New Alliance Staff

New Alliance Staff

Please welcome three new members to the Alliance staff.

They are Erica Brown, director of operations, Blanca DeJesus, executive assistant, and Jonathan Higuera, communications strategist.

They are the first to join the staff led by Executive Director Jacqueline Chadwick, MD.

Brown has more than 15 years of experience in the medical education field, including seven years with Dignity Health overseeing Continuing Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education and the Creighton University School of Medicine Phoenix Regional Campus at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. During her time at St. Joseph’s, she has streamlined operations, personnel structure and budget efficiency for accredited physician education programs.

DeJesus brings 20 years of administrative experience in business and academia to the position. She has served in senior executive assistant positions at the Apollo Group, DeVry University, Grand Canyon University and other institutions. She also has project management and IT experience. She will serve as Chadwick’s executive assistant.

Higuera served on the communications team at Scottsdale Community College for six years prior to moving over to the Alliance. He’s held similar roles at Arizona State University and Copper Pointe Mutual Insurance. He is a former journalist and graduate of ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism. He will provide communications and marketing support to the Alliance.