Summit Healthcare Leadership Team

Sarah Basinger, RN, BSN, MHI

Director of Woman and Infant Services

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Sarah Basinger has been a member of Summit Healthcare’s Leadership Team since 2008. As Director of Woman and Infant Services, Sarah is responsible for oversight of labor and delivery, the obstetric operating room, postpartum, and gynecological services. Sarah is a Registered Nurse with her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Innovation.

Jeromy Cronin

Director of Operations

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Jeromy is an Arizona native who grew up in San Manuel, AZ. He enlisted in the Navy in 1993 and served as a Deep Sea Diving Independent Duty Corpsman and Command Master Chief. After 23 years in the Navy, he retired from the Navy and returned home. Jeromy holds a degree in Healthcare Management and has worked in healthcare for more than 20 years with experience in Hyperbaric Therapy, Dialysis, Veterans Affairs, and Outpatient Medicine. Jeromy has four children; he and his wife Breanna enjoy spending their free time outdoors hiking, camping, and traveling.

DeAnn Davies, MS, CLC

Director of Early Childhood Outreach and Pediatric Clinical Psychology

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DeAnn graduated with a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts from Arizona State University and a Master’s in Child and Adolescent Development from Capella University. For 18 years DeAnn has dedicated her passion for young children to leading early childhood programs. She currently serves as the Arizona Healthy Steps Director and the Summit Healthcare Director of Healthy Steps. DeAnn has been an active member of boards representing the needs of children with special needs, infant-toddler mental health, and she served as Chair for a First Things First Regional Partnership Council. DeAnn is married to her husband Ben, is the mother to two adult children, and grandmother to two granddaughters.

Julie Forney, AART(R) (T)

Director of Oncology Services

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As the Director of Oncology Services she is responsible for Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Chemotherapy, and a dedicated oncology pharmacy. Julie began the radiation oncology program at Summit Healthcare in April of 2003. As the program grew, it was necessary to develop a comprehensive oncology center and as a result, in 2005 the medical oncology program was developed. Oncology Services now has two medical oncologists, one radiation oncologist, seven RN’s, and support staff. Julie is Board Certified in Radiology as well as Radiation Therapy. She is married with three grown children and four grandchildren.

Jarrett Maxwell

Director of Cardiopulmonary Services

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Jarrett Maxwell grew up locally in Arizona’s White Mountains. To further his education, Jarrett went to Gateway community college earning his Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy and NAU for his Bachelor’s degree in Science and Respiratory Care. Then shortly after graduating; Jarrett moved back to the White Mountains and started working for Summit Healthcare as a night shift Respiratory Therapist in Cardiopulmonary. Jarrett has been a member of the Summit Healthcare team since 2010, and is working closely with his team as director. As Director of Cardiopulmonary, Jarrett is responsible for the oversight of Respiratory Therapy, EKG, EEG and Sleep Study services. In his off time Jarrett enjoys basketball, mountain biking, and racquet ball with his friends and family.

Jarom Lewis

Director of Security & Environmental Services

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Jarom Lewis retired from law enforcement after a successful career with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He served as a highway patrolman, gang enforcement detective, narcotics detective, and also served on the state’s high risk response team. Jarom finished his law enforcement career while serving as a deputized FBI task force member specializing in violent crime and narcotics. He graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in criminal justice studies. Jarom was born and grew up in the White Mountains. He and his wife are the parents of 5 children. He has been with Summit Healthcare since 2014.

Mary De Los Reyes, RN, JD

Director of Risk Management

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Mary is a Nurse Attorney and a member of the Arizona and California State Bars. She is a licensed Registered Nurse in Arizona and holds the Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) and Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credentials. Her previous positions include Director of Risk Management and Patient Relations, Patient Safety Officer, Privacy Officer and Compliance. Prior to becoming an attorney and working in a medical malpractice defense firm, she spent over 20 years as a NICU and Labor & Delivery staff nurse. Mary is passionate about growing a strong safety culture and takes an enterprise-wide approach to Risk Management. She is excited about joining the Summit Healthcare Leadership Team.

Mitzi Melero, RN

Director of Inpatient Services

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Mitzi Melero came to Summit in 2004. She graduated from Purdue University in 1981 with a degree in Nursing and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration with an emphasis on Health Information Systems in 2012. Mitzi has worked in Intensive Care Units since 1983 and has spent more than a decade in management. Mitzi is a major NASCAR fan!

Bill Thomack

Director of Occupational Health

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Bill grew up in Winslow, AZ where he worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for four years before returning to school and receiving a Degree in Respiratory Therapy. He went to nursing school in Farmington, NM and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at the University of Phoenix. Bill is a Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist and has worked in Occupational Health since 1989. He spent 22 years working in Occupational Health for Arizona Public Service Company, most of which was at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. While at APS, he was also part of the APS Volunteer Clown Unit. In 2013, he went to work for Payson Regional Medical Center as the Director of Employee Health/Infection Prevention and Environmental Services.

Along with Occupational Health, Bill has also served as the Emergency Manager for Banner Payson Medical Center and has received training in Anniston Alabama through FEMA. Bill has 3 children and 12 grandchildren. Bill and his wife like to spend their free time camping, hiking and spending time in their RV in Tonto Basin, AZ. Bill makes jewelry which he sells at different craft shows in Arizona. He is a huge Disney fan, with the inside and outside of his house decorated with Disney items.

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