Magellan Health

About MagellanofAZ

Leadership Team

Richard Clarke, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer
hcla 2011.jpgRichard is responsible for the smooth operation of Magellan of Arizona. He oversees and ensures oper ational compliance with business, financial, quality and employee objectives. He also oversees the senior management team and works to develop and maintain cost effective and responsive operations throughout the company.

Shawn Thiele

Deputy CEO
Shawn handles account management, customer service, and assists with daily business management. She also supervises the development of effective organizational strategies and plans in support of Magellan's ongoing efforts to transform the system of care in central Arizona.

Shareh Ghani, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Ghani is responsible for the high performance standards of all clinical positions within the RBHA. He is responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality, cost effective care. Dr. Ghani is also accountable for the effective management of clinical policies, procedures and best practices.

Alex Nuñez

Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Alex is responsible for all internal and external financial reporting for Magellan, including all required monthly, quarterly and annual reports. He is also responsible for coordinating the annual external audit for Magellan.

Nolberto Machiche

Chief Community Relations Officer 
Nolberto oversees the community relations department, which is responsible for Magellan of Arizona's public, media and community relations activities, including issues management, brand development, internal/employee communications, Web communications, and oversight of Magellan of Arizona's government relations efforts.

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Contact Information

Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care (Mercy Maricopa) is now the Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) serving members in the Maricopa County Region. For questions regarding your services, please call 1-800-564-5465 or TDD/TTY 711.

** To file a grievance or appeal for services provided on or before March 31, 2014 please call Magellan Health Services 602-652-5907, x8590