MEET THE AzPA STAFF
Kelly Fine (Ridgway), R.Ph., FAzPA
Chief Executive Officer
Kelly joined AzPA as CEO in October 2011. A graduate of the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, she came to Arizona in 2001. Prior to her position with AzPA, Kelly was Pharmacy Care Manager for a major drug chain where she was responsible for patient care programs including immunizations, medication therapy management, community health fairs, and in-store screening services.
Kelly served as the 2010-2011 President of AzPA and served on the Board of Directors in various capacities since 2006. In 2013 she was named an AzPA Fellow. Kelly is also a preceptor and adjunct faculty at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy Glendale and the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy.
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Cindy joined the AzPA team in November 2015. As the Operations Director, Cindy assists the Chief Executive Officer in managing the association staff, event and conference planning, oversees day-to-day office tasks and monitors the association's budget and vendor contracts.
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Legislative Liaison & Special Research
Erin joined the AzPA team in June 2015. She helps the AzPA staff and Board of Directors explore new opportunities for growth.
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Sarah joined the AzPA team in December 2016. She handles all membership retention and new member strategies. She also coordinates membership benefits and works with the Membership Committee to brainstorm new membership incentives.
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An AzPA staff member since November 2006, Cindy is responsible for all things financial for AzPA and its related organizations, including payments, receipts, financial statements, and tax filings.
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For inquiries concerning member dues and other product transactions please call our office.
Deb came to AzPA in March 2012. In her role as Administrator, Deb coordinates the intake and referral process for PAPA participants. Her responsibilities include maintaining participant records and providing reports to the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy.
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Kathy rejoined the AzPA team in October 2016. She manages and structures continuing pharmacy education programs according to ACPE standards with the direction of the CEO, Board of Directors, and CE committee. Kathy also works with the CEO and the CE Committee to develop innovative educational opportunities.
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Jessie Armendt has spent the last seven years around the state capitol where she has developed experience in healthcare, public safety, education, and animal welfare issues. She is a graduate from Rice University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. Armendt began her lobbying career as the Government Relations Coordinator at Williams and Associations, where she spent two years before moving to Arizona Governmental Affairs as a Director. Before entering into the policy realm, she spent a year in philosophy Ph.D. program at the University of Maryland and then returned o Arizona to work as a behavioral therapist for children with autism. She is currently a partner with Axiom Public Affairs.