Arizona is President and Treasurer of our organization. Arizona is an inspirational friend to many. He was born in 1975 with cerebral palsy. Doctors told his mother not to bother taking him home as he did not have much longer to live. After multiple surgeries and much loving care Arizona grew up to become an inspirational leader.
The left half of Arizona’s body is paralyzed. And despite the limited use of his right hand because of deformity, he manages to operate a motorized wheel-chair and stay connected on-the-go with a cell phone and Bluetooth receiver in his right ear. He has difficulty with speech but does not mind repeating and enunciating until understood. Aside from requiring assistance from a nurse in the morning and at night, he leads an independent life, where he is a tireless advocate for people with disabilities at the local, state and national level. He is available for his group 24/7 and always helpful with that infectious smile 🙂
Ali Jenzarli, Ph.D., CEO of NHSG
Dr. Jenzarli has conducted more than 50 local, national and international consulting projects in the areas of operational effectiveness, software and business valuations, data analysis, forecasting, quality and process improvement, and program accreditation. These projects spanned a variety of industries including software development, retail and financial services, technology start-ups, manufacturing and higher education.
Dr. Jenzarli has more than 100 intellectual contributions in areas of basic and applied research. These include published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, peer-reviewed presentations, new course and workshop developments, and 8 grants. Topics include project, operations, quality and risk management, data analytics, forecasting, uncertain reasoning, artificial intelligence, hospital accreditation, health environments design and clinical data analysis.
Dr. Jenzarli is a tenured Professor at the University of Tampa’s John H. Sykes College of Business. He served as Chair of the Information and Technology Management department, 2000-2006 and 2010. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Science with concentrations in Applied Statistics and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Kansas and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a concentration in Telecommunications from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Dr. Jenzarli has received 19 honors and awards for outstanding teaching, service and academic achievements. He is a member of 6 professional societies and institutes. He has held more than 8 leadership positions in industry, university and community organizations. http://www.ut.edu/AliJenzarli/