Office of the Director
James Ashley, Director
Melinda Poppe, Deputy Director
Bob Charles, Legislative Affairs Chief/Public Information Officer
Kara Dimas, Commission Secretary
Email: [email protected]
Phoenix: 800 W Washington St, Phoenix AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-4411
FAX: (602) 542-7889
This office consists of the agency Director and Commission Secretary. The Director is appointed by the Commission. The Director is responsible for implementing the policies of the Commission, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the agency, and ensuring that the agency fulfills its statutory responsibilities. The statutory responsibilities of the Director are set forth in A.R.S. §§ 23-108 and 23-108.1.
The Director and Commission Secretary provide the staff support to the Commission regarding the Physicians' and Pharmaceutical Fee Schedule, which is evaluated and updated each year. Additionally, the Director's Office may assist in the informal resolution of disputes regarding the Fee Schedule.