Board of Directors

The Board of Directors at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center is committed to helping administration bring high-quality, comprehensive healthcare services to Globe and surrounding communities. To send us an email, click here.

Headshot of Fernando Shipley


Chairman of the Board

Fernando is a local State Farm Insurance Agent who has served as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-Chairman, and Chairman on the Board. He is very active in the community and is a presence in multiple community organizations. Fernando is married to Denise, and together that have three children, who are also active in community services. Fernando has served on the board since 2004 and is “focused on providing the best possible healthcare to our community.”

Headshot of Robert Hollis


Vice-Chairman of the Board

Bob Hollis is a life-long resident of the region and has operated several businesses since 1982. He graduated from Globe High School in 1979 and graduated from Mesa Community College in 1982 with an AAS in Management and Supervision. He and his wife raised two children locally. “I am honored to be on the Board, representing the community, and making a difference in the quality and service of our hospital.”

Headshot of Judy Bessee



Judy is an Accounting Manager with Freeport McMoran, one of the top employer’s within the Globe-Miami area. Judy has worked with Freeport for over 30 years. She raised 2 children within the region with her husband Robert. Judy states that she is “interested in representing what is best for Freeport Employees and Retirees within our local healthcare system.”

Headshot of James Rasmussen



Jim joined the Board of Directors in 2007. He is a part-time cattle rancher who spent 39 years in copper and gold mining in Arizona and in Nevada. Jim obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Stanford. He is also a member of several clubs and committees that help enhance our community. Jim is married to Marilynn and has 6 grown children, 12 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. “I want to do my part to make CVRMC a top rate facility in quality, service, and financial security.”

Headshot of Edward C. Carpenter



Ed is a retired Market President of Great Western Bank. He is also a member of the Globe/Miami Region Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Member of the Globe Rotary Club, and a member of the Gila Pinal Workforce Investment Board. Ed and his wife Carol have four children and seven grandchildren. Ed has served on the board since 2006 and states that “It’s a privilege to serve on the Board and promote quality healthcare for our region.”

Headshot of Janice Cook



Janice is an Arizona native who is a Globe High School and Eastern Arizona College graduate. She worked with Gila County for almost 30 years before retiring in February of 2018. Janice is married to Bill Cook, and together they have raised 3 children, 15 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Janice has served on the hospital Board since November of 1998, and is honored to serve as the Chairman.

Headshot of Dr. Alan Osumi



Dr. Osumi is the Vice Chief of Staff for CVRMC. He serves on the Committee of Governance for the American Hospital Association and has a Neuroradiology Fellowship from Duke University. He has been in this community since 2014 and has served on the Board since 2015. “I am very focused on each patient and believe I should treat people the way I would want my family to be treated.”

Headshot of Jendean Sartain



Jendean is a Registered Nurse and retired from the Gila County Division of Health and Community Services. She is a member of various committees throughout Gila County. With her late husband Mike, she raised her daughter Hannah. Jendean has served on the board since 2004 and is a former Chairman. “I hope that together, we, the community, can continue to build a quality healthcare system for our region.”

Headshot of Dr. Jody Daggett


Chief of Medical Staff (Ex-Officio)

Dr. Daggett has lived and worked within the region for more than 40 years. He graduated from the University of Arizona – College of Medicine in 1978. “I’ve worked at dozens of hospitals and CVRMC is as good as any place,” after a pause he continued, “better than any place.”

Headshot of Neal Jensen


CVRMC CEO (Ex-Officio)

Neal has been the CEO of Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center since 2008. Previously he served 10 years as the Chief Financial Officer for CVRMC. Neal has a steadfast resolve for the health and wellness of the communities he is committed to serve. Family and church are the most important aspects of his life. He, along with his wife Kathie, have made Globe-Miami their home and have raised three children here, who are all currently attending universities in the Southwest.