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News Release

Date: 2/9/2007

ATSU honors Arizona individuals and organizations for community service

Fifth annual Crystal Awards honors individuals and organizations making a difference in Arizona

MESA, Arizona – Arizonans from across the state were honored by A.T. Still University for their commitment and dedication to improving the lives of Arizona’s citizens through creative and innovative problem solving. Thirteen individuals and organizations were honored on Feb. 9, 2007 at the J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz.

A.T. Still University’s Mesa campus is comprised of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, Arizona’s only dental school; the Arizona School of Health Sciences; and the College of Osteopathic Medicine – Mesa. The Mesa campus was founded on serving the needs of the Arizona community, and the Crystal Awards, established in 2002, recognize the public service and dedication of those who do the same.

Each of ATSU’s Mesa campus programs – Dental, Medicine, Audiology, Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy; Physician Assistant, and Physical Therapy – awarded honorees demonstrating exemplary community service and healthcare excellence. Additionally, awards were bestowed on individuals or organizations in the following areas: individual achievement, business, nonprofit, public agency, civic organization, and media.

“A.T. Still University has become a community resource for health professionals, health information, and health professions educators,” says Craig Phelps, D.O., FAOASM, provost of A.T. Still University’s Mesa campus. “Hosting the annual Crystal Awards further supports our communities through the state. It is an honor to have the opportunity to thank those who are practicing what we are educating our students to do – giving back to the community.”

For more information about the Crystal Awards, please contact Barbara Wood, assistant vice president of Communications and Marketing for A.T. Still University, at 480-219-6132 or

Fifth Annual ATSU Crystal Award Recipients
February 9, 2007

Community Excellence:

Individual Achievement                    

Neil Barna
Mesa Bank
(480) 610-4100


Farnsworth Companies                                    
Ross Farnsworth, CEO
(480) 830-7784


North County Community Health Center
Dr. Ann Roggenbuck, executive director
(928) 774-1652

Public Agency                                    

Phoenix Indian Medical Center Dental Clinic
Dr. Jan Josephson, Dr. Greg Whelan, and Dr. Spencer Burnett
(602) 263-1608

Civic Organization                            

Mesa Baseline Rotary
Patrick Cassidy, President
(480) 888-0888


Lawn Griffiths, Spiritual Editor
East Valley Tribune                            

Healthcare Excellence:


Robert J. Jensen, M.S., FAAA                               
(480) 981-3384

Athletic Training                               

Sharon Baltmanis, M.S., ATC
(602) 795-6572

Dentistry & Oral Health

Dr. Ken Snyder
(602) 261-6825


Reginald M. Ballantyne III
Senior Corporate Officer, Vanguard Health Systems
(602) 674-1420

Occupational Therapy                      

Inpatient Occupational Therapy Dept.
Barrows Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center
Sara Stephenson and Steve Fry
(602) 406-3222

Physician Assistant                           

Ray Tuttle, PA-C
(928) 348-2151

Physical Therapy                              

Jann and Greg Goodman
The Therapy Zone


A.T. Still University is the leading institution at the forefront of multidisciplinary healthcare education founded on the principles of whole person care. It boasts the nation’s newest – and Arizona’s first – dental school, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health,and the world’s first osteopathic medical school, the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. The University also provides osteopathic medical education through its newest school, the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. In addition, it offers online health management training programs through its School of Health Management and trains healthcare professionals in several allied health fields through the Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona.