Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona

Chair of the Board Reaches End of Term

June 2018

​It’s not “Goodbye”, it’s “See you around!” as Joanna Michelich, PhD. reaches the end of her term as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona.

Dr. Michelich, a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Legacy Foundation, became Chair of the Board on July 1, 2015. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end and her term reached completion on June 30, 2018. She previously served as Vice Chair of the Board from 2013-2015.

Prior to her tenure on the Legacy Foundation Board, Joanna served on the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, now Canyon Vista Medical Center, Board of Trustees for nine years including terms as Board Vice Chair and Board Secretary.  She received the Outstanding Trustee of the Year award in 2010, and was appointed to a Blue Ribbon Panel on Governance for the American Hospital Association’s Center for Healthcare Governance.

Dr. Michelich, an active and dedicated Board member, was a wonderful mentor, dedicated leader, and irreplaceable gem to the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona. She will be missed. But, we know for sure, Dr. Michelich will continue to make a difference in Cochise County in whatever endeavor she next embarks upon. We wish you well, Dr. Michelich, and thank you for your service to the Legacy Foundation and the communities we serve.

With Dr. Michelich’s departure, the Legacy Foundation welcomes Brian Barkdull, President/CEO of American Southwest Credit Union, as Chair of the Board.

Brian has served on the Legacy Foundation Board since July 2014 including a term as Chair of the Finance Committee. He became Vice Chair of the Board on July 1, 2017 and Chair of the Board effective July 1, 2018.

Congratulations, Brian, and welcome to your new role as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona!

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