Mom of the Year 2018
Marisue Garganta is loving mother to two daughters and a doting grandmother to her two grandsons. She is also the Director of Community Health Integration and Community Benefit at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. In that role, she acts as an organizer of Arizona Communities of Care, a network of local nonprofit organizations that partner with Dignity Health to meet social determinants of health for the working poor and people experiencing homelessness. Her role at Dignity also affords her the opportunity to support St. Joseph’s Maternity Outreach Mobile Unit, or MOMobile, which is a fully equipped vehicle that provides maternity care to women who might not otherwise have access to medical cared during their pregnancies. Marisue also serves on the board of directors for Foundation for Senior Living, the Maricopa Association of Governments Continuum of Care Committee and she serves on the Advisory Council for the American Hospital Association. She is also a founding member of the board of directors for Brighter Way, a nonprofit dedicated to providing affordable oral care.