is provided by the AzSRC to enhance communications and the distribution of information among its members and those interested in Respiratory Care. The AzSRC is a chartered affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care. When you join the AARC you automatically become a member of the AzSRC.

Respiratory Care is the health care specialty responsible for the treatment and care of the lungs.

Respiratory Care practitioners work in hospitals, in extended care facilities, and some even visit patients’ homes. They treat patients of all ages, from newborns to elderly persons. They handle both acute, or sudden, problems as well as chronic or long-term disorders. Respiratory Care practitioners work closely with doctors and other health practitioners. RCPs are specialists respected for their scientific and technical expertise.

Saving lives is our business! Respiratory Care Practitioners save lives with technology.

They use computer equipment to maintain patient breathing and to diagnose illness. Respiratory Care Practitioners are experts who apply technology to human frailty. A career in Respiratory Care is challenging but attainable. The respiratory care programs in Arizona award the Associate or Bachelor degree. Upon graduation, students are eligible for the Certification Examination that qualifies one as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Respiratory Care Practitioners are professionals recognized for their role in public health and welfare.

Arizona Board of Respiratory Care Examiners

1740 West Adams, Suite 3406
Phoenix 85007
P: (602) 542-5995
F: (602) 542-5900

Arizona Board of Respiratory Care Examiners Website

Meet the Officiary

Ajla Sutkovic

MBA, RRT, VA-BC

President

HonorHealth Medical Group

President@azsrc.org

Term Ends: January 1, 2019

Kathy Rineer

MBA, RRT

Vice President

HonorHealth Medical Group

VP@azsrc.org

Term Ends: January 1, 2019

Brian Shelley

MSL, RRT, VA-BC

Past President

HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center

Brian.Shelley@HonorHealth.com

Term Ends: January 1, 2018

Meetings and Minutes

AzSRC Bylaws

Shauna Dusbabek

MBA, RRT-ACCS, VA-BC

Treasurer

HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center

Treasurer@azsrc.org

Term Ends: January 1, 2019

Corin Walters

MSHE, RRT, AE-C

Secretary

Respiratory Care Specialist

 

Term Ends: January 1, 2018

Chuck Ramirez

CRT, RRT, VA-BC

Delegate

Banner Estella Medical Center

Chuck.Ramirez@bannerhealth.com

Term Ends: January 1, 2017

Pam Artibey

Ed.D., RRT-NPS

Delegate

Philips Hospital Respiratory Care

(760) 668-2188

pam.artibey@philips.com

Term Ends: January 1, 2019

Corin Walters

BS, RRT, RCP, AE-C

Board Member

Kaplan College

Corinthia.Walters@astrazeneca.com

Term Ends: January 1, 2017

Shauna Dusbabek

MBA, RRT, VA-BC

Board Member

HonorHealth Medical Group

Term Ends: January 1, 2017

Ashley Feighery

RRT

Board Member

St Joseph’s Hospital, Tucson, AZ

Term Ends: January 1, 2017

Fernando Galaviz

BS, RRT

Board Member

Green Valley Hospital

Term Ends: January 1, 2017

Committee Chairs

Membership Committee

Brian Shelley / Christine Claxton / Chris Lopez / Dave Wootten / Steve Padgett

Vendor Relations

Brian Shelley

Public Relations / Publications

Brian Shelley

Conference Program Committee

Pam Artibey / Kathy Rineer

Budget and Audit Committee

Ajla Sutkovic / Brian Shelley

CEU Committee

Tammy Redasky / Alice Hinton

Legislative Committee

Jim Love

Bylaws Committee

Nicole Petcu / Alan Crawford

Elections and Nominations

Brian Shelley

Student Committee

Alan Crawford / Betti Grab

Webmaster

Brian Berg